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2 minutes with Winkworth Recruitment

Winkworth has recently launched an in-house recruitment department. The new department serves to enhance our offering to franchisees by providing them with a personal, efficient recruitment service to help drive future expansion.

With a wealth of knowledge in the industry, newly appointed recruitment director, Lucy King now heads up the department, having started her career working in property sales for a large independent agency based in Battersea South West London, and moving into property recruitment five years ago.

“Working front line in estate agency sales gave me a real passion for such a fast paced industry and a real experience of what it takes to be a successful agent. During the last five years I have been recruiting into the market, so sales and lettings agents as well as administration and head office, business support.”

“On a day to day basis I am constantly looking for the very best talent in the industry, whether they be experienced professionals or newbies who are keen to discuss how they can build a long term career.

The thing I like most about working here is that Winkworth are first and foremost about customer service, which is refreshing for the estate agency industry. As a franchised business, each office has their own identity, with a real entrepreneurial spirit, and it’s great to be a part of identifying who could potentially be our franchisees of the future.”

As each individual business grows and with three new offices open already this year, there will always be a need to build the recruitment department.

When asked what she spends her spare time doing, Lucy responded, “I have just started training for my first triathlon!”

To find out how you can become part of Winkworth contact our New Franchising team

James Campbell | Gina Piper
newbusiness@winkworth.com | 0207 355 0200

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