Independently owned East Anglian estate agency Fenn Wright has acquired respected, Sudbury based, Thorntons.

The acquisition of the long established chartered surveyors and estate agents forms part of Fenn Wright’s long term growth strategy to expand into Sudbury and further enhance their service along the A12 corridor.

The office on Market Hill will be the eighth for property experts, Fenn Wright, the leading chartered surveyors, estate agents and consultants in the region.

Thorntons, established by Sam Thornton in 1989, is perfectly aligned with Fenn Wright: the compatible businesses share the same integrity, transparency and straight forward approach. The inherited properties will fit seamlessly into Fenn Wright’s growing portfolio, making the acquisition of Thorntons a natural progression.

Sam Thornton will be joining the Sudbury team as an Associate Partner. He is extremely well regarded and a familiar face in the town, with over 30 years’ experience selling properties on the Suffolk/Essex border.

Sam will be joining Graham Buxton, Partner, at Fenn Wright, in the management of the Sudbury branch. He will be working as part of a team of eight high calibre staff: a mix of Thorntons and Fenn Wright employees, plus a few new faces from the area. Together, the team has unrivalled knowledge of the local area.

‘I’m really looking forward to joining the team at Fenn Wright,’ commented Sam Thornton, ‘I don’t see it as a sad day that Thorntons is closing, I see it as an exciting step forward. I am delighted to still be in the heart of the local community.’

Alan Williams, Managing Partner at Fenn Wright added, ‘The acquisition of Thorntons wholly complements our strategy to expand our branch network.

‘Sam is extremely well regarded; with his extensive knowledge of the local area, he provides an invaluable bridge between Fenn Wright and Sudbury, and is a familiar, friendly face for local residents.’

Sam and his team will be joining Fenn Wright at its new office on Market Hill, which is currently being refitted, for the opening on 12th December. Members of the local community are encouraged to pop in for a coffee and a chat in the modern, relaxing office.