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Meet the Team

I would like to personally thank all of our staff for always striving to go above and beyond what is expected to provide our clients with a personable service

Chris Sawyer

Rosemary Clifford

Rosemary Clifford

Property Manager - Lettings

Bio

Rosie has over 20 years’ experience in the lettings business starting out as Lettings Secretary, then Negotiator and then in Property Management.  She lives in Crawley, West Sussex and enjoys property refurbishment and getting out and about in the beautiful countryside.


Chris Sawyer

Chris Sawyer

Director

Bio

Born in Brighton, Chris began his career in 1988 at a small local independent agent. From there he moved on to a large chain of estate agents where he quickly progressed to senior management level.

In 1996 Chris co-launched Tingleys Estate Agents which became one of the city's most respected independent companies and in 2009, following his acquisition of the business, Sawyer & Co was launched.

During 2016 Chris was the President of the Brighton & Hove Estate Agents Association (BHEAA) a role in which he was able to show his commitment to improving and maintaining the highest standards possible within the profession. The role enabled him to continue his longstanding support of numerous local charities and organisations, helping them to raise vital funds and awareness of their work. Chris is also a member of the National Advisory Council of the Guild of Professional Estate Agents.

An avid Brighton & Hove Albion supporter, Chris lives in Brighton and is married with 2 daughters.


Chloe Pell

Chloe Pell

Negotiator

Bio

Originally moving to Brighton for University ten years ago to study Media, Chloe now lives just around the corner from our Hove Office. She enjoys all this city has to offer; from quirky bars and delectable dining, to lengthy bike rides along the coast, and up to Devil’s Dyke. Other hobbies include horse riding, which she enjoys when returning to her family home in Canterbury.


Adam Farrell Dip Surv Pract, FNAEA, MARLA

Adam Farrell Dip Surv Pract, FNAEA, MARLA

Director

Bio

Adam grew up in Hove and has enjoyed a career in property sales and lettings since the late 1990's. Developing a well-rounded experience in both independent and corporate estate agency, Adam has progressed from Negotiator to Branch Manager and is now a Company Director.

Having passed the highest level exams, Adam holds a Fellow grade of membership at the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA). He has also achieved a Diploma in Surveying Practice at the College of Estate Management and is a member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) after passing their Technical Award exams.

Adam joined the Portslade office at the beginning of 2006 when the company was known as Tingleys Estate Agents. In 2014 he helped launch the Sawyer & Co Brighton office and with his hands on approach to management he continues to build on the company’s success.

Adam is married with three children and now lives in Steyning, whilst also being addicted to hang gliding!


Raoul Debaucheron

Raoul Debaucheron

Viewing Guide

Bio

Originally from Belgium, Raoul grew up in the Congo. After his studies in Brussels he moved to the UK in 1985. Raoul worked in London hotels and for over 30 years he travelled the world as a cabin crew member for British Airways.

Obsessed with Homes under the Hammer, Phil and Doer Uppers, a job at Sawyer & Co seemed like the natural progression for Raoul. When not eating in town Raoul is in the Channel or at the King Alfred. Raoul believes that listening is the secret of great customer service.


Simon Lemcke

Simon Lemcke

Sales Director

Bio

Simon is Brighton born and bred and has lived in Hove for the last 25 years. He started as an Estate Agent at the tender age of 16 for Fox & Sons and quickly worked his way up the ranks to become the youngest Area Director looking after 8 offices. In 2002 he started his own estate agents in Hove which was one of the most successful in the city. Simon has now joined forces with Chris Sawyer in what is proving to be a tremendous partnership. When he`s not at work, Simon enjoys most sports and is a keen Liverpool fan. His passion for music is unsurpassed and has now been to over 900 concerts throughout the world.  


