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
Property Manager - Lettings
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.
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.
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 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!
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 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.
Sales Progressor / Senior Negotiator
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.
Residential Lettings Manager
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.
Emma Marcantonio MARLA
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.
Land & Development Manager
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.
Property Manager - Lettings
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 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.
Administration and Marketing
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.
Block Accounts and Portfolio Coordinator
Senior Lettings Negotiator
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.
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.
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!
With over 35 years travelling all over the world as cabin crew for British Airways, Mike is no stranger to working which the public which he loves. Originally from Manchester, he has have lived in Brighton and Hove for 28 years considers this city home. Naturally a loyal Manchester United fan, Mike loves football and also follows the Albion; prior to working for Sawyer and Co, he worked in the players tunnel on match days up at the Amex! Mike enjoys skiing, golf and tennis and on his days off he loves eating good food with friends and family and socialising with a good bottle of wine!
Senior Property Manager
Kerry-Anne Holland MARLA
Senior Lettings Specialist
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
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!)
Karen Challis AATQB
Block Accounts Manager
Born in Crawley, Karen’s property knowledge started in 2007 as a Property Inspector, Branch Administrator and then Accountant for a local agency. AATQB qualified, she has her own bookkeeping business and is also a trained Reflexologist having done her Centralia Mastership and she is also trained in other holistic therapies. Karen loves to raise money for Charity and last year set off for a 29 mile walk to raise money for BLISS. Karen completed 23 miles, which was amazing as she manages a health condition that made this walk very difficult. This was recognised in the local papers and radio last year. Currently living in East Preston, she enjoys time with her husband and two dogs and loves spending time with her two daughters and grandchildren. Karen would love to do a parachute jump or abseiling and also know to ruin a good song in Karaoke!
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.
Assistant Block Manager
Katie Price AIRPM MARLA
Head of Block Management
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.
Professional Photographer & Marketing Assistant
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.