Championing our local communities

One of the best things about being a multi branch agency is getting to know and love each of the very distinct towns in which we operate. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Perry Bishop and Chambers and as we have opened up offices in and around the Cotswolds, we have developed a strong rapport with the communities we now serve including Cheltenham, Cirencester, Stroud, Nailsworth, Tetbury Faringdon and the surrounding villages.

As well as becoming a fixture on the High Street for anyone on the move in each of these areas, we pride ourselves on celebrating and actively promoting the many great reasons for choosing to live in each of these thriving towns.

Gavin Wallace and Neil Buck from our Cheltenham branch collecting donations on behalf of Winston's Wish at Sandford Parks Lido Sunrise Swim
Gavin Wallace and Neil Buck from our Cheltenham branch collecting donations on behalf of Winston’s Wish at Sandford Parks Lido Sunrise Swim

Our branches have a dedicated Facebook page, where details of local events are posted and shared. We have also produced a number of video interviews with the proprietors of other local independent businesses – part of our Shop Local campaign – which are posted on facebook and on our YouTube channel. As well as spreading the word about the brilliant local retailers that grace our High Streets, these also help build a picture of our towns for people considering moving to the Cotswolds from outside the area.

Every year each branch also champions a local charity, with a donation going to their chosen charity partner from every property they sell. Our teams also take part in various fundraising events throughout the year, to bolster support for these and other very worthwhile local causes. This year Tetbury Hospital, Longfield Hospice, Allsorts, The Churn Project and Nailsworth Donkey Sanctuary have all benefited from these partnerships. We were also proud to help launch Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice’s Ride for Ryder and contribute to the costs of putting on FollyFest, Faringdon’s annual music and community arts festival.

We look forward to hosting a quiz in September in aid of Winston’s Wish and throughout December our branches will once again become collection points for food donations for the homeless in our respective communities.