Winkworth Wokingham is a start-up and first business for franchisee Tim Cole, who has over 35 years’ experience as an agent in Wokingham and the surrounding areas. The new office has opened in a landmark building which has been occupied by estate agencies for decades in Broad Street in the heart of the affluent market town.
The West Berkshire town is a popular commuter hotspot for families and young professionals, with a broad range of properties in the area, from £150,000 to £5,000,000. The town has seen the completion of a £113m regeneration programme, including a new leisure centre and library, hotel, cinema, shops, cafes and restaurants. The town has several Ofsted rated outstanding primary schools, plus the prestigious independent Ludgrove School. There are highly rated secondary schools, both state and private, making the town a very attractive option for parents seeking a move to an area offering excellent educational facilities.
The new Winkworth Wokingham office is operating within a five-mile radius of the town, towards Reading and also covering Bracknell, Winnersh, Finchampstead, Crowthorne and Twyford.
Tim Cole said: “It is so exciting to be running my own business for the first time as a Winkworth franchisee. I have always wanted to do this and I am delighted to be joining Winkworth to harness the power of their brand, head office support and the breadth of the network, working alongside the other franchisees in Reading, Sunningdale and Newbury. I look forward to building a successful business in an area I know really well.”
Dominic Agace, Chief Executive, Winkworth, with over 100 franchised offices nationwide, including 60 in London, said: “Wokingham is an important strategic location for Winkworth, providing a corridor out of the capital for those looking to move out and also for people coming from other major towns and cities in the South-east. Tim Cole has an impressive track record in the area and reflects our desire to attract highly experienced new franchisees who can bring their expertise to the network, while benefitting from building a business and reaping the rewards of their success.”
He added: “We are looking to expand elsewhere in the region and would like to hear from property professionals who want to own their own business, with the support of Winkworth Franchising and our nationwide network.”
The office address is 7 Broad Street Wokingham RG40 1AY the office number is 01189 072777