Article from Nottingham Post - Former Notts County star grows his estate agency with new office

Former Notts County star Gary Lund’s estate agency is expanding with a second office in Nottinghamshire.

Royston & Lund, based in West Bridgford, will open a new branch in Keyworth next month, creating four jobs.

The company, which was established in 1994, has been keen to expand into Keyworth for a number of years.

Director and co-founder Mr Lund, who made 392 Football League appearances during the 1980s and 1990s, said: “We have been selling and renting properties in the Rushcliffe area for many years so understand the property industry very well – Keyworth was our first choice when it came to looking for new office space.

“Our expansion was prompted to meet demand. We identified a need for an agent with experience and one which provided a high quality and professional service in the area so jumped at the opportunity when the right unit became available.

“With a growing customer base we knew we needed to extend our presence to ensure that we were continuing to deliver the high quality service we’re known for.”

The agency’s West Bridgford office, in Fountain Court, employs more than 25 staff and had its new look unveiled by Rushcliffe MP Ken Clarke in 2008.

It offers sales and lettings services – an offering that will be replicated at its new branch in The Square, Keyworth.

Mr Lund added: “The new branch has created four new jobs and I’m really pleased with the team we will have in place.

“We pride ourselves on providing an unrivalled package that benefits our clients and it’s all down to our dedicated, professional and approachable staff who are responsible for getting us to where we are today.

“I’m incredibly proud of the team and have complete faith that our next office will be just as successful as our first.

“We've been wanting to open an office in Keyworth for some time so, after almost a quarter of a century in business, we thought it was time to secure a new premises there.

“We hope that we bring something new and innovative to Keyworth and the surrounding area’s property market."

Mr Lund, a striker, spent eight years at Notts County from 1987 to 1995, scoring 62 goals in 248 appearances, which included a season in the top flight under Neil Warnock.

He also played for Grimsby Town, Lincoln City, Hull City and Chesterfield, as well as winning three England U21 caps, before retiring in 1997.