An estate agency welcomed a special guest to one of its newly refurbished branches last Friday.
Gibbs Gillespie rolled out the red carpet at their building in Uxbridge, Middlesex, to give a tour to local MP and former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson who was joined by the leader of Hillingdon Council, Ray Puddifoot.
The pair toured the agency’s refurbished offices, dedicated training centre and property management hub, and were full of praise for what they saw.
The 11-office agency, which operates across Middlesex, Bucks and Herts, and which was founded in Ruislip in 1991, says it is confident of its future despite Brexit uncertainty.
James Gibbs said: “We were delighted to host Ray and Boris and show them what we do and what steps we’ve taken to invest in our business and our staff.
“Both were very friendly and made time to meet our teams.
“We’ve invested a lot of money in the training centre because we work in a highly competitive industry and need highly skilled teams to continue to deliver fantastic customer service.
“Boris and I discussed Stamp Duty Land Tax and we both agreed it is an excessive tax on homes and needs to be reformed.
“Reducing it will help buyers and sellers, and just as importantly boost the broader economy at a time when the economy needs it.”
Boris said: “It’s great to see a local business doing so well. They have invested in a full refurbishment of their offices and invested heavily in staff development in order to provide great customer service.”
We don’t know whose idea it was for Boris to sign the whiteboard, proclaiming Gibbs Gillespie to be the greatest agent in the world, but we can’t imagine the message will be scrubbed any time soon.