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Agency chain passes 100-office, 1,000-staff milestone

Leaders has acquired Home Counties estate agency Aston Mead in a deal which brings it additional branches in two new areas, taking it past the 100 branch milestone.

Aston Mead trades from Epsom, Walton-on-Thames, Weybridge and Woking where Leaders will be merging the business with its existing branches. 

Leaders passed another significant milestone recently when it welcomed its 1000th member of staff following the acquisition of IMS Letting in Derby in June.


Matthew Light, Leaders’ former finance director who recently took up the new role of acquisitions director, says this is a landmark moment. 

“We started out as a single office with just two members of staff in Brighton 32 years ago. We are proud of our success and excited about our future as we continue to extend our service into new areas of the UK” he says.

Leaders’ buy and build strategy has led to its expansion through the acquisition of a range of businesses with branches in areas where it had no previous presence, as well as the acquisition of property portfolios to strengthen its established branches.  

In most cases Leaders’ retains all the staff of the companies it acquires to strengthen its local market knowledge and ensure a continuity of service for its clients.

Aston Mead is an award-winning estate agent with a strong local reputation. All the staff have joined Leaders whilst the vendors, brothers Adam and Charles Hesse who established the agency 15 years ago, have left the business. They will focus on their land, planning and new homes development business. 


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