Countrywide Ltd are the United Kingdom's largest estate agency group.

It employs 10,000 personnel nationwide, working across 1,300 estate agency or lettings offices operating under 46 local high street brands, supplemented by 650 mortgage consultants and over 350 surveyors.

Countrywide is listed in the Top Track 100.

In 1986, financial services company Hambros plc (de-merged itself from Hambros Bank), acquired two estate agents, Bairstow Eves and Mann & Co, to form a new company called Hambro Countrywide plc, which was listed on the London Stock Exchange.

In 1988, the company created Hambro Assured, then the UK's largest life insurance broker.

Source: Wikipedia