New managing director at Halls

Shropshire-based auction house and estate agency Halls has announced the appointment of Jon Quinn as Managing Director.

Jon, joined the company just over 19 years ago, straight after leaving university, as assistant to Allen Gittins based at the firm’s branch in Ellesmere, principally covering the North Shropshire area.

He soon branched into the areas most of interest to him, specialising in residential property, development land, country homes and new builds, becoming a Shareholder of the company in 2008.

Jon commented: “I would like to extend my thanks to the Board of Directors for their faith in granting me the opportunity to build on the hard work of those before me in guiding Halls, and its many dedicated employees, to continued success in all the areas in which we operate, and possibly some new ones.

It is perhaps a cliché, but one that bears repeating, that Halls would be neither the calibre of institution it is, nor enjoy the reputation it does, without the sheer determination and commitment of every member of staff within the company striving to offer each client accurate and honest advice at all times. We have been blessed, although not coincidentally, with an incredible number of extremely loyal clients, who also recognise and share our values.”

Jon is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and joined the Halls’ Board of Directors in 2019, before becoming Managing Director in August 2022.

Looking forward to the coming months, Jon added: “Halls has been in existence since 1845 and I am aware of the weight of history and tradition that lays upon not only me, but all of my fellow directors, shareholders and colleagues, and it is my firm intention to take the very best aspects of our heritage and marry them with new technologies, principals, and opportunities of the present day.

We have a Board of Directors with, in my opinion, the perfect blend of experience and youth to fulfil the possibilities available to the company going forward.”

Halls Chairman and member of the Board of Directors, Allen Gittins, commented: “We are delighted to appoint Jon as Managing Director. It is a well-deserved appointment and he will be a great asset in helping Halls, as a whole, develop and expand further.”

Fellow Directors, James Evans, Tony Hughes, Guy Bielby, Sarah Hulland and Shaun Jones welcome Jon as Managing Director and look forward to continuing to work together to enhance and progress the firm.