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Savills mourns shock death

Savills’ Nottingham branch has been left devastated by the sudden death of its residential head, Robert Billson.

Derbyshire-born Billson (pictured) was just 41 years of age and in good health when he suffered a shock heart attack in his sleep two weeks ago.

He has left behind his partner Lucie at his Vale of Belvoir home, as well as his 21-year stepson Luke and six-year old daughter Effie.

A local memorial service held on Tuesday celebrated his “remarkable presence and unbelievable personality”.

Chris Charlton, regional director at Savills, headhunted Billson from Whitegates to become a residential valuer at Savills' Notts office in 2000. He then promoted him to help co-ordinate Savills' Northern regional offices in 2005, which Billson undertook until 2008 when he was promoted to director of residential at the Notts office to succeed Charlton, who was promoted to regional director.

Charlton says: "I first met him when he was showing me round some flats, and you remember people who are enthusiastic, so he left a lasting memory. He was such a lovely guy - everybody he met was touched by his generosity and enthusiasm."

Billson was a keen sportsman and football fan through his support of Derby County.

On the future plan for the Notts residential team, Charlton says: "We're taking stock at the moment, but we'll have to reconsider a restructure at some point."

The Notts office has 42 staff, of which six, including Charlton, make up the residential team.

Charlton will fill Billson's role until the restructure is undertaken.

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