I joined Hobbs Parker back in 2007 after a career of more than 25 years in financial services, where in the latter years I was traveling all over the country.
My world has now shrunk, I have a 10 minute commute and run our estate agent office in Tenterden which has the nicest views looking out on the recreation ground and towards the High Street. Working in a small market town is a lovely thing as I will always be bumping into clients, present and past on the High Street.
I am really fortunate as I get to value and sell some beautiful property in a truly lovely part of the world. In business I have always thought that you should treat people how you would like to be treated yourself and I have a brilliant team who live that maxim every day.
I’m originally from the West Country and I moved to Woodchurch in the 1990’s where I still live with my wife Clare and our three children.
Clare and I enjoy running together and the best times are when we can go cross country (and we are lucky to be surrounded by beautiful countryside).
Each year I would normally go skiing and on a cycling trip with my friends for some male bonding time. My big passion is cooking and a great day for me at the weekend is spent in the kitchen with my music turned up loud.
I am currently working hard on achieving my aim of becoming fluent in Italian and I’ve recently taken the ultimate mid-life crisis step by buying myself a sports car.
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