Independence day for residential estate agency

Directors of the Harrogate-based residential estate agency for Knight Frank have moved to independent ownership this month, a change that will see the launch of ‘North Residential’, the new identity for the agency.

North Residential is designed to reflect its locational expertise in helping home buyers and sellers in the area and lend capacity to expand into neighbouring towns and cities in the near future.

After 15 years of occupation in Harrogate, business leaders Harlan Pollitt and Daniel Rigg have secured independent ownership of the business with a more autonomous mission to evolve and drive market share.

The team, which is made up of those from the existing Harrogate office will continue to be located on Albert Street, with the office currently undergoing refurbishment.

Emma Kingham has been promoted to director, Harriet Cheshire has also become a director and Fiona Lippell, who has been with the business for over 15 years, remains office manager.

While North Residential is becoming independent, the two agencies will maintain an amicable working relationship and continue to collaborate as necessary.

Pollitt said: “We are excited to take this important step for the business which has established a strong reputation for its personalised service and proactive marketing approach.

“While retaining our position as the leading estate agent in Harrogate, we have plans to invest considerably to expand into more regions over the next few years.

“We are thrilled that our existing, highly valued team, that have become known and respected within the local community over many years, will each have an incentive in helping to make it even more successful.”