Chris Timms Octopus Manchester
Chris Timms of Octopus Real Estate

Octopus opens in Manchester

Chloé Vaughan

Octopus Real Estate has opened its first regional office outside London, taking space in Manchester’s Spinningfields.

The firm has taken up a self-contained unit at three Hardman Square with plans for further expansion in the near future.

Currently the Manchester team consists of five members of staff including Chris Timms, head of sales for the North; Suparn Sapatnekar, a credit manager who has transferred from the London office; Chris Danks, case manager; Steven Bowes, internal business development manager; and Michael Mather, internal business development manager.

Octopus plans to continue to grow its team into the double figures for 2020.

According to the firm, Octopus consciously hired from the area to build its “experience in the Northern market and region.”

Timms said: “Having worked closely with our loyal broker network in the North for several years we have listened to what they want from a lender. We have responded by opening an office in Manchester to fully support them. This has been something we have wanted to do for several years and it’s exciting that our doors are now officially open.

“Both the commercial and residential property markets are moving quickly in the North, and opportunities continue to arise making investment an attractive choice.”

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Wishing them all the best, hope they end up squids in!

By Dave Brady

I’d like to be
Under the sea
In Octopus’s Real Estate
In the shade

By Ringo

They’ve chosen a prime piece of Spinningfields to octopi….

By Billy Bob

Sure they will be a big splash, but in entering a new market, I just hope they don’t get their tentacles in a twist.

By Gone fishin

Always first to the news, Plaice North West

By Bert

I hope they reel in some whopping deals. Just hope they don’t end up being a big fish in a small pond.

By Dunstun Samsung

They seem well armed for success

By Squidward

Guys, can we stop with all these silly fish puns. I come here to read serious stories. This constant silliness is really starting to make my attention flounder.

By Enough is Enough

Lets kraken on; they are molluscs not fish

By Taxed

This article is a complete red herring

By Anonymous

What a load of pollocks!

By sammy the salmon

I keeping my electricity and gas bills with this firm’s estate. It’s good worth cheap

By Nasiriqbal