Bob Beaken

Bob Beaken

Sales Progressor / Senior Negotiator

Bio

Bob was born and raised in Brighton. His early career developed in the FMCG world working for Blue Chip organisations. Before commencing his long and successful career in the sports industry. Having worked for Adidas, Nike and O’Neill his career spanned 25 years rising to the position of Managing Director. In 2003 a career change beckoned and Bob took on an estate agency franchise setting up Bairstow Eves’s first office in Brighton. Following the sale of that business he spent the next few years in property development alongside creating a property search agency for London buyers wishing to move this great City. With wealth of sales, marketing and business development experience he joined Sawyer and Co from Brighton and Hove Albion (AITC) during 2014. Bob’s interests are football, racquet-ball, surfing and snowboarding. He lives in Hove with his 14 year old daughter.


Dominique Scott MNAEA

Dominique Scott MNAEA

Associate Director

Bio

After a successful career in the music industry, Dominique moved to live in Hove from London in 2005 with her husband and 2 children.

She joined the company that same year and has been an integral part of our team ever since. She has a natural flair for selling or letting properties. The enjoyment that she takes in her job as well as her passion for property is very evident for our clients to see.

Dominique is also a keen tennis player.


John White

John White

Senior Negotiator & Valuer

Bio

John is Brighton born and bred and joins us with a wealth of both corporate and independent agency experience. Having spent a year working in Australia and exploring most of Asia, travelling remains a big passion.

He has a keen interest in keeping fit and although Small Batch Coffee is his second home at weekends, don’t let that fool you – he likes his coffee like he likes his martial arts belts. That’s right, John is a black belt in karate.


Joe Newman

Joe Newman

Residential Lettings Manager

Bio

As part of a major restructuring of the lettings department, Joe Newman has been brought in to lead the team into a new era of success. With his proven lettings experience due to having managed another local company for many years, Joe's leadership style fits perfectly with the Sawyer & Co. approach to business in general and to rentals in particular.

A firm commitment to delivering outstanding customer service is only part of Joe's outlook, as he will also be overseeing the introduction of new and innovative systems that will make sure the firm stays one step ahead of the competition.


Grace Trathan

Grace Trathan

Lettings Negotiator

Bio

A massive dog lover and summer festival advocate, Grace joins us with over two years’ experience in the lettings industry. An extremely bubbly character, Grace is always full of motivation and drive as well as being well-travelled. She enjoys a European city break or two and has spent New Year in the tropics of South East Asia. When she’s not abroad you will find Grace catching up with friends over a meal and a cocktail or taking her two dogs for a country walk over The Downs.


Emma Marcantonio MARLA

Emma Marcantonio MARLA

Accounts Manager

Bio

A true Brightonian, Emma joined the Sawyer & Co Lettings Department in February 2016 as a Property Manager where she quickly become a valuable member of the team. Since then her tenacity and focus has seen her become ARLA qualified and take on a new challenge as our Accounts Manager.

As someone who loves to keep fit, Emma used to be an avid kickboxer, having started training in 2013 with SAMA and rapidly progressing through the different coloured belt gradings. A health fanatic, she now prefers spending her free time in the gym finding it motivational, energising and empowering, its no wonder she’s such an industrious worker!

Having lived in Brighton her whole life, Emma hopes to travel the world one day, but until then she brings her love of properties and extensive local knowledge to her role within our company.


Matthew Higgins

Matthew Higgins

Land & Development Manager

Bio

After studying Sociology at Bath University, where he also ran a successful club promotions company, Matt returned to his hometown of Brighton. Having been introduced to the world of property at an early age it’s no surprise that Matt has risen swiftly through the ranks to become one of our Senior Negotiators and our Land and New Homes Specialist.

A committed Seagulls supporter, when he’s not supporting the Albion Matt is now a family man who enjoys walking the dog on the seafront and practising his culinary skills.


Tracey Lewis

Tracey Lewis

Property Manager - Lettings

Bio

Tracey has been working in the Brighton & Hove Property Management industry for 31 years, and during this time she has built up a wealth of knowledge and experience about most aspects of property management and the buildings within the City.  She passed her ARLA exam in 1998 and strives to give the best customer service possible for both Landlords and Tenants.

