We would like to thank the people of Corby and the surrounding villages for their incredible support over the last 20 years

Simpson West is led by founder Chris West, who works closely alongside his team on a day-to-day basis. Having formed a partnership with Andrew Simpson, who Chris had worked with previously for many years, Simpson West work closely with our colleagues at Simpson & Partners and Simpson & Weekley, resulting in a powerful group network throughout Northamptonshire.

Chris says, “From day one we have gone from strength to strength, having established ourselves as market leaders within 9 months of opening, maintaining this for the last 19 years. In 2007 our ongoing success enabled us to open the highly valued Simpson West Lettings and Property Management, who now manage over 450 properties in the local area. Additionally, we began working with mortgage specialists Wyke Financial in 2017.”

“However, like many businesses we have faced unexpected challenges in the market, including the 2008 credit crunch, Brexit in 2019 and of course the pandemic of 2020, which resulted in the need to close our offices for the first time ever. However, we dealt with these huge challenges as I have been lucky to have worked with some wonderful people who are highly experienced and have taken it all in their stride, making sure that all our clients receive the high levels of service that at are the core of our business principles.”

“Being an independent agent, we have demonstrated the flexibility required to meet the needs of our local market. Our team is made up of long serving local people who all have extensive knowledge of the areas they work in, along with a vast amount of experience within the property sector. Together, they form a friendly and hardworking team always willing to go the extra mile for our clients, this is demonstrated in the relationships we have built over the years and the endless positive reviews we receive from our loyal clients.”

The property market has seen many changes over the years and Chris’ comments “When we opened at the beginning of May 2003, prices reflected where the town was at that time. As we know, since then, there has been considerable investment in the town centre development, considerable housing growth, logistic hubs and much improved transport and infrastructure which has attracted a considerable number of buyers from across the country, something not seen since people migrated to the area from Scotland to work at Steel Works in the 1930’s. Previously unseen support has also included; stamp duty holidays, the government’s Help to Buy Scheme and much lower mortgage rates since 2009, which has enabled people to purchase their own home during difficult times.”

What about the future for Simpson West? “It’s been a bit of a roller-coaster but I have enjoyed every minute and wouldn’t have changed a thing or want to do anything else. I get the same excitement from attending the initial valuation with our highly valued homeowners to handing over the keys to the new owner that I have since starting out in agency in 1989. Over the last 20 years we have gone from registering applicants on hand-written cards, to embracing all aspects of the new technology now available to us to improve the service and quality of everything we do and produce to the highest level possible.”

Chris and his award-winning team would like to encourage anybody thinking of buying, renting, selling, letting or who needs a mortgage to contact us on 01536 202007.