Congratulations to all six team members who have recently been promoted!
Donna Searle and Dan Elven have both been promoted to Associates. Vicki Bradley has been promoted to Sales Manager, and both Rachel Parker and Laura Fletcher have been promoted to Senior Sales Negotiators. Congratulations also to Lily Wilkins, who has been promoted to Sales Negotiator.
Donna joined the Burley in Wharfedale office of Dacres in 2016, having worked at two other estate agents, helping the area director to successfully increase the office’s market share, before moving across to the Ilkley head office. Donna now supports the management board and has spearheaded several strategic business projects including the firm’s carbon reduction programme and our latest new office opening in York.
Donna said: “I absolutely love it at Dacres. The teamwork, the ethos and the opportunities for a varied and interesting career are all key reasons for staying with the business for so long. I have been able to implement some challenging, yet exciting projects, helping to bring about positive and sustainable change.”
Dan joined the Bingley office of Dacres in 2017 as Branch Manager, having worked in the property industry for 10 years prior. He has been instrumental in developing Bingley into one of the best performing offices in the company’s 20 branch network, as well as significantly growing its market share. Leading a team of five, Dan knows the market well and understands what buyers are looking for.
Vicki joined Dacres in Ilkley five years ago in the customer services team having spent a year travelling in Australia. She progressed to Sales Negotiator and really enjoys this side of the business. Vicki said: “I get real job satisfaction from helping people with such a big part of their lives. I love building relationships with our clients and making sure the sales process goes as smoothly as possible!”
Lily joined Dacres in Keighley just over a year ago, making a move from a law firm. She said: “I’m one of those people who is always on Rightmove anyway, so a career change into property made sense! I find the buying and selling of property so interesting, and I love building relationships with clients. Being able to do viewings now is great and I especially like helping older clients with the sales process, as it is a really big life event for them, so I always make time to sit and chat things through over a nice cup of tea!”
Rachel joined Dacres in Ilkley in November 2019. She said: “I love the fact that every day is different, I enjoy meeting people from all walks of life and finding people their perfect home.”
Laura joined Dacres in 2020. She said: “I really enjoy the broad range of properties and clients we deal with. I have been involved with the sale of so many beautiful homes, it’s a real privilege to be part of the sales process.”
Patrick McCutcheon said: “Well done to all six talented property professionals. They each have great strengths that help our clients and the rest of the team to have a great experience of Dacres.”