Linley & SimpsonKey Personnel

Will Linley - Director

Will Linley

Harrogate born and bred, and the son of a Leeds estate agent, I went straight into estate agency after leaving school in 1985 and, after a brief period in sales, was assigned the task of developing a lettings department across a network of Leeds branches.

After a somewhat shaky start and a very steep learning curve, it soon became apparent that lettings was in my blood and over the next few years I developed a substantial lettings department for my then employer. I later went on to gain promotion to regional manager, looking after 21 letting branches across the north east.

It was during this time that I worked alongside Nick Simpson and we made our decision to go it alone. From humble beginnings in 1997 we never looked back and I continue to thoroughly enjoy the ever changing challenges associated with running a letting agency.

HEAD OFFICE
56 Street Lane
Roundhay
Leeds
LS8 2ET
Tel: 0113 237 0160
Email: will@linleyandsimpson.co.uk

Nick Simpson - Director

Nick Simpson

Born and educated in Ilkley, I went on to spend four years in Newcastle gaining a degree in Estate Management before returning to work in Leeds for a corporate property chain.

This was where, in 1992, I first met Will Linley and we worked together for five years before setting up Linley and Simpson in September 1997 at the beginning of the Buy to Let boom. We have fond memories of those fourteen hour days spent decorating our first office in Oakwood!

I've been involved in Lettings all my working life and I'm not about to stop now. I've met thousands of people from all over the world and seen just about every style and type of property there is but the job still provides surprises every day and the industry is constantly changing. As a career it's hard to beat and I'd recommend it to anyone.

HEAD OFFICE
56 Street Lane
Roundhay
Leeds
LS8 2ET
Tel: 0113 237 0160
Email: nick@linleyandsimpson.co.uk

Mark Christopher - Head of Residential Sales

Will Linley

I have an extensive depth of knowledge of the residential sales market , with over 30 years experience in multi site branch management for both regional independents and corporate estate agents , most recently 20 years in the corporate sector. I am delighted to have joined the very highly regarded and successful business at Linley & Simpson as Head of Residential Sales.

Having previously worked in the North East, Yorkshire, Sussex, Durham and Northumberland I am excited to be returning, with my family, to North Yorkshire, after leaving 18 years ago .This is a very special and unique opportunity to compliment the existing lettings business and to provide an additional service to our current customers where demand has been increasing over recent months.

HEAD OFFICE
56 Street Lane
Roundhay
Leeds
LS8 2ET
Tel: 0113 237 0160
Email: markc@linleyandsimpson.co.uk

 

Lynne Taylor - Accounts Manager / Associate Director

Lynne Taylor

Born in Leeds and educated in Harrogate, I left school at 16 and started work as a secretary before deciding that accounts were what I really wanted to do. I gained further accounting qualifications during my 5 years within an accounts department of a well known blue chip company.

Following the birth of my first daughter Rebecca, I started working part time in the accounts department for a local property management company where I first met Will and Nick, and later joined them at Linley and Simpson in 1998 following the birth of my second daughter Hannah and have now worked for the company for over 16 years.

Out of work I enjoy going out and socialising with family and friends. I am also a keen swimmer, taking part in several open water swims for charity, I also compete in triathlons, with my ultimate goal to complete an Iron Man but I may have to settle for ½ an Iron Man for now.

 

Luke Gibson - Head of Central Maintenance

Luke Gibson

I was brought up in rural Northumberland and was introduced to the property market by my father who bought, developed sold and rented numerous properties and buildings over the years, to which I was routinely roped into labouring on. This obviously gave me the basic knowledge and interest in dealing with property. After studying business studies at university I saw the bright lights of Leeds and never turned back.

I started my property career working for a landlord who had amassed a large portfolio of properties and then set up a letting agents dealing predominantly with the student population. Again I plied my trade here by being involved in all aspects of the company from looking for properties to buy for development, lettings, maintenance and helping develop the business into a healthy company that is trusted by Unipol and the student unions of Leeds. After 7 years with the company I decided it was time to move on and further my career.

I started my Linley & Simpson career as a property manager for the Harrogate branch, where I was able to earn the trust of many landlords. As the office grew the personnel grew and I became a Senior Property Manager before being given the opportunity to head up our new central maintenance department - I currently have a team of 9 including myself and we cover the maintenance issues for about 2500 properties dealing with an average of 8000 repairs per year.


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