New appointments at Petty

Local estate agent Petty has appointed two new property mangers in its lettings division, Rachel Wilson and Sam Smith.

Simon Westwell, lettings director at Petty’s, said: “As the area's only Relocation Network Agents we more than most understand the importance of getting the right staff with good local knowledge and experience. Demand in our area within the residential lettings sector means we always have to stay ahead of the game and ensure we have the right staff to service that demand.”

Rachel, who was previously at The Dwelling Place in Padiham, said: “I love working in property and I like how varied it is. No two days are the same and whilst this can sometimes be a challenge I thrive on it. I really enjoy speaking to landlords and tenants and being able to assist them.

“I’m passionate about what I do and about this area and I want to make sure the customer receives the best possible service. Customers are front and central to what Petty does and I’m really looking forward to working here.”

Sam, who is originally from the area has recently relocated back here after studying and working in Leeds and London, said: “Home is where the heart is and I wanted to move back to the area and progress my career.

"Petty’s are so well known and well established in Burnley and Pendle it was a great opportunity for me. In my previous roles I was dealing mainly with corporate clients, which was a bit impersonal at times. I’m more hands here at Petty’s and I much prefer dealing one to one with tenants and landlords”

Simon added: “We’re extremely lucky and pleased to have Rachel and Sam with us. They both have a vast amount of knowledge and experience, and their enthusiasm to get things done is a definite plus. I’m sure they will both be a great asset to the company.”