Liverpool-based estate agent Venmore has hired Maria Barrigan from Easier 2 Move to head up business development on the auction side of the firm.
Barrigan said: "Venmore has been a customer for a long time and I have seen them go from strength to strength. I look forward to taking up the challenge and can't wait to get going."
Venmore is part of BFL Group and has branches in Wirral, Liverpool, Sefton, Southport and North Wales. Brands in the BFL Group include Bradshaw Farnham & Lea, Ball & Percival and William Gleave.
Venmore holds six auctions a year in the Hilton hotel in Liverpool One.