The splendidly named East Midlands lettings agency Monkey vs Owl - known as MOVO - has opened a second office.
Its first, launched in Derby three years ago, will now be joined by a new Loughborough branch.
It will be run by Amelia Federici, originally from Derbyshire but with recent experience working in Dubai.
“Monkey vs Owl has brought a fresh approach to the industry – developing a digital platform that takes the pain out of residential lettings for both the landlords and tenants and showcases the best of local businesses, venues and attractions” she says.
Managing director Chris Monk adds: “Our target markets are students, graduates and young professionals who are drawn here due to the high calibre education and career opportunities here and we already have a number of high quality multi-occupancy properties in this area which are ideal for these prospective tenants.
“As well as building our relationships with landlords and expanding the property portfolio in the Loughborough area, we are forging ahead with further expansion plans in other key towns and cities in the Midlands.”
The company currently has around 600 rooms in properties and homes with multiple occupancy in the Derby area.
And what’s behind that name? The company says: “There is a duality to life with the constant battle between two key behavioural motivators – the ‘cheeky monkey’ and the ‘wise owl’. They illustrate the balancing act needed to make the most of all life has to offer with time for work and for play.”