After graduating from university, I entered the banking sector with HSBC, but soon realised that banking was just not for me!
My first role in property was working as a Property Manager for General Accident Property Services. It was the late nineties and the rental market in the UK was just about to take off. I dealt with dripping taps to faulty boilers and washing machines for a few years, before being asked by General Accident to Manage a Lettings Call Centre, which I did for a further 18 months
After 3 years working within the support aspect of the property industry, I decided it was time to try my hand at front end sales. I therefore took over the management of an Agency Branch in Surbiton where I established a successful business from 2002-2007.
In 2007 I was appointed as Area Manager for a national corporate brand and was responsible for a network of 12 offices initially that grew to 30 offices and by 2011 I was Divisional Director in charge of a £4 Million income stream and 80 staff.
I set up Ivy Gate in 2012 with my business partners Jason and Stuart and have worked tirelessly building a brand and a new business since then. In 2017 Jason moved on and i took over the role of Managing Director for Ivy Gate.
I moved from New Malden to Old Malden in 2018 with my wife and two children and i am very community minded. I have sponsored numerous local schools, sports events/clubs, local football teams, river cleans. Engaging with the local community is really important to me.
Hidden TalentsI have passion for DIY and have spent the last two years since i moved, renovating the house.
If I Won The LotteryI would take my family away for a very long holiday initially. I would then look at moving to a larger family home and use some of the money to renovate it and possibly buying a holiday home in Salcombe (where we go as a family every year). I would also invest some in the many needed areas within the community.
When I'm Not WorkingI spend as much time as possible with wife and two young daughters and we love to spend time in Salcombe in Devon, a beautiful environment to spend time together as a family.. I am a golf enthusiast and like to get out to play every week if i can. My other passion is Football and have season tickets for Arsenal, so clearly the last few years have been generally disappointing on that front.