Whenever she is walking around in Brighton & Hove or her home town of Lewes, she always takes a good look at the buildings and surroundings as she takes a keen interest in the beauty and workmanship of Grade I and Grade II listed buildings; there are many quirky gargoyles hidden in amongst some of the structures which can sometimes be a little amusing (especially churches!!). 


Ceri Jackson

Ceri Jackson

Property Inspector

Bio

Ceri has lived in Brighton for 20 years and loves the diversity and culture of the city. She originally studied Menswear Design but has now worked in property for 5 years.

In her spare time Ceri is a keen walker and enjoys going for hikes with her dog in the beautiful surrounding countryside of The Downs and Sussex villages and of course enjoys the wonderful seafront, making time to pop into restaurants along the way. Ceri has travelled extensively in the USA and the second city in her life is San Francisco which she says is almost as good as Brighton.

As a nod to her Celtic background, Ceri is an avid supporter of Wales and Ireland Rugby teams.


Jayne Laverick

Jayne Laverick

Administration and Marketing

Bio

Jayne moved to Brighton in 2015 and has loved the vibrant lifestyle here ever since. She enjoys anything creative and so, particularly likes producing our high-quality property brochures, writing descriptions and assisting in the creation of our property and lifestyle magazine; Life. 

Jayne studied an undergraduate degree at Northumbria University in English Literature and History, so it’s safe to say there’s a bit of book worm hiding there. 

After making that big move South, Jayne took on a Master degree at Kingston University in Publishing whilst working full time managing Brighton’s oldest pub – so the girls no stranger to hard work. 

Spoilt for choice here in Brighton and Hove, during her free time you’ll find Jayne frequenting the many local eateries, bars and cafes with friends or taking that long journey home to visit family. 


Paige Francoul

Paige Francoul

Lettings Co-ordinator

Bio

Joining us as Letting Co-ordinator and bring with her a wealth of knowledge, Paige has worked within the property industry for five years. A love for property, she recently bought a house with her boyfriend which she is renovating. In her spare time, she likes to go for dinner and prosecco and catching up with friends at the weekend and also enjoys cooking and trying new recipes! 


Tabetha Cushing

Tabetha Cushing

Negotiator

Bio

A lover of challenges, Tabetha comes with ample experience in the property sector with 3 years’ experience in an estate agency based in Worthing. Relocating from Yapton, Tabetha loves the atmosphere here in Brighton where you can find her enjoying a Bankers fish and chips on the beach. Currently studying Psychology at Brighton University, Tabetha is looking forward to her next travelling adventure with Barcelona and various ski trips in France under her belt already. When she’s not honing her musical talents as a piano player, you can find Tabetha trying out new sports and working on her fitness. She recently completed an urban triathlon and walked the ultra-challenge from London to Brighton, and she's eagerly anticipating her next venture.


Elliott Isted

Elliott Isted

Negotiator

Bio

Taking his first steps in the world of property, Elliott joins us with a wealth of enthusiasm after his studies at Dorothy Stringer and Varndean College. Born and bred in Brighton, Elliott loves the beach in the summer but has branched out further afield recently returning from a four month excursion to South East Asia. An avid Liverpool FC supporter, when he’s not at the gym or at work you can find him relaxing and taking it easy.


Esme Genner

Esme Genner

Lettings Negotiator

Bio

A self-confessed foodie, Esme joins us with a wealth of determination and drive. Following her time at Varndean College where she took Business Studies, Travel and Tourism she has since decided to embark on a journey into the world of property. 


Paul Offley

Paul Offley

Compliance Officer

Bio

With nearly 40 years' experience Paul instructs us on the best practices for Data Protection, and reviews the latest Money Laundering Regulations to ensure that we are fully compliant at all times.


Annette Woolman

Annette Woolman

Viewing Guide

Bio

Relatively new to Estate Agency, Annette is passionate about showing the diversity of property in her much-loved home town. With a degree and a Masters in History she likes to point out local landmarks and interesting facts about Brighton and Hove to clients exploring the area. A wide-ranging career path that includes; the antiques Industry, teaching, hospitality and events and more recently travelling the world as cabin crew; she is now focused on working with the community particularly through volunteering with local charities. Whilst varied her career has been entirely people-centred and that is where she feels her strengths lie due to strong empathetic communication skills. A fanatic about sport; Annette plays tennis, golf, swims, skis, and watches sport as much as possible!


