Namechanges but staff remain
BAIRSTOW Eves franchisees in Yorkshire want to make it clear that it is business as usual after a York-based property group bought the franchiser’s rights for BE from Countrywide.
“The businesses are still privately-owned and operated by individuals such as myself,” says Andrew Procter, of Bairstow Eves, Skipton.
The name and branding will change to Hunters but the owners and teams in each office will remain the same.
“Clients have telephoned me asking where I am going to go, and I know other franchisees have had the same problem,” says Andrew, “In fact, nothing will change with regards to the running and staffing of the businesses.”