Former England cricket team player David Lloyd has helped launch the new sales department of 10-branch Lancashire agency the Property Shop team including a new premises, shopfront and staff at its HQ in Accrington.
After 15 years operating in lettings, joint Managing Directors Steven Chippendale and Jamie Allen are now bringing their expertise to property sales and in February this year incorporated the sales arm of the business, which has now been officially opened for business.
David Lloyd, former international cricketer, who joined in the celebrations and interviewed staff on video (see below), says: “It has been a fantastic day, as an Accrington lad it’s great to see local businesses excelling and succeeding. The lads are clearly highly invested in what they do and offer a service that really cannot be rivalled.”
Jamie Allen, Joint Managing Director added, “We are incredibly thankful for the support we have received over the years which has enabled us to do this. We have put a huge amount of effort, hard work into Property Shop and now we manage over £100m of rental properties from an Accrington headquarters.”
Hyndburn Borough Council Leader, Miles Parkinson, who also attended the event, says: “Not only is it great for the company that they’re doing so well but staying local means they are investing in the town centre and community as well – this move into sales has also introduced jobs into Accrington. I wish them all the same success in sales as they have had in lettings over the years.”