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Chris Birds

Partner

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Chris Birds

Partner

How can I help?

I am an Equity Partner in Boxall Brown & Jones and have overall responsibility for the residential sales and lettings section of the business. As a Chartered Surveyor, I have many years’ experience in all areas of the residential property sales and management. I have worked in the Derby property market since leaving school and have worked for a number of high-profile firms of Estate Agents and Chartered Surveyors.

Experience

I have worked within the Derby property market since I left school, working for a number of high profile firms of Estate Agents and Chartered Surveyors. After completing my A levels, I went on to study a degree in Estate Surveying before going on to become a Chartered Surveyor. I am a member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and a Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA); organisations with which I am actively involved at both local and national level.

Having been the Chairman of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire branch of the NAEA for many years and serving on National committees, I was awarded a distinguished service honour in 2009.

I have been voted as one of the top 250 inspiring business people in Derbyshire for the last three years and I am proud to serve the community as a Magistrate in the Southern Derbyshire Criminal Courts.

How long have you been part of the team?

I joined Boxall Brown & Jones in 2001 and became a partner in 2005.

Fun Fact

I enjoy football, walking, running, travel, food, drink and good company.

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Anthony Lomas

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Anthony Lomas

Partner

How can I help?

In a professional and friendly manner, I can knowledgeably advise you on the value, marketing, and saleability of your property. I can also assist with lettings, regularly advising all types of landlords from first time investors to owners of large portfolios.

Experience

Having let and sold properties throughout Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire since 2003, I have built up an in-depth knowledge of the residential lettings and sales market. I am a member of the National Association of Estate Agents and hold a technical award in the sale of Residential Property. I have been successfully providing market appraisals to home sellers since 2005.

How long have you been part of the team?

I joined the firm in 2006 as a Valuer for both lettings and sales, being involved within Estate Agency since graduating from the University of Derby in 2002. During my time at Boxall Brown & Jones I have played a pivotal role in the continued success and expansion of the sales & lettings department. In 2016, I was made a Partner and now assist in running the business.

Fun Fact

I once jumped out of a plane (with a parachute!) from 12,000 feet.

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Jo Hutchinson

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Jo Hutchinson

Partner

How can I help?

Living and working in Belper, I have lots of experience and knowledge of the residential market in the town and surrounding area. I help buyers find their dream home, offering honest professional advice and precise valuations.

Experience

Having practised Estate Agency since 1999, I have gained experience in all aspects of the business, particularly valuing. My knowledge and enthusiasm drives the rental and sales departments from strength to strength, never missing an opportunity and enjoying continued success and expansion.

How long have you been part of the team?

Since joining the practice in 2006, I have opened and managed the Belper branch, earning a strong and respected position within Boxall Brown and Jones and more importantly with my clients and acquaintances. I was rewarded for my hardwork and dedication when I was promoted to Associate Partner in May 2010.

Fun Fact

I enjoy entertaining, listening to live music and going on countryside walks with my German Shepherd!

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Mark Richardson

Partner and Chartered Surveyor

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Mark Richardson

Partner and Chartered Surveyor

How can I help?

As an RICS Registered Valuer, I carry out a variety of property valuations for many commercial banks, pension funds and private clients. I am an RICS Accredited Expert and have achieved the Advanced Professional Award in Expert Witness Evidence. In this capacity, I undertake a wide range of sometimes complex valuation reports for legal purposes such as professional negligence, taxation and divorce.

Experience

I have been an Equity Partner since 2005 and enjoy the challenges of day to day business together with tackling the planning and growth of all aspects of Boxall Brown & Jones and BB&J Commercial.

How long have you been part of the team?

I have been with the business since 1994.

Fun Fact

I have a variety of interests, particularly road cycling. Other hobbies include collecting great music on vinyl records.

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Graham Bancroft

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Graham Bancroft

Partner

How can I help?

With my vast experience, knowledge and contacts I can provide a comprehensive agency service across all types of commercial properties, whether to individual clients or large PLC property organisations. In addition, I also undertake commercial property valuations for a variety of purposes including loan security, pension funds and company accounts to name a few.

I have a wide range of professional experience and can provide Landlord and Tenant advice, namely rent reviews and lease renewals, to numerous clients along with rating and compulsory purchase work.

Experience

Born in Derby, I began my career in commercial property in 1999 at Derby City Council being a graduate of De Montfort University, before very quickly joining Salloway Property Consultants as a Valuation Surveyor. I quickly established myself within the company resulting in being made Associate Director in 2010 before joining BB&J Commercial in 2013.

How long have you been part of the team?

I have been with BB&J Commercial since 2013.

Interests

I am a lifelong supporter and follower of Derby County.

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Rob Jones

Partner and Chartered Surveyor

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Rob Jones

Partner and Chartered Surveyor

How can I help?

I am the Founding Partner of Boxall Brown & Jones and BB&J Commercial. I have a wealth of knowledge in commercial and residential property matters. I am an RICS Registered Valuer and advise private clients, banks and businesses on a variety of property issues including residential and commercial surveys, valuations, rent reviews, lease renewals, schedules of dilapidations and condition.

I have acted for Derby County Football Club on the redevelopment at Pride Park and appeared as an Expert Witness both in the County and the Crown Courts carrying out forensic valuation and professional work for the Crown Prosecution Service. I have also carried out consultancy work for Her Majesty’s Government upon instructions received from the offices of the Deputy Prime Minister.

