Lettings director celebrates 25-year anniversary with regional property firm

Lettings director celebrates 25-year anniversary with regional property firm

Jill Griffiths, director of residential lettings of the leading local property firm Andrew Granger & Co recently celebrated being with the company for 25 years.

 

31 May 1995 saw Jill join the company in a part-time capacity to help to build the rental portfolio. Looking back at her time with the company, Jill (62), says: “At the point I joined the company it was a small office on The Square in Market Harborough next to Hobbs the fishmongers consisting of seven members of staff who predominantly dealt with agricultural and residential property sales.

 

“Within a month I went from working part-time to full-time due to how busy I was, and the lettings department flourished from there – we now manage properties for around 1,000 landlords across the East Midlands, making us the one of the largest independent lettings agency in Leicestershire”.

 

Prior to joining to Andrew Granger& Co, Jill had spent many years working in foreign banking in the City of London, commuting from her then home in Arthingworth.

 

One of the attractions of making the move from banking to estate agency was the prospect of taking on a local, less stressful job working in property which had always been an industry that had interested her. In fact, Jill already had experience in the rental industry on a personal level as she had a small portfolio of student lets in Northampton at the time. She had also purchased and renovated several properties, so she felt well qualified for the position.

 

Jill adds: “In the 25 years that I have been with the company it has grown immeasurably and I am proud to have been a part in the opening of the further two offices in Loughborough and Leicester, as well as our move to our current premises in Market Harborough - and to witness the growth in all of the services we offer.

 

“I think I can honestly say that I still enjoy the work as much as I did when I first started although a lot has changed and there are clearly far more rules and regulations now.

 

“I have both worked with and met some fabulous people over the years which I think has certainly made it all worthwhile and I’m very lucky to have such talented and dedicated staff who have helped me along the way including the loyal and committed team that I have with me now”. 


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