Residential letting specialists Linley & Simpson has promoted Lauren Kyle to be the new manager of its Leeds city centre office.
It is a case of back to the future for Lauren, who started her career with the company at the same branch five years ago.
She now returns to the office in Swinegate to lead a team of seven staff, having previously worked in the firm’s training and compliance team and as acting manager of its Wetherby branch.
Her move comes at an exciting time for her new office – it has recently doubled in size after acquiring neighbouring premises formerly occupied by Salt’s delicatessen.
And, as more people turn to the city centre as a place to work and live following the opening of Trinity Leeds shopping centre and the impending launch of the First Direct Arena, the office has also undergone an eye-catching refurbishment.
Lauren, a former Garforth Community College student, said:
“These twin developments have brought a lot of jobs to Leeds – and therefore a lot more people who are wanting to rent.
“They have added further appeal to an already-popular city for Yorkshire’s growing number of renters, raising its profile and cementing its position that many regard as the capital of the North.”
Linley & Simpson director, Will Linley, said:
“Lauren brings a wealth of letting experience and expertise to the role, having worked across the company in a variety of roles and locations in our nine-strong branch network.
“She joins the branch at a particularly busy time, as graduates start to take their first steps on their career ladder and the traditional spike in summertime renting shoots upwards.”
The city centre branch is linked to all offices in the Linley & Simpson network, including Roundhay, Horsforth, Wetherby, Ilkley, Wakefield, Harrogate, Ripon and York.