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Husband and wife triple their lettings business overnight

Husband-and-wife team John and Shirley Ounsworth have completed on the acquisition of Osprey Lettings.

The couple - who run a Northwood franchise already - gave tripled the size of their business overnight.

Northwood managing director Phil Gee says: “John and Shirley first took on Northwood Beverley & Hull during lockdown …  Selling their existing business and doing something new by becoming Northwood franchisees and taking on a resale during lockdown was a brave step, but they are an incredibly efficient and professional couple, who I know will do very well. I wish them every success for the future.”


John Ounsworth says: “We became Northwood franchisees in 2020 … The acquisition of Osprey Lettings is great news … The response from landlords has been very positive, and everything has now been rebranded to Northwood. We have brought across two team members, which has grown the size of our team and given us more flexibility.

“As well as growth by acquisition we are also looking to grow organically. Boards breed boards, and we hope that a planned rebranding will also help to raise our profile in the local area … We are very focused on the level of services that we deliver to tenants, landlords and vendors, as we like to give a really high-quality service to everyone.”


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