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Zoopla welcomes Jon Notley as Commercial Director

24th August 2011

Leading property search and information website, Zoopla.co.uk is pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Notley to the new role of Commercial Director.

Joining Zoopla with over fifteen years of experience in key sales roles, Jon was most recently Group Sales Director at The Digital Property Group. Prior to that he was Sales Director at Findaproperty.com and in his earlier career, Jon was responsible for managing classified ad sales teams at Express Newspapers.

Jon’s responsibilities will include overseeing all revenue streams and the overall sales function at Zoopla, tasked with identifying new opportunities and managing performance and growth. Jon will report directly to Founder and CEO, Alex Chesterman.

This is the second senior appointment announced by Zoopla in recent weeks as the business continues to grow and follows the hiring of Lydia Goldberg to the role of Product Director to oversee all trade and consumer product-related activities at Zoopla.

Commenting on his new role, Jon Notley said: “This is clearly a sector I know very well and Zoopla’s growth, innovation and overall strategy creates a very exciting opportunity. I am looking forward to working with the existing world-class team at Zoopla to deliver even further growth and opportunities for the business and benefits for our members.”

Alex Chesterman, Founder & CEO of Zoopla added:: "We are delighted to welcome Jon to the senior management team at Zoopla. His experience, background and knowledge of the industry and players will ensure that we continue to grow and serve our members well as we continue to build Zoopla into a household brand.”

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For further information, please contact Tim Vooght at pr@zoopla.co.uk or on 020 3872 5615.

Notes to editors

Zoopla is the UK's most comprehensive property website, focused on empowering users with the resources they need to make better-informed property decisions. We help consumers both find their next home and research the market by combining hundreds of thousands of property listings with market data, local information and community tools.

At Zoopla we are fans of transparency and everything we do is aimed at making the market more efficient for both property consumers and advertisers alike. Zoopla has rapidly become the UK’s leading online destination for property consumers to search for homes and do their market research and the favoured online marketing partner for UK estate agents, letting agents and property developers.

Launched in 2008, Zoopla has since been one of the fastest growing websites in the UK, now attracting over 40 million visits per month and we are proud to have collected numerous awards and accolades along the way, including being named one of the Top 10 UK Tech Companies (Guardian) and one of the Top 10 Most Innovative UK Companies (Smarta).

Zoopla is part of Zoopla Limited which was founded in 2007.

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About Johnston Press

Johnston Press plc is one of the leading community media groups in the UK and Ireland. It publishes 255 local and regional newspapers across UK and ROI, including 18 daily titles, 156 paid for weekly titles and 81 free weekly titles. It also publishes a range of lifestyle magazines and classified directories. More recently, it launched exhibitions in each its regional markets. Of the company’s 5,000 plus staff, approximately 2,000 are locally based journalists.

Johnston Press operates 273 local websites with over 8 million visitors per month and over 70 million page views per month. Johnston operates partnerships with a number of leading national digital platforms as part of its strategy to deliver best in class digital services in its local markets. Johnston’s online jobs platform, jobstoday, now has over one million visitors per month and is a leading jobs board in its local markets. Through its partnership with Qype, Johnston recently launched a successful new local online directory and review service, Find it. The company has also recently partnered with Nimble Commerce to launch a new online vouchers service, Deal Monster.

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