'Experience of local, regional, national and international property related businesses, from the front line to the boardroom.'
I joined the business world in 1989, in a particularly fast paced & entrepreneurial environment, and over a 14 year period I was able to work with some fantastic people (including my original mentor) while learning ‘business’ and developing transferable skills.
Fast forward to 2003 and a new opportunity presented itself when I was able to launch & lead an Estate & Letting Agency in central Wokingham with my business partner Teresa (more about her below…).
In 2013 we passed the reigns to new owners and since then I’ve remained in the wider property industry, enjoying varied leadership roles, all of which led to launching Quarters Residential.
I am a proud Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the National Association of Estate Agents and a Fellow of the Association of Residential Lettings Agents.
Outside of my property adventure, I’m fond of climbing mountains and have been lucky enough to visit two of the seven summits in recent years (Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and Mt. Elbrus in Russia). Covid and travel permitting, I’m visiting Argentina later in 2020 where I’ll be attempting to summit Mt. Aconcagua, the third of the Seven Summits.
'Experienced in the Surrey & Berkshire prime property market, with boardroom sales, marketing and strategic experience. Industry Speaker.
Handling the sale of someone's largest asset is not something I'll ever take lightly. The trust our clients put into me still blows me away, but this strong partnership goes on to produce some amazing results for them.
Starting my first sales role in 1987 I’ve seen many changes in approach, but have never believed in cutting corners. A successful sale needs to be right for the buyer and the seller, and central to this is integrity and a full understanding of what both parties want to achieve. I don’t believe this will ever change.
I’ve been in the property business in the Wokingham area since 2003, including launching, building, and selling a successful high street Estate & Letting Agency with Nick. I have lived in the town for 20 years and have older children who’ve grown up here. I know almost all of the parks, restaurants, transport links, clubs, schools, regeneration plans, car parking spaces and, of course, coffee shops!
Quarters is our own business - we’ve thought hard about how it works for our clients, and we’re committed to providing something out of the ordinary.
I can provide clients with insights and referrals from my strong local network, which includes investors, developers, land agents, auctioneers, relocation agents, brokers & professional advisors. I work with the Home Staging Association, and Quarters has invested in quality furnishings to bring showhome appeal to empty properties. Just like humans, most properties look better when properly dressed!
In addition to my professional qualifications I hold a Diploma in Holistic Nutrition. Please don’t ask me about this if you’re short of time, though - it’s a topic I love almost as much as property!
I started my career within investment banking before a switch into the world of property which included founding and successfully exiting from the original online estate agency, House Network. After this I took the reins as Managing Director at The Property Franchise Group, where I was responsible for overseeing a nationwide network of four traditional estate agency brands.
My most recent venture is the Federation of Independent Agents (FIA) which focuses on building a network of high quality Estate & Letting Agents throughout the country, while continuing to advise businesses in a variety of sectors including recruitment, finance and venture capital.