The independent Harpenden-based Home County Sales & Lettings has just been acquired by Ashtons, the company’s third acquisition in just 15 months.
This deal sees HCSL join the Ashtons Group, currently operating with 120 staff in six commuter locations outside of the M25.
Karl Judd, managing director of Ashtons, says: “We are delighted to introduce the Home County Sales & Lettings business to our ever-expanding network. The business is perfectly aligned with our own values, focused on providing exceptional service levels.”
And Liz Sibley, director of Home County Sales & Lettings, adds: “I would like to thank all our loyal customers who have supported me on my journey with HCSL. It is a day of rather mixed emotions for me, after 10 years at the helm whilst I am sad to be saying goodbye to our loyal clients, I am confident that I am leaving HCSL in very safe hands with Ashtons and they will continue to provide a first-class service.”
The HCSL business will now be based at Ashtons’ office in Harpenden.
This is Ashtons’ third acquisition in little more than a year following Aitchisons Residential in St Albans and Berkhamsted, and Putterills Land and Development Ltd in Hitchin.
Ashtons started as a single-office agency in St Albans in 1980 and expanded into lettings for the first time in 2000.