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Appointment for new Connells sales centre in Leighton Buzzard

31 March 2011

Up to 100 new jobs to be created in Leighton Buzzard

Connells is pleased to announce the appointment of David Martin to the position of Operations Manager, effective immediately. As part of David’s new role, he will be instrumental in helping build and recruit for Connells’ new Estate Agency Sales Centre based at its head office in Leighton Buzzard.

David has worked in estate agency for the last ten years in the Leighton Buzzard area. His experience in the industry and understanding of what constitutes best practice estate agency means he is well placed to manage Connells new Sales Centre and help recruit up to 100 new employees for this initiative.

“I am very excited about my new role at Connells and to be involved in launching its new Sales Centre, which will be a fantastic support to our national network of estate agency offices and our customers,” says David. “The Centre will offer a complimentary service to customers which will both improve efficiency and make our services more accessible to them.”

The Centre is designed to support Connells’ branch activity and capture a greater share of the market by winning more market appraisals and instructions.

“It’s great to have David on board, his skills and experience of the local estate agency business in the Bedfordshire area will be invaluable to building Connells new Sales Centre which will operate nationally,” says Jon Evans, who was recently appointed as Divisional Managing Director of the new Sales Centre. “We are going to be creating up to 100 jobs as part of launching this new centre and are urging anyone who would like to apply to get in touch as soon as possible.”

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Notes to editors

About the Connells Group:
Founded in 1936 and comprising of nearly 500 branches nationwide, the industry-leading Connells Group is the second largest UK estate agency network. In addition to operating under the Connells brand, the Group trades under other well-known local names including Allen & Harris, Bagshaws Residential, Barnard Marcus, Brown & Merry, Fox & Sons, Jones & Chapman, Manners & Harrison, Roger Platt, Shipways, Swetenhams, William H Brown, Sharman Quinney and Pattison Lane. As well as residential property sales and lettings, the Group has a comprehensive range of B2C and B2B services including new homes, mortgage services, conveyancing, EPCs, surveying, corporate lettings, asset management, land & planning, LPA receivers, auctions and relocations. The Connells Group is consistently named Best Large Estate Agency at the Estate Agency of the Year awards, winning the top prize for five of the past six years. It is also highly acclaimed in the New Homes category, winning Gold five times in the last six years, and in the Financial Services category for which it currently holds the Gold prize. For more information, please visit

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