ESTATE agency Connells in Hereford is celebrating the 30th anniversary local director Martin Pearce.

Martin joined the Connells' Hereford office in 1984 as a trainee negotiator and is now an extremely knowledgeable local director who runs a successful and thriving branch.

“It’s amazing to think that I started working in this office 30 years ago and I’m still here now,” says Martin. “I think it’s testament to the company that I am still here. I love what I do and really enjoy working for Connells. There isn’t really a lot else I could wish for in my job.”

Martin feels that the key to his success is keeping an experienced team together. Branch manager Anthony Gough has been part of the team for 12 years and senior negotiator Gina Davies for nine years.

“I’ve got a brilliant team of staff here in Hereford, everybody knows their job inside out,” says Martin. “With the experienced individuals in Anthony and Gina we’ve got a great knowledge of our local housing market which gives both home-sellers and buyers great confidence in our services.”