Below article from Nottinghamshire Live:
Twenty-five years ago, Notts County footballer, Gary Lund took a new professional path. He became an estate agent. Alongside established property professionals, Chris Royston and Liaqat Ali, the West Bridgford estate agency firm Royston and Lund was born. It was 1994, John Major was prime minister, Forrest Gump was the biggest blockbuster and Wet Wet Wet were the nation's favourite with number one hit ‘Love is all around’.
Gary, director of Royston & Lund, said: “When we first began, we wanted to open in a prime location covering West Bridgford and the surrounding areas. Chris and Liaqat had worked there for more than five years and had already forged a name for providing an excellent service based on sound local market knowledge.
"I can’t quite believe it’s been 25 years, we started out small, but we have since grown our team and our business. We now have two offices - West Bridgford and Keyworth - with more than 30 staff and have been recognised as one of the best estate agents in the area."
They opened their office with just seven properties for sale but soon established themselves in the area.
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Gary added: “I am so immensely proud of the team’s hard work throughout the years, we have managed to maintain an excellent rapport within West Bridgford and further afield."
The team now includes both residential sales and lettings departments, and offers advice on a gamut of property related topics. Val Shakespeare, sales director, may be found at the helm of the West Bridgford office. She said: "We are delighted to celebrate our 25-years in business, and to have been part of the West Bridgford, and now Keyworth business communities, for so many successful years.
“Our longevity and continued success is very much down to the amazing team of staff at Royston and Lund. They are an absolute credit to the business. They are always passionate about what we do and are super conscientious in ensuring that our customers receive the best service. We always put our customers first to make sure that the house buying or letting experience is as smooth as possible.”
The team marked the occasion with an party to celebrate their 25th Anniversary and said thank you to their staff with cupcakes and bubbles. Now ready for the next 25 years, Val says that the company is always reviewing its growth plans and looking out for opportunities where they can expand their business.