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Founders of CIELA meet to discuss plans to get all independent agents to own their future

January 19, 2017 | Company News  

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The next meeting will be a full day session to review details of the proposed club articles, proposals, membership offerings and contracts and will be held on Wednesday 22nd February, with a view to complete formal inauguration on Wednesday 1st March.

The names of the Founder Members are:

Donald Collins – Go View London, http://www.goviewlondon.co.uk/
Tom Bloomfield – Bloomfield Grey, http://bloomfieldgrey.co.uk/
Richard à Brassard – Courtenay, www.courtenay.co.uk
Kristjan Byfield – Base Property Specialists www.baseps.co.uk
Nick Goldsworthy/Andy Ferguson – Logic Estates, www.logicestates.co.uk
Peter Wetherell – Wetherell of Mayfair, www.wetherell.co.uk
Jay Chitnis – HJC Estates, www.hjc.co.uk
Perry Power – Power Bespoke, www.powerbespoke.co.uk
Luke Gidney – Let Leeds, www.let-leeds.com
Simon Gresswell – Finlay Brewer, www.finlaybrewer.co.uk

There is a waiting list of 16 further agency owners who have asked to be considered for any un-taken positions which may arise.

The two remaining positions are being held for female founders, and it is the Club’s hope that two women Founder Members apply to join. To apply for a position email club.secretary@ciela.co.uk or complete the registration form on www.ciela.co.uk/register.

The main topic of discussion was the lack of success or total support for any previous organisation previously launched and how to overcome cynicism within the industry, having received much bad press.

The question raised was, with the required initial membership structure of Founder Members, Regional, County and London Borough officers which would total almost 100 club officers, what would be necessary to win the majority support of the approximately 15,000 small independent agency businesses across the country.

“Will independent agents unite swiftly in majority numbers?” was seen as the major question. The Founder outlined his strategy for overcoming this challenge, received unanimous support for the outline idea, and explained that he has a detailed 8 point plan to ensure that every independent agent in the country will want to join from the outset, a plan he will present in detail at the next meeting.

Let Leeds is proud to be part of CIELA. To find out more about our involvement please contact our office on 0113 320 2000.


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