A former footballer's estate agency has completed the first stage of its expansion programme with an acquisition.
Hamilton Bower, co-founded by ex-Bradford City defender Mark Bower and James Hamilton, has acquired Ludbrooks in Northowram, Halifax.
The acquisition sees Ludbrooks fully rebranded and now operating as Hamilton Bower's second branch.
The acquisition adds 100 properties to the Yorkshire agency's lettings book, increasing its portfolio of properties under management to over 300.
Founded in 2010, Hamilton Bower's original branch is in Shipley, Bradford, and the agency says it has plans to open further branches in the near future.
"The expansion to the Halifax area and to the office in Northowram is significant for both James and I personally, as well as being a positive move forward for the company," Bower told local paper The Telegraph and Argus.
James Hamilton added: "This is the first acquisition we have made since establishing the company, representing a major milestone in our expansion programme."
"We have a programme of exciting growth planned for the company with further expansion planned for the future."