Spicerhaart has appointed former Purplebricks director, Paul Vickerstaff as managing director.
His new job role will consist of growing the business to cover every single postcode in England and Wales.
Vickerstaff spent four years at Purplebricks, prior to this, he spent around 17 years at Burchell Edwards, which was owned by Michael and Kenny Bruce, before they founded Purplebricks. He joined Purplebricks as it launched.
Leaving Purplebricks, he joined the team at Homeday, the German online estate agency brand, after Axel Springer, took out a joint stake in it.
Vickerstaff will join Russel Jarvis and Steve Williams as managing directors, reporting to group managing director Anthony Lark and CEO Paul Smith.
Commenting on his appointment, Vickerstaff said: “I had grown Purplebricks nationally, then helped the team in Germany with the Homeday investment. Michael and Kenny Bruce, who I’d worked closely with for many years, had moved on and I was looking for a new challenge.
“I’m very excited to be joining Spicerhaart to look at new opportunities in this ever-changing estate agency space.”
Smith added: “We are delighted with our new signing. It’s unusual to get such a high calibre individual in today’s market. His knowledge and enthusiasm for agency and the future our industry is taking is admirable. Paul will help us grow our business to cover every postcode in England and Wales.”