Home » News » Agencies & People » Hunters acquires Besley Hill previous nextAgencies & PeopleHunters acquires Besley HillThe Negotiator3rd May 20170498 Views Hunters has acquired Besley Hill, one of the longest established and leading estate agency networks in the South West region of Bristol and Gloucestershire.Besley Hill has a longstanding reputation regionally and throughout the industry, which dates back to the 1970s. It has grown to 15 branches in four counties in the region with offices in Stroud, Bedminster, Easton and Kingswood, to name a few locations. All are franchised, complementing Hunters’ business model.Glynis Frew, CEO of Hunters Property Plc, said, “Becoming the UK’s favourite estate agent is our primary objective and increasing our presence across the country through good quality businesses is vital to achieving this. We are delighted to welcome the Besley Hill group of branches to Hunters as we share an ambition to grow our businesses by delivering first class customer service. The locality of the branches fit perfectly within our national expansion plans and gives us a significant platform in the South West property market.”Adam Offer, Managing Director of Besley Hill, said, “Hunters’ national reach and reputation, combined with its strong focus on local ownership and local knowledge through its franchise model, is very exciting for us and represents great opportunities for the future.”Adam Offer and Alli Firks- Matthews, Finance Director, have agreed to sign up their three offices to new franchise agreements with Hunters as part of the deal. Adam and Alli will continue to be involved in the day to day running of the business.Hunters acquisition Besley Hill May 3, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021
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