Josh Rayner | December 4, 2017
Rayner Personnel Expands into South West. Ex Countrywide director snaps up newest franchise.

Specialist property recruiter Rayner Personnel has added another seasoned professional to its fast-growing network with the award of its south-west franchise to Chris March. Chris, who joins from Chestertons, brings three decades of experience in the property industry during which he has managed businesses from Exeter to Glasgow.

Chris set up his own successful multi-office estate agency, March & Co, running it for almost 15 years before selling to Countrywide. He became a main board director of Countrywide Residential Lettings where he spent a decade helping to grow its leasehold business into one of the UK’s leading managing agents.

Chris subsequently had a spell as property director at Allsop Residential Investment Management, where he was responsible for a national portfolio of institutionally-owned properties and was heavily involved in the PRS sector. Prior to that, Chris was CEO of Braemar Estates, where he specialised in the management of iconic residential buildings.

Commenting on the move into recruitment, Chris March said, “I am looking forward to using the experience I’ve gained over the years to help companies recruit the right people. Businesses are only as good as the people who work in them and, hopefully, some of the lessons that I have learnt over the years can benefit others in helping them make good decisions with key hires.”

He adds, “One of the things that I have always enjoyed is watching team members develop their careers and certainly I am well-placed to provide sound career advice for individuals looking for their next move.”

Joshua Rayner, managing director of Rayner Personnel, remarked, “It is fantastic news for our clients that we have been able to add yet another senior individual to the team with Chris’ experience and industry contacts. Chris’ appointment will strengthen our offering and add expertise in the block management and PRS sector.”

Initially based at Rayner Personnel’s head office, Chris March will open a new regional office shortly to cover his franchise area. He will also assist colleagues with recruitment nationally in his particular areas of specialism and help to develop Rayner Personnel’s block management and PRS offerings.