Leaders has added five new branches to its network following the acquisition today of Waterside Properties (UK) Limited and Waterside Properties (Poole) Limited.
Waterside Properties specialises in the sale and letting of marina, coastal, riverside and waterfront homes. The deal gives Leaders new branches in Sovereign Harbour in Eastbourne; Brighton Marina; Gunwharf Quays and Port Solent in Portsmouth and Ocean Village in Southampton. Also included are Waterside Properties in Hythe and Poole, both of which will be incorporated into existing Leaders branches.
Leaders’ business development director, Richard Churchill commented: “We are delighted to have acquired Waterside Properties which has built an excellent reputation over the 25 years it has been established. It is the leading letting and sales agent within the niche market of waterside homes and its focus on a quality service and properties fits perfectly with our own approach.
“We extend a very warm welcome to our new customers and the staff who join us as a result of this acquisition and look forward to working with them.”
The majority of Waterside Properties’ staff have now joined Leaders whilst the vendors will continue to operate their national franchise and boat brokerage businesses.
Leaders has grown every year since establishment in 1983, through a combination of strong acquisitive and organic growth. In 2014 the firm secured a £30 million expansion financing facility to support its continuing buy-and-build strategy.