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Tuesday, 23 April 2019
A NEW managing director has been appointed at estate agent Davis Tate.
Matthew Bates takes over following the decision by the business’s founders, Matthew Davis and David Tate, to step down after 25 years at the helm.
Both will continue to play an active role in the business, which has 13 offices in South Oxfordshire and Berkshire, including Henley, Goring, Sonning Common, Twyford and Wallingford, and employs 80 staff. Mr Bates, who grew up in Reading and still lives in the area, has spent 23 years in the property industry, working in the lettings and residential sales markets.
He has worked for David Tate for the last 12 years, most recently as lettings director.
Mr Bates said: “I am obviously delighted to have been promoted to this new position and look forward to building on the success of my predecessors.
“ Matthew and David have undoubtedly ensured that Davis Tate is now positioned as one of the most successful agencies in the region. This is a great opportunity for me to work with existing local teams and to ensure that we can continue to successfully support more and more local customers with our award-winning service.”
The agency was established in Goring in 1991 by Mr Tate, who now lives nearby, and Mr Davis, who lives in Peppard.
Last year, Davis Tate won the Sunday Times’s estate agency of the year award for the South-East.
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