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Seventy Ninth Group continues expansion with three senior hires

Seventy Ninth Group, an international asset management business specialising in the residential and commercial real estate, luxury living, and resources sectors has announced three key hires into newly created roles.

As one of the fastest-growing asset management companies in the UK, Seventy Ninth Group specialises in the acquisition and redevelopment of distressed assets across its core sectors. The family owned and managed business now has a headcount of over 40, an increase of almost 200 per cent compared with a year ago.

The latest trio of appointments represents investment in the management of the business and a commitment to growth both nationally and internationally over the next five years.

Colin Smith has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer. With a track record of working at internationally recognised companies such as Disney, Warner Brothers, and HBO, as well as strategic partnerships with Apple, Amazon and Google, Colin has been brought in to scale-up the marketing operations for the Group, and has responsibility for all digital, brand, media and PR.

Glen Parker joined as Group Operations Manager and has since been promoted to Chief Operations Officer. Glen brings over 20 years’ leadership experience from the military and has significant experience in supply chain and operations within global pharmaceutical companies. Glen manages daily business operations for the company including projects, finance, HR, and compliance. Glen is also briefed to build and maintain company culture and vision.

Vince Topping is Seventy Ninth Group’s new Group Finance Manager. Vince has over 30 years’ experience across audit, tax, financial reporting, and business management. Vince will be responsible for the oversight of all financial planning, implementation and preparation of accounting records, as well as ensuring the provision of detailed and timely reporting to both the board of directors and Ernst & Young and Deloitte, Seventy Ninth Group’s external auditors.

These new appointments represent an important next step for Seventy Ninth Group’s wider growth strategy to increase head office resources with some of the best people in their field. In addition, there have been appointments made across the operations, marketing and investments teams in response to the growing demands of these departments.

Natalie Bellis, Chief Executive Officer at Seventy Ninth Group comments, “We have always embraced an entrepreneurial culture in the business, seeking new opportunities for our investors. Over the last 12 months, this has taken us into new markets and new territories.

“To deliver on these new opportunities, we are expanding our team. Growth has been rapid, but for us it’s not about being the biggest, but bringing together some of the best people in the industry. The result is a combination of new expertise with our own experienced and dedicated team.

“We are – at our roots – a family business and we take great pride in the company we have built. Now, we look forward to the next chapter.”

Dave Webster, Chairman of the Seventy Ninth Group added; “I’m extremely proud of the ongoing growth of the Seventy Ninth Group and I think that these new hires really show our ability to attract some of the best talent out there.

“Furthermore, on a personal level, we’ve not only hired people with substantial ability and experience – which can only help us to achieve our lofty ambitions to become even more of a globally renowned and individual asset management company – but we’ve also made sure that the people we’ve brought in really add to, and resonate with, the core values of honesty, integrity and loyalty.

“I firmly believe that these people will truly help our company’s continued growth and evolution both internally and externally.”

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