I grew up in a small Village in the East Midlands and after completing my A levels in Maths, Physics and Economics I took myself off to the bright lights of Manchester, where I completed a degree in Economics.
Upon completion of my degree, I again headed for the bright lights, this time London where I initially took a position as a retail manager for the Paperchase group, where I quickly got bored and started looking for a more dynamic career where I would be in and out of an office and facing new challenges every day.
I then took a position as a trainee Estate Agent for a well regarded independent agent, working between their Richmond and Surbiton branches, where I was headhunted for a large corporate company. It was here I met Matt Martin. I spent in total over 10 years with this company, ultimately becoming the Branch Manager for their flagship Kingston office.
After over 20 years in the business now, I have only ever worked for four estate agencies, each time growing and improving their business with my calm, and tenacious manner.
I now manage a portfolio of sales properties spanning from our office in Kingston, through Surbiton, New Malden, Worcester Park, and around the Sutton / Carshalton Beeches area where I live with my wife and two children
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Hidden TalentsEven if I do say so myself, I would say that I am pretty handy in the kitchen, can turn my hand of most DIY jobs and having competed in many National Championships in my young days, I can turn a bicycle pedal quite well too, both on the road, and Velodrome.
If I Won The LotteryI would upgrade all those parts of my life that only money can fix, such as buy a larger house, my dream car, and of course, take the family on a holiday of a lifetime. Ultimately however, I would love to buy two holiday homes – one at Lake Como, where I had my honeymoon and one that we could pop to more often, most likely in The New Forest, or near Swanage.
When I'm Not WorkingI love spending as much time as I can with the family, lazy days at home, or meeting for walks and picnics. I also spend a lot of my time on my bicycle, typically doing over 100 miles a week. I predominantly ride on a Sunday, where I will meet with a small group of friends at dawn and head out into the Surrey Hills, stop for a coffee and cake (usually at Tanhouse Farm or Shere) and ride back over Box Hill and home. I also enjoying preparing the family meals, as it gives me a real sense of satisfaction.