Chestertons promotes Guy Gittins to MD as group CEO steps down

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Chestertons promotes Guy Gittins to MD as group CEO steps down previous nextAgencies & PeopleChestertons promotes Guy Gittins to MD as group CEO steps downRising star Gittins gets to run the UK operation just seven years after joining, it has been revealed today.Nigel Lewis27th June 201802,755 Views Upmarket agency Chestertons has revealed a reshuffle at the top after Group CEO Allan Collins stepped down today, 15 months after his appointment, while former Head of Residential Sales Guy Gittins has been promoted to become the UK’s Managing Director.Collins is to become Group Deputy Chairman after being appointed CEO in March last year, replacing Robert Bartlett, following five years spent as Group Chief Financial Officer, and prior to that stints at Savills and cruise firm P&O.One of his last decisions was to return Chestertons’ 32 branches to Zoopla after a three year hiatus during which it listed only with OTM and Rightmove.Guy’s rapid riseGuy Gittins is one of the property industry’s high fliers and his promotion to the top job in the UK after seven years at Chestertons is not a surprise to many who know him.Gittins made his name both within the industry and beyond after working for Savills on the successful launch of the world famous Candy & Candy development One Hyde Park from 2010 onwards, before joining Chestertons in 2012.Before that he worked for cigar-chomping hotelier and developer Peter de Savary.“During the seven years I have worked for Chestertons I have seen it change, develop and improve continuously and I am determined to accelerate this to help the company become more successful,” says Guy (pictured, left in top image).“The outlook for the second half of the year is positive and I am looking forward to working closely with all departments to find new ways we can create value and help each other improve, whether it is through training, technology, support, or process.” guy gittins Allan Collins Savills Chestertons Zoopla June 27, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more