Work has turned full circle for one Yorkshire estate agency’s new branch manager.
For 15 years after she launched Linley & Simpson’s inaugural office in Wetherby, Emily Wilkinson has returned to the town in the same role.
Emily managed the agency’s branch on Westgate when it first opened its doors in 2005, before taking a short career break seven years later to start a family.
She re-joined Linley & Simpson in 2014 as its first customer services manager, with the added responsibility of spearheading all the company’s activities supporting local charities and grass-roots community projects.
This included coordinating an array of fund-raising and volunteering activities in aid of its chosen charity, Martin House Children’s Hospice, which has benefitted from over £70,000 in recent years.
Now she has gone back to the future after being appointed the new manager of its Wetherby branch – one of 19 offices across North and West Yorkshire and the Humber that it operates.
On the back of increased demand, the branch relocated four years ago from its original office to bigger and more central premises in the Horsefair Centre.
Here, Emily manages a team of five and a growing portfolio of homes for rent and sale across Wetherby and its surrounding villages, including Boston Spa, Bramham, Clifford, Collingham Linton, Spofforth and Tockwith.
“The new role is very much home from home for me and, living close by, it’s great to be working back in an area I know so well – seeing many familiar client faces, and retaining links with Martin House,” she said.
“It’s also an exciting and busy time to return – not only did our branch strike gold as the town’s best letting agent in the recent British Property Awards, but the start of 2020 has triggered an upsurge in people looking to rent or buy homes in our area.”