Former Purplebricks letting operations director, Howard Russell, has joined letting agency Accommodation.co.uk.
Russell worked at Purplebricks for five years and played a “key” part in establishing its lettings department.
His previous roles included property manager, lettings manager, head of lettings training and development as well as lettings operations director.
His new role at Accommodation.co.uk requires him to look after its network of local lettings consultants as well as “helping to develop systems and processes that will enable the company to grow and scale”.
Russell said: “I am excited to join a truly hybrid letting agent which combines the very best technology and people. Accommodation.co.uk customers will benefit from an unrivaled digital journey and our Local Lettings Consultants will have the very best support allowing them to build successful businesses.”
Aaron Short, co-founder of Accommodation.co.uk added: “We’re so pleased to welcome Howard to the Accommodation.co.uk family. His industry knowledge and experience is unrivalled, so it’s an honour to have him on board.
“Our service launched just two months ago and already a number of high profile industry professionals from some of the most well known lettings and sales companies in the UK are choosing to work with us.”
He added: “This is a real testament to our service and the work we’re doing in the lettings industry. Our aim is to become the UK’s largest and most loved lettings agency, and with Howard’s input, I’m positive that this will become a reality.”