Former Purplebricks exec joins Spicerhaart as Managing Director

December 5, 2019
Share this Post: 

Paul Vickerstaff, the former UK National Sales Director of Purplebricks, has hopping ship to Spicerhaart as its new Managing Director.

He will have responsibility to grow the Spicerhaart business to cover every single postcode in England and Wales.

Spicerhaart’s boss Paul Smith has consistently spoken out for the high street, saying that the online model has not proved it works.

Vickerstaff was with Purplebricks for four years until March, leaving only to join another associated online brand.

Before Purplebricks, he was sales director for almost 17 years at Burchell Edwards, the midlands estate agency previously owned by Michael and Kenny Bruce, before they founded Purplebricks, and where Vickerstaff started his estate agency career as a junior negotiator.

Closely associated with the Bruce brothers, Vickerstaff joined Purplebricks when it launched, becoming synonymous with the brand, its ambitions and growth – and, inevitably, its ‘commisery’ advertising aimed at weaning consumers off high street agents.

In March, Vickerstaff moved across to German online estate agency brand Homeday, after Purplebricks and major shareholder Axel Springer took out a joint stake in it. Shortly after, both Bruce brothers left Purplebricks.

Read more here

Join us February 26-27 for the Property Portal Watch Conference Bangkok 2020.

December 5, 2019

Subscribe to our mailing list to get news updates!

Enter your email address and get updates from Online Marketplaces.

Related News

Zillow No Sale
Zillow Reneges on Pledge and Cancels 400 Offers Contracts

According to local press reports from Phoenix Arizona, Zillow's iBuying division is cancelling agreements to buy around 400 homes and...

Read More
Portal Products We Like Edited
7 Great 'Under the Radar' Property Portal Products

At OnlineMarketplaces we get sent a lot of press releases around new portal products and, if we're being honest, sometimes...

Read More
Rentpay Skyline Signs Agreement to Have Leading Rentals Agency Promote its End-To-End RentPay Product

Australian rental portal and end-to-end specialist has announced that it has signed an agreement with prominent rental management agency...

Read More
Immoscout24 House Value
ImmoScout24 Extends Data Cooperation Agreement with Sprengnetter for More Accurate AVM Modelling

Leading German real estate portal company Scout24 has extended its data-sharing agreement with appraisals and market data specialist Sprengnetter to...

Read More

Popular News