Mon 09 Jan 2017
Sowerbys expand with lettings business acquisition
Max Sowerby opened the first Sowerbys branch back in 1994 in Burnham Market and along with co-Managing Director Lloyd Sandy has now grown this leading independent agency to become one of the most respected agents in the county with 7 offices across Norfolk.
The Lettings & Property Management division has grown steadily over this time under the management of Lloyd Sandy who is backed up by Group Lettings Manager Ed Tyman.
Not only do Sowerbys have an amazing reputation for selling and renting some of the best properties to be found in Norfolk but more importantly are known to give a fabulous and genuine service to all clients both on the sales and lettings sides of the business. The ethos has always been to invest in the very best staff and with the strongest lettings & property management teams Sowerbys have ever had, it is the perfect time for expansion.
Lloyd says ‘We were delighted to be given the opportunity to merge with Steggles Larner. We were approached by James Steggles and Richard Larner who were looking to retire from the business. We will make sure that the service we deliver will be first class for all our landlords and tenants, whether they have a small studio apartment, a town house, a barn or a country house - the service will be the same for everyone. All the Steggles Larner teams are being integrated into our Sowerbys offices in Norwich, Dereham and King’s Lynn and we are retaining and rebranding the Steggles Larner Watton branch and will also be adding a residential sales service from Watton.’
Max goes onto add ‘An important consideration for James was that whoever he handed the business over to, had to have the same high customer service standards that already existed in the Steggles & Larner business. It is clear that there is a fantastic loyal client base that has been built up over a number of years and I would like to assure everyone that my team at Sowerbys will always give a 100% in what they do to ensure that they go the extra mile at all times to deliver a service that cannot be rivalled by others.
Remaining an integral part of the team after the merger, James Steggles said ‘The critical thing for all of our clients is for them to be able to rest easy with the knowledge that our companies have a real synergy between them.’
Sowerbys now employ over 60 staff across Norfolk
8 branches in Norwich, Burnham Market, Dereham, Holt, Hunstanton, King’s Lynn, Watton and Wells-next-the-Sea
Sowerbys, Canterbury House, 20 Market Place, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 2AX
"Thank you Emma and everyone else involved at Sowerbys for your help to achieve the sale. I am sorry it was such a long drawn out affair."