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 Bexley Award 2014.
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.