Comings & Goings

Jamie Bradshaw

Savills announces key appointments across Cheshire offices

Savills has announced two promotions across its Cheshire offices.

Jamie Bradshaw has become an associate in the Chester-based residential sales team, while Knutsford-based Ellis McQueen has been promoted to an associate director in the residential sales team.

Ellis McQueen

Cameron Ewer, head of residential sales at Savills in the North West and Scotland, said: “I would like to congratulate both Ellis and Jamie on their well-deserved promotions.

“We are exceptionally proud of what they have achieved and would like to thank them for the key role they have played in the success of their respective teams.

“It is a pleasure to make this announcement and I wish them both luck in their new roles.”



Tony Haran joins Lomond as head of residential development

Tony Haran

Tony Haran has joined Lomond as head of residential development.

Haran has previously worked in residential development within both Knight Frank and the CBRE. More recently, he worked with an investment platform backed by Goldman Sachs.

Haran will head up Lomond’s residential development department, overseeing the transaction of land, bulk deals of housing and apartments, both on- and off-plan, while also arranging funding for property developers in collaboration with the firm’s network of brands.

Haran commented: “The Residential Development team will enhance the already market leading service offerings of Lomond Group to its clients, whilst strategically differentiating the business further from its closest competitors.

“We are drawing together a team of Residential Development and Investment specialists from our group of 1,300 strong property professionals across the UK. This will provide national reach coupled with an intimate local market knowledge and deliver best in class advice for our clients.”

Lomond CEO, Ed Phillips, added: “Lomond prides itself on our aggressive expansion strategy and while this has largely been focussed around acquiring the very best regional estate and letting agency businesses, we’ve also placed great importance on hiring the right people to help us grow internally.”


Shropshire county cricketer joins Harwood The Estate Agent

Ben Lees (left) and Patrick Smitheman

Ben Lees, who plays wicketkeeper-batsman for Shropshire county has been appointed by Harwood The Estate Agent in Telford.

Lees will assist managing director Patrick Smitheman, mainly with sales in a newly created position for the estate agency.

His role incorporates all parts of the sales side of the business which Smitheman runs from their Broseley office.

Lees, 21, has played 49 times for Shropshire and spent last season with Shifnal. He also made four appearances for the England Schools national football team.

Smitheman said: “I am delighted to have Ben on board – he is a smart, intelligent young man, who has a lot to offer the industry. Between us we will be ‘batting it out on the park’.”


Alan Lai

New owner for Martin & Co branches in  Surrey area

Property and finance professional Alan Lai has been confirmed as the new owner of Martin & Co’s branches in Caterham and Redhill & Reigate.

A portfolio landlord who lives in Reigate, Lai acquired the branches from former owners Marc Hansen, Nick Guy and Lucie Allan in a resale deal earlier this month.

As part of the deal, Lai has retained highly experienced teams in both Surrey offices, including Lucie Allan, who is staying on as Business Development Director.

Lai, whose previous experience spans almost 20 years in financial services and property development sales management, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be part of Martin & Co and The Property Franchise Group.”

Martin & Co Managing Director Eric Walker added: “Alan is taking on a highly-regarded brace of offices thanks to the brilliant work of Marc, Nick and Lucie over many years.

“With his own incredible experience in property and finance and his knowledge of the local area, Alan is perfectly placed to lead his teams in Redhill and Caterham towards further growth and success.”




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