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Belvoir’s new Recruitment Manager, Christopher Watkin, is aiming to break through the company’s 150-office barrier.

Watkin, who has a background in estate agency and banking, said: “I have 17 years of property and banking experience. I started with Halifax in their estate agency arm in 1993, and was promoted from Negotiator to Valuer to Senior Valuer and then to Manager. In 2004 I became a Bank Manager, operating a multi-channel, multi-income streamed business of banking, savings, long-term savings, consumer credit, mortgages and property.”

Following redundancy from Halifax during the LSL takeover, Watkin moved to a high profile independent agency in Leicestershire, working on professional lettings, student lettings and residential sales.

Watkin said: “In the past 10 to 15 years the property market has changed considerably and now it is almost the norm for people to rent a property rather than buy. This is Belvoir’s 15th anniversary year and it is a very exciting time for me to join the company.

“This month I am attending the same three-week induction course that all Belvoir franchise owners go on, so that I become familiar with every step of the procedures that new franchise owners will face. I am confident that this, combined with my sales, networking and people skills will enable me to grow the network.”

Dorian Gonsalves, Managing Director of Belvoir, added: “Our commitment to both franchise recruitment and franchise resales is ongoing and the appointment of Christopher, who is an extremely high calibre professional, will be a real asset to the team. Christopher’s enthusiasm, sales and people skills, as well as a depth of property and banking experience will greatly enhance the Belvoir recruitment team.”


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