Landwood has appointed former Pugh and Co residential head Kate Lay as a director in its newly-launched property auctions arm.
Lay joins the company, which was launched in January, as a director after taking a brief career break. She previously worked for Sutton Kersh Auctions before setting up her own independent auction business Merseyside Property Auctions in 2008.
In 2011 Lay was headhunted by Pugh and Co join as head of their residential division and was a prominent member of the management team until leaving in 2017.
As a director of Landwood Property Auctions Lay brings the new firm’s senior team to four, along with Mark Bailey, James Ashworth, Helen Jude.
Mark Bailey, director at Landwood Group said: “Kate brings a wealth of knowledge and the team now has a combined 30 years’ experience of concentrating on property auctions.
“They’ve personally dealt with more than 8,000 auction lots and I’m delighted that we’re able to offer clients and customers of the business access to such an array of market-leading knowledge and expertise.”
Kate said: “This is a great opportunity to help grow and shape an auction business. I’m looking forward to teaming up with my former colleagues again and working closely with our clients. We all passionately believe we offer a service that’s genuinely different, more attentive and client-focused than our competitors.”