Purplebricks appoints Nick Gunga as Chief Revenue Officer


Former TalkTalk Managing Director joins the digital-only estate agent

FieldHouse Associates

Solihull, 13 June 2024, Purplebricks, the UK’s most popular estate agency¹, has appointed Nick Gunga as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). 

Gunga joins Purplebricks from TalkTalk, founded by Sir Charles Dunstone in 2003 before being demerged from Carphone Warehouse in 2010. In his 19-year long tenure at TalkTalk, Gunga held numerous roles, most recently Managing Director of the industry-leading Wholesale Services division focused on building the fastest growing wholesaler of connectivity into the B2C and B2B segments. He helped grow the company from 200,000 customers to over 3.5 million and was fundamental to its decision to provide free broadband which levelled the playing field for the broadband market across Europe.

Purplebricks was acquired by Strike (backed by Freston Ventures) in May 2023. Over the past year, the low-cost, digital-only estate agents has launched a new pricing model enabling customers to sell their homes for free² and launched Purplebricks Mortgages.

Nick Gunga, CRO of Purplebricks, said, “Purplebricks prioritises customers, and this is a sentiment I have held throughout my career. Its aim is to democratise buying and selling homes by making it more affordable and accessible. The notion of democratisation has been pivotal in my time at TalkTalk as we believed broadband is a right not a privilege and should be accessible to all. I’m looking forward to working at a company with a shared vision and an amazing proposition to keep people at the heart of what we do and put them first.”

Sam Mitchell, CEO of Purplebricks, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Nick to Purplebricks, where he’ll bring a breadth of knowledge from his long standing career in the telecoms industry. His nearly two decade track record at TalkTalk shows his ability to steer a business and foster customer growth. This will prove invaluable as Purplebricks continues to expand and maintain a customer-centric approach to home ownership.”

¹ https://www.purplebricks.co.uk/services/more

² ‘Free’ relates to a home valuation, negotiation, listing on a major portal and an app that lets customers control their listing and viewings; they can choose to pay for additional extras should they wish