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Letting agents recruits two former Countrywide directors

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1st July 2016

Independent estate and letting agent butters john bee has appointed two former directors from Countrywide plc. Andy Townsend joins as Managing Director for Lettings and Dominic Green as Managing Director for Sales and Auctions.

Andy was previously Lettings Director for Countrywide’s North Midlands letting brands, including Frank Innes, Spencers, Dixons and Bairstow Eves. At butters john bee, Andy is responsible for growing the lettings operation both organically and through acquisition. He is already looking into a number of potential acquisitions across the Midlands and the North West.

Dominic worked at Countrywide for more than five years, joining as Head of Commercial Finance before becoming Finance Director for Countrywide’s core estate agency operation, which made record profits of £28 million in 2014. Dominic sat on the estate agency board and was influential in driving operational direction and business strategy in the residential sector.

Dominic will be responsible for growing butters john bee’s estate agency and auctions divisions, which includes 17 branches throughout Staffordshire, Cheshire, Shropshire and the West Midlands.

Commenting James Beardmore, Group Managing Director at butters john bee, said:

“Andy and Dominic bring a wealth of experience and knowledge having worked for the UK's largest property services group. We will use their expertise to strengthen our frontline business, develop our service offering and push the boundaries of customer experience.

“I am keen to ensure that we continue to build on the great progress we have made in the past three years to explore new opportunities. Andy and Dominic will each play a key role as part of our management team to drive the business forward.”

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