2014 is Hunters Property Group’s time
Hunters Property Group held its second annual National Conference on Friday 21 March, with over 200 representatives from across its network in attendance – having grown from just 40 people three years ago. With the theme ‘This is OUR time!’, 220 group colleagues and franchise partners came together to enjoy inspirational guest speakers, gala awards and of course, a glass or two of bubbly.
York Racecourse provided a fitting setting in the same city Hunters opened its first branch in 1992. Sir Clive Woodward OBE, 2003 rugby world cup winning coach, who attended nearby Easingwold School, was the headline speaker at the conference and gave an inspirational talk on ‘The DNA of a Champion’. Other speakers included trainer and bestselling author Bernie Desouza; Managing Director and Hunters founder Kevin Hollinrake; Lesley Dunn of Zoopla Property Group, and Hunters Head of Marketing Pernilla Tweddle.
Established in 1992, Hunters Property Group now has market presence in all of the UK’s biggest cities including Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Middlesbrough, Leeds, Leicester and Hull with over 30 branches throughout London and the south east. There are plans to open further branches in the coming months and throughout 2014 in locations across the UK including Warrington, North Shields, Birmingham and several sites across London.
Hunters, the UK’s largest and fastest growing lettings and estate agency network, plan to have 140 branches by the end of the year and over 500 branches in the UK in the next five years. Other exciting plans include hosting next year’s annual conference in Cape Town, so perhaps it’s not just 2014 that is ‘their time’.
Managing Director Kevin Hollinrake comments: “2014 is a time for opportunity, a time for optimism and a time to move forward. Improvements in spring 2013 have continued throughout the year into 2014, with both mortgages and confidence back. This, coupled with the announcement of reforms to pensions in the recent Budget, means a massive impact on the property market. For the first time, pension funds can be taken in full upon retirement and used for any purpose. Many people will feel that a property with a rental yield of 5%, the potential for significant capital growth and the opportunity to pass the asset onto their children, will be a much more attractive option than an annuity that will offer more modest returns and will disappear into the insurance companies’ coffers at the end of their life. This only strengthens our undimmed ambition for the future as a network.”
To find your nearest Hunters branch, visit www.huntersnet.co.uk