John D Wood finishes gobbling up Countrywide stablemate Faron Sutaria

first_imgThe former Faron Sutaria branch in Earls Court few months ago….42-year-old London estate agency Faron Sutaria has disappeared for good following the completion of its merger with John D Wood.The company’s former shopfronts have now been replaced with John D Wood branded facades (see right and below).The move is part of parent company Countrywide’s plans to rationalise its branch network, which the plc says has so far saved it £3.5 million.The merger of Faron Sutaria was originally announced last month and since then its seven branches being added to the John D Wood network.These include its former branches in South Kensington, Sloane Square, Earl’s Court, Notting Hill, Fulham Broadway, Shepherd’s Bush and Islington.“I am delighted to have spearheaded the recent modernisation of John D Wood & Co. and now the merger of Faron Sutaria, bringing these two London estate agencies together,” says Tim van der Schyff, Head of Lettings at John D Wood.…and it’s new identity now.The new offices, refurbished in the fresh modern style John D Wood & Co. have [now been] rolled out across the network, look fantastic and are being very well received by our customers, colleagues and visitors.“John D Wood also recently had six other Countrywide stablemates added to its network, and Alan de Maid, Hetheringtons, Vanet, Fitz-Gibbon, APW Lettings and CHK Mountford are now all officiall ‘Part of John D Wood & Co.’Faron Sutaria was established in 1975 within Notting Hill but was bought by Countrywide in 1999. The company gained some notoriety in 2014 when the then chief executive of rival Chesterton, Robert Bartlett, tweeted a pic of their Notting Hill branch window.The TV screen behind it, which should have been promoting properties for sale in the area, was instead broadcasting a soft-porn channel. John D Wood Countrywide March 13, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » John D Wood finishes gobbling up Countrywide stablemate Faron Sutaria previous nextAgencies & PeopleJohn D Wood finishes gobbling up Countrywide stablemate Faron SutariaAll seven former FS branches are now branded John D Wood, ending a 42 year history.Nigel Lewis13th March 201701,617 Viewslast_img read more