Rishi Sunak gives very personal support to estate agency

Rish Sunak Chancellor and MP for Richmond
Rishi Sunak (centre) and John Paul (right, holding tape)

Staff at James Winn Estate Agents say they were absolutely delighted to be visited by Rishi Sunak as they celebrated the opening of their new branch in Northallerton.

Following a chance meeting with a James Winn employee, Sunak offered to visit the new branch and help with the official opening.

Sunak, who made the visit in his capacity as MP for Richmond said, “It’s great to see an established name in our local property market return to Northallerton High Street. I wish the team well as the new venture opens its doors.”

James Winn Estate Agents was founded in Thirsk in 2005, with the then Northallerton branch opening in 2008. The latter branch closed down during lockdown in spring 2020, with all operations moving to the Thirsk branch.

In December 2020 the successful and popular estate agency was acquired by The Castledene Group and as demand for properties have grown the decision was made to re-open once again in Northallerton.

It now occupies a prime location at number 231 on the High Street, which many locals may remember as the Yorkshire Building Society.

John Paul, CEO of The Castledene Group added, “We’re absolutely delighted to be bringing James Winn back to the Northallerton high street. Our customers value face to face customer service and whilst we offer a full virtual experience it’s a pleasure to have a physical space in such a wonderful town. We’re looking forward to working with local businesses and serving the local people.

“I’d like to thank Rishi Sunak for offering to be here today and taking the time to support local businesses on the High Street.”

The Castledene Group was established in 2008 by John Paul. Initially offering a lettings management service, it has grown into 12 full-service estate agencies across five brands – Castledene, Hegartys, Gordon Lamb, Red Hot Property and James Winn. The Group’s Head Office is based in Easington, County Durham.



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One Comment

  1. smile please

    Great coup for the agency.

    Could Castledene be the next Lomond purchase? looks to tick all the boxes.


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