Fine & Country has sights set on accelerating global growth with new appointments
One of the UK’s fastest growing premium estate agency brands, Fine & Country has its sights set on further expansion within the UK and abroad, promoting Daniel Harrington as the new Managing Director of Global Growth.
Harrington joined Fine & Country over seven years ago and has been a driving force behind the brand’s expansion within the UK ever since. He started with the brand as a Regional Business Development Manager (BDM) in 2015, three years later moving up to National BDM, before shifting his focus onto London and International growth and then being appointed as Head of Growth. He now steps into the role as Managing Director – Global Growth, working alongside Nicky Stevenson, MD of Fine & Country UK.
Many of the licensees who are currently in the network were introduced to the brand by Harrington over the past seven years. “I have had the opportunity to be a part of the brand’s rapid expansion within the UK, however, I now want to use my expertise and knowledge to replicate that success within other regions over the world. Fine & Country already has an international presence with agents across several European countries, as well as regions such as Thailand, Australia, and South Africa. Our plans for 2023 are to focus on growing the brand significantly in countries where we already have a presence, while targeting 10 new countries that meet our network’s strategic demands and have bourgeoning prime property markets.
“Further global growth of the brand and network will provide our offices with a wider net of possible referrals, along with more choice for buyers looking for international premium properties.”
In addition to Harrington’s new position, the brand has also appointed Ashley Harwood as one of the brand’s new Business Development Managers. Harwood joins a rapidly growing team, and will be working alongside Gaven Swan, who is a Senior Business Development Manager, and Nikki Wilson, Business Development Manager in Spain. Harwood is no stranger to the brand, having worked within the Fine & Country network for the past seven years.
Speaking about this appointment, Harwood says: “After many successful years of working for a standalone Fine & Country office, I feel this appointment provides the ideal opportunity for me to grow and develop my passion for the brand and model, to motivate, develop and inspire other individuals and their offices to maximise their true potential and business opportunities, prior to focusing my attention on the development and growth of the international property markets.”
Harrington comments: “We are excited to have Ashley onboard to assist us with continuing to expand the brand’s reach into new territories further abroad. His understanding of Fine & Country’s unique offering will be an asset to offices and agents alike. Growing our business development team, will give us the talent to be able to push expansion even further and extend our global network with premium property markets.”
teclet integrates Muuvo into its lettings and management platform
teclet, part of the OnTheMarket Group, has completed the integration of Muuvo into its lettings and management platform thereby enabling user agents to benefit from the speed and efficiencies that Muuvo brings to setting up tenancies and the additional revenue generation opportunities that can be realised.
Muuvo facilitates, through the teclet platform, the setting up of utilities (energy, water, council tax, TV and broadband packages) with tenants able to opt into new services as part of their registration process.
It also assists with final billing and setting up landlord void accounts in readiness for new tenancies.
As with everything within teclet, the “journey” is automated and executed between the platform and the tenant 24/7/365.
Muuvo also facilitates agents obtaining the council tax information that is required as material information when marketing properties and provides supplier names, serial numbers, and meter types to letting agents and property managers via the teclet platform.
Jamie Parks, CEO of Muuvo, said: “We are delighted to have integrated seamlessly with teclet and to be able to provide our services to agents, tenants and others through their platform.
This is our most comprehensive integration to date as teclet enables interaction directly with all stakeholders.
The speed and efficiency benefits for all parties are significant with all supplier registration requirements being able to be completed in less than a minute.”
Alan Blockley, CEO at teclet, added: “The integration with Muuvo is another example of us providing our agent clients with access to an ever-increasing range of services that aid compliance, productivity, customer engagement and revenue generation, all from within the teclet platform.”
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