Carson celebrates its 40th anniversary

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Carson & Co. estate agency celebrates its 40th anniversary

Local estate and lettings agency Carson & Co. is proud to be celebrating 40 years in business and is delighted to have helped thousands of people to move home over the past four decades.

To mark this special occasion, Carson & Co. will be holding an event at its flagship office in Camberley on Thursday 13 February. Customers old and new as well as members of the public and local businesses are invited to attend and help the estate agents celebrate this milestone.

Carson & Co. began life in 1974 when co-founder Roger Carson opened its first estate agency branch in Camberley. The company was known then as Carson Thomson & Co. The typical house price of a three bedroom house in Camberley at the time was between £10,000 and £15,000, much lower than the typical house price today.

By 1980 the company had expanded to six branches but the partnership between Carson and Thomson dissolved. This led to the Surrey based branches staying under the management of Roger Carson and becoming Carson & Company.

Roger Carson and his co-directors sold the company in July 1989 to London and Manchester Group which was later absorbed into Friends Provident and came into ownership of Countrywide plc, the UK's largest estate agency network, in 2002.

Carson & Co. is an estate and letting agent with a positive approach to selling and letting houses no matter what the economic climate, and has always sold new build homes. Over the past 40 years, the estate agency has worked with a number of renowned house builders including, Charles Church, Martin Grant Homes, Crest Nicholson and Berkeley Homes.

With the business going from strength to strength, Carson & Co. now has a regional network of 15 branches throughout Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey. The property agency will be opening new branches in Maidenhead and Reading in the coming months and plans are in place to open further branches later this year.

People can follow Carson & Co. on Twitter @carsonsproperty and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/carsonandco.

As an experienced specialist estate and lettings agency, Carson & Co. is dedicated to achieving the very best results for its clients and matching the right buyers and tenants to their needs. They believe their direct link to the London property market through its exclusive association with John D Wood & Co estate agents, is a great advantage to market local homes to buyers, landlords and investors from the capital.

Commenting on this poignant anniversary, founder Roger Carson said: "I am flattered that the brand has lasted this long and that local people still identify with it after all of these years. I am delighted that it is still a thriving business and pleased that Countrywide has chosen to invest and build the brand as opposed to turning it into something else."

Tim Salter, branch manager of Carson & Co. in Lightwater has worked for the business virtually since it opened in the mid-1970s and is delighted to be celebrating this milestone with the company.

Commenting on their success, Iain White, Managing Director of Carson & Co, said: "We are so proud to be celebrating this achievement. Carson & Co. is an established and well respected estate agency brand and this achievement is testament to our people and the service they provide to our customers. We look forward to pushing the business forward in 2014 and the whole team is delighted to be celebrating our achievements."

As part of the celebrations, Carson & Co. is offering 40% off the estate agency fee to those who instruct Carson & Co. to sell their property throughout January and February.

If you would like further information about the local housing market or advice on buying, selling, letting and renting, please contact the team at your local Carson & Co. office for details - www.carsons.co.uk