The Directors of Colebrook Sturrock are delighted to announce the acquisition of Browns Country Property, a long established and highly regarded Estate Agency business based in the villages of Elham and Hawkinge, nr Folkestone The acquisition reinforces the existing network of offices for Colebrook Sturrock across East Kent, from the Thanet towns in the north, southwards around the coast towards Romney Marsh, and westwards embracing the many villages towards Canterbury and Ashford.
Simon Greaves and Toby Caufield, directors at Colebrook Sturrock are delighted to welcome Richard Symondson and his staff who have been trading successfully for over 40 years. Browns has a strong presence across the rural areas between Canterbury and Ashford and the coastal towns dealing with the sale and letting of residential property. Their offices occupy highly visible sites within Elham and Hawkinge.
“As a Chartered Surveyor, Richard has forged an excellent reputation as the leader of highly motivated teams at his two branches, ably managed by Kelli Heynes, Area Manager and her Hawkinge branch manager Nicky O’Farrell. His expanding Lettings business, led by Claudette O’Brien-Ball, have already met with our Lettings team from Sandwich and we are excited about how the combined operation will provide a better service to our Landlord clients. In Sales, we shall now be able to offer unrivalled marketing exposure to existing and future clients, embracing new areas that now lie within easy reach of the comprehensive estate agency service we provide from our 8 branches across East Kent” said Simon Greaves, Managing Director.
“We have known Richard for many years. We have shared values and this makes our acquisition seem all the more natural to us and for both our teams. We came to realise over the last few years that there was natural synergy between our companies and we have often shared information for the benefit of clients and purchasers alike. Richard now wishes to plan for a well earned retirement but will be seen in our branches for the foreseeable future as a valued consultant. “