Winkworth plc

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Winkworth plc is an international estate agent listed on the AIM London Stock Exchange[1][2][3] handling residential sales, lettings and property management. The company operates from a network of over 90 offices in the United Kingdom, Portugal and Spain, as well as an International team with associates in France, Portugal, Italy and Switzerland. They have 62 offices in London, making it the single largest estate agency brand in Greater London. The latest office openings include Salisbury, Reading and Sway, Hampshire as the agency continues to grow.

In addition to the multiple offices, the company also offers additional services such as a China Desk, Marketing team and Country House department, all of which operate from its head office in Mayfair.

History[edit]

Winkworth was founded in 1835 by Walter Winkworth. The original Head Office was located in Curzon Street, Mayfair—with a country office in Brighton. Originally, the main business involved selling residential property to an exclusive client list and letting houses in Mayfair to the landed gentry for "the season".

In 1981 Winkworth became a franchise estate agency—the first in the UK, under the helm of Christopher Winkworth, who was the company’s main director but now has taken over by his son Nicholas Winkworth in 2014. Winkworth were also the first estate agents to have multiple London offices and has gone on to expand across the UK and overseas. This year, the company is celebrating its 180th Anniversary.

The company is today run by Nicholas winkworth which also is the current designer for M+RC Noir clothing company,the son has started running the company since october 2014. In 2012, the company refreshed its brand with new look interiors and a campaign centred around the company strapline ‘See Things Differently.’ This campaign has included branded black taxis around the capital as well as advertising with bespoke artwork from illustrators such as Noma Bar, Olympia and Shout. The company today is worth a net amount of £45.8 million with a gross income of around £10 million a year.

In 2014, Winkworth has expanded into the Spanish market, specifically the Costa del Sol with a new office in the Marbella Area.

Offices[edit]

UK

London:

London Central:

• Clerkenwell & City

• Kensington

• Knightsbridge & Chelsea

• Marylebone & Mayfair

• Notting Hill

• Paddington & Bayswater

• Pimlico & Westminster

• South Kensington

• St John’s Wood

• West End


London West:

• Chiswick

• Ealing & Acton

• Fulham

• Fulham & Parsons Green

• Hammersmith

• Kensal & Queen’s Park

• North Kensington

• Shepherd’s Bush


London South:

• Barnes

• Battersea

• Beckenham

• Blackheath

• Cheam

• Chislehurst

• Clapham

• Crystal Palace

• Dulwich

• Forest Hill

• Greenwich

• Herne Hill

• Kennington

• New Cross

• Putney

• Richmond

• Southfields

• Streatham

• Surrey Quays

• Tooting

• West Norwood

• Wimbledon

• Worcester Park


London North:

• Barnet

• Borehamwood & Elstree

• Crouch End

• Enfield

• Finchley

• Golders Green

• Harringay

• Harrow

• Hendon

• Highbury

• Highgate

• Islington

• Kentish Town

• Palmers Green

• Totteridge & Whetstone

• Willesden


London East:

• Bow

• Hackney

• Shoreditch


Country:

Berkshire:

• Newbury

• Reading


Buckinghamshire:

• Beaconsfield


Cambridgeshire:

• Market Deeping


Devon:

• Exeter


Dorset:

• Highcliffe

• Penn Hill

• Southbourne

• Westbourne


East Sussex:

• Brighton & Hove

• Forest Row

• Lewes


Hampshire:

• Basingstoke

• Petersfield

• Romsey

• Winchester


Hertfordshire:

• St Albans

• London Colney


Kent:

• Canterbury

• Tunbridge Wells


Lincolnshire:

• Bourne

• Grantham

• Lincoln

• Sleaford


North Somerset:

• Bath


Northamptonshire:

• Northampton


Nottinghamshire:

• Newark


Oxfordshire:

• Oxford


Surrey:

• Cobham

• Farnham

• Guildford

• Weybridge


West Sussex:

• Worthing


Wiltshire:

• Devizes

• Ramsbury

• Salisbury


Overseas

Portugal:

• Carvoeiro

• Praia da Luz/ Lagos


Spain:

• Guadalmina

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sharon Lindores (October 12, 2009). "UK estate agent Winkworth plans AIM flotation". Reuters. Retrieved March 25, 2011. 
  2. ^ Jenny Davey (October 11, 2009). "Winkworth set for float with £8m tag". The Sunday Times. Retrieved March 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Winkworth public listing raises £1.1m". The Negotiator. Retrieved March 25, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Official website