Eddisons boosts South Coast property agency team with senior appointment

Nick Holtby

Property consultancy Eddisons has appointed chartered surveyor Nick Holtby to head its agency team across its three South Coast offices.

Based across the firm’s Fareham, Bournemouth and Isle of Wight bases, Mr Holtby joins Eddisons with over a decade’s experience of property agency and valuation in the region, including most recently as senior surveyor at Holloway Iliffe & Mitchell.

Eddisons’ South Coast operation was previously known as Daniells Harrison, until the independent firm was acquired by the fast-growing property group early in 2022. It employs a team of 24 people across its three Hampshire and Dorset offices.

Mr Holtby said: “I’m excited to be joining Eddisons, a national firm that is going from strength to strength. The regional market is in robust shape at the moment, with the ports of Southampton and Portsmouth fuelling demand and growth in the warehouse and logistics sector, and we are also seeing a good flow of instructions across retail, office and land sales.

He added: “I am looking forward to growing Eddisons’ agency offering across the South Coast and providing an outstanding agency service to the firm’s new and existing clients.”

Hampshire-based Eddisons director Chris Daniells said: “We are really pleased to welcome Nick on board. He has an excellent knowledge of the South Coast market and agency is an area of the business that we intend to grow across our region.’’

“Eddisons is forging ahead in Hampshire and Dorset, as we are across the UK, and we are firmly committed to investing in talented people to enable us to expand the breadth of exceptional services that we offer to clients, ranging from agency to architecture and property management to project management, as well as building surveying, homebuyer reports and valuation.”

Leeds-headquartered Eddisons is one of the UK’s fastest growing multi-disciplinary property consultancies, the firm’s most recent acquisition being Bristol-based chartered surveyors Andrew Forbes. Established in 1844, Eddisons employs more than 400 people across a network of 34 offices.