5 August 2014
YORKSHIRE residential letting specialists Linley & Simpson has strengthened its senior management team by promoting three of its longest-serving managers to the newly-created posts of Associate Directors.
Nick Barrow, manager of the company-s Roundhay office; Lynne Taylor, its accounts manager; and Gemma Thornton, its systems, training and compliance manager share more than 30 years- experience working for Linley & Simpson.
Launched with just one office and two staff 13 years ago, the company has grown in tandem with the expansion of the rental property market and now employs more than 80 staff across eight offices - York, Harrogate, Wetherby, Ilkley, Wakefield and three in Leeds.
The promotions come at a time when demand for properties to let has reached its highest level in the company-s history - with an average of eight tenants for every available property.
"Staff are our greatest asset and these promotions recognise the significant contributions that Nick, Lynne and Gemma have made to the company-s success," said director Nick Simpson.
"As well as maintaining their important day-to-day roles, all three will play a greater part in shaping the future direction of the company at a strategic level."
Fellow founding director Will Linley said: -They bring to the new posts a wealth of expertise from their own specialist areas of the business -the letting of properties; the management of client accounts; and the continuing development of our staff.
"We want to draw upon this sector knowledge to ensure we stay at the forefront of residential lettings in Yorkshire, and build on recent national awards such as being crowned -Best Small Chain- in the whole of the UK - an honour in which we take great pride as it was based totally on independent client feedback."