York, North Yorkshire (PRWEB UK) 17 October 2012
Independent Yorkshire estate and letting agents Preston Baker have announced the launch of Preston Baker Financial Services, a new division of the fast-growing company.
Managing director Ian Preston said, “Our company ethos is based on offering full, professional services to benefit our clients and including financial services is a natural progression for our business.” Heading the new division is Michael Hutchinson, who has more that 16 years experience in financial services for the property sector, having previously worked for national corporate estate agencies. He will be providing mortgage and protection advice, along with insurance for owners, landlords and tenants. “As the owner of my own portfolio of properties, I thrive on sharing my financial expertise and property investment knowledge. Joining an independent, family-run business gives me a great opportunity to service the financial needs of clients to the highest standards,” said Michael.
Preston Baker will be celebrating its first birthday in November, marking their launch as an independent agency having been a Bairstow Eves/Countrywide franchise previously. Since its launch, the company has grown by 40% and in its first year of trading sold almost 400 properties, with a total value of £70,000,000. “We are a real Yorkshire success story,” said Ian. “ We have expanded because vendors and buyers recognise the quality and professionalism of our service.”
Preston Baker Estate and Letting Agents currently has four branches in Yorkshire, in York, Selby, North Leeds/Headingly and Leeds Oakwood and Roundhay.