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Auction house Pugh makes senior hire with new associate director

Residential valuations specialist Chris Jackson has joined property auctioneer Pugh as associate director and will be based in the firm’s Leeds office.

With a decade’s experience in the Yorkshire property auctions market, Chris will take on a lead role in growing the auction business in the region.

Pugh managing director Paul Thompson said: “We are really pleased to welcome Chris on board and his appointment is a great strategic hire for us in Yorkshire.

“We are seeing growing demand for auction services in Yorkshire as rising interest rates cool the market and increasing numbers of homebuyers and sellers look to auctions for a secure sale. Chris brings a wealth of experience as well as a great network of contacts across the region.”

Part of the Eddisons property group, Pugh, which is based in the North West, last month joined forces with Sheffield auction house Mark Jenkinson. The two firms have now combined their online monthly property listings, which are both part of the Eddisons group, to create one of the north’s largest property auctions. Between them the two firms sold commercial, residential and land assets worth over £94m at auction in the last year.

Chris Jackson said: “This is an exciting time to be joining Pugh, which is a dominant force in the northern auctions market and has a well-earned reputation for customer service matched with strategic market insight and impressive geographic reach. I am looking forward to bringing my experience of the Yorkshire market to expand Pugh’s customer base in the region still further.”

This month’s Pugh and Mark Jenkinson auction currently features over 50 properties, with new lots added daily, and will be held on 19 July.

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