Chris Beckwith, who recently quit as Purplebricks’ chief sales officer after less than six weeks in the role, has joined Connells Group.
He has joined the company in the newly created role of lettings managing director, responsible for lettings in Barnard Marcus and the Group’s Connells and Sequence business in the South.
Stephen Nation, Connells Group lettings managing director, said, “Chris is a widely respected lettings operator with an excellent reputation for delivering growth, who is perfectly placed to impact our business.”
An estate agent for more than 25 years, Beckwith has previously held senior leadership positions at Dexters, Currell (part of Savills Group) and until recently at Foxtons, where, as a director, he led M&A.
Beckwith joined Purplebricks towards the end of March with a remit covering all aspects of Purplebricks’ sales in the newly created role of chief sales officer.However, he quit at the end of April.
A Purplebricks spokesperson told Eye at the time that Beckwith had left Purplebricks “due to personal reasons”.
“He has decided he can’t give the role the focus it requires – and we fully support his decision and wish him all the best for the future,” the spokesperson added.