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Ex-Countrywide Chief joins butters john bee

Bob Scarff, the former Head of Countrywide’s estate agency business, has joined butters john bee.

The Negotiator

Butters John Bee imageFormer Countrywide estate agency leader, Bob Scarff, has been appointed Non-Executive Director at butters john bee.

Scarff, who starts his new role with immediate effect, previously built and navigated the estate agency business at Countrywide plc, the UK’s largest property services group, to success over 37 years, helping the firm establish an estate agency network of more than 800 branches nationwide.

Having started his estate agency career as a Trainee Negotiator at Taylors estate agents in 1978, Scarff will now use his vast experience to help butters john bee expand on its own estate agency and letting branch network. The company currently has 17 branches throughout Staffordshire, Cheshire, Shropshire and the West Midlands.

James Beardmore, Managing Director at butters john bee, said, “It is fantastic to welcome Bob to the board. Having worked for the UK’s largest property services group for more than 30 years, Bob brings considerable experience and knowledge of the property industry to his advisory role.

Bob Scarff imageWe are proud of our local heritage and that we are market leaders in the majority of the areas we operate in. We plan to continue to expand our footprint both organically and through acquisition in 2016, and Bob’s experience of growth at scale will be invaluable to us.”

Bob Scarff (left) added, “I am delighted to be working with James and the team at butters john bee. I have been very impressed with their focus on customer service and commitment to improving their operations. I look forward to assisting them in building their strategy for growth and further success.”

March 16, 2016

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