Castles employee celebrates business birthday

By Anita Jaynes on 29 June, 2016

Chris Taylor, senior valuation manager at Castles Residential Sales and Lettings, recently celebrated ten years of service to the business.

Chris joined Castles, one of Swindon’s leading independent estate agents, in 2006 as a negotiator. He then worked his way through the ranks, holding the roles of senior negotiator, assistant branch manager and branch manager before taking up his current post.

Reflecting on Chris’s time at Castles to date, Mark Noble, the company’s founder and managing director, said: “Since joining us a decade ago, Chris has been a great asset to Castles. He has tremendous enthusiasm for the business and a wealth of experience. In an era where people change jobs more often than ever, we value Chris’s loyalty very highly. Here’s to the next ten years.”

Chris added: “Castles is an amazing company is to work for. I’m fortunate to have spent such a significant part of my career here, as I’ve been a part of a great success story. The years have flown by, so I’m looking forward to many more ahead.”

With 240 customer reviews on, Castles enjoys an overall customer rating of 4.8 out of 5. The business is ranked 99 out of 14,632 UK estate agents on the site as of 26 May 2016.

It was handpicked by Cartus, the world’s premier provider of relocation services as Swindon’s only relocation agent and was selected for memberships with The Guild of Professional Estate Agents and The Relocation Agent Network.

The company won the Wiltshire Small Business of the Year award in 2007 and The Relocation Agent Network’s Best Agent regional award for Wiltshire in 2011 and 2012. In 2014, Castles finished runner-up and received a commendation in the latter award.

Last year, Castles won two awards at the 2015 allAgents Awards. The company took home the prizes for the best sales agent and the best lettings agent in Swindon.

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Pictured above: Chris Taylor of Castles with his celebratory cake.