Our Very Own Property Cycle
Thornley Groves, the leading Manchester based estate agent, has introduced a fleet of bikes for employees to use when getting about the city centre for appointments.
The branded bicycles, brought in to help reduce the company’s carbon footprint as well as saving precious time and money in a challenging market, will be available for staff at three city centre branches from this week.
Managing Director, Michael Groves, said: “The idea behind the bikes is to encourage the fun, energetic and ‘can do’ culture we have in our company as well as saving a little time and money. In today’s market, all businesses are cutting back and I think this is a unique way of doing it whilst enhancing our service.”
Thornley Groves let 1,508 homes in 2008 and conducted over 15,000 viewings with prospective buyers and tenants throughout the year. Groves added: “We are open 7 days a week and until 8pm on weekdays so traffic and parking issues add considerably to the time it takes to conduct viewings. The ‘Property Cycles’, as we’ve called them, will improve our efficiency at the same time as reducing our impact on the environment”.
“In Manchester, the volume of property sales we’ve agreed is already 15% higher than the same period last year, reflecting vendors’ more realistic expectations and affordable mortgage rates. In addition, our rentals business is up 18% as city living continues to become more popular.”
The Thornley Groves Property Cycles have joined an existing fleet of branded low emission VW Polo’s so employees can choose their method of transport depending on the weather.
Thornley Groves Estate Agents has branches in Hale, Altrincham and Sale in addition to its three city centre offices in The Northern Quarter, Southern Gateway and Salford. All branches handle residential sales and lettings as well as managing private rented property for over 1000 landlords.