Former professional rugby player Glyn Hooson-Owen has a new job to tackle at the Island’s longest established estate agents, Chrystals, where he has been promoted to the position of Ramsey Branch Manager.
Glyn has been working with Chrystals in their Douglas office since 2013 after retiring from a career in rugby that took him all over the world.
A graduate of University of Wales Cardiff, where he gained a BSc Honours in Sport Development, he has played for Henley Hawks in the UK, Sport Lisboa e Benfica in Portugal, Altus Kowloon in Hong Kong and Mid-Western in New Zealand.
Manx born and bred, he attended Ramsey Grammar School and still has very strong ties to the North. He is currently undertaking his National Association of Estate Agents exams.
Glyn’s new role will see him manage the office’s rentals, commercial and sales business in the north of the Island. He will also be responsible for the Ramsey branch’s small but closely knit team.
The town and surrounding area has seen many new developments recently and Glyn is keen to ensure that Chrystals is best placed to serve customers in the region.
“I have always had a strong drive for success and am looking forward to obtaining new instructions for Chrystals and developing the business further,” he says.
“I have a hard act to follow as my predecessor Les Quirk spent 48 years at Chrystals, however there are lots of opportunities to explore and I am enjoying being part of the Ramsey community again.”
Chrystals has been helping Isle of Man clients with property sales, letting and management services since 1854.
Announcing Glyn’s promotion, Director Neil Taggart commented: “We are delighted that Glyn has become our Ramsey Manager. He is a renowned local sportsman who has made a rapid impact on the Manx Estate Agency business. In a short space of time he has established himself as a ‘go-to’ agent in Douglas and now brings his proven track record, broad experience and all round approachability to his home turf on the North. We wish him all the best in his new role.”
Photo - Glyn Hooson-Owen.