Key recruit for probate property management specialists

Probate property management specialist Property Solutions Group has announced that Richard (Dicky) Davies has joined the team as a Non-Executive Director to the business. Dicky joins with a remit to support the growth and expansion of both Property Solutions Group, and premium brand Southey & Co.

Dicky has over 35 years’ experience in Financial Services having worked at household names Barclaycard and Visa in that time. Since leaving the Lowell Group in 2017 Dicky has taken on a number of NED roles in recruitment and credit management before being part of the launch of Tower Street Finance, an early player in the probate lending space in 2019. He left Tower Street in April 2023 to concentrate on his current (and future) NED responsibilities.

Commenting on taking on the role Dicky said:

“Property Solutions Group has an enviable reputation in this space so when Barry (Mattock) and Michael (Edwards) approached me about the possibility of joining I jumped at the opportunity.

“Through the Property Solutions Group, and Southey & Co brands, the team are providing an excellent service to clients up and down the country. I look forward to bringing my experience to the team and supporting them in their next phase of growth.”

Group Managing Director Michael Edwards welcomed Dicky saying

“I have known and worked with Dicky for several years throughout our respective time in the same industry. We share a common ethos and approach in our work, so having him join us felt like a natural fit. His appointment and approach to providing solutions for clients will enhance our service offering and benefit existing and new clients.”

Property Solutions Group describes itself as a “single source of property services for legal professionals” providing a comprehensive range of outsourced services for probate practitioners, including RICS Red Book valuations and sale valuations, lease extensions and freehold enfranchisement, property maintenance, vacant property insurance and probate property sale services.

Previously known at Executor Solutions, the company rebranded in 2022 to Property Solutions Group and in 2023 launched Southey & Co, a concierge service focusing on high value estates, providing an end-to-end service led by experts in the sector.

In 2021 entrepreneurial Group Chief Executive Barry Mattock sold his sister business Moving Made Easy, which focused on providing services to home builders including plot sales, part exchanges and sales progression, to legal property specialists Simplify.

On Dicky’s appointment Mattock adds

“Dicky is well known in the wills and probate community through his work at Tower Street Finance which grew considerably in a short space of time to become a leading player in the probate lending space.

“Adding his skills and expertise to the Property Solutions Group business is a fantastic opportunity for us and we’re delighted he’s agreed to join and lead our efforts to develop the business further.”

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