Three members of staff are celebrating 25 years with the same company this month.
Gail Shepherd, Frances Slocombe and Cath Bradbury all started working for Dacre Son & Hartley in 1991, at the Harrogate, Baildon and Bingley offices respectively.
“I started my career in property as a trainee negotiator with Dacres in Harrogate, and over the years took on more of an office manager role. Five years ago I moved across to the Knaresborough branch, where I work as a senior sales negotiator. I can’t be certain on the exact number of house sales I have been involved with over the last 25 years but it must be well over 1,000” explains Gail.
Frances says she started working on a Sunday afternoon as a receptionist. “As my children got older I increased my hours and over the years I have also covered the Saltaire and Bingley areas, as well as being involved with the marketing of newly built homes for a wide range of leading house builders. I now carry out viewings and negotiate offers – but I am still the one who runs to the post box at the end of the day.”
Sales negotiator Cath says: “Whether it’s answering the phone, carrying out viewings, following up on offers or invoicing, no day is ever the same and it’s great to be part of such a busy office.”