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Property Jobs Today - who’s going where this spring?

If it’s Monday, it’s jobs news day on EAT - welcome to the latest update.

Want to be featured in our next edition of Property Jobs Today?

Then please just email us on press@estateagenttoday.co.uk with your news.


We start in Yorkshire this week, where David Simms has been made head of the Guiseley office of Dacre, Son & Hartley

“As a Guiseley resident who has spent many years working in the local property market, this is a superb opportunity to join a longstanding company with a strong reputation. The office sits in a prominent position, right in the heart of the town centre, and has an established team in place selling homes across a wide geographical area” he says.


Still in Yorkshire, Leeds-based Manning Stainton has appointed long-serving employee, Clare Frieze, to head of sales. Clare started her career at Manning Stainton in 1997 aged 19, working as an administrator; after several years in various roles she became training and development manager in 2017.

“I’ve spent 23-years working at Manning Stainton, and will be building on what is already a brilliant working culture to ensure our highly skilled and motivated team continue to deliver the high standards and service our customers expect” says Clare.  


In Greater Manchester, Jade Boland has become sales manager of the Locate agency, after extensive experience in the industry; meanwhile Katherine Mortimer has become lettings manager, after substantial customer-facing experience in the world of travel agency. 


Now to Norfolk and the appointment of five new directors by Sowerbys.

Ginny Studd becomes group finance director and has been instrumental in Sowerbys growth over the last decade; Will Lightfoot becomes group sales director; and Carly Grigglestone becomes group marketing director. Ed Tyman becomes group operations and lettings director, and finally Paul Newell becomes director for Holt.


In London Battersea Power Station has named Meriam Lock-Necrews as head of residential - she’s previously worked at Knight Frank. 

Despite lockdown restrictions, Battersea Power Station Development Company has achieved over £150m of sales in the past 12 months.


House Partnership - set up five years ago by two former Savills directors - have named two new partners for 2021.

Guy Leaning and Adrian Tendell join the firm, which currently covers south west London to Chichester in West Sussex, over to Kent and around to Berkshire and Buckinghamshire including Surrey.

To Scotland next, where Edinburgh-based Watermans Legal has appointed Tzana Webster to the newly-created role of Head of Property Sales.

Tzana joins the team with 15 years of experience in the Edinburgh property market having relocated to Scotland from Texas.

Industry suppliers have been recruiting too. 

Property data specialist Sprift has appointed Lucky Byatt as chief technology officer, charged with leading a team designing and building new property data features.

Prior to joining Sprift, Lucky founded Learning Connexions, a technical training skills business, which she grew to an annual turnover of circa £1m.


Property Jobs Today - who’s going where this spring?And finally, property lease finance brokerage Landlord Smart Limited, has appointed asset finance expert George Ashworth as its first ever chairman.

George has over 40 years’ experience in banking and asset finance, and the firm says he’s considered one of the top asset finance industry influencers. 


That’s it for this week - we’re back soon with more jobs news so until then…


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