Jobs safe says county estate agent after completing acquisition of competitor

Mike Sharman and Steve Quinney.
Mike Sharman and Steve Quinney.
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Sharman Quinney, which has outlets in Peterborough, Stamford and Northamptonshire, has just acquired the 17-year-old Gilbert & Thomas business.

This acquisition sits in a location that perfectly compplements our existing branches.

Mike Sharman, managing director

A spokeswoman said: “It’s very much business as usual and I can confirm no job losses as a result of this acquisition and founder Vaughan Gilbert will remain in charge.”

The new addition of Gilbert & Thomas, which employs 10 people, means that Sharman Quinney’s network now totals 20 branches.

Managing director Mike Sharman said: “We are delighted to welcome such a strong and well respected business such as Gilbert & Thomas into the Sharman Quinney network.

“This acquisition sits in a location that perfectly complements our existing branches, allows us to increase our regional spread plus provides further depth to our current offering.

“We look forward to working with Vaughan and his team.”

Mr Gilbert said: “The acquisition by Sharman Quinney represents an exciting opportunity for myself and the team who will continue to provide the high level of personal service the homeowners of Rutland and the surrounding area have become accustomed to.

“The acquisition will enable us to offer additional services to the people of Rutland who have supported the Gilbert & Thomas brand, helping to make it the success it has been over the last seventeen years and for many years to come.”

Gilbert & Thomas covers the county of Rutland and surrounding areas from its offices in Oakham and Uppingham.

The business will continue to trade under its existing brand.