New Area Manager Jonathan Mortimer joins Connells
18 June 2018
Strengthening the Milton Keynes network
A new Area Manager for Connells, one of the UK’s most successful estate agencies and part of Connells Group, has been appointed. Jonathan Mortimer, who takes up his role with immediate effect, is charged with strengthening Connells’ Milton Keynes network and developing the teams within it.
Jonathan brings with him over 30 years’ experience in the industry and comes full circle with Connells, having started his estate agency career with Connells as a negotiator in the High Wycombe branch in the 1980s under the guidance of his first branch manager, and now Connells Group Chairman, Stephen Shipperley. Jonathan spent 17 years with Connells working his way up through the ranks across the Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire areas before leaving to run his own estate agency, Mortimers in Aylesbury. Now, after 20 years, Jonathan rejoins Connells doing what he does best - imparting his knowledge and experience to help develop the property professionals of the future.
Stephen Shipperley, Connells Group Chairman, says: “Jonathan’s enthusiasm, great work ethic and genuine interest in people – customers and staff alike – made him stand out the first moment I met him. We are therefore delighted to welcome him back to Connells. His experience, character and attitude is a real asset to us and, having previously worked at Connells, Jonathan already knows our business inside out.”
“Rejoining Connells has given me a fresh challenge and allowed me to re-establish what I want for my career – to get back on the ‘shop floor’ as such, strengthening my patch, growing and mentoring the teams within it and attracting new talent to the business,” says Jonathan. “Having worked on ‘both sides of the fence’, I’m thrilled to be back at Connells. Due to the breadth of expertise within the business and spirit of opportunity, Connells is the only corporate agency I would want to work for.
“I’m taking up the reins in Milton Keynes at a very exciting time. It’s a vibrant place to work with new neighbourhoods being created and Connells is marketing lots of interesting developments that have a real buzz about them,” continues Jonathan. “Our network of seven branches across the city gives us a level of coverage that no other agency can compete with, and I look forward to developing an even more collaborative approach to sharing best practice between them to ultimately provide the very best service to our customers.”