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Chestertons shuffles top team - and appears to scrap CEO role

Chestertons has announced two changes to its management team in order to, in its own words, “help lead the business into the next exciting stage of its development.” 

Former chief executive Allan Collins has stepped into the role of deputy chairman of Chesterton Global and Guy Gittins, previously head of sales, has assumed the role as managing director of the UK. 

Collins first joined Chestertons in May 2012 as chief financial officer and became chief executive only 15 months ago. In his new role, his focus will be implementing an international strategy “to create a strong and progressive global business.”

He says: “Having turned Chestertons UK into a substantial, strong and growing business, I am delighted to be deputy chairman of the worldwide group. I am looking forward to building and drawing together all of the international businesses with the UK entity to create a truly global and seamless business which will benefit all of our clients.” 

Gittins is a former sales director of the Chestertons Chelsea office, becoming sales director of the wider company in 2015 and then head of residential sales in 2016, during which he saw an uplift of group sales revenue of 20 per cent. 

“In the seven years I have worked for Chestertons, I have seen it change, develop and improve continuously and I am determined to accelerate this to help the company become more successful. The outlook for the second half of the year is positive and I am looking forward to working closely with all departments to find new ways we can create value and help each other improve, whether it is through training, technology, support, or process” he says.


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