Mike Bidwell, former chief executive of Fine & Country, has returned to the franchise business just over a year after quitting.
He has been appointed to run Fine & Country’s new Cambridge office, opening at the end of this month.
Bidwell stepped down as CEO of Fine & Country in April 2011 in order to run the then newly-launched virtual agency, Intero. However, he left Intero and has returned to Fine & Country.
After his departure, he was succeeded by Matthew Pryke, Fine & Country’s own lawyer acting for Fine & Country in its battle against Spicerhaart’s Fine brand. The High Court is expected to deliver its ruling shortly as to whether the latter copied Fine & Country’s ‘lifestyle’ advertising.
Bidwell has nearly 30 years of estate agency experience and has been with Fine & Country for almost a third of that time.
Commenting on his new appointment, Bidwell said: “I am delighted to be heading up the new flagship office.”
The addition of the Cambridge office will mean Fine & Country now has one of the strongest networks in the region, with 20 offices already in East Anglia.
Fine & Country, a highly successful spin-off from the Guild of Professional Estate Agents, has 300 offices worldwide.