Digital entrepreneur brings new company to Coventry

Calum Brannan (front, centre) with the team at No Agent

Digital entrepreneur brings new company to Coventry

A digital entrepreneur from Coventry has opened his newest business’ operation centre in the city and is now looking to create up to 100 jobs.

Calum Brannan, who was born in Coventry and went to Ash Green School, launched No Agent in London in March 2016 – offering landlords a property management service that can save them significant costs.

The lettings platform has taken off beyond expectation and has seen the company operating across the UK. It has now attracted £1.5m in fresh investment.

Such has been the success of No Agent that is has opened a new operations centre at Electric Wharf in Coventry, employing 12 people initially but eventually rising to 100 by the end of 2018.

The 28-year-old is no stranger to digital success stories – he launched a social networking site called Youmeo aged just 15 and it grew to have half-a-million users. 

That was followed by co-founding social media risk management company, Crowd Control HQ, in 2009 and the firm is still going strong.

Calum said Coventry was his first-choice location when opening the operations centre, where No Agent’s customer service staff will be based and will offer clients a 24/7 service.

He said: “We are very pleased with the way No Agent has been received and the way it is growing so quickly.

“The basic idea is that we offer an outstanding service to landlords and property owners – but for smaller fees than traditional agents – and then we are free to use for tenants and, again, with excellent service.

“Our easy-to-use platform fuses technology with excellent customer service to automate the marketing and administration of rental properties. Landlords choose how much they control and how much they pass on to us and have complete visibility over their property status.

“We want people to say it’s a pleasure to deal with us and not find the whole process a chore – that ethos is working so far and that’s why we are growing.

“Coventry was always my number one choice for the new operations centre and I love the feel of Electric Wharf, so it’s great to be back here.

“The business has attracted new investment recently – a mix of angel investment and VC money – and that has allowed us to grow even quicker.

“There are already 12 staff based in Coventry but our ambitious growth plans mean we will be looking to increase that to 100 by the end of next year.

“We’re looking for people who excel in customer service because we want to change the whole experience when it comes to letting a property. We are confident we can find the right skills here in Coventry.”