Jozef Pecuch

Jozef Pecuch

In-house Contractor

Bio

A Superstar handyman, who’s Super-hardworking with a Super-sized ‘can do’ attitude and sense of humour to match, Jozef is our very own in-house contractor and all round handyman.

When he's not busy helping to keep repair and maintenance costs down for our properties, Jozef loves to spend time playing with his children or enjoying a relaxing hour or two fishing at the marina.


Carley Penney

Carley Penney

Customer Contact

Bio

As with so many people who move to the coast, Carly is originally from South London but has lived in Brighton for the past 12 years. She has a personal passion for property having moved and renovated several of her own homes. She spent 16 years flying the world as a Flight Manager for a well-known airline so there’s not much she doesn’t know about the needs of people either. It is her love of people and property combined that has led her to Sawyer and Co and to know that Brighton is most definitely home.   


Kerry-Anne Holland MARLA

Kerry-Anne Holland MARLA

Senior Lettings Specialist

Bio

A shortlisted finalist for The Times Best Letting Agent of the Year 2016, Kerry-Anne joined Sawyer & Co in 2011 and has over 14 years' experience in estate agency.

After spending her early career working for a large corporate company in the Berkshire area, she took time off to travel Australia and Europe. On her return to the UK Kerry-Anne settled in Hove and was instrumental in the success of another independent estate agent in Hove for whom she worked for nine years.

Kerry-Anne's success at The Times Awards 2016 is due to her great enthusiasm for her job and her impressive pro-active and hard-working approach to everything she does.


Lara Rix  Paradinas

Lara Rix Paradinas

Customer Contact

Bio

Brighton through and through, Lara comes from a diverse background of music industry and equine science but has brought her analytical know how and artistic flare to her role now.

Previously worked part time at another local estate agent she has found a home at Sawyer and Co as our first contact staff. 

Out of work, you can find her going on walks with her two young children and a whippet on the beautiful South Down Way (an area she even used as a source for inspiration for her second album!) 


Carron Ryan

Carron Ryan

Negotiator & Marketing Assistant

Bio

Carron has moved between Brighton and London over the years but being a self-confessed ‘mermaid at heart’ it made sense for her to be by the sea. We have been lucky to have Carron with us for ten years but she has also worked for events companies, marketing companies and with retired Olympians who became motivational speakers.

When Carron isn’t being a hybrid estate-agency mermaid she likes to travel, write, swim, explore Brighton, spend time with family and enjoy a cocktail. Anything that combines all or most of the above is a bonus.

She has also recently become an accidental actress – look out for Carron as an extra in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a film by Mike Newell who also directed Four Weddings and a Funeral.


James Fox

James Fox

Block Manager

Bio

James joins us with 17 years’ experience in the property industry. A seasoned traveller, he has been to many incredible places across the world including Borneo, Madagascar, The Galápagos Islands and Bolivia. When not spending family time with his girlfriend and daughter, James loves to visit his local and is very keen footballer.


Irene Todaro

Irene Todaro

Photographer

Bio

Having grown up on the wonderful island of Sicily, Irene moved to Brighton five years ago after falling in love with our vibrant city.

A professional photographer for over thirteen years, Irene began her career studying in Italy and since then has worked with a host of internationally renowned photographers and has presented her own critically acclaimed photographic exhibition, Tra Passato e Presente.

Irene has always lived by the sea and loves that living in Brighton and Hove means that there is always something new around the corner to discover. When she's not busy taking beautiful photos of our properties Irene loves to go up to Devil’s Dyke and watch the sun set over the city.


Laura Minto

Laura Minto

Administrator & Marketing Assistant

Bio

A native Geordie, Laura moved to Brighton two and a half years ago after her studies. A historian at heart she has not one, but TWO history degrees from Leeds Beckett University. Outside of work she enjoys reading and baking as well as taking trips back up north and spending time with family and friends at Leeds Dock.

