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publication date: Oct 21, 2011
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Attilio Morosini,  IT Director Chesterton HumbertsChesterton Humberts’ new IT Director
Chesterton Humberts has appointed a new IT Director, Attilio Morosini, to strengthen the company’s technology capabilities supporting business development.

Attilio has 25 years experience with senior positions including recruitment consultancies Beresford Blake Thomas, Randstad Care and Spherion. At Chesterton Humberts he will be responsible for formulating and delivering a business led IT strategy that encompasses systems development, support, infrastructure and outsourcing.

Morosini says, “Chesterton Humberts’ IT systems are a firm foundation on which to refresh business processes to take advantage of customer facing technologies. I am looking forward to bring new capabilities to this strong company.”

Robert Bartlett, CEO, adds, “It is essential that Chesterton Humberts’ IT capabilities are second to none. Putting Attilio at the helm, we’ll be able to increase the speed and efficiency of our front and back office operations, which will benefit our clients.”

Lydia Goldberg, Product Director ZoolplaZoopla welcomes product director
Zoopla has appointed Lydia Goldberg as Product Director. With 15 years of experience in key product roles, Lydia’s last role was Product Director at European Directories. Prior to that Lydia held roles at Trinity Mirror, Yahoo! and BT.

Lydia will oversee all trade and consumer product related activities at Zoopla and will be responsible for product definition, development and delivery as well as management of the growing product team at Zoopla, reporting directly to Founder and CEO Alex Chesterman.

Lydia said, “I am extremely excited to be joining the team at Zoopla and I am looking forward to ensuring it is at the forefront of product innovation in the online property space. Alex Chesterman added, “We are delighted to welcome Lydia to the senior team at Zoopla. Her experience and background will ensure that we continue to lead the market in terms of product innovation.”

Claire Foley, No Letting GoNo let up for No Letting Go
No Letting Go, the inventory management franchise is increasing the resource at its head office to manage the growth of the company’s franchise network. Claire Foley joins the head office in Bexley to provide additional administration support.

MD Nick Lyons says “As our network continues to grow, it is important to ensure that the head office resource which provides vital franchisee support is also developed to cope with the additional demand. We are delighted to welcome Claire to the team and are confident that she will make a positive contribution to the continued smooth running of the business.”

Alan Edgar,  lead partner Cluttons Alan Edgar joins Cluttons
Cluttons has appointed Alan Edgar as a lead partner in its project management arm.

Alan has 20 years of experience in the construction industry and will play a key role in the delivery of project management services in the project and building consultancy division.

Alan joins Cluttons from professional services provider Turner Townsend where he was a director. Prior to this he held the position of partner at global construction consultants Davis Langdon.

Richard Lambert, Chief Executive Officer The National Landlords Association (NLA)NLA LA appoints CEO CEO
The National Landlords Association (NLA) has appointed Richard Lambert as Chief Executive Officer.

David Salusbury, NLA Chairman, said, “Our aim was to find an experienced individual with wide knowledge of the private rented sector and we have certainly found that in Richard. I look forward to working with him as the NLA moves towards its strategic goals.”

Richard began his career as a parliamentary civil servant before moving into public affairs. He was Policy Director at the BPF for five years before becoming CEO at the British Woodworking Federation.

Richard said, “The NLA has established itself at the forefront of the PRS. I leapt at the opportunity to join such a dynamic association, and am keen to begin working to further develop the NLA’s capacity to represent the legitimate interests of landlords to bring about a fair and balanced PRS.”

Sanderson Weatherall LLPA trio of graduates
Sanderson Weatherall LLP, welcomes three graduates to its North East professional services teams; Dan Brown, Tom Osborne and Will Price, all fresh from Northumbria University.

Partner, David Downing, said, “I’m delighted to have young professionals of Dan, Tom and Will’s calibre join us as we are seeing an increase in demand for our services such as property management, valuation and rating.”

Graduate surveyor, Dan, said, “I was attracted to the firm as it has one of the strongest reputations in the North East for client satisfaction and professional development, this is a great opportunity for all of us.”

Tom, said, “Overall the sector is becoming creative again, looking at new ways to develop existing client activity and, of course, to diversify.”

Will added, “The current situation in the construction market has created the perfect opportunity for intelligent design and innovation to really thrive.”

Laura Clark, lettings manager CKD Galbraith New manager at CKD Galbraith
CKD Galbraith has appointed a new lettings manager for the firm’s Inverness office. Laura Clark, who has
a law degree as well as a diploma in legal practice, brings local market knowledge and experience from her previous job at the Highland Solicitors Property Centre.

