" It is a major step forward for us to have a dedicated presence in Bingley for the first time"
Will Linley - CEO, Linley Simpson
AN independent Yorkshire letting agency has launched a new office in the heart of Bingley to expand its services throughout the Aire Valley.
Linley & Simpson has opened its doors on the town’s Main Street after striking acquisition deals with fellow independent agencies Inghams and Henleys Property Group.
It has acquired the lettings book of Inghams, which specialised in property management across the Aire Valley and Bronte country.
The name of Inghams, which dates back to 1925, will continue as it will now be focusing on providing block management services to blocks of flats and apartments from its current base on Market Street.
Meanwhile, the agreement clinched with Henleys has resulted in Linley & Simpson acquiring its operations in both lettings and residential sales across a similar geographical footprint.
Will Linley, Chief Executive of Linley & Simpson, said: “We are thrilled to extend our letting and sales expertise into this thriving community, and look forward to helping more and more people move home.
“Although we have a track record for letting and selling homes in this area through our sister offices in Saltaire, Skipton and Ilkley, it is a major step forward for us to have a dedicated presence in Bingley for the first time.
“It is another bullseye location that’s a perfect geographical fit, as it enables us to expand our services and offer unrivalled top-to-tail coverage of this increasingly-popular stretch of the Aire Valley.
“With its improved transport links to business hubs of Leeds and Bradford, researchers have pinpointed Bingley as one of the fastest-growing commuter hotspots in the UK – another key reasons for us to launch here.”
“We are delighted to inherit staff from both Inghams and Henleys to our team – their insight and knowledge of the area adds an important dimension, and will ensure a smooth and seamless transfer for clients.”
This double strike of acquisitions has resulted in almost 400 homes transferring into Linley & Simpson’s rental portfolio across Yorkshire and the Humber.
Founded by Will Linley and Nick Simpson in 1997 with just two branches and a handful of staff, the duo’s home-grown Yorkshire success story now employs a team of over 250 people.
The new Linley & Simpson branch – its 19th in Yorkshire and the Humber - has launched in the former offices of Henleys at 51-53 Main Street, Bingley, and it can be reached by visiting www.linleyandsimpson.co.uk