Johns&Co, a London estate agency specialising in new homes, has announced the appointment of its first Finance Director. Julian Pickles, previously Head of Finance at Hamptons International, has joined the team. Julian’s appointment is the 16th in the past 12 months and is reflective of ambitious growth plans for the business.
Julian, a Chartered Accountant, joined Hamptons International in 2007 as Financial Accountant, rising through the ranks to Head of Finance. He was the Finance Lead for Hamptons International during its takeover by Countrywide in 2010 and also during Countrywide’s IPO in 2014.
In his new role as Finance Director, he will manage a team of five as well as working closely with the Senior Leadership team to implement the business’s growth strategy.
Julian said, “Johns&Co is a business in a really exciting phase of seriously ambitious growth. I can’t wait to roll my sleeves up, get under the skin of the growth plans and have a tangible impact on this business.”
John Morley, MD, added, “We are thrilled to have Julian on board. His experience in both cold start and acquisitions is incredibly valuable to us as we implement an aggressive expansion plan over the next 18 to 24 months.”