Latest acquisitions mark Leaders' arrival in Stoke-on-Trent and Chester

Thu 26 May 2016

National estate agents Leaders has added four new branches after taking its first steps into Stoke-on-Trent and Chester.

The company acquired Homesearch Property Management and its two branches in Stoke-on-Trent earlier this month, before taking over Minchin Fellows and its two offices in Chester on 25th May.

It is the first time Leaders has moved into Staffordshire, although it already operates a single branch in Cheshire in Warrington and four in Greater Manchester. In total, Leaders now boasts a national network that spans 115 branches.

Matthew Light, acquisitions director at Leaders, says: “May has been a fantastic month for our expanding business as we have added four new branches in two new locations and acquired two highly respected and successful local firms.

“We are looking to build on the excellent reputation of both Homesearch and Minchin Fellows by rolling out our full range of sales and lettings services to customers across Stoke-on-Trent and Chester.

“It is particularly pleasing that all of the current employees have opted to remain with us as their branches start life as Leaders, meaning the same great service will continue to be delivered by the same teams of local experts.

“The addition of these branches strengthens our position in the north of England and creates a useful link between our existing teams in the north-west and the Midlands.”

The new Leaders branches in Stoke-on-Trent are located in the Hanley and Hartshill areas of the city, while the Chester branches can be found in the city centre and in Hoole.

Matthew adds: “These acquisitions form an important part of our growth plans for 2016 and mark our arrival in two new and important markets. However, our expansion this year is far from over and we look forward to announcing further deals in the coming weeks.”

Leaders has now completed six acquisitions in 2016, adding ten new branches across nine new towns to the company’s portfolio in the process.

For more information on all aspects of selling, letting or investing in property, contact your local Leaders branch.