Boris drops in to estate agent and pays tribute to local business ‘doing so well’

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.

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  1. Bless You

    Lock him up

  2. AgencyInsider

    This unwarranted invasion of an estate agency premises is a disgrace and vandalising that whiteboad amounts to criminal damage. Gibbs Gillespie is a reputable company and to humiliate them in this manner is appalling. They should sue. Johnson has simply jumped on the bully bandwagon started by that Creasey woman. Shame on him.

    1. aSalesAgent

      We can’t use the term “wh*teboard” anymore, can we?

  3. GPL


    Just step over here Boris.

    Boris, Boris, could you just rest your head and hands in this curiously shaped Antique Stand…… clunk!

    Now Ladies & Gentlemen….. you’ll see we have Boris securely locked up in the stocks for your safety & delight …… if you just help yourself to a bucket of fruit & veg we will be delighted if you can show Boris your appreciation for his exceptional work in bringing the country to its knees with his fantasy plan on how to Make Britain Better?



  4. Woodentop

    Boris for Prime Minister.

    1. GPL


      Mime Minister?



  5. RadPropertyDude

    Boris drops in to talk to an already successful estate agent. I’m sure he learned a lot about the state of the nation.  New housing minister?

    1. GPL

      Yes, the nation is indeed in a state. 


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