Merger with B Connections to expand the Marwood Group

Midlands Estate Agency Marwood Group, part of the John Shepherd Lettings Group, is pleased to announce the completion of a merger with B Connections, a property consultancy firm, based in Church Street, Stourbridge, West Midlands.

From 1st September 2013 B Connections, will be known as Marwood Surveyors and will form a stand alone subsidiary of the Marwood Group, which includes: Marwood Homes, Marwood Lettings, and Marwood Commercial.

B Connections was established by Sophie Bullock in 2008.  Sophie is a local RICS property surveyor, educated at King Edwards Sixth Form in Lower High Street, & later at Birmingham City University.  B Connections specialises in residential homebuyer surveys, building surveys, RICS red book valuations, property sourcing and commercial property services.

The merger with B Connections will see Sophie Bullock, Richard Crathorne and Gary Black become Managing Partners.

Sophie Bullock, Director of B Connections comments, “The merger between us and Marwood is in line with our firm’s strategy to continue expanding throughout the region and further strengthen our established property business to a wider client base.  When I set up B Connections, the property market was on its knees.  People had lost confidence not only in the ‘market’, but in the advice property professionals were giving them.  Communication was poor, transactions were few & far between and people didn’t know what to do for the best.  My aim was to create a one-stop shop for professional, private client property services.  Every survey or valuation would be bespoke to the client’s needs.  Communication would be our focus with continual contact throughout the process, whether that be for an individual buying their first home, or for an experienced property developer looking for advice relative to the disposal of assets within their portfolio.

This is how we arrived at our strapline of “we are passionate about property.  We strive to exceed your expectations.”  The testimonials I received from our clients throughout the growth of B Connections confirms that going the extra mile for your client is worth it.

Merging with Marwood, who share the same values with regards to customer service and passion for property, made it an obvious choice!  We are excited to come together at a time when we see growth, increased confidence and more activity in the property market.  We will continue to offer the same level of service across our joint client base.”

Having been established for 22 years the newly rebranded Marwood Group is one of the most experienced independent estate agencies in the Midlands with offices in Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham City Centre, Stourbridge and Cannock.

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