Three estate agency branches acquired by duo

Sam Lakin (left) and Pete Croft

Three branches of Hunters have been acquired by two experienced estate agents who have spent several years working for the company.

Sam Lakin and Peter Croft have purchased the Hunters Scarborough, Bridlington and Filey businesses from previous owners Nicola and Iain Simmonds who are retiring.

Croft has worked in the property industry for the last ten years, including as a letting manager for Hunters, where he then moved up to an operations manager role for the Hunters group.

He said: “We look forward to operating the Hunters Scarborough, Bridlington and Filey businesses, building on Nicola and Iain’s hard work to establish such a strong reputation in the local area.

“This is an exciting next step in our careers and has been an ambition for some time now, having previously supported the growth of other franchisees.

“With the support of The Property Franchise Group, including access to market-leading ongoing training and development opportunities, we look forward to sustained success in the future.”

Hunters, which is part of The Property Franchise Group (TPFG), currently operates more than 140 offices across England and Wales, owned by franchise partners.

Jayne Twiddle, national operations director at Hunters, commented: “The continued growth of our people is a core pillar of our business, with Sam and Pete embodying this ambitious spirit.

“We look forward to the continued success of the Scarborough, Bridlington and Filey businesses under new stewardship, building on the fantastic roots created by Nicola and Iain Simmonds’’.



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  1. Mafuta

    All the best to you both.

  2. Conveyo

    Congrats Sam and Pete!

    What is the best way to reach you?


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