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Connells opens two new offices in May

03 June 2011

As part of its on-going expansion plans, Connells Residential opened two new offices within a week of each other in May, one in Carterton, Oxfordshire and the other in Oxley Park, Milton Keynes, increasing its branch network to 156.

Both offices are in areas where Connells already has a strong market presence. “At Carterton and Oxley Park we identified that there was a significant demand for a local branch serving local people. Each of the new branches will work closely with our existing network of offices throughout Oxfordshire and the Milton Keynes area, to market properties for sale to a wider audience,” says Tim Wardley, Divisional Managing Director at Connells.

The Carterton office will be managed by Matthew Heavens, who joins from Connells’ office in Witney, where he held the same role. Matthew has 13 years experience of working for a number of independent and corporate agents throughout Oxfordshire. The Oxley Park branch will be headed up by Charles Hart, who has over 8 years experience working for estate agents in the Milton Keynes area. Most recently he was the manager of Connells in Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire.

“We are actively seeking to grow our business both through cold starts and acquisitions,” says Stuart Flavell, Chief Executive at Connells. “Connells will be opening more sales branches and further expanding its lettings division throughout the coming year. Already in 2011, we have made significant growth in our lettings operation with the opening of lettings divisions in Plymouth, Wolverhampton and Stratford upon Avon.”


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About the Connells Group:

Founded in 1936 and comprising of 470 branches nationwide, the industry-leading Connells Group is the third largest and most profitable 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 seven years. It is also highly acclaimed in the New Homes category, winning Gold five times in the last seven years, and in the Financial Services category for which it currently holds the Gold prize. For more information, please visit

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