We start with the news that David Spackman has become managing director of Newton Fallowell, part of the Belvoir Group.
Founder Mark Newton will take on the new role of chairman whilst continuing his role as executive director on the Belvoir Group board.
Mark says: “This reflects all the hard work that David has undertaken at Newton Fallowell, particularly during the past year. These are exciting time for the Newton Fallowell network, which will now operate under three brands – Newton Fallowell, Goodchilds and Lovelles.”
David himself adds: “I am delighted and very proud to accept the role of Newton Fallowell MD. I have 32 years of experience in estate agency and franchise recruitment, having previously owned my own franchise recruitment business, which specialised in property. Prior to working for Newton Fallowell, I worked as head of recruitment at Belvoir for three years.”
Now news from the London agency JOHNS&CO, specialising in new homes. It’s just appointed Monique Chery as marketing director.
Monique brings with her nearly 15 years of marketing expertise in the property sector, most recently running her own consultancy. Before that she was head of marketing at Greene & Co, the London agency acquired by Countrywide.
Of her new employer, Monique says: “Its focus and specialism in the luxury new build sector means that it stands out against established national brands. I’m really looking forward to rolling out the 2020 marketing strategy to support the existing business and to help achieve its ambitions for more growth in the years ahead.”
Next stop is Yorkshire where high profile independent Dacre Son & Hartley has appointed Carl Falberg to manage its Ripon operation.
Carl joins the firm to manage a team of four sales and lettings professionals: he’s worked in the property industry for eight years and started his career at Connells Group, before moving to William H Brown.
“I moved to North Yorkshire with my family, as like so many other people, I was attracted to everything that this part of the county has to offer. It’s such a beautiful part of the world, with great schools, lovely villages, vibrant towns and cities and of course, a host of country pursuits available in the surrounding countryside” explains Carl.
Meanwhile the Leaders Romans Group has a new chief operating officer, David Wilson.
David has over 20 years of director-level experience within the energy and utilities industry, plus five years’ experience in logistics, which has seen him share his expertise in countries including Japan, Russia, the USA and Italy.
David has previously worked with private equity businesses and has vast experience in the FinTech, B2B and B2C markets. He is joining LRG to work alongside the digital, marketing and IT departments.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Leaders Romans Group and am committed to ensuring the business is fully utilising the technologies available. In turn, I hope this will not only improve consumer experience but improve the day-to-day running of the business and the work/life balance of our employees” he says.
Finally this week, congratulations to safeagent board member Paddy Gray, who received an OBE in the New Year’s honours list for services to housing.
Professor Emeritus of Housing at the University of Ulster, Paddy is an authority on housing strategy and social policy, nationally and internationally.
He has had more than 300 research papers on housing-related issues published and regularly contributes to international conferences and seminars.
Isobel Thomson, safeagent CEO, says: “He is well known for his work in the property sector, not only in Northern Ireland but throughout the UK. We are very proud to have him as a director on the safeagent Board, where he brings his extensive knowledge and skills.”
That’s a busy start to 2020, so keep the information coming please!
We’re back next Monday and throughout the rest of the year, so until then …