Two key directors of hybrid estate agency Yopa have stepped down from its board including founder Daniel Attia and LSL’s CEO Ian Crabb (pictured, above).Attia has resigned his position as chairman to make way for former Countrywide boss Grenville Turner, who took up the reins of as chairman yesterday.In a statement from the company released to The Negotiator, its spokesperson said Attia will “remain an active, engaged and supportive shareholder in the company”, suggesting he no longer has a day-to-day or executive role.Attia founded Yopa with three others in 2015 including James and Andrew Barclay and David Jacobs. But only the Barclay brothers remain on the board along with CEO Ben Poynter and Manuel De Carvalho, CEO of dmg ventures, one of the agency’s key backers.Board exitAttia has been slowly exiting from the business after being replaced as CEO by Poynter in April 2018, but Yopa has not revealed why Crabb has exited the board.Industry sources have suggested that both their departures may have been the price to pay for Yopa’s most recent cash call, announced yesterday.As The Negotiator reported, the company raised an additional £16 million from dmg ventures and Savills investment arm Grosvenor Hill Ventures, taking the total invested in the business to over £90 million.It has also been suggested that Crabb’s departure may signal LSL’s exit from the company in which it has had a significant financial interest.ian crabb Daniel Attia YOPA August 22, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Yopa founder Daniel Attia and LSL’s Ian Crabb step down from agency’s board previous nextAgencies & PeopleYopa founder Daniel Attia and LSL’s Ian Crabb step down from agency’s boardAttia will remain a ‘supportive’ shareholder as he makes way for Grenville Turner, but it remains unclear why Crabb has exited Yopa’s board.Nigel Lewis22nd August 201902,648 Views
Manager Michael Ryan has left high-profile attacking trio Seamus Callanan, Noel McGrath and John O’Dwyer out of the starting XV – they’re replaced by Dan McCormack, John McGrath and Niall O’Meara.There are also two alterations to the defence.Joe O’Dwyer and Seamus Kennedy come in for John O’Keeffe and Ronan Maher. Here is the team in full:1. Daragh Mooney – Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill2. Donagh Maher – Burgess3. James Barry – Upperchurch-Drombane4. Joe O’Dwyer – Killenaule5. Seamus Kennedy – St. Marys6. Tomás Hamill – Moyne-Templetuohy7. Padraic Maher (Capt.) – Thurles Sarsfields8. Brendan Maher – Borris-Ileigh9. Kieran Bergin – Killenaule10. Dan McCormack – Borris-Ileigh11. Jason Forde – Silvermines12. Steven O’Brien – Ballina13. Aidan McCormack – Thurles Sarsfields14. John McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney15. Niall O’Meara – Kilruane MacDonaghsTipp FM will have live coverage of the match at Walsh Park from 1.50pm tomorrow in association with Donal Ryan Motor Group, Nenagh, Thurles and Roscrea AND O’Dwyer Brothers, Tipperary Town.
Chengdu: Pablo Carreno Busta claimed his first ATP title in more than two years after outlasting Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik to win the Chengdu Open Sunday.The 28-year-old Spaniard collapsed to his knees after prevailing in just over two gruelling hours, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 7-6 (7/3). The world-ranked 63’s last title on the ATP Tour came at Portugal’s Estoril in May 2017.The triumph in China was his fourth career crown and comes after Carreno Busta struggled with a shoulder injury earlier this year.”The surface was fast but I was very good with my serve during all my matches and I think that was the key to me being the winner of the tournament,” he said.Champion in Chengdu! 🏆 @pablocarreno91 secures his first ATP title since 2017, downing Alexander Bublik 6-7(5) 6-4 7-6(3)🎥: @TennisTV pic.twitter.com/QPKJZH6XtS— ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) September 29, 2019 “This year has been quite tough for me because of injuries at the beginning of the year.”It’s really tough when you cannot play and cannot enjoy this sport.”But I just tried to continue working hard because I know when you work and you do as much as possible, normally you will get the prize.”Bublik, 22, ranked 71st, had been chasing a maiden ATP title.He stunned fourth seed Grigor Dimitrov in the quarter-finals. Alexander BublikatpChengdu Openpablo carreno busta First Published: September 29, 2019, 4:35 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.