Thursday 28 April 2016

Countrywide acquires The Letting Bureau in Colne

Countrywide Plc, the UK’s largest property services group, has increased its regional footprint in Colne, Lancashire by acquiring ‘The Letting Bureau’ lettings agency.

The Letting Bureau operates out of a single branch at 3 Primet Hill in Colne, managing and letting properties throughout the East Lancashire area including Burnley, Colne, Trawden, Barnoldswick, Padiham, Whalley, Haslingden, Helmshore and Bacup. The company prides itself in providing a highly professional and friendly service to both landlords and tenants and currently manages over 200 properties.

The Letting Bureau will rebrand as Entwistle Green from 9 May 2016 and all its employees will continue to work in their current roles while benefiting from Countrywide’s shared marketing and IT services, national scale and unrivalled property market insight.

Bruce Evans, Commercial Director for Countrywide, said:

“The Letting Bureau is a perfect fit for Countrywide and will add real value to the Entwistle Green brand. It has built a solid reputation in the local area and its focus on delivering a high quality, reliable, honest and professional service will ensure that it continues to flourish with the support of a larger Group that shares its values. This acquisition is another illustration of our retail division strategy to expand our regional footprint and stand out as a responsible key player in the property industry.

“As the UK’s largest property services group, we are dedicated to bringing people and property together and make sure all of our customers are united with their dream home.  We do this by developing a deep understanding of our customers and their needs, which is supported by our integrated group structure.”

Countrywide is very interested in talking to professional agents with single or multi-branch businesses almost anywhere in the UK. If you have any enquiries relating to acquisitions or wish to find out more please get in touch at