Monthly Archives: December 2013

Poynton’s Gascoigne Halman Office Celebrates National Location Ranking

Dan Brownhill Poynton Office


Photo Caption: Office manager, Dan Brownhill, stands proudly outside Poynton’s Gascoigne Halman office

The team at Gascoigne Halman’s Poynton office is pleased to hear that Poynton has been revealed as the 7th best place to live in England and Wales.

The recent survey has analysed the key characteristics of each location, including crime rates, average salary of residents and average property prices and has concluded that Poynton is the best place to bring up a family in the whole of the North West.

Poynton’s Gascoigne Halman manager and proud Poynton resident, Dan Brownhill, says that he is not surprised at the result, stating that, “There’s a great community feel here. Everyone knows one another so crime is rarely a problem and we have some great schools in the area. We are close to the motorways but also have the countryside right on our doorstep. There’s just a real ‘feel good factor’ about the place.”

Poynton has recently seen renovations to its village centre, becoming more pedestrian friendly and new shops including a Waitrose and Costa Coffee opening. The village, however, still boasts a rich history. Its coalmining roots are remembered with cottages originally built for miners still standing.

Poynton’s properties are largely varied. According to Dan Brownhill, “There is a real mix of properties, both old and new, ranging anywhere from £150,000 to £1 million in value. Even though times are still tough financially, houses in Poynton are always in demand, most likely because there still is affordable housing along with the pricier properties. With last year’s top ten leaving out the North West altogether, the result is a great one for Poynton.”

Tree for Sale: Gascoigne Halman redirects sales expertise for Christmas charity

Christmas Tree Festival Group Shot

Photo Caption: Didsbury’s branch representative Markus, along with Christine (left) and Andrea (right), get into the festive spirit with the Gascoigne Halman Christmas tree.

Estate agency Gascoigne Halman is once again participating in the annual Manchester Festival of Christmas Trees. Now in its seventh year, the increasingly popular festival will see the decoration and auctioning of over forty Christmas trees, the proceeds of which will go to Francis House Children’s Hospice.

Gascoigne Halman’s tree, generously decorated by Markus Jolleys, Christine Sloane and Andrea Birtles from the Didsbury office,  is now on display in the Lowry Outlet Mall in Salford Quays until 11th December along with many others.

The event even attracts star-studded celebrity support, with previous contributors including comedian Jason Manford, Manchester United football players and some of the cast of both Emmerdale and Coronation Street.

For those wishing to contribute to a great cause, the trees will be auctioned off to the public in order to bring some festive cheer to shop windows, homes, hospices or hospitals of your choice.


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