Bedford and Stamford welcome Leaders

Wed 13 Jul 2016

Leaders, one of the UK’s largest independent estate agents, has taken its first steps in Bedfordshire and Lincolnshire by opening branches in Bedford and Stamford respectively.

The company recently confirmed the acquisition of local firm Watson Mitchell and has taken over its existing branches in the two towns.

Shaun Barnett, branch manager at Leaders in Bedford, says: “Starting life as Leaders will allow us to benefit from enhanced marketing resources and head office support in areas such as client accounts and compliance, all of which will help us to deliver an even greater service to customers.

“All members of our existing team have chosen to remain with the branch as we begin this new chapter, so customers can be sure of receiving the same advice and insight from our local experts as before.”

Leaders has added 23 new branches across the Midlands in the last 15 months alone, underlining its commitment to increasing its presence and creating a network of local property experts throughout the region.

Shaun explains: “Our branch in Bedford will become an important piece of the jigsaw for Leaders in the South Midlands, as we benefit from rising brand awareness and a growing reputation.

“Leaders is an accredited member of industry bodies such as ARLA and the NAEA so customers can trust all the relevant standards are being met when selling, letting, buying or renting with us.”

After being owned and operated by Richard Watson and Lesley Harris for many years, Watson Mitchell built a formidable reputation for excellence in the lettings market. Lesley has opted to remain with Leaders in a lettings-focused role, while Richard moves on to pursue other business interests.

For more information or advice on the local property market, please contact Leaders in Bedford on 01234 320082 or visit