2009 was a difficult year for most businesses but not for Martin & Co. The letting agent’s office revenue was up over 40% on 2008 and the company also opened over 25 brand new offices, taking their overall total to over 170 offices across the UK.
Far from resting on their laurels the company has signalled their intent for 2010 by expanding their head office team for the 9th time in the past 12 months! Dean Gill, who has over 20 years experience in the property industry, has been appointed in the role of CFP Trainer, and will join the ever growing Martin & Co Training Academy.
“Dean will be assisting in the training and final implementation of CFP software across the network. He is a competent and experienced trainer who will be a great asset to the Training Academy team. Dean’s addition to the Training Academy sends out a clear message that we are committed to investing in our franchise owners and their staff.” commented Brand Standards Director Sue Hopson.
Dean is clearly relishing the chance to get started and work with franchise owners and their staff. “I am delighted to be joining the UK’s market leading letting agent. I’m excited at the opportunity to work with a national operation which is growing at a record rate. I’m looking forward to getting stuck in and delivering useful and effective training to the Martin & Co network.”
Ian Wilson, Managing Director said “People want careers and not just jobs. Our Training Academy will aim to deliver over 2000 delegate days of training this year to both franchise owners and their staff. Because we provide great training, at convenient regional centres, our franchise owners find it easier to recruit and retain the most talented staff. And as a result our landlords and tenants are able to benefit from a level of expertise and customer service that is second to none”
• Martin & Co is the UK’s leading dedicated residential lettings specialist with over 170 offices throughout the UK.
• Started in Yeovil in 1986 by Chairman Richard Martin the company was franchised in 1995 and is a full member of the British Franchise Association.
• In recent years the company has been recognised with awards such as Franchise of the Year 2008 and Best Large Lettings Chain 2009.
• Martin & Co are continuing to grow and are on track to have over 200 offices in the UK in 2010.