Leaders expands to Leicestershire

Thu 24 Sep 2015

Leaders has added two new locations to its network of over 100 branches with the acquisition of the sales and lettings businesses of Aidan J Reed in Loughborough and Quorn, Leicestershire.

This latest deal follows hot on the heels of a trio of acquisitions at the end of August and early September, including Simply Lets in Worcester and Bromsgrove, Andrews Snape & Co in Bournemouth and Cullen Homes in Manchester.

Matthew Light, Leaders’ acquisitions director, says: “We are delighted to welcome the staff and customers of Aidan J Reed to Leaders and look forward to working with them as we launch the Leaders name in Leicestershire.

“This an ideal business for us because, like Leaders, Aidan J Reed’s focus has always been on providing a quality service and employing highly professional staff with excellent knowledge and standards of practise. In terms of location, this acquisition provides additional coverage within our existing Midlands region, complementing our six Derby branches and our Nottingham and Mansfield locations.”

Aidan J Reed was owned and operated by Aidan Reed and James Etty who will now focus purely on their student lettings business. Aidan Reed said: “We are very proud of the business we have built and wanted to secure the best possible future for our staff and clients. Leaders has the resources, expertise and commitment to provide a great service to our customers and a promising future for our employees.”

Wherever possible Leaders aims to keep the employees of all businesses it acquires to facilitate a smooth transition for clients and to retain local knowledge and expertise.

“With the same service and teams in place, sellers, landlords, buyers and tenants of Aidan J Reed will notice only positive changes from now on,” said Mr Light. “In particular, they will benefit from a broader range of services, exceptional marketing power and wider coverage through our national branch network.”

Photo: Matthew Light, Leaders' acquisitions director