Hunters has set up a fund-raising site in honour of Andrew Grant (pictured centre), its commercial and operations director and a well-known figure throughout the agency industry, who has tragically died from cancer at the age of 50.
A statement from the company’s directors gives a moving description of Andrew’s career. It reads:
“After a short but brave battle with cancer, our dear colleague and friend Andrew Grant passed away on October 1 2016. A truly outstanding individual with an incredible eye for detail, a wealth of industry knowledge and experience, and a passionate champion for franchising, Andrew was well known, much respected and liked throughout the property industry. He affected people and businesses in a remarkable and positive way wherever he worked.
“Starting out as a trainee sales negotiator in 1986, Andrew worked as a regional manager for two of the country’s national corporate chains before joining Countrywide’s franchising division as operations director in 2002.
“Transferring with the sale of the business to Hunters in 2011, Andrew became a real asset to our franchising team as commercial and operations director. Andrew was a role model colleague, a rock, a gentleman and a friend and is very sadly missed by everyone who knew him.
“Andrew was only 50 and our thoughts are with his loving wife Tracey and four children at this most difficult time.
“The Macmillan nurses offered great support to Andrew and his family and we would like to say thank you to them. In memory of our dear friend and colleague and in support of the fantastic work they do, we are raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support via a Just Giving page for Andrew.
“Thank you to all colleagues and friends who have already contributed so generously and sent wonderful messages about Andrew."