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Two prominent agents in Bury St Edmunds have very different reasons to celebrate while both continuing their success stories.

Marshall Buck & Casson, based in Guildhall Street, have announced two promotions this week And GD Estates has appointed two new lettings co-ordinators as it prepares for its move from Hatter Street to Guildhall Street next month.

Marshall Buck & Casson said it has great pleasure in announcing the promotions of Toby Wood, to sales director, and Amanda Rivera, as an associate.

Toby has been with the company since 2010 and the skills that he has displayed as a valuer and the example he sets to the whole team with regard to giving customers the advice and the care that they need is outstanding, The company explained.

This, coupled with an excellent eye for marketing a property to its full potential, means that he fully deserves this promotion to be a director at one of the town’s most successful and highly-respected estate agents.

Amanda has been with the company since 2004, working her way up through the sales team by consistently displaying her skills in achieving fantastic prices for the company’s vendors through good and bad times and always providing first class, individual service to anyone whether the customer is a seller, buyer or somebody looking for advice on the state of the market.

Together they form the backbone of a highly successful team, the company says John Casson, managing director commented: ”I am delighted that we have been able to promote both Toby and Amanda as they have both demonstrated their great commitment to the company”

Joining the team at GD Estates are Sophie Gidney who becomes one of two new lettings coordinators, having previously been with another estate agent in Bury St Edmunds.

Arriving in the same role is Louise Howe who was a legal secretary with a London firm of solicitors. Tracey Nunn, a member of the Association of Residential Lettings Agents, who runs the family-run company with her brother, said Sophie and Louise would strengthen the team when it moved from Hatter Street, where it currently shares offices with Duttons estate agents, to Guildhall Street on March 15.

Tracey said that the lettings market was still quite strong locally, although there had been a slowing down of the US caseload, with more senior servicemen who are now staying on the bases in the area.