Lomond Group agreement to deliver qualifications

With estate agencies spanning England and Scotland, The Lomond Group has joined forces with Propertymark to deliver a ground-breaking training and development strategy.

The partnership will deliver a new online learning Level 3 qualification across the entirety of its network. This will cover both residential letting and property management, and the sale of residential property. It is designed to nurture the home-grown talent of the 1,000 people employed across all their high street brands. 

Since forming less than 18 months ago, The Lomond Group has grown its combined portfolio of rental properties to over 35,000. It operates in major hubs in private rental hotspots including Aberdeen, Birmingham, Brighton, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hull, Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, and York. 

Property professional qualifications

The training will be supported by Propertymark Qualifications (PMQ), which offers specialist, regulated accreditations that are nationally recognised and tailored to support staff in advancing their careers. The latest figures from PMQ have revealed a 37 per cent rise in exams being taken throughout 2021 compared to 2020, showing an increased appetite for the sector to become qualified.

Propertymark Qualifications

Specialist, regulated property qualifications which you can complete flexibly through distance learning or with additional support with a Propertymark Qualifications recognised centre.

For the customer, the qualifications represent an endorsement of an agent’s professional credibility and industry knowledge.

For the business, it equips its people with the very latest compliance information as well as legal and HR advice, and other key industry insights and learning.

The Lomond Group is well-known and respected, and our new partnership will help ensure it maintains its authoritative market position. We look forward to fostering the knowledge and careers of more exceptional professionals.

The appetite amongst agents to professionalise the sector is overwhelming – and this commitment by the Lomond Group couldn’t be a better example.
 

Nathan Emerson CEO | Propertymark

As a growing, people-powered success story, we are thrilled to forge this major new link-up with Propertymark. It will elevate our customer service to new heights.

The agreement reinforces our commitment to invest in our biggest asset – our people. Employing brilliant people is one of the golden threads in our ambitious growth strategy. We are determined to attract, retain and develop the most talented and passionate property professionals, creating a best-in-class working environment where they can thrive. 

This new initiative will help us achieve that, as well as add an extra dimension to the raft of career pathways and person-centred development opportunities that already exist across Team Lomond.

Clare Wakeford Director of Human Resources | The Lomond Group

Attracting the best talent in our industry is our highest priority. We make it our mission to lead on innovation and customer service – the two come hand-in-hand.
 
Our people are at the forefront of our business and we will continue to grow a working environment which not only supports and invests in our people, but also puts their development at the heart of everything we do.

Tracey Thompson Head of Learning and Development | The Lomond Group