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Relocation specialist Pafena sets out global growth plan


An entrepreneurial husband and wife team is targeting global success after launching a new business which helps company employees find and settle into homes throughout the North of England, on both a temporary and permanent basis.

Partners, Lesley and Stephen Hubbard, from Darlington, have launched Pafena – a specialist in company employee relocation services with offices in Newcastle, Darlington and Leeds.

The business helps employees relocate by managing the entire moving process from securing property to rent and purchase.

In addition to this, Pafena also offers resettlement support services to help individuals and their families overcome challenges of relocating. This includes assistance in overcoming language difficulties, registering with doctors, banks and utility suppliers and researching into local schools.

Pafena’s home and property acquisition services are entirely bespoke to its clients, taking into consideration location, budgets, time frames and specific requirements.

Pafena also specialises in working with case managers to ascertain the needs of individual cases, covering property searches and negotiations, overseeing remedial work and resettlement support.

Lesley and Stephen Hubbard have worked for several years in the property sector and have a wealth of experience in helping businesses and employees relocate to the North of England, having worked with several major public and private sector organisations.

Their new company has already established a solid client base and they are now gearing up for a period of expansion as demand for their services grows.

Stephen said: “Over the next five years our aim is to establish ourselves as the leading relocation company in the North of England by working both nationally and internationally with corporate clients.

Lesley added: “We are working hard to develop contacts in the UK and overseas and plan to create offices worldwide in the coming years. We are happy to talk with prospective clients that are new to the relocation process and give our advice.”

The couple previously traded as Property Finder Agency, which helped people find new homes in the North of England and worked closely with landlords, promoting properties and offering a full lettings service.

Pafena is completely independent of letting and estate agents and works entirely with the best interests of its clients, with the aim to obtain a reduction in the final asking price during property negotiations.

For more information on Pafena, which is accredited by the Association of Relocation Professionals and Association of Professional Inventory Providers, visit: www.pafena.com

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