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From assistant to branch owner - the latest Belvoir acquisition

The latest owner of a Belvoir franchise is a 31-year-old former part-time assistant at the company, who rose to office manager and has now bought the Aberdeen branch.

Skylar Atkinson originally joined Belvoir Aberdeen in an admin role as part of a university placement for her degree in business studies. 

“I used to come and work on reception for a couple of days a week. When I finished my degree in 2018 I gradually began to take on more and more responsibilities. I realized that I absolutely loved working at Belvoir Aberdeen and when the owner announced plans to sell I saw this as a perfect business opportunity” she says.


“Including myself, there is a team of six people at Belvoir Aberdeen and at present we are focusing purely on lettings, but I have many exciting plans for the future. As I have worked here already for some time I am very familiar with the business, and I’m looking forward to implementing my plans and making Belvoir Aberdeen into the best agency in the area.”

Belvoir chief executive Dorian Gonsalves says Atkinson has fantastic potential with her new branch.


“Belvoir’s franchise support team always work hard to help owners sell their business to the right person whenever they wish to implement an exit strategy. As Skylar has already been working within the business for some time she was perfectly placed to become the new owner, and is one of a number of ambitious young entrepreneurs to have joined Belvoir in recent times. She will undoubtedly invigorate this business and make it into a real force to be reckoned with.”


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