Industry veteran Michael Stoop has made a return to Winkworth, the agency he ran throughout the late 80s and early 90s.
The firm’s former Managing Director has been signed up as a consultant to help grow the franchise network, following a quarter of a century spent working on other franchising ventures – namely Legal & General’s Xperience and its subsequent purchaser, Martin & Co (now part of The Property Franchise Group PLC).
Stoop, who’s also Vice Chairman of The Property Ombudsman, began his career at the agency back in 1976 and was the first to open a franchised Winkworth office in 1981. He went on to re-sell the Parsons Green operation to another franchisee in 1988 before taking on the running of the firm.
He currently also holds a number of advisory and mentoring roles at other property companies.
Dominic Agace, CEO at Winkworth: “I’m delighted to welcome Michael back to Winkworth after 25 years. His experience in the industry, and particularly in franchising, is second to none. I have no doubt that he will add great value to our brand and help to drive Winkworth’s expansion into new and exciting areas nationally.”
Michael Stoop: “It’s almost like coming home. I’m thoroughly looking forward to returning to Winkworth after such a long time away and hope to provide real value in helping to promote and expand its franchise proposal. We’re on the look-out for talented, experienced agents with in-depth knowledge of their local market to join our network of franchisees, so I’d like to invite these individuals to get in touch to nd out more.”