LtoR: Nick Simpson, Will Linley, Bill Dale and William Eddison Leading Yorkshire estate agency Linley & Sampson has bought another rival, its third major investment since it received £10 million from the venture capital arm of Lloyds Bank, LDC, in June this year.The five branches of Ilkley-headquartered Dale Eddison will now join Linley & Sampson’s 11 offices to create an extensive network across Yorkshire, although the two brands will be operated separately. This follows Linley & Simpson’s purchase of three lettings portfolios from Hitchen & Co, McCartney Lettings and Angus Roberts.Dale Eddison’s team of 43 staff – including directors Bill Dale, William Eddison and Gary Shankland – are to remain with the business.There will be one change following the acquisition; in Ilkley, where both companies have branches, the Dale Eddison branch will focus on sales while Linley & Sampson’s will now specialise in lettings.Estate agency consolidation“Our sector is heading along a consolidation curve, where the scale of the challenges ahead will ensure that only the fittest will survive and thrive,” says Will Linley, Chief Executive of Leeds-based Linley & Sampson.“Our ability to reinvest puts us on the strongest footing to be a market leader and keep pace with a changing property world.“This is a transformational deal that is a great fit for us strategically and geographically [and] gives us the platform to add an extra dimension to the service we already offer our customers in Ilkley, as well as taking us onto the high streets of neighbouring areas for the first time.”Linley & Sampson was launched 21 years ago by Will and partner Nick Simpson with just two branches but now employs some 220 people across West and North Yorkshire within 11 branches.Linley & Sampson ick Simpson McCartney Lettings Hitchen & Co Angus Roberts. Bill Dale and William Eddison Dale Eddison Will Linley November 25, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Estate agency armed with £10m expansion fund hoovers up rival previous nextAgencies & PeopleEstate agency armed with £10m expansion fund hoovers up rivalLeeds-based Linley & Simpson has bought Ilkley-based rival Dale Eddison for an undisclosed sum.Nigel Lewis25th November 201801,423 Views
GUYANA and West Indies cricketer, Keemo Paul, recently returned to his homeland in Saxacalli, on a mission to provide basic food and cleaning supplies for the livelihood of villagers.The community, which is located on the west bank of the Essequibo River, some 25 miles south of Parika, has taken it upon themselves to reduce travel to a minimum, in an effort to safeguard themselves from the novel coronavirus, commonly called COVID-19.With boat-service operation and fishing a key part of livelihood, both of which are reduced significantly now, accessing basic amenities has become difficult.The 22-year-old Paul took it upon himself to supply the community with face masks and sanitising products, along with numerous food supplies. It is understood the village has just over 60 residents currently, many of whom are elderly persons.Allan Wilson, one of the residents who collected the care hampers, stated he was overjoyed for such since it will help him and family tremendously.“I don’t work the boat as much as before so this will help us a lot. Most of our food comes from the land where we plant, but these supplies are stuff we would have to travel to Parika to get, and not going there will keep me safer”, Wilson stated.According to Paul, “Saxacalli is my home. I am not here currently, but I know that being in lockdown will be hard even for communities like these that live off the land. From time to time, we would have to travel to do business for other food supplies and I felt if I can give persons those needs, they will stay home more.”The all-rounder, who would have been in India playing the Indian Premier League had it not been for the pandemic, added “Prevention is better than a cure and I just want to see my family and close friends remain safe.”Keemo further asked for persons to act smart, follow the guidelines of the health authorities, and stay home unless it is necessary to leave home.