The Connells Group has announced pre-tax profits of £63.2 million compared to £50.2 million last year, thanks in part to the Group’s decision to sell its shareholding in Zoopla Property Group plc following the successful flotation of Zoopla on the London Stock Exchange in June 2014.
The result represents a 26 per cent increase in pre-tax profits for the year and a combined 77 per cent rise over the last three years.
“Today’s results see another outstanding year for the Connells Group. The housing market which started off strongly, cooled significantly in the second half however, due to our diverse offering and robust business model, we were able to get the best out of the market,” said Connells CEO David Livesey (left).
“We are reaping the benefits of prolonged investment particularly in mortgage services, surveying and lettings,” he continued. “Demand for rental property has soared and to take advantage of this we have grown our operations through a combination of organic growth, cold start openings and acquisitions.”