Sharman Quinney acquires Gilbert & Thomas

Extending its regional network

Property sales and lettings agency Sharman Quinney today announces it has completed the acquisition of Gilbert & Thomas Estate Agents.  This latest addition means that Sharman Quinney’s network totals 20 branches across Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and now Rutland, and extends its market leading services to even more customers.

Gilbert & Thomas is a local, independently run estate agents covering the county of Rutland and surrounding areas from its offices in Oakham and Uppingham.  Established in 1998, Gilbert & Thomas are widely recognised as one of Rutland’s leading estate agents with over 25 years local experience.  Gilbert & Thomas will continue to trade under its existing brand with founder and managing director Vaughan Gilbert remaining in charge of operations.

Sharman Quinney Managing Director Mike Sharman says: “We are delighted to welcome such a strong and well respected business such as Gilbert & Thomas into the Sharman Quinney network.  This acquisition sits in a location that perfectly complements our existing branches, allows us to increase our regional spread plus provides further depth to our current offering.  We look forward to working with Vaughan and his team.”

Vaughan Gilbert, owner and founder of Gilbert & Thomas comments: “The acquisition by Sharman Quinney represents an exciting opportunity for myself and the team who will continue to provide the high level of personal service the homeowners of Rutland and the surrounding area have become accustomed to.  The acquisition will enable us to offer additional services to the people of Rutland who have supported the Gilbert & Thomas brand, helping to make it the success it has been over the last seventeen years and for many years to come.”

Sharman Quinney remains open to approaches from existing sales or lettings businesses looking to sell or who wish to grow as part of a wider group.


Sharman Quinney Holdings Limited is registered in England and Wales under company number 4174227, Registered Office is Cumbria House, 16-20 Hockliffe Street, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 1GN.  VAT Registration Number is 500 2481 05. 
For activities relating to regulated mortgages and non-investment insurance contracts, Sharman Quinney Holdings Limited is an appointed representative of Connells Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.  Connells Limited’s Financial Services Register number is 302221.  

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