Helen Dutton - Franchise Owner
Helen started her career in 1990 working for the Yorkshire Building Society. She quickly progressed from a customer adviser to running her own branch. After deciding she wanted to work for herself, she joined Local Properties in South Elmsall, as a self employed mortgage adviser and was appointed as company director in 2002. Along with her husband Barry Dutton, they expanded Local Properties and opened up the Pontefract branch in 2007. Under Helens leadership The branch quickly grew from strength to strength and due to the success of Local Properties, in 2009 she was asked by Whitegates if she would like to take on the Whitegates Pontefract franchise. Helen felt this was an excellent opportunity for both the business and her clients, so in 2010 Local Properties Pontefract became a Whitegates franchise. Since opening Pontefract in 2007 she has built up an enviable reputation for selling houses, an impressive rental portfolio, and with her amazing team, offer a service to all their vendors, landlords and tenants that is second to none. Helen has a great passion for both selling property's and letting properties for over 250 landlords. She spends most of her time valuing properties for both sales and rent. Helen is a great believer in continuing education and career development. She is a qualified member of both ARLA and NAEA, holds Cemap qualifications, and is currently studying for The technical award in Residential Management and Practice. During her spare time Helen loves spending time with her husband, 15 year old son, and her dog Milo. She loves holidays, good restaurants and fine wines.