About The Wilkinson Partnership Estate Agency

The Wilkinson Story So Far...

John Wilkinson started the Partnership in 1955

In 1955, John Wilkinson joined Larry Connell at the Leighton Buzzard office of Connells where he did his 'articles' and learnt to become a professional estate agent and surveyor. John was instrumental in the expansion of Connells and was the Senior Partner and major shareholder in Connells until 1978. John Wilkinson resigned his senior partnership, and set out to present his own brand of professional estate agency.

John built 12 offices across 5 counties

He built, with his business partner, a network of twelve offices and departments across five counties and the practice was highly respected as an effective, professional organisation specialising in Country Homes. Consequently, as a result of the major changes in the mid 1980's, the practice was approached by major banks, building societies and insurance companies to sell into their own chains of estate agents and, in late 1987, the partnership was sold.

In 1992 Simon Wilkinson joined to make estate agency more personal

Disappointed by the impersonal style of estate agency offered by these major institutions, Simon Wilkinson resigned from a corporate practice in 1992 to join his father in recreating the brand of estate agency that had proved so acceptable to their previous clients.

The Wilkinson Partnership - Key Personnel

John Wilkinson Simon Wilkinson
John Wilkinson Simon Wilkinson

Now Wilkinson's offer Alternative Estate Agency

Now joined by some former senior members and some new members of staff, they offer the 'Alternative Estate Agency' - a private, completely independent practice offering informed advice on a broad range of property matters, coupled with personal service from qualified professional people.


Quality Assurance Awards have been achieved

The partnership is growing and is recognised nationally as a dynamic, ground breaking practice, demonstrated by the achievement of many national awards and Quality Assurance Standards including ISO 9002 accreditation and the National Association Award as 'Best Independent Estate Agent East Anglian Region 1996'.

The Wilkinson Partnership continues to win 'Estate Agency of the Year Award' year after year!

In 1997, The Wilkinson Partnership won the "Nationwide" Cup and were finalists in the coveted  “Estate Agent of the Year” awards in 2004, 2005, 2006 and in 2007 we won Gold Award and were the Winner of the Estate Agent of the Year Eastern Region as if that was not enough, we have been selected as Finalists again in 2008 and we have also won the Cartus Relocation ‘Best Region of the Year’ award 2007, demonstrating a consistency of achievement that is unmatched in the whole UK.

As a result of the downturn in the economy, we have not entered any awards since 2008. We have, instead, focused our attention on enhanced client services and deal making.
In 2012 the OFT implemented the Consumer Protection Regulations act and we sincerely hope this will reduce the number of "rogue traders" in the industry. We also expect further changes in legislation as we move through 2013.

The Wilkinson Partnership - Awards and Recognition

Cendant Relocation 'Best in Class' Estate Agent in the UK award 1994
NAEA Award 1995
Nationwide Cup 1997
ISO 9001
Estate Agent of the year awards

'Best in Class' Award 1994
N.A.E.A Award 1995
Nationwide Cup 1997
ISO 9001 Certificate
Estate Agent of the Year Awards

About The Wilkinson Partnership Estate Agency


Country & Equestrian Estate Agents - 12 Market Square, Winslow, Buckinghamshire. MK18 3AF - Tel: 01296 712888
Land & New Homes Estate Agents - Market House, 25 Market Square, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. LU7 1EU - Tel: 01525 851616
Leighton Buzzard Estate Agents - Market House, 25 Market Square, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. LU7 1EU - Tel: 01525 851616
Winslow Estate Agents - 12 Market Square, Winslow, Buckinghamshire. MK18 3AF - Tel: 01296 712717


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About The Wilkinson Partnership Estate Agency