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publication date: Nov 30, 2012
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Dev Malle, myhomemove, Group Sale DirectorMYHOMEMOVE APPOINTS DEV MALLE
myhomemove, a leading UK conveyancer, has confirmed that Dev Malle will join the firm in the newly created role of Group Sales Director.
Dev has over 22 years experience in the Financial Services sector, previously holding senior Sales & Operations roles with two major distribution companies.
Doug Crawford, CEO at myhomemove said, “Our growth plans are clear and to have secured an individual of Dev’s calibre is a very positive move for myhomemove. Dev has a strong track record of delivery and will bring drive, market knowledge, relationships and skills that will enable us to move our Sales activity to the next level and strengthen the great management team we have in place.”
 Vince Woodward, Business Development Manager, New Homes Part ExchangeNEW BDD FOR NEW HOMES PART EXCHANGE
New Homes Part Exchange, part of The New Homes Group has appointed Vince Woodward as Business Development Director. Vince was formerly Business Development at Move With Us and has a great deal of experience in the new homes industry.
New Homes Part Exchange offers a dedicated part exchange and assisted move service and it becomes an extension of its home builder clients’ teams working closely with them to create more reservations.
Mark Platt, Managing Director says, “I am delighted to welcome Vince on board and am looking forward to working with him and the rest of the team. Vince has built up an enviable reputation amongst his housebuilder clients and I know with his in depth knowledge he understands what comour clients’ need in terms of delivering an efficient and fast management service.”
Vince said, “Part Exchange and Assisted Move are a real focus and essential selling tool for most housebuilders. I am excited at this opportunity and look forward to combining New Homes Part Exchange’s proven track record to deliver the best Part Exchange solution for everyone.”
Adele Hollowood, Branch Manager for haartADELE COMES TO HAART!
Adele Hollowood has been appointed as Branch Manager for haart’s Leicester city centre branch in Plymouth.
The 38 year-old joins haart from Spencers, where she was Assistant Branch Manager. The six-strong team at haart, sold £25m worth of property across Leicester last year. Adele said, “I am absolutely thrilled to be heading up the haart team in Leicester and look forward to playing my part in establishing haart as the market leader in the independent estate agency sector in the city.”
Mike Quinton, Chief Executive, NHBCNHBC APPOINTS MIKE QUINTON AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE
HBC, the warranty and insurance provider for new homes, has announced the appointment
of Mike Quinton as its new Chief Executive.
Mike has extensive experience of the insurance sector having held senior management positions at some of the UK’s top insurance providers.
Isabel Hudson, Executive Chairman of NHBC, said, “We are extremely pleased to have appointed Mike as the new NHBC Chief Executive. Homeowner protection is at the core of our work and his proven track record working with consumer-facing brands within the highly regulated insurance sector will be invaluable in helping to reinforce and strengthen our position.”
Mike said, “I am delighted to be joining NHBC at this time when housing is such a fundamental issue for the UK. I am committed to building on NHBC’s essential work, ensuring that we continue to make a positive impact on the quality of new homes and on the people living in them.”
Mike is taking up the role following the departure of Chief Executive Imtiaz Farookhi earlier this year, after 14 years in the post.
 The Hon David Legh, Fisher GermanDAVID LEGH MARKS HIS RETIREMENT
One of Fisher German’s longest serving chartered surveyors, The Hon David Legh, has retired as a partner following an illustrious career.
A celebration dinner was held at the Kilworth House Hotel in Leicestershire. David and his wife Jane were joined by Partners of Fisher German accompanied by their spouses with 60 guests enjoying this special occasion.
David began his career in 1974 following his graduation from Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. He joined Jackson-Stops and Staff as an Assistant Land Agent before moving to John German in 1979 where he held the roles of Partner, Managing Partner and Senior Partner. Following a merger in 2000, David was appointed Chairman of the new firm of Fisher German. He stood down in 2009, whilst remaining a Partner until earlier this year.
In 2010 David was awarded Fellowship of the RAC 100 Club following publication of his repor‘40 Years Owning a Rural Estate – a retrospective and the challenges ahead’.
John Pitts, Senior Partner, thanked David for all his past efforts and presented him with two watercolour scenes of Dovedale by Harold Gresley, a local Derbyshire artist, he said, “David has been a real asset to the firm and over his career has dedicated a great deal of time and effort, not just to his work, but to the entire region. Although he is retiring in his official capacity as partner, he will still provide consultancy services to the firm for the foreseeable future.”
Sir David Tweedie, Chairman-Elect of the International Valuation Standards CouncilNEW CHAIRMAN-ELECT AT IVSC
Sir David Tweedie has been announced as Chairman-Elect of the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) Board of Trustees, an important step forward in the effort to implement international standards in valuation that will improve public, investor and government confidence in the profession.
RICS is looking forward to working with Sir David and the IVSC to ensure the success of implementing international valuation standards around the globe.
Ken Creighton, RICS Director of Professional Standards, commented, “Sir David led the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) through a period of unprecedented success. We are confident that with his leadership and experience it won’t be long before the profession unites behind International Valuation Standards.
“Valuation is vital to quality financial reporting; the countries having adopted International Financial Reporting Standards would benefit from the adoption of International Valuation Standards. IVS underpins IFRS. Sir David Tweedie is the perfect person to make this point.”
James Gorman, negotiator, Berwick & BerwickBERWICK & BERWICK’SNEW NEGOTIATOR
Berwick & Berwick in St Ives and Hayle, has welcomed James Gorman as its new negotiator.
James shares the St Ives office with directors, James and Emma Berwick and since joining a few weeks ago, has already negotiated the sale of tens of properties. Having grown up in Bath, lived in London for a while and completed a business degree at University in Bournemouth, James set up a travel agency business with a partner but recently sold his share to settle in St Ives, “I’ve loved running a travel agency - it’s taken me to some wonderful and really interesting places but it has meant spending very little time at home in St Ives. I’ve always liked the idea of working in the property industry and am thrilled to have secured my position with Berwick & Berwick. I thoroughly enjoy matching property to buyers as well as the negotiating process and accompanying viewings. It’s the best of both worlds - a customer-facing role liaising with clients and buyers in the office as well as getting out and about around the town and surrounding areas.”
James Berwick said, “We are really pleased to welcome James. He is personable and approachable with excellent listening and customer service skills; he is full of enthusiasm and has the attention to detail to see transactions through to completion, which is vitally important.”
COALTERS STRENGTHENS TEAM
The sales team at Coalters Estate and Lettings Agency in York has been strengthened with two new appointments, who, between them, have 15 years’ experience and expertise.
Ben Davies joins as a Senior Sales Consultant and Tom Roman is a Sales Consultant.
Ben previously worked in a family-owned estate agency in London. Tom comes from a large estate agency group in Hull, where he was branch manager.
Tom says, “Coalters has a refreshing approach which is very proactive and results-focused. This is exactly what sellers want from their estate agent. I’m looking forward to working with the team and having a real focus in finding the right property for our buyers.”
Joe Elliott, Temme EnglishTEMME ENGLISH’S SUPERJOE
Joe Elliott is a 26 year-old who joined Temme English in Wickford, Essex, from Lloyds TSB just four months ago to start a new estate agency career. Director, Steve English said, “Joe has really taken to the job. You will always find him in the office from 7.30am in the morning and he rarely leaves before 7.30 at night. 
In my 19 years’ experience I have never had an employee as dedicated and enthusiastic as Joe. His impressive work ethic resulted in selling 16 homes during August out of 20 sold from the whole Wickford office. What makes this even more impressive is that he was on holiday in Canada for two of those weeks!”
 
