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‘Purplebricks LPEs will be unhappy over switch to staff status’ – claim

Midlands high street agency boss say he will take any unhappy Purplebricks field staff who'd like to carry on being self-employed.

Nigel Lewis

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Purplebricks estate agents unhappy about becoming self-employed have been invited to join estate agency Barrows & Forrester.

The West Midlands firm’s boss, James Forrester, says he’d be happy to take on any Purplebricks LPEs who’d like to retain their freedom and the financial benefits of self-employments.

“Come on over to me instead’ says Forrester, whose company operates in and around Birmingham and Lichfield.

Readers may find it odd that a traditional property business is making such an invitation but, Forrester says UK estate agents have never been shy of being enterprising and he believes that there is room within his business for both approaches.

“The unsuspecting LPEs who have entrusted Purplebricks with their careers will be smarting this week at the changes that are being enforced and their implications,” says Forrester.

“It’s quite the about-turn versus the enthusiasm that ‘Purplebricks 1.0’ had for the benefits of their listers not being formally employed.

“But regardless, I’m currently expanding my areas of representation further and further across the West Midlands and will extend this offer to Purplebricks LPEs.

“If you currently work a West Midlands patch, come and talk to me. I’ll partner with you on a similar basis to Purplebricks. No messing and in confidence.

“I won’t let you down as you just have been.”

Agents can contact Forrester, who also runs new homes specialist agency Stripe Homes, via email.

Forrester’s offer

August 11, 2021

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