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ROOMS® opens in Maidenhead

ROOMS® was launched February 2013 with a vision that challenged the traditional letting agency model ROOMS®  is now growing the network across the UK and  has been inundated with enquiries and now has the opportunity to establish its brand countrywide.

We are delighted to announce ROOMS® opening in Maidenhead, a thriving and growing town. This announcement is significant and we are excited to welcome Mekonen Peirce who has been appointed as Managing Director, ROOMS®, Maidenhead.Mekonen comments:

Mekonen comments:

“I am delighted to be launching ROOMS® Maidenhead. Whilst living and working abroad in Hong Kong I was often frustrated with managing my own property portfolio from afar. Even with great estate agents in place costs always mounted up. There had to be a better way for Landlords. Perusing a solution led me to meet Iain and I instantly saw the value of ROOMS® to both Landlords and tenants.

Talking to Iain English and Gary Winter it was clear that we shared the same vision, the same aspirations and the same goals it immediately made sense to look at working together. I also look forward to adding my international experience to the talented group of ROOMS® business owners headed by Iain”

The founder of ROOMS®, Iain English, comments:

“I’m immensely proud and excited as we embark on this new chapter of the ROOMS® journey with the opportunity to grow and develop our brand throughout the UK. Our clients and partners will find us committed to a truly different experience and uncompromising standards. The core values of our business are perfectly suited to the Landlords and Tenants wishing the Room Share sector and I look forward to working with Mekonen to grow our brand in Maidenhead and South West London”

Serial Entrepreneur and industry observer David Johnstone has commented:

“I am proud to have, in a small way, helped the guys behind ROOMS®. I have, throughout my career, invested in people with passion and energy, and the team which Iain has assembled are amongst the most talented in the industry. The industry needs to change with the times, and ROOMS® offers a proposition which focuses on excellent service and use of technology. Above all, they offer an honest, open and straight talking approach.”

By Gary Winter

gary.winter@rooms.life

My love affair with the property and financial services industry started when I left university knowing only that I wanted to run my own business but as yet not knowing what business. It was the early 80’s and with property booming it seemed the logical step to be part of the Mortgage and Property success story.

My first flirtation with franchising was in 1989 when I developed a network of mortgage brokers supporting Estate Agents throughout the UK between 1988 and 1992. This just so happened to also be my first time in starting and running my own business.

Fast forward 20 years, having run successful Financial Services, Property Investment and Estate Agency businesses, developed the largest buy-to-let mortgage franchise in the UK , being hit by the credit crunch, I became Sales Director of one the largest lettings agent franchises.

During my years at this lettings franchise I re-engineered the business to become a full estate agency, implementing the required state of the art I.T. and digital marketing system making it ready for listing. With more that 185 offices and £40 million turnover it listed early 2014.

Now I’ve turned my attention to developing franchise networks with companies that due to their innovative models are fast growing and highly profitable. A recipe for success for all people that join them as franchise owners.