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ESTATE AGENTS LOUGHBOROUGH

Your leading local estate agent that covers Loughborough and surrounding areas. 

We are highly regarded Members of The Guild of Property Professionals and we are able to offer further additional exposure for all our properties to the lucrative London and International investor Markets in our National Property Centre on Park Lane in London's Mayfair.

Another example of Guild Members going that extra mile. This additional marketing exposure highlights our commitment to do all we can to expose your property to the widest marketplace your property will automatically be presented on our touchscreens in the window of our office in London attracting potential viewers 24/7

Alongside our colleagues, we regularly hold Property exhibitions in London providing that extra focus and attention.

As Guild Members, we always go that extra mile to serve you better.

 

THE LOUGHBOROUGH AREA

 

Loughborough is a thriving University and Market Town located in the Charnwood Borough within Leicestershire. It is the second largest settlement in Leicestershire and is well known due to the highly regarded University of Loughborough which is ranked within the top 250 universities worldwide.

In addition to its top University and Loughborough College are a range of highly sort after primary and secondary public schools known collectively as the Loughborough Schools Foundation, formerly known as the Loughborough Endowed Schools which drawn a number of families to the area.

The Market Town hosts an outdoor market in the Market Place every Thursday and Saturday with a monthly farmers' market and regular antique and collectors markets.

There is a superb offering of shopping facilities which include large National High Street chain stores such as Next, T.K.Max, Boots, Primark, New look, Marks and Spencers and Waterstones to name a few and a large array of quaint independent shops. There are two modern shopping centres, The Rushes and The Carillon Court both with large car parking facilities and modern edge of town retail parks to the north and south of the town centre.

The same goes for the eating scene, with a large variation of independent eateries and larger chains to choose from, there is something for everyone’s taste.

Loughborough town is surrounded by an extensive range of highly desirable and picturesque villages, in particular a collection of villages to the south known as ‘The Charnwood Forest’ which are steeped in history and character and have access to some of Leicestershire’s finest countryside beauty spots and walks such as Bradgate Park, Beacon Hill and Swithland reservoir.

The town is well connected to major road networks, with the M1 Junction 23, A46 and A6 all within close proximity. East Midlands Railway is the primary operator providing services on the Midland Main Line south from Loughborough train station to LeicesterBedfordLuton and London St Pancras stations and north to LincolnDerbySheffieldLeeds and York stations. The link to London is twice-hourly and provides a link to Europe via Eurostar. Leicester and Derby stations allow transfers to CrossCountry trains running between the north-east of Scotland and the south-west of England. 

Trains to London St.Pancras take on average 1hr 40 minutes. East Midlands International Airport is also only approximately 8 miles north of the town making it very well connected.

Finally, an interesting fact. In 1841, Loughborough was the destination for the first package tour, organised by Thomas cook from Leicester.Loughborough is a thriving University and Market Town located in the Charnwood Borough within Leicestershire. It is the second largest settlement in Leicestershire and is well known due to the highly regarded University of Loughborough which is ranked within the top 250 universities worldwide.

In addition to its top University and Loughborough College are a range of highly sort after primary and secondary public schools known collectively as the Loughborough Schools Foundation, formerly known as the Loughborough Endowed Schools which drawn a number of families to the area.

 

MORE ABOUT YOUR LOCAL LOUGHBOROUGH ESTATE AGENTS

 

Finally, an interesting fact. In 1841, Loughborough was the destination for the first package tour, organised by Thomas cook from Leicester.

Alastair Benton formed Bentons in the 1970s after acquiring East Midlands Farmers Land Agency where he previously worked.  Initially Alastair focused on Agriculture with a strong client database, buying and selling farms in the Vale of Belvoir as well as auctioning at Melton Mowbray Cattle Market.  It became clear to Alastair that this sector could be significantly enhanced through developing a Regional marketing capability and the Residential Sales operation.

As the business expanded, it weathered the storm of the 1990s recession and with the advent of the internet provided a platform on which to employ an expert to grasp new technological opportunities and develop the current strategy of one prominent cutting edge office becoming a force in agency across the Midlands coupled with a National marketing capability through 1,200 networked offices.

James Warne joined the company in 1996 from the corporate sector to develop this inititive.  James's background prior to joining was pure Residential Estate Agency.  James was able to develop the Residential Sales side of the business bringing us up to date with a well-balanced and structured business, sourcing the best team members to provide unrivalled property services both with Residential Sales, Residential Lettings and Management and Commercial.  He has overseen huge expansion and development of the Bentons brand, which has resulted in Bentons receiving multiple Industry Awards.  

Alastair continues to work within the business, focusing on development sites and Project Management.  One of his largest ongoing developments to date is the Clifton Gateway development site which will provide 3,000 homes and 80 acres of employment land.  Alastair and James have been joined on the board by very capable professional members of staff including Company Secretary, Elizabeth Evans.  Elizabeth joing the Company in 2001, initially starting as an office junior.  Elizabeth has progressed her way through the business as well as providing Alastair and James support in running the Company and now acts as Company Secretary alongside her role as Senior Sales Negotiator.  

Melissa Hopson, a Chartered Valuation Surveyor joined the Company in 2015 to provide professional Sales and Valuation expertise as well as developing the Commercial and Valuation department.  Melissa joined us from another established independent agency where she had worked for over 11 years. 

Richard Harrison joined the Company in 2016 as a Senoir Valuer and has a wealth of property valuation experience.  Prior to joining Bentons, Richard was a Director of a successful estate agency in Loughborough and is an expert in valuations across the Charnwood area. 

Mandy Gunter joined the Company in 2013 as our Residential Sales Manager and oversees sales of over £100 million.  Mandy has worked in Melton Mowbray for other independent agents for over 16 years providing unrivalled knowledge and customer service. 

Darren Moore is the Residential Lettings Manager and joined the Company in 2016 after working as a General Manager for another independent company for over 10 years.  Darren has a great passion for all aspects of lettings and property management.  

The business is structured to take Bentons into the next 25 years plus with confidence as Alastair eventually hands over the reins.  

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