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Estate Agent Today can reveal that one of Britain's highest-profile estate agents, Ed Mead, is taking up a new role.

After more than 20 years running the Chelsea office of Douglas & Gordon, Mead is stepping back from the front line to become Executive Director of the 15-office company.

His remit is to investigate new business opportunities for the firm, spearhead its extensive PR campaigns and to promote new research which the agency's asset management division is producing this spring.

Mead is one of the most outspoken supporters of the proposed Agents' Mutual portal. Last year he waged a vigorous campaign - on the EAT website, on Twitter and elsewhere - highlighting what he saw as the shortcomings of rival portal Rightmove.

He is also well-known for being more than a little media-friendly. He has had columns in the Sunday Times and Daily Telegraph, has a regular slot on London radio station LBC and only last month hit the headlines by admitting that the best thing about his own home was that he could wear no clothes in the garden.

EAT is on the prowl for photographic evidence of the garden activities.


  • Only people who use the word 'foppish', I would suggest...

    • 14 January 2014 08:56 AM
  • Anybody else think the word "methinks" sounds foppish ?

    • 14 January 2014 07:03 AM
  • Good Lord, I'm probably as well known on my patch as this chap is on his. Does this qualify me in any way as 'Britain's Best Known...'?

    Tedious hyperbole for the masses!

    • 13 January 2014 23:44 PM
  • With respect to Mr Mead, who, I am sure, is extremely "well known" somewhere South of me and much of the rest of the UK, the headline is pure, unadulterated MDT.

    In fact, the first line of the story body - "...can reveal that ONE OF Britain's highest-profile estate agents..." - contradicts the headline.

    Poor show, methinks.

    • 13 January 2014 14:35 PM
  • Thank you 'London Agent', however I seem to have lost my TV appeal - surprisingly not long after the advent of wide-screen and hi-def ! However, I still have the face and figure for radio occasionally!! Big T.

    • 13 January 2014 14:27 PM
  • Few people outside London have heard of D&G and fewer still know the bloke who ran one office for 20 years. Since Ivor left, their profile has dropped.

    Frankly, Trevor Kent, Peter Rollings, Nick Salmon, Tim Hyatt and others are better known.

    That said - Good luck to Ed in his new appointment.

    • 13 January 2014 13:49 PM
  • Britain's best known estate agent? Really?

    Who wrote that strap line?

    • 13 January 2014 12:48 PM
  • Ignore that, Peebee's comment is on the other thread, I am an idiot!

    • 13 January 2014 12:47 PM
  • A disgraceful attack on Ros Renshaw was left on view for nearly two days yet a gentle swipe from Peebee gats taken down in a few hours.

    If you don't like criticism be better at what you do. Redad it delete it no-one cares

    • 13 January 2014 12:44 PM