Laura said, “Since joining CKD Galbraith, I have noticed a trend of landlords moving towards a managed service as legislation tightens. There has been significant demand in Inverness for quality homes from young professionals and families. Some moving to the area for employment whilst others are taking a more long term rental view due to the current financial market and their circumstances.”

Chris Warner, Sales and Marketing Director Antler Homes Chris Warner joins Antler
Antler Homes has appointed Chris Warner as Sales and Marketing Director. MD John Bell, said, “Chris has excellent experience in the property market and, in particular, in new homes so his background is a perfect fit for us.”

Chris said, “I have 21 years of experience in property and have worked with some of the country’s best known developers, so I am really looking forward to using all my skills and knowledge of the residential market to grow Antler’s business and make a difference.”

Laetitia Hodson, Senior International Sales Consultant, Chesterton Humberts’ Chesterton Humberts’ International team expands
Laetitia Hodson, former manager of The French Property Shop, has been appointed as Senior International Sales Consultant.

Laetitia spent over six years at The French Property Shop, starting as a sales negotiator and being promoted to manage the business and UK team as well as developing the website and introducing new partnerships with French agents. Originally from Belgium, she has lived in the UK for 13 years and is fluent in French and English.

Andrew Hawkins, head of international, says, “France has always been one of our strongest second home markets and despite the current climate, British interest levels in French property have remained high. Bringing Laetitia on board is a part of our long term strategy to strengthen our presence in France, particularly in the perennially popular destinations like the Cote D’Azur, Provence and the Alps which continue to achieve record
asking prices.

Justin Browning, IT Trainer.Martin & CoMartin & Co. welcome Justin Browning
Martin & Co has welcomed Justin Browning as IT Trainer. With a new On-line Franchise proposition, the focus on the web and IT solutions has heightened and Justin will assist with training existing franchise owners as well as the new on-line agents.

Justin worked for 5 years at a large agency network in training, online marketing and business development support. He says, “Martin & Co is a hugely successful brand and to be a part of this is very exciting. I am looking forward to getting to grips with the IT systems and making sure that the training I deliver is both informative and enjoyable”. Dean Gill, Head of Training added, “With the ongoing development of on-line and web technology and the introduction of new courses, Justin’s appointment to the training team could not have come at a better time.”

Marc Cottrell, manager for Jackson Stops & Staff New manager for Jackson Stops & Staff

Marc Cottrell will head the team at Jackson-Stops & Staff in Truro in Cornwall.

His role is to oversee the sales team and develop the business. He moves from an award winning specialist department of a large corporate agency also based in Truro. “It’s an exciting role, establishing a strong team in a challenging market,” says Marc “I’m proud to be working with an estate agency that attracts such quality properties and am looking forward to increasing the sales in the county.”

Ben Standen, Director, says, “Marc’s excellent knowledge of the south west market, combined with his ability to win new business makes him a real asset to the business. He has previously owned his own agency so he knows exactly how to develop sales and I am looking forward to him strengthening our market position.”

Guy Passey, Partner EA ShawEA Shaw expands
EA Shaw has made a number of promotions and appointments, including Guy Passey, Head of Residential Sales, who is promoted to Partner, and Anne Marie Murphy, promoted to Head of Lettings for Fitzrovia, Bloomsbury and EC4. Virginia Ewart-James and Steven Stanton, are promoted to Assistant Managers, supporting Anne Marie Murphy and Hannah Read.

Caroline Boulton has been promoted to Associate in her role as Marketing Manager. Appointments include Samantha Sleigh who joins the Property Management team as a Surveyor, Camilla Longdon joins as a Renewals Administrator, Sam Spittles joins as a Development Consultancy Assistant and Kalsuma Khatun is a Lettings Administrator.

Lisa Hollands, Head of Residential, said, “These promotions demonstrate the importance we place on developing individuals within our organisation and show our commitment to our staff. The new appointments are the result of our continuing success and business expansion in the central London commercial and residential markets.”

Graham Jones, Associate Director, Hamptons Hamptons International expands
Hamptons International is expanding its Development Land team with the recent appointment of two senior employees.

Graham Jones and Giles Maude will report into Hamptons International’s Head of Land, Simon Grier-Jones. Graham (right) will spearhead the Cotswold and West team as an Associate Director based in Cheltenham. Formerly the Land and Planning Director for CALA Homes and Banner Homes, and most recently working for a real estate investment fund,

Giles joins, Associate H amptons InternationalGraham says, “I look forward to working with both old and new contacts and building Hamptons’ presence in the Land business across the Cotswolds and West Country.”

