Spicerhaart’s long-serving estate agency boss leaving after new company structure announced

The long-serving Spicerhaart director of estate agency, Russell Jervis, is leaving the company.

His departure comes shortly after a new senior management structure was announced.

The personable Jervis, 50, joined the company in 1991, when it had just three branches, and rose through the ranks to head up estate agency.

Last month the changed senior management structure was unveiled, consisting of the newly created role of group managing director supported by three ‘chapter’ managing directors.

The new group managing director is Antony Lark, formerly in charge of Spicerhaart subsidiary Just Mortgages.

Jervis became one of the three chapter managing directors, along with financial services director Steve Williams, and Paul Vickerstaff, the former UK national sales director of Purplebricks.

Jervis is now said to be leaving Spicerhaart to pursue new opportunities.

CEO Paul Smith paid tribute to him, saying that Jervis had played a key role in building up the company.

Smith said: “I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Russell for all that he has done for Spicerhaart and our eight brands.

“It is his decision to move on and we will be sad to see him go but wish him all the best for the future.”

Jervis said: “I have been associated with Paul for over 30 years, including at his previous company StruttDaughters.

“I joined Spicerhaart in 1991 and have been involved right from the early days with the excitement of the Cornerstone acquisition in 1995 through to where the business is today and have enjoyed helping it to grow.

“I will leave with wonderful memories of working with so many brilliant people.

“I’m looking over the fence to see what’s out there as I would like to experience life outside Spicerhaart. I wish Paul and the team continued success.”

He leaves as Spicerhaart embarks on a multi-million pound expansion programme.

It is actively inviting estate agencies looking to sell up their own businesses to get in touch, having a track record of integrating businesses under the Spicerhaart umbrella.

Over the years, it has acquired part of Cornerstone which became Spicer McColl (later becoming part of haart), Woolwich Property Services which became haart, Haybrook, Darlows, butters john bee, Brian Holt and Howards, as well as smaller brands Thompson Currie, Brooks, Harper James and Exclusively Surrey.

It has also grown a number of brands organically, including Felicity J Lord, Chewton Rose and Mortgages Direct (now Just Mortgages).

Smith said: “Building on our major CRM and infrastructure investment projects during 2019, we have a solid capability to start enhancing our technological interactions with customers and continuously improve customer experience.

“Next year will be a really exciting time for Spicerhaart as we close a door on legacy generation systems and move forward with progressive solutions that empower our teams through cutting edge technology.”

Below, Russell Jervis, 50, is moving on



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  1. new life

    Good Luck Russel always found him to be a decent fella, but just goes to show no one is safe.

  2. htsnom79

    Yes good luck Russell, our paths did cross many moons ago and I’ve no complaints.

  3. padymagic

    wee stature, big fella !


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