A KEIGHLEY-based estate agents has been bought out.

Holroyds, which was founded in the town five-and-a-half years ago, has been acquired by the Connells Group.

Since family-run Holroyds was established, it has continued to expand and won a string of awards.

The firm has also opened branches in Baildon and Bingley.

Connells said it was “extremely pleased” to welcome the company into its national network, as part of the Sequence business.

Holroyds will continue trading under its own name.

Chris Rosindale, divisional managing director at Sequence, said: “We are extremely pleased to be welcoming Holroyds and our new colleagues into the business.

“It is a greatly respected, home-grown estate agency with excellent area knowledge, talent and a fantastic reputation.

“This acquisition demonstrates our continued commitment to our high street operations. And I know that it will bring about shared success, provide additional career opportunities and allow both brands to strengthen their presence in this active market.”

Managing director Chris Holroyd heads-up Holroyds alongside his mum Julie, a director and branch manager.

“We are thrilled to be joining the team,” said Chris.

“This significantly propels our offering to another level for both our current and new clients, as well as keeping our family-run feel which has served our clients so well over the last few years.

“We can’t wait to get started and we look forward to growing the Holroyds brand over the years to come.

“This is also a fantastic opportunity for our brilliant team, which will now have additional career opportunities.”

The Connells Group, founded in 1936, comprises nearly 600 estate agency branches nationwide.

It trades under a number of familiar names from the industry, in addition to its own brand.

Holroyds’ three branches and the mortgage arm Love Financial are overseen by Haworth man Chris.

He founded the firm with mum Julie, the branch manager at Keighley. She has over 25 years’ experience in the industry.

Awards the company has picked-up include prestigious ESTAS customer service accolades.

They are recognised as the most coveted awards in the UK property industry.