A residential property expert has returned to her South Yorkshire heartland to head up Linley & Simpson’s new Sheffield branch.
The move for Penistone-born Kelly Boot comes after the regional sales and lettings specialist recently acquired two long-established independent city letting agents – Lewis Wadsworth and Sheffield Residential.
Kelly, who will be based with her team of seven in the former city centre offices of Lewis Wadsworth in Queen Street, began her career in the property sector as an administrator with a Wath-upon-Dearne lettings agent.
After becoming its manager and leading a small team, she moved to a bigger firm, first as a sales negotiator then progressing to lettings manager.
Her previous role before joining Linley & Simpson was as an executive branch manager with a national estate agent chain in Leeds city centre, where she managed a team of nine and looked after large portfolio landlords and investors.
Kelly said: “Whilst it may only have been two years since I last worked in South Yorkshire, it’s great to be back, and even better to be heading up Linley & Simpson’s Sheffield branch.
“The recent acquisitions saw us establishing a firm foothold within the city, and this brought with it a combined portfolio of 750 plus properties to manage.
“When it comes to managing properties, Linley & Simpson is recognised as a market leader, and a name that is trusted by thousands of property owners and tenants alike.”
Kelly added: “Thanks to significant amounts of inward investment, Sheffield has been transformed. It has great road and rail networks and is surrounded by fantastic countryside, all of which makes it a highly desirable place to live.
“The South Yorkshire property market is incredibly strong at the moment and there is a real boom in lettings, which we are confident will continue for the foreseeable future.”
Nick Simpson, Linley & Simpson co-founder and its CEO, said: “We are delighted to have someone of Kelly’s experience joining us in our new South Yorkshire venture.
“Kelly knows the residential property business inside out and is used to leading and motiving a team. Moving into South Yorkshire is the final piece in our ‘Yorkshire jigsaw’, as we now have branches in all four Yorkshire regions.”
Linley & Simpson has 22 branches located across North, South, East and West Yorkshire, and The Humber.