Established for over 40 years, Campsie, which covers Windsor, Staines-upon-Thames and West Drayton, will be fully-incorporated into the Romans network from Monday 5thOctober, with each of the firm’s three branches set to be upgraded to the familiar and customer focused offices seen across the Romans Group.
Romans’ decision to buy Campsie fits in with the firm’s expansion strategy, and follows on from the acquisition earlier this year of Meldrum Salter Edgley in Guildford, James Griffin in Bracknell, SherriffMountford in Burnham and Atlantis in Reading.
Expanding its portfolio of estate and letting agencies has been high on the agenda for the Romans Group with a number of acquisitions already under its belt since 2013.
Members of staff at Campsie, part of the Orchard & Shipman Group, will be offered professional and expert advice on sales, lettings, and surveying.
Shane Spiers, Chief Executive of Orchard & Shipman Group, commented, “Campsie has been established for over 40 years, so when the time came to sell it was vital we found an agency with the same core values and high standards our customers and team have become accustomed to receiving.
“The Romans Group ticked all the boxes for us, and we’re delighted at how straightforward, professional and understanding their approach has been to the entire acquisition. On top of that, as an established agency with similar services available to their customers we knew our landlords, tenants and vendors would be well looked after and in fact benefit from the extra resources a larger company can provide.
“Our employees are central to our success and we strongly believe that joining the Romans Group will not only benefit our customers, but also the staff and their progression, thanks to the state of the art facilities and award-winning training Romans is renowned for.”
Peter Fuller (left), Managing Director of Romans Lettings, insists that his company are actively looking for new opportunities to acquire property businesses across the country, supported in part by a £12 million finance facility from its bankers available for more business purchases.
He recently said that his firm “have the funds and ambition to continue expanding”.
Commenting on the acquisition of Campsie, he added, “We’re delighted to have taken on Campsie and we’re looking forward to meeting all of the existing landlords and supporting them with the management and expansion of their property portfolios, as well as welcoming Campsie’s reputable agents to the Romans Group.”