Meet your Estate Agent for Life

Selling properties just like yours since 1877, we combine our years of experience with cutting edge technology to deliver exceptional services for home-owners and house hunters across the country. Let’s tell you more about Duckworths exciting past, present and future.

Our story


We are a no-gimmick, rock solid estate agency built on customer-focused foundations and traditional values. These are as relevant today as they were when Duckworths first opened its doors in Accrington in 1877 by our original owner John Duckworth.

The company heritage is rich with stories of the past; our archive vaults still hold original rent books from the 1800s. And we have sold houses ten times over to several generations of home-owners in England’s North West where Duckworths began.

Over the years, Duckworths’ success and excellent reputation allowed for expansion across the whole of the North West from Preston, Manchester and Bolton to Chorely, Darwen and Skipton, and many areas in between. Today, we’ve got our goals set further-afield and are expanding the Duckworths brand nationally.

Our Mission Statement

The knowledge gained over our 150 year history combined with an appetite for change and new technology have given us a perfect recipe to achieve success for home-owners. That is why we are bringing the successful Duckworths formula to new areas across the country, where exceptional agents who echo our  values and beliefs, are offering estate agency services under a Duckworths Franchise.

Investing in training and the personal development of our team is part of our DNA and something that sets us apart from many other agents. We are one of the few agents in the country with our very own Training Academy, complete  with industry leading qualifications such as Propertymark and ARLA as well as our very own learning  programmes delivered by a world-class property guru.  You can read more about our Training Academy on our Careers page.

Our values

Heritage & History

Our heritage and history defines us. Established in 1877, we have helped people sell properties for nearly 150 years, sometimes the same one several times over, throughout generations.



Our reputation is paramount – it is what defines us. We focus on maintaining and, wherever possible, increasing standards every day. Our teams know the importance of delivering value for clients who have paid a fee for our services.


Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere

We are not limited by time or boundaries. We have been selling properties anytime, anyplace, anywhere since 1877. This flexible approach means we can help more people reach their property goals.



Agent For Life

We want you to choose us as your personal estate agent on your journey through life.  In collaboration with our partner companies, we offer residential sales, lettings and commercial property services.



Tried, Tested, Thankful. Hear from our clients: