Meet the Philip James Team Leading the Way with Brand New Office


It’s been another exciting week for Philip James, as our team give their thoughts on the new incredible office in West Didsbury and the continued success and growth of the business.

We also introduce some of the team behind the success of Manchesters leading estate and letting agents. You can meet the Philip James team here.

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Philip James lead the way with brand new West Didsbury office

With a finger on the pulse of local property trends, estate agent Philip James are pleased to announce the opening of their latest office, situated in the ever-popular West Didsbury village.

Home to a team of dedicated staff, hand-picked from the best in the industry, Philip James prides itself on the lowest voids and the fastest lets with an envied database of 25,000 potential buyers and tenants.

dan smithPhilip James maintenance manager Dan Smith said: “The incredible new office is a great reward for everyone involved in the success of Philip James. It will inspire our teams to provide a more efficient and professional service, whilst also being a terrific place to work.

“The open plan design will mean we can easily work together ensuring a higher standard of management for both our landlords and tenants.”

Marc Cox, new business manager for south Manchester lettings, said: “The launch of our new West Didsbury office this week has already proved a huge hit with local landlords and I anticipate that this will only increase as we establish ourselves as the most dynamic agent in the area.

“We are so proud of everything that our teams at Philip James have achieved over the years. We really pride ourselves in offering only the best staff to ensure that the service provided to each and every landlord and tenant is exceptional.  The teams are dedicated to their area of expertise and always go above and beyond for our clients.

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“We are so pleased to be able to reward them with a fantastic new space in which they will thrive. The office is modern, fresh and a great place to work. The response that we have had in our first week on Burton Road has been overwhelming!

“We would like to invite all landlords and renters to pop in and see our new office and what we have to offer.”

The new office is located within the old gardens of the Metropolitan on Burton Road, the cultural heart of this cosmopolitan village, surrounded by the most popular independent shops, restaurants and trendy bars.

Rob Kennedy, managing director of the Philip James group, has been managing the Didsbury village branch for nearly 20 years and appreciates more than anyone the significance of having a West Didsbury office.

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“Philip James will be the first agent who will be able to market properties jointly between the two areas. This will double our clients’ coverage, double the clients’ marketing, and showcase the properties in two prime Didsbury locations.”

The building is made up of three offices converted into one, housing nearly 40 staff. This open plan, futuristic, and energetic space for the staff to work and thrive in will house the 2,000 properties currently managed as well as the sales operation for West Didsbury.

Polly Atkin, property management manager continued: “With the increasing demand for rental and sales properties in West Didsbury, and continued growth of managed properties in this area, this is the next step for us. It’s a really exciting time for the team and the company, and a great way to celebrate Philip James’s continued success.”

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The transformation in Manchester’s property market over recent years has been dramatic, and West Didsbury is no exception.

“West Didsbury as a market has become so sought after,” said Rob. “People are often choosing to live in this part of Manchester over Didsbury, which was previously the more popular spot.”

West Didsbury needs estate agents who know the area well and can move as quickly as the industry is, and Philip James are more than prepared to take up the challenge.

Rob says: “If you look at how West Didsbury has evolved over the last 12 to 18 months, in both sales and rentals, you can see that it’s a booming area. There’s so much demand, the market really is remarkable for such a small area.”

Understanding Clients’ Wants

Moving within Didsbury and West Didsbury has become increasingly sophisticated, with few properties lingering long on the market.

Philip James build many resident chains in both Didsbury and West Didsbury, making it easy for clients to move locally.

As the leading agent for more prestigious homes, this generates many highly sought after properties in the mid and lower price brackets.

They will be able to tailor their marketing to suit those people who are considering the change, and are the only agents to have the two areas to market from.

Forward-Thinking Marketing

Reflecting Didsbury and West Didsbury as one of the most competitive areas for sales and lettings, their marketing strives to be fresh, dynamic and cutting edge.

They have successfully introduced concepts such as moving video tours; halo framed window displays; 3D image maps with land registry maps and aerial views; architectural photography with wide angled lenses and moving drone/mast images.

The location of the new office also means that the traditional window display marketing will be exposed to an incredibly high footfall of local residents.

For more information, call sales on 0161 448 1234, or lettings on 0161 448 3219 or email

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