Senior industry figure Nick Leeming has stepped down from his position as a non-executive director at franchised lettings giant Belvoir after five years on the company’s board.
Nick has helped steer Belvoir through a turbulent five-year period since it floated on the AIM stock market, raising £7 million to fund an aggressive expansion programme and, last year, an attempt to merge with The Property Franchise Group (TPFG), parent company of Martin & Co.
He joined the Belvoir board after stepping down from a senior role at portal Zoopla. As well as his work for Belvoir, Nick has been Chairman of Jackson-Stops since 2013 and been a regular judge for The Negotiator’s industry awards.
Nick, who says he is retiring from his position at Belvoir, will step down on 10th April and be replaced by another industry stalwart, Michael Stoop (pictured, left).
Michael has an equally gold-plated and long-standing career within the industry having helped establish Belvoir’s franchising rivals Winkworth and TPFG, and in July last year returning to Winkworth in an advisory role.
“On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Nick for his considerable contribution since the Group floated on AIM,” says Michael Goddard, Chairman of Belvoir.
“I am delighted to welcome Michael to the Company and am sure his deep understanding of franchising as well as the property sector will be a great asset to the Group. The Board very much looks forward to working with him.”
Michael Goddard will now replace Nick Leeming as Chairman of Belvoir’s Remuneration Committee and also become a member of its Audit Committee.
The 62-year-old also has several other key industry connections including roles at Agents Giving, The Property Ombudsman and proptech firm Sorbet HQ.