Jennings and Barrett has been a feature in my life from my childhood, with my Mum, Christine Bould, being employed to look after some of the blocks and estates that we still manage today, 40 years later. After beginning my career in finance, I left the banking Industry to join Jennings and Barrett in 1999, initially as Finance Manager and supporting the owner John Shine in all areas of the business. Whilst keeping the client accounts in order, I also undertook a number of different roles, including ensuring our compliance with relevant and changing legislation. I also saw the potential for developing the lettings side of the business, increasing the number of property portfolios that we manage, growing the Block and Estate Management through Right to Manage and supporting a growing number of buy to let landlords. I am proud to have grown the business through our existing client base, referrals and recommendations. I also opened our Sales and Lettings office with a dedicated estate and lettings team in Sidcup in 2012.
As a local employer, I believe we should be investing in our young people and providing local opportunities for school and college leavers to begin and develop their careers. In 2013 I introduced our apprentices scheme and am very proud of the young apprentices who have spent time with us, some of whom have moved on to develop their careers and some I am pleased that have stayed with us to take full time roles. A highlight was winning a Best of Bexley Business Award 2014 for Best Employer of Apprentices.
In 2015 Joanna Bould and I were lucky enough to have the opportunity to purchase the business and we have made significant investments in qualified and experienced staff and up to the minute software to ensure we continue to offer excellent services moving forward.
I am proud to be heading up a local, independent and Professional property lettings, sales and management company. Please feel free to call me with any property related issue, we can help.
Prior to taking an active day to day role in Jennings and Barrett, I have been a director of the company from April 2015. My previous experience of technical sales and business development within the construction industry has been a useful preparation for my role, both for back office operations and client facing functions.
I have been responsible for pre contract management from concept through to contract agreement for complex communal and district heating schemes. Most recently I have been managing the pre contract activities to enable us to secure multi million pound facades projects as a specialist subcontractor to top 100 main contractors. This required co ordination of in house design, estimators and operations teams with architects and client design teams, project management and quantity surveyors.
I am excited to be taking a hands on role at Jennings and Barrett where I will be responsible for improving our back office systems and expanding our client base.
I am a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, qualifying in 1991 and becoming a fellow of RICS in 1983. I was the previous owner of Jennings and Barrett, taking over in 1996. I am retained by Jennings and Barrett as their in-house surveyor carrying out valuation and general building survey work and providing expert property related advice for the benefit of our commercial and residential clients.
As a local RICS surveyor, I am proud that one of my career highlights includes being employed as the employers representative for a number of local new build community centres.
I have worked in the property sector for seven years, having started my career in Fulham at one of Central London’s Premier Estate Agents, so having extensive experience managing complex sales of high end properties through to completion.
After relocating to South East London, I joined Jennings and Barrett in February 2015 to head up the sales and lettings team. As a local independent and professional estate and lettings agent, we have seen fantastic growth over the last two years, beating our targets across both sales and lettings sectors. I am excited to be planning to open our third office in 2017.
If you have a single property to sell or you wish to discuss management of your portfolio, please do give me a call. I would love to hear from you.
I have worked in the property sector for many years, first with British Rail Property Division.
I moved into Block and Estate Management 13 years ago with one of the country’s largest Property Management Companies based in London, gaining extensive experience managing mixed-use high-end developments, purpose build flats and conversions.
I joined Jennings and Barrett in November 2015 as Senior Block and Estate Manager and I enjoy working with the Directors of our RTM Companies or Freeholders delivering a high quality and personal service to them and their leaseholders.
I am proud to have put together a professional block and estate team at Jennings and Barrett and would welcome the opportunity to discuss management of your block or Right to Manage with you.
Having worked in numerous roles within Property Management over the past four years, I have found my strengths are best suited being a Block & Estate Manager. One of my favourite parts of the role is attending sites and building relationships with Directors and Leaseholders.
Since joining Jennings & Barrett in February 2016, I have been given the opportunity to manage my own portfolio which is continuously expanding. I am also proud to assisting in the training of training our Block and Estate Apprentices. This gives me the chance to share my knowledge and passion for Block & Estate Management.
I am proud to have been part of the team who worked to gain ARMA Accreditation and at present I am focusing on achieving IRPM Associate accreditation, of which the key objective is to raise standards across the property management sector.
I look forward to progressing my career with Jennings & Barrett.
After working in the Block and Estate Management industry for four years I joined the Jennings & Barrett team in October 2016. Since my employment with Jennings & Barrett I have introduced various accounting procedures and I am proud to now be leading my own Accounts Department, where my enthusiasm and a ‘can do’ attitude proves to be a great benefit.
Having successfully achieved my AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Qualification in 2014, I now look forward to working with our new accounts apprentice and supporting him through his AAT studies.
Having made many improvements, I now have a smooth-running accounts department. This has enabled me to excel in my studies and progressing my career towards becoming ACCA Qualified (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).
I most recently was part of the team who delivered our ARMA Accreditation and am proud of our achievement.
I enjoy working within the Jennings & Barrett team, and look forward to seeing what the future holds.
I began my career with Jennings & Barrett in August 2013 as an apprentice. During my apprenticeship I spent time working across all areas of the company including block management, in the sales and lettings team and in accounts.
I have since been trained in AST (Assured Shorthold Tenancy) evictions and manage our tenant eviction service. I am responsible for running the day to day office functions and am Personal Assistant to the Directors.
I have recently started taking professional management qualifications and am involved in planning and implementing various projects and initiatives including our apprenticeships and our application for ARMA Accreditation.
I have seen many changes within Jennings & Barrett, and I am proud to work alongside a fantastic team who all work to deliver a trusted and professional service.