Countrywide plc appoints new Managing Director for Hamptons International
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Countrywide plc is delighted to announce that it has appointed Nick Hughes as Managing Director for Hamptons International, effective from Tuesday 3rd May 2016.

Nick brings with him a wealth of experience from across the leisure, hospitality and banking sectors. His career to date includes various senior appointments at Barclays, Kuoni and American Express where he has managed a number of sales channels under retail, direct and web sales disciplines. Nick has a strong track record for overseeing business growth, with a key focus having been placed upon customer experience. His passion for ensuring the best possible customer journey remains very much in keeping with Countrywide’s strategy which is focused on customers, people and portfolio and Hamptons International’s visions and values.

Nick will also join the London Leadership Team led by Graham Bell, Managing Director for London at Countrywide plc. The London leadership team has a clear mandate as part of delivering the Group’s strategy to lead, manage and direct the growth of the London brands including Hamptons International’s existing network of 87 branches in London and the South of the UK.

Commenting on the appointment, Graham Bell, Managing Director for London at Countrywide plc said: “The appointment of Nick Hughes as Managing Director for Hamptons International heralds an exciting new chapter for the company.  Nick’s career background in various customer focussed industries has resulted in strong experience and knowledge in this field which will no doubt be put to good use at Hamptons International.  I very much look forward to welcoming him to the Countrywide Group and the London Leadership Team.

Nick Hughes added; “I’m thrilled to be joining Hamptons International – a great business with a strong reputation which I’ve long admired. I have always been extremely interested in the property market and see this role as the perfect opportunity to contribute my experience of the affluent consumer market which I’ve gained through my time at American Express, Kuoni and latterly Barclays Premier. I’m very much looking forward to getting started and to meeting new colleagues at Hamptons International and across the wider Countrywide Group.”

Contacts

For further information on Hamptons International please contact:

Claire Basing Lawson
PR Manager, Hamptons International
T: 020 7758 8405/ 07894 810 532
E: basinglawsonc@hamptons-int.com

Caroline Somers
Head of Communications, Countrywide plc
T: 0772 143 9043   
E: caroline.somers@countrywide.co.uk

About Hamptons International

Hamptons International is a leading residential estate agent and property services organisation, operating in London and the South of the UK.  With more than 140 years of experience in the property market and a commitment to industry innovation and exceptional levels of customer service, Hamptons International today offers a wealth of award-winning services including UK and international Sales, Lettings, Property Management, Corporate Services, Residential Development, Development Land, Valuation and Property Finance.

With headquarters in London’s Fitzrovia, Hamptons International has an international network of more than 87 offices and is a subsidiary of Countrywide, the UK’s largest estate agency and property services group.

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