6 February 2020
WORK has turned full circle for the new manager of one of our branches.
For 15 years after she launched Linley & Simpson's inaugural office in Wetherby, Emily Wilkinson has returned to the town in the same role.
Emily managed our branch on Westgate when it first opened its doors in 2005, before taking a short career break seven years later to start a family.
She re-joined Linley & Simpson in 2014 as our first customer services manager, with the added responsibility of spearheading all the company's activities supporting local charities and grass-roots community projects.
This included coordinating an array of fund-raising and volunteering activities in aid of our chosen charity, Martin House Children's Hospice, which has benefitted from over £70,000 in recent years.
Now she has gone back to the future after being appointed the new manager of our branch in Wetherby - one of 19 offices across North and West Yorkshire and the Humber that we now operate.
On the back of increased demand, the branch relocated four years ago from its original office to bigger and more central premises in the Horsefair Centre.
Here, Emily manages a team of five and a growing portfolio of homes for rent and sale across Wetherby and its surrounding villages, including Boston Spa, Bramham, Clifford, Collingham Linton, Spofforth and Tockwith.
"The new role is very much home from home for me and, living close by, it's great to be working back in an area I know so well - seeing many familiar client faces, and retaining links with Martin House," she said.
"It's also an exciting and busy time to return - not only did our branch strike gold as the town's best letting agent in the recent British Property Awards, but the start of 2020 has triggered an upsurge in people looking to rent or buy homes in our area.
"We're also having an open day this Saturday which will give all the public the opportunity to find out all things property from mortgages to removal and meet our entire team. We will also have a mortgage advisor available to provide free, no-obligation mortgage advice."
The open day is on Saturday the 8th of February between 10am and 1pm at the company's Wetherby branch on The Horsefair Centre, 30 North St, Wetherby LS22 6NN. For more information, call the business directly on 01937 586060.