Established in 1991 as a single estate agency branch in Altrincham, Thornley Groves has 9 offices and employs over 200 staff. In 2022, the business sold £190m of property and let over 1,900 properties. The team now manage more than 5,500 houses and apartments for Landlords across North, South and Central Manchester.

The business was founded in 1991 in Altrincham by Michael Groves who opened a second office in 1993 in Hale Village. The third office was opened in 1994 when the firm’s CEO and joint shareholder, Jason Watkin, joined and invested in the company.

In the year 2000, the then 3-branch firm expanded into Manchester’s burgeoning city centre residential property market where it quickly expanded, opening new city centre branches in the key residential quarters of the city centre.

Thornley Groves initially handled residential sales only, and branched out into residential Lettings and Property Management in 1995, which now accounts for over 60% of total income.

Thornley Groves have made substantial investments in our use of technology so staff can effortlessly hot-desk to any computer in any branch 7 days a week. This gives them the ability to work more flexibly and responsively when communicating, marketing and managing.

With the ability to access our entire property sales, lettings and management databases from any Thornley Groves office, the team can deliver the highest possible levels of service to customers and always be one step ahead of other, less advanced estate agents.