Founder of Saffron Walden estate agency retires after 30 years at helm of the business

PUBLISHED: 09:09 20 June 2018

Director Henry Rowe. Picture: FRASER PARRY

Director Henry Rowe. Picture: FRASER PARRY

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Kevin Henry, an estate agents covering the Saffron Walden area, has announced that director Henry Rowe will be retiring from his role in September after 30 years at the helm of the business.

Henry’s decision to retire will bring to a close a long and prosperous career.

He has seen the company grow into one of the most successful estate agency businesses in the area.

Estate agency has always been in Henry’s DNA. He is the son of the late Ted Rowe, former senior partner of Watsons Estate Agents.

In 1988, Henry formed Kevin Henry with Kevin Moll.

Under their tenure, the business has gone from strength to strength and Henry’s retirement comes almost 30 years to the day that Kevin Henry commenced trading, and two years since becoming part of Sharman Quinney estate agents.

The acquisition by Sharman Quinney was a progressive move, making Kevin Henry part of a stronger, larger group, giving them access to an unrivalled depth of experience and allowing the business to flourish further.

Although retiring, Henry’s connection with the company will continue in the form of a part-time consultancy role, with Kevin Moll still director alongside a 16-strong team to ensure consistency.

Henry said: “It has been an exciting and very rewarding 30 years and I am delighted to leave the company in such good health.

“I wish my long term business partner, Kevin Moll, branch manager Sue Johns, and the rest of the Kevin Henry team, ably supported by Sharman Quinney, much success for the future.

“I am pleased that I have been offered the opportunity to continue my association with Kevin Henry as a consultant, and I look forward to keeping in touch with valued clients over the coming years.”

Mike Sharman, managing director at Sharman Quinney, said: “On behalf of everyone at Kevin Henry and Sharman Quinney, I would like to commend Henry on his fantastic career and outstanding contribution.

“We wish him a long and happy retirement.

“Henry’s years of dedication to the company have seen it grow into one of the best agents in the region.

“The Kevin Henry name has a reputation for excellence, and it is our intention to capitalise on this and its market leading credentials.”

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