Giles (left) joins the Southern Home Counties team as an Associate in Esher. Giles has worked both as an agent and a client buying and selling Land with Persimmon Homes, George Wimpey and as a Senior Land Manager for Michael Shanly Homes.

Giles said, “Working for a household name in the South of England is a wonderful opportunity.”

David Pardoe, director Chesterton HumbertsNew director joins Chesterton Humberts
Chesterton Humberts has appointed David Pardoe to head up the division’s new rural department in its Salisbury office.

Pardoe is a highly regarded estate and land manager with over 15 years experience, having headed up rural departments at Savills as well as being its Head of the Southern Rural Practice.

A fully qualified Chartered Surveyor with a degree in land management, David will bring his expertise in agency, management, professional services and energy consultancy for which he sits on the national Rural Energy Board.

David Hebditch, head of the rural division, comments, “David is a great addition to the rural division and will bring a wealth of knowledge, expertise and contacts in the Wiltshire/Hampshire/Dorset areas.”

David Pullin,  New Business Manager Residential Management GroupRMG’s new business manager
Residential Management Group has appointed David Pullin as New Business Manager for the South of England.

Prior to joining RMG, David was employed at OM Property Management (part of Peverel Group) and before that, at Solitaire Property Management,

Clare Corbett, Operations Director at RMG comments, “David’s appointment is a further investment in the future development of RMG. He brings extensive experience and we are absolutely delighted to welcome him to the team.

“We have every confidence in his ability to spearhead our activities in the Housebuilder & Developer market within the South.”

David adds, “I am looking forward to talking to both existing and new clients within the Housebuilder and Development market about RMG services which I believe are innovative and unrivalled. I know that we could help them maximise the efficiency and profitability of their developments.”

Anthony Shapland, Director ColliersColliers expands
Colliers International has expanded its UK Development Consulting and Agency department with the appointment of Anthony Shapland as a Director.

Anthony has 28 years of property development experience and has worked for Colliers as a consultant in his previous role as Director at Clive House Estates Limited for the past 21 months, where he provided high-level development management advice, consultancy and market analysis to an extensive range of clients in the development and regeneration industries across the UK.

Annabel Haan, Director at Colliers International said, “We are delighted that Anthony has joined our UK Development Consulting and Agency team. His proven experience in both the industry and his work with Colliers will enable us to strengthen our offer in this sector and enhance our services to clients.”

Ana Stratton, Manager Fine Homes Preston Bennett appoints new Fine Homes Manager
The continued growth of the Fine Homes Department at Preston Bennett in Stanmore has been strengthened by the appointment of Ana Stratton as Fine Homes Manager. Ana will work closely with Director, Tony Stone, and the team, to focus on the specific needs of sellers and buyers of prestigious residences in Middlesex, N.W. London and South Hertfordshire.

Ana says, “The marketing of a prestigious home demands a different and more specialist approach as buyers of fine homes are usually looking for a specific type of home or lifestyle. I am committed to offering a more personal, high quality and bespoke client service to vendors with expert advice.”

Martin Blake, Head of Land & New Homes Andrews & Partners  Andrews’ new head of Land & New Homes
Andrews & Partners has promoted Martin Blake to be Head of Land & New Homes. Martin’s long career at Andrews, has seen him manage a flagship estate agency offices in Clifton and, more recently, heading up the new homes offering for the Bath and Bristol area.

In this new role, Martin will oversee new developments in the South West – including Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Bristol and Somerset – and will work alongside developers to maximise their marketing potential.
“At Andrews Land & New Homes, we are able to offer a bespoke sales service to developers by taking full advantage of Andrews’ extensive branch network.” says Martin.

“With our website, presence on all major portals and our branches, we are able to offer a great value marketing service to developers.

Oli Sugrue, trainee negotiator Berwick & BerwickBerwick & Berwick’s trainee negotiator
Berwick & Berwick, team estate agent in St Ives and Hayle, welcomes a new trainee negotiator.

Oli Sugrue was born in Cornwall and educated at St Ives School, and Truro College. Oli has already agreed the sale of three properties and has begun studying for the NAEA Technical Award.

Oli said, “I’ve always liked the idea of working in the property industry. I’m thoroughly enjoying my role at Berwick & Berwick and learning a lot, from studying and from the guidance of James, Emma, Sarah, Emma and Becky.”