The latest branch of Fine & Country says it intends to expand both its premises and its workforce by the end of the year despite the uncertainties surrounding the market and the wider economy.
Its new office at Olney in Milton Keynes will be run by Haydn van Weenen, who has been a partner in the brand for the last three years and has previously had his own agency in the area.
During his 14-year tenure as owner of his business he was responsible for driving all aspects of operations including sales, marketing, client relationships, people management and administration.
He sold his firm to a regional agency and now returns to the area with a new office.
“Initially we will be using the front part of the building as a show room of our properties … By the end of the year we hope to be expanding into the rear of the building as we need to recruit more associates. To start there will be three staff members based in the office, including myself” says van Weenan.
He says his new venture - targeting properties priced at £400,000 and above - has already agreed sales and completed on an unspecified number of properties.
Fine & Country’s new managing director, Nicky Stevenson, says: “We are very excited about the brand’s establishment in Olney and are eager to see the business flourish. The combination of Haydn’s industry experience and firm grasp of the local market, with Fine & Country’s premium marketing services will be a winning combination that will produce amazing results and offer an exceptional estate agency experience.”