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Dawsons aquisition of SA1 & Marina Properties

Leading Swansea estate agent announces acquisition of marina property firm

Dawsons Property has announced a merger with Marina & SA1 Properties.

The takeover sees two well established, local and trusted companies combining in a bid to enhance customer experience and other professional services to clients in the Maritime quarter.

The merger has been a seamless transition which sees the Marina & SA1 Property clients benefit from the thorough planning and cooperation of both teams from the very outset, and as the summer months move forward.

“What a great acquisition this has already proven to be, and we are already looking to the future and building what will be a special team and presence in the Marina for the exciting times ahead,” said Ricky Purdy, Director of Residential Lettings.

“The transition has been a smooth one, with our new clients at the forefront of our objectives.

“We hope to continue this process during the weeks ahead at several open evenings and meet-the-team events that we are to hold over the summer months.

“We know how important continuity is, and agent/client rapport, so meeting in person makes for a great start to our long term working relationships.”

The Marina & SA1 Properties will now display the Dawsons brand.

The Marina and SA1 staff along with Dawsons’ Marina staff, who have been with us since the opening day at the Marina six years ago, have already formed a formidable team focusing on customer service.

Having already established a strong presence in the Marina, supported by their four other rental offices elsewhere within Swansea and Llanelli, the Dawsons brand looks to establish itself further within the Marina in readiness for the continued developments both independent and those related to the University.

With the merger, coming over to Dawsons are Irene Williams and Delyth Evans.

Irene has extensive customer service and lettings and sales negotiation experience. She is knowledgeable about the local area and property values in Swansea. She is motivated to help you sell or rent your property as quickly as possible by providing a knowledge-based valuation together with a friendly and informative service.

Delyth provides bookkeeping and accounts support. She is the “go to” lady for people who have queries about your statements or rent payments and is providing invaluable back office support to the busy front office team.

CAPTION: Tim Kostromin (Dawsons Partner) shaking hands with Roger Blakeborough-Pownall (Director of Marina and SA1 Properties) and behind left to right are Ricky Purdy (Director of Dawsons Residential Lettings), Leon Atolagbe (Dawsons Senior Negotiator and Valuer), Laura Carver (Negotiator and Senior Administrator), Naomi Webborn (Residential Lettings Department Coordinator), Michelle Ireland (Negotiator), Irene Williams (Negotiator and Administrator) and Pauline Blakeborough-Pownall (Director of Marina and SA1 Properties).

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Leading estate agent appoints new managers

Dawsons have made two key managerial appointments amid a reorganisation of branch managers.

Brett Hampton joins the leading estate agent as the manager of their Llanelli branch, while Kristian Davies is appointed lettings manager at Morriston.

With those significant appointments and the recent promotion to Sales director of Jo Summerfield-Talbot it has meant a change in key personnel.

Taking over Jo’s branch manager role at Gorseinon is Nicola Fulford, whose previous role as Swansea manager is being taken over by Lorraine Evans, who was previously manager at Llanelli.

“I am thrilled to see that staff are recognised for their achievements and these moves enables them to further develop and grow the business from all an already established and successful stand point,” said Jo.

“Brett Hampton is a great addition to our team and we are delighted to welcome him on board.

“It is pleasing that Brett recognises the very high standards and professionalism that Dawsons represents and being Swansea’s leading agent, he chose us over other offers of employment with our competitors.

“Brett is moving his family down from Somerset, where he has worked for leading estate agents and not only brings his passion but a wealth of experience, having worked some 15 years in the business.

“Brett will take up his new role officially on the 4th January 2016 as Manager based at our Llanelli branch, operating both sales and lettings.”

Kristian joins at a managerial level bringing with him several years experience in South Wales along with a great understanding of Dawsons’ immediate catchment and surrounding areas, together with the industry as a whole.

“Kristian strengthens even further our lettings team of more than 45, which use their vast experience and knowledge to provide an unrivalled service,” said Ricky Purdy, Dawsons Lettings Director.

“Several important additions to our lettings department across all offices which include Kristian, from our accounts team through to property management, assures that 2016 will once again be a successful year of accomplishments and achievements.”

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