Leeds property news: new appointment for Let-Leeds

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Let-Leeds has appointed Ashley Williams as its new branch manager after a nationwide hunt for the right candidate.

The highly-experienced Williams has left his native Suffolk to take up the post with the Leeds-based letting agent. He has worked in lettings for more than a decade and has been the Association of Residential Letting Agents’ (ARLA) regional representative for Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.

Let-Leeds founder Luke Gidney believes Williams is the best person to run the agency’s main office in Leeds as it looks to build on the expansion and national awards of the last three years.

He said: “This appointment was a crucial one. We are looking to develop and take Let-Leeds to greater heights in the coming years.

“To do this, we had to have a branch manager with the enthusiasm, professional ability and personal skills and integrity that we want in all our staff so that we can continue to offer the very best service to clients.

“We apply the same thorough approach to selecting our personnel as we do with all other aspects of our business.

“In Ashley, we have found someone whose drive and ambition matches our own. His background is one of doing his very best for all his clients. His work for ARLA marks him out as someone who is as keen as us to make sure the lettings industry is ethical. And he is determined to help Let-Leeds achieve more for our clients.

“Our new branch manager had to have a great pedigree when it came to organisation, vision, keeping standards consistently high and possessing an in-depth knowledge of the industry. In Ashley, we have found that.”

Williams said: “Let-Leeds is a really refreshing, dynamic departure from all other letting agencies. From our first meeting, Luke stressed to me that Let-Leeds is all about doing whatever it takes in the interests of current and potential clients.

“My task is to manage our staff so that the high standards of service expected of Let-Leeds are maintained and enhanced.”

Let-Leeds, which has won a succession of national letting agent awards, appointed Williams as longstanding branch manager Neil Dawkin left – with the company’s best wishes - to pursue a property venture in Cheshire.