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Agency owner gets in the swing of estate agency recruitment with Rayner Personnel franchise

Matt brings thirty years’ experience to the fast-expanding estate agency recruitment specialist. Before setting up his eponymous firm eleven years ago, he worked for Gascoigne-Pees where he spent four years as area sales manager. He started out in the industry at Countrywide, working his way up from negotiator to area sales manager over the course of a decade.

He was attracted to his new role by the appeal of a fresh challenge. “I know a couple of existing Rayner Personnel franchisees very well and saw how well they are doing. I looked at the business model, did my research and thought to myself, ‘This is a no brainer’” he explains. “I’ve been running a thriving estate agency business for years myself and the reason it’s been successful is because I’ve always recruited very well. Employers can trust me because I’ve been in their shoes at the sharp end.”

An Arsenal season ticket-holder, Matt describes himself as “a massive football fan” who loves sport. He and Gail, his partner of eight years, have three children together aged 11, 9 and 6 and a two-year-old Springer Spaniel ‘Woody’ who Matt says, “is almost as hyper as me!”

The plain-speaking Matt prides himself on ‘telling it like it is’. “If someone’s being unrealistic, I will tell them – honesty is always the best policy.” He believes his extensive industry knowledge will help him build trust with candidates and he plans to offer a very personal, proactive recruitment service to employers and candidates alike. He explains, “I know a lot about the companies I will be recruiting for, how they work, what they’re looking for and who will fit best where.”

Joshua Rayner, MD of Rayner Personnel comments, “We’re delighted to welcome Matt on board to join our fast-growing Rayner Personnel family. Having run his own successful estate agency business for many years, he will hit the ground running and I predict within a very short time will take Rayner Personnel to a market-leading position in east London.”

Matthew Swing can be contacted on 0330 088 6666 or 07786 836481 or by emailing