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Humberts Acquires Independent Local estate and lettings agency Scott Bainbridge

Humberts is pleased to announce the acquisition of Scott Bainbridge in Kendal, one of the Lake District’s leading residential sales and letting agencies.  

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This is a significant acquisition for Humberts as it is its first under the new ownership of Matt Spence as well as additionally cementing the expansion of the Humberts portfolio in the Lake District, allowing wider engagement with customers in this part of the UK. 

With acquiring Scott Bainbridge, owner Iain Bainbridge will remain with the company as a consultant bringing his longstanding specialist expertise of the area to the Humberts team. Working alongside Gerry Mahoney the Lake District Regional Manager the team will go from strength to strength.   

Iain (Scott) Bainbridge was born and brought up in Kendal.  His first job involved working on a market stall in Kendal (1986-1990). He subsequently studied law then worked for a major national charity for eight years before returning to Kendal to complete his legal training and, subsequently, setting up Scott Bainbridge in 2004 when he was facing redundancy as a local property solicitor and following a recent diagnosis of MS. Initially his business focussed solely on residential lettings but soon diversified into sales.Iain Bainbridge

Ian comments ‘We have always sought to be pro-active, principled and professional. According to our independent Google customer reviews we have a solid track record of securing great results for our clients and customers alike. I have been thrilled that we have been able to raise significant amounts of funds for great causes, especially local hospices.We are extremely grateful to all who have supported the business over the years and excited at the new opportunities that joining forces with Humberts will secure. In our dealings with Humberts we have always found them refreshing to deal with, embracing the future whilst retaining what is best of the past and Iain is excited at the prospect of becoming part of a larger, better resourced business’. 

Owner of Humberts, Matt Spence says ‘with our focus on expertise and service, it’s business as usual in the Lakes, and we are delighted to bring Scott Bainbridge into the fold, as one of the industry’s leading player in the North of England. We are particularly thrilled that this grows the lettings side of our business by 15%’. 

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