The robust demand from the Chinese real estate investors and developers looking to invest in the UK property market has very significantly driven the business expansion of Gibbs Investment, a brand division of long established chartered surveyors P R Gibbs & Co Ltd based in Bolton, Manchester. Having received many new instructions from Chinese clients to look for major investment and development opportunities in the UK, Gibbs Investment has implemented a management restructuring plan to better respond to the requirements.

Jane Holleran has been promoted to Director. Jane has more than 15 years’ experience in business administration and management and she brings an invaluable knowledge of business administration and best practice to Gibbs Investment. Jane had been working as a Senior Manager at P R Gibbs & Co Ltd since 2010.

Lyslee Li, who joined the company as Personal Assistant to Chairman Phil Gibbs, is leaving the role to take up a promotion to China Market Development Manager. She will be working closely with Phil Gibbs and the support team to look for prime property investment and development projects.

Zach Zhan is appointed authorised representative in China. Zach is based in Shenzhen in south East China and is assisting to develop new referrals and to provide support to existing clients.

Phil Gibbs said that “With the economic recovery, the UK real estate market is booming. The high returns have attracted many international investors to invest in the UK property market. The promotion of Jane, Lyslee and Zach will ensure that Gibbs Investment’s reputation for outstanding customer service and reliability is maintained and that all of the needs of our Chinese investors will be satisfied. ”

The decision to implement the management restructuring was made following a further successful business trip to China by Phil and Lyslee where meetings with strategic partners and clients resulted in new instructions with a potential value in the order of £20 million.


In clockwise order is Jane,Lyslee and Zach