One of the UK’s fastest growing premium estate agency brands, Fine & Country has its sights set on further expansion within the UK and abroad, promoting Daniel Harrington as the new Managing Director of Global Growth.
Harrington joined Fine & Country over seven years ago and has been a driving force behind the brand’s expansion within the UK ever since. He started with the brand as a Regional Business Development Manager (BDM) in 2015, three years later moving up to National BDM, before shifting his focus onto London and International growth and then being appointed as Head of Growth. He now steps into the role as Managing Director – Global Growth, working alongside Nicky Stevenson, MD of Fine & Country UK.
Many of the licensees who are currently in the network were introduced to the brand by Harrington over the past seven years. “I have had the opportunity to be a part of the brand’s rapid expansion within the UK, however, I now want to use my expertise and knowledge to replicate that success within other regions over the world. Fine & Country already has an international presence with agents across several European countries, as well as regions such as Thailand, Australia, and South Africa. Our plans for 2023 are to focus on growing the brand significantly in countries where we already have a presence, while targeting 10 new countries that meet our network’s strategic demands and have bourgeoning prime property markets.
Further global growth of the brand and network will provide our offices with a wider net of possible referrals, along with more choice for buyers looking for international premium properties.”
In addition to Harrington’s new position, the brand has also appointed Ashley Harwood as one of the brand’s new Business Development Managers. Harwood joins a rapidly growing team, and will be working alongside Gaven Swan, who is a Senior Business Development Manager, and Nikki Wilson, Business Development Manager in Spain. Harwood is no stranger to the brand, having worked within the Fine & Country network for the past seven years.
Speaking about this appointment, Harwood says: “After many successful years of working for a standalone Fine & Country office, I feel this appointment provides the ideal opportunity for me to grow and develop my passion for the brand and model, to motivate, develop and inspire other individuals and their offices to maximise their true potential and business opportunities, prior to focusing my attention on the development and growth of the international property markets.”
Harrington comments: “We are excited to have Ashley onboard to assist us with continuing to expand the brand’s reach into new territories further abroad. His understanding of Fine & Country’s unique offering will be an asset to offices and agents alike. Growing our business development team, will give us the talent to be able to push expansion even further and extend our global network with premium property markets.”