She loves to travel and her favorite places to visit have been Potsdam and Krakow. When not baking or up north, you can usually find Laura relaxing at the beach or the Marina with friends or having days out to historical sites in Sussex!


Katie Price AIRPM MARLA

Katie Price AIRPM MARLA

Senior Block Manager

Bio

Having worked in the property sector since 2014 our Senior Property Manager, Katie, brings a wealth of knowledge to our Block Management team. She is ARLA qualified and has passed the level 3 exams to become an associate of the Institute of Residential Property Management. 

Whilst studying Costume Design and Making at Nottingham Trent University, Katie kept fit by playing rugby so it's no surprise that she's a Nottingham Tigers fan and is a dedicated gym-bunny.

Well-travelled, our PM spent three years living in Boston, MA, volunteered in an Argentinian Equine Therapy centre and studied in Hong Kong, as well as notching up passport stamps for Thailand, Singapore, Morocco, Canada and Indonesia.

Now firmly established as a Brighton & Hove resident, plant-mad Katie enjoys spending time outdoors cultivating her home's garden.


Bethany Humphreys

Bethany Humphreys

Property Manager – Block Management

Bio

Bethany has worked as a Property Manager for the last 3 years, following several years working for a construction management company which has provided her with a wide range of experiences to assist with the management of our blocks. Born in Shoreham, she has always lived in and around the Brighton & Hove area with her family and cat, Barry. 

With a great love of travel, the most exciting place Bethany has travelled to so far is Madagascar, which has been on her bucket list since she was very young. She also went on a road-trip with her family around America for several weeks, visiting lots of exciting places like San Francisco, Hollywood, the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas! A love for photography has always led her to look for new and interesting places to explore and take photos of. Bethany enjoys baking cakes in her free-time (which we love eating!), and likes to experiment with different flavours and styles for her friends and family to enjoy.


Katy Clarkson

Katy Clarkson

Professional Photographer & Marketing Assistant

Bio

A passionate creative, Katy was taught photography by her grandfather as a young teen and continued to study the subject academically where she later graduated from De Montfort University with a bachelors degree in Media Technology. She began photographing weddings and built up a business that later enabled her to obtain clients across the pond in San Francisco, she now joins us as our additional property photographer with over 10 years’ experience in the field.

Originally from Leicester, home of the foxes and tigers, Katy is a big fan of her home sports teams, she has a strong background in swimming and enjoys the occasional surfing trip to Cornwall. When she’s not riding waves, you can find her playing guitar and singing in her Brighton based band or planning her next trip abroad.


Hassen Zahid

Hassen Zahid

Senior Property Consultant

Bio

Graduating university 4 years ago, Hass wanted to be part of an independent agent and joins us from a large corporate firm from which he has gained a wealth of experience. Passionate about his role, he has always admired our work here at Sawyer and Co and the way in which we market our properties. He has 5 brothers and sisters and likes to spend his free time with has two baby sisters especially. Although living in central Brighton, Hass is a devoted Chelsea fan. His favourite part of the job is listening to a buyer’s needs and matching them with a property before it’s gone onto the market!


Aaron Fernandes

Aaron Fernandes

Senior Management

Bio

Aaron has lived in Brighton for over six years and enjoys the diversity and the bohemian seaside lifestyle. Having travelled far and wide in a six month trip that took in Greece, Barbados, Singapore, Prague, Cuba and the USA, he loves Bali and has also been to Wales! A semi-pro at Netflixing, in his spare time Aaron likes taking a restorative stroll through Hove and going for a nice meal at either the Coal Shed or Cote. Another BHAFC supporter, when he’s not cheering them on Aaron likes to spend time with his family and keeping himself in shape.


Kane Edlin

Kane Edlin

Negotiator

Bio

Kane comes to us with almost two years’ experience in the property industry and enjoys the competitiveness of the Brighton property market. An avid Manchester United supporter, in his own time he can be found sipping cocktails on a hot beach overseas, fishing in his local ponds or cooking up some delicious fajitas!