Accolade to Julie Twist
Accolade for Julie Twist
Congratulations to Manchester agent Julie Twist, a former winner of Estate Agency of the Year, who has been named as one of the city's Under 40 Class of 2008.
The accolade is for 40 elite business people in Manchester. Twist was the first residential estate agent to open in Manchester city centre in February 1994 at 23 years of age.
Two years later the IRA bomb went off and Twist recalls: "After the bomb we had a challenging time trying to convince people the city was a safe place to live.
"But with a lot of hard work and love, the city has become a great place to live and we have grown over the last 15 years into its most established agent."
Twist claims to have assisted in more than half of the regeneration work that has gone on in the city.
In 2002 she was the first estate agency to open on Salford Quays in a partnership with Jones Homes, creating JJT Residential Services.
Written by Rosalind Renshaw