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Success leads to new jobs drive

Original article in The Northern Echo Weekend Homes

Nick & Gordon Carver Residential is recruiting up to nine new members of staff following a buoyant 2013 in which the company sold more than £120m worth of residential property, a 34 per cent increase on the previous year.

Defying a modest upturn in the housing market in the North-East, Nick and Gordon Carver Residential not only increased property sales but also arranged £35m in mortgages, an increase of 40 per cent on the previous year.

As a result of the upturn in business, Carver Residential - which has offices in Darlington, Newton Aycliffe, Richmond and Northallerton - has created vacancies for a mortgage advisor, a residential valuer in Darlington, four sales negotiators, two staff to accompany potential buyers on viewings and a PA to the directors.

 "We have experienced a terrific upturn in business over the past 12 months and need to increase our staffing to ensure we continue to provide the best service possible to our clients" said director Gordon Carver.

 "We appear to be bucking the trend with a significant increase in residential sales, and it is our intention to capitalise on this by investing in our people, premises and services.

"In addition to the jobs being created, we will be refurbishing two of our offices this year and making some improvements to our website. Our investment programme is designed to provide an unrivalled and outstanding service to sellers and buyers throughout all of our local branches"

 During 2013, 5,900 people registered an interest in buying residential property with the company, which arranged 10,250 viewings.  The growth in residential sales was greatest in Darlington, where there was a 45 per cent increase on 2012 sales, with Newton Aycliffe at 25 per cent and Richmond and Northallerton both at 22 per cent.

 "We have retained a nationally recognised professional trainer to ensure all our staff are equipped with the skills and knowledge they require, and we are keen to start the recruitment process and attract the right people to work for us" added Gordon.

As of March 2014 the Carver Group has recruited a number of new employees, who we will be introducing in our next issue!  Anyone interested in working for the Carver Group or applying for the positions that are being created should e-mail sales manager David Buckle at davidb@carvergroup.co.uk or write to the head office at 18 St Cuthbert's Way, Darlington, DL1 1GB