 
 
 
 
Justin Swingler,  Dacre, Son & Hartley JUSTIN WON’T SETTLE FOR LESS
Dacre, Son & Hartley has appointed Justin Swingler as assistant manager at the firm’s Settle office.
Justin previously worked at MSW Hewetsons in Clitheroe. In his new position he will support branch manager Trevor Graveson and work with the team marketing all types of properties from apartments through to large country homes.
Justin says, “This appointment offers a great opportunity to work for an extremely well-known and reputable estate agency firm in a very popular area that’s surrounded by fantastic countryside which appeals to a wide range of buyers, from commuters to second home owners, it’s a great career move.”
Patrick McCutcheon, Head of Residential at Dacre Son and Hartley, adds, “Justin’s appointment will help to support the ongoing growth of our Settle office. Last year we acquired Graveson Estate Agents and Trevor Graveson continues with us as branch manager. He has done a great job leading the team and expanding our market share in the area and with Justin’s support I’m sure the office can continue to go from strength to strength.”
SIX JOIN BELVOIR LETTINGS’ CENTRAL OFFICE
Belvoir Lettings has appointed six new staff members to join the support team at Central Office in Grantham, Lincolnshire.
“As part of Belvoir’s expansion plans we have many exciting projects planned and I have brought in six new people to help facilitate these,” confirms CEO Dorian Gonsalves.
“Domenick Allen is a trainee auditor who joins auditor Bethany Southam and operations manager Cheryl Watts. By the end of 2012 Belvoir’s auditing team will have achieved their goal of completing an annual audit on every office within the group. This process will then recommence in the New Year.
“Property manager Lucy Rackham has been promoted to a senior position and is joined by new trainee property manager Linda Pink who will mainly be working on the prestigious Belvoir Castle Estate account.
“In addition, IT manager Tom Crowther has appointed Andrew Greenwood as his new IT assistant. This appointment will greatly strengthen our IT support capability for franchise owners.
“We have also recruited Christine Patten as a full-time accountant to assist financial director Carl Chadwick, who will now have more time to focus on key projects and initiatives – in particular Belvoir’s acquisition project.
“Ian Maclean, Belvoir’s franchise support manager has appointed Carly Sale as a franchise support advisor. Carly is a well-respected lettings manager and her skills and knowledge are very welcome within the support team. “Finally, marketing manager Reena Patel has appointed Sarah Hunter as a marketing assistant. Sarah’s enthusiasm will enhance the work and achievements of Belvoir’s award-winning marketing and recruitment teams.”
Helen Woodhouse, Managing Director, Your MoveYOUR MOVE’S NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR
Your Move estate agents has announced that Helen Woodhouse is to be its new Managing Director.
Helen, who joined the company on 1st October, comes to Your Move from Pizza Express where she was Operations Director and a Board member, instrumental in implementing a number of changes which led to the company achieving record results.
Helen’s previous roles also include Head of Commercial Marketing at Woolworths and Regional Operations Manager at Comet. Your Move believes that her experience in the retail sector and her track record should bring a fresh perspective to the business and be beneficial to its future development.
David Newnes, Director of LSL Property Services, parent company of Your Move said, “I am delighted that we have secured Helen as our new Managing Director. With such strong business experience I am confident she will help Your Move to build on its success and ensure that its market-leading position can be maintained and built upon. I very much look forward to working with her.”
Helen added, “I am delighted to join Your Move, as I recognise it as a successful brand and business, and because the role itself presents me with ideal opportunities to apply my wide ranging business skills. I look forward to embracing the challenges ahead and driving the business from strength to strength.
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