Comings & Goings


Mark Goodeve Docker joins Stirling Ackroyd 

Mark Goodeve‑Docker​​​​

Mark Goodeve‑Docker​​​​ has joined Stirling Ackroyd as new homes sales director. He will be based in the firm’s Shoreditch office and cover new homes sales across London.

Goodeve‑Docker has almost 20 years of experience of the London property market, having previously worked as new homes area director at Foxtons, sales director for Berkeley St Edward and head of residential developments at Chestertons.

Stirling Ackroyd was acquired by Leaders Romans Group (LRG) earlier this year and is the group’s second largest acquisition to date with 31 branches across the capital.

Neil Louth CEO of The Acorn Group and who oversees Stirling Ackroyd, land, new homes, and residential sales, said: “Mark’s track record and performance over the last two decades has been outstanding and we look forward to continuing to deliver the highest level of service. LRG is now the largest agency group for New Homes in London which includes Acorn, Langford Russell, John Payne, Portico, Gibbs Gillespie, and Stirling Ackroyd.

Goodeve‑Docker added: “At Stirling Ackroyd I look forward to providing a complete range of services to our Land and New Homes clients which will include planning, financial services, and conveyancing. Ultimately ensuring we deliver the best experience for our developer clients to ensure they achieve the maximum gross development value and best possible rate of sale.

“The group has had a really strong performance over the first half of this year and the appetite from buyers still remains strong. Once the general election has been concluded on 4th July and with the potential interest rate reduction on the horizon, we are expecting that H2 will be positive.”

TalkTalk chief joins Purplebricks as new CRO 

Nicholas Gunga

Nicholas Gunga has left TalkTalk after 19 years to take up the role of chief revenue officer (CRO) at Purplebricks.

Gunga held several roles at the company, most recently managing director of wholesale services, and was part of the team at TalkTalk that decided to provide free broadband.

Gunga said: “Purplebricks prioritises customers, and this is a sentiment I have held throughout my career.

“Its aim is to democratise buying and selling homes by making it more affordable and accessible,” he says.

“The notion of democratisation has been pivotal in my time at TalkTalk as we believed broadband is a right not a privilege and should be accessible to all.

“I’m looking forward to working at a company with a shared vision and an amazing proposition to keep people at the heart of what we do and put them first.”

Goadsby appoints new senior manager 

Gary Gibbons

Goadsby has appointed Gary Gibbons as its senior property management surveyor.

Gibbons recently left his position at Surrey-based Curchods, where he had headed its property management team.

But his experience dates back longer than that, with Goadsby’s director of property management Adrian Carter describing him as a “valuable addition to the team”.

The estate agency reports that the department has won numerous instructions over the past year and has seen growth in turnover by 7% over the past nine months.

The company adds that the department is on target to again hit record turnover figures for the end of the year this month.

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