Experience

I have a great depth of technical knowledge gained from over 25 years in the property industry. As a former Director in a corporate property business, I decided to set up my own practice back in 1989. Since then, I have enjoyed seeing the business grow to now include separate stand alone divisions, these being BB&J Commercial, Boxall Brown & Jones and BB&J Lettings.

How long have you been part of the team?

Since setting up the business back in 1989.

Fun Fact

I live locally with my family in Allestree. I enjoy spending my spare time in the Derbyshire countryside, particularly walking in the Peak District.

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Amey Hellen

Digital Communications and Marketing Coordinator

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Amey Hellen

Digital Communications and Marketing Coordinator

How can I help?

I create all the marketing content to ensure that any properties we advertise get the most exposure and our followers are informed about all the exciting things we get up to as an organisation! If you market your property with us, I will ensure your property is visible on several platforms to guarantee a successful letting or sale.

Experience

I have recently gained a First-Class Honours in BA Business Management at the University of Derby. I have gained marketing experience through a placement year and through my freelance business, The Brand Studio.

How long have you been part of the team?

I joined the team in April 2021.

Fun Fact

I love travelling, gin, photography, cooking and running!

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Laura Gaskin

Finance Manager

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Laura Gaskin

Finance Manager

How can I help?

In-house Finance Manager, bringing new ideas to ensure the effective management and growth of the business. Happy to help in all areas of business!

Experience

I have a breadth of experience in finance and cannot wait to assist with the progression of this ever growing team!

How long have you been part of the team?

I joined the BB&J team in 2021.

Fun Fact

Like nice food and holidays! Also, busy mum of two!

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Angela Delaney

Senior Sales Negotiator

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Angela Delaney

Senior Sales Negotiator

How can I help?

Always ‘happy to help’, I assist in all aspects of the buying and selling of your home, from arranging a viewing to progressing a sale to completion with a conveyancer. Great Customer Service is of the greatest importance to me.

Experience

I am based at the Derby Office after previously working for several estate agents in and around Derby. Prior to that, I had worked for the Land Registry for 24 years and I am experienced in all matters relating to property.

How long have you been part of the team?

I joined Boxall Brown and Jones in January 2016 and look forward to assisting in the continuing growth of an already well established company.

Fun Fact

Love nothing more than sipping a cocktail on a beach in the sun!

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Tracey Davis

Senior Sales Negotiator

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Tracey Davis

Senior Sales Negotiator

How can I help?

I have a great knowledge of the local area and offer a friendly service. Dedicated to helping clients through the whole process of buying and selling using my experience to ensure the process runs smoothly.

Experience

I have been a sales negotiator for 30 years and have a wealth of experience in property negotiation within the Derbyshire residential market.

How long have you been part of the team?

I have worked for Boxall Brown and Jones since 2004 and continue to enjoy working for the company.

Fun Fact

I enjoy travel and exploring new countries.

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Dawn Barker

Senior Sales Negotiator

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Dawn Barker

Senior Sales Negotiator

How can I help?

I try to give as much as I can to clients to make their dealings with us as stress free as possible. Even after all the years I’ve been selling houses I still have that buzz, that motivation, the enthusiasm for the next listing & sale.

Experience

I have worked within property since 1989 commencing with new home sales for Birch and Redrow Homes before moving into Estate Agency in 1994 and never looking back.

How long have you been part of the team?

I have been with the company since 2004 and I am committed to providing the most professional service.

Fun Fact

I enjoy plants & gardening. I look forward to Gardeners’ World on a Friday evening & I try to go to the RHS garden & flower festivals throughout the year.

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Claire Taylor

Sales Negotiator

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Claire Taylor

Sales Negotiator

How can I help?

I divide my time between accompanying prospective viewers around properties and negotiating in the office. If you wish to view a property with us where we are keyholders, the chances are it will be me that you will meet.

Experience

I previously worked in the Building Society Industry for around 15 years, gaining lots of insight into finances and mortgages etc, I then felt it was a natural progression to work in an Estate Agency and believe my knowledge in the finance industry has proven to be invaluable.

How long have you been part of the team?

I have worked with Boxall Brown & Jones since 2004, providing administration as well as negotiating and progressing sales.

Fun Fact

I enjoy socialising, dining out at nice restaurants and going to live music concerts, I also enjoy going to the cinema and has a great love of Greece, having visited most of the Greek Islands now. I have a Cockapoo called Maddie whom I adore walking with in the local parks and of course in the Peak District.

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John Adey

Accompanied Viewer

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John Adey

Accompanied Viewer

How can I help?

You may be urgently looking for a property, or merely starting to look generally, but my objective is always the same – simply to ensure that you enjoy your visit and leave as fully informed as possible. I take pride in being punctual. If you are on time, you can expect him to be on time as well.

Experience

I know Derby and Derbyshire well, having spent most of my life here in engineering, computing and telecommunications.

How long have you been part of the team?

I have worked for BBJ since 1995 as an Accompanied Viewer.

Fun Fact

I have a particular interest in Art and Architecture which often relates well to the diversity of properties always available from BBJ.

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Lauren Smith

Apprentice Estate Agent

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Lauren Smith

Apprentice Estate Agent

How can I help?

I am here to provide all clients with a fun and friendly service throughout their buying and selling process. I am always happy to help with booking in viewings, arranging property valuations, and monitoring sales all the way through to completion. I am passionate about providing all clients with the best customer service to make a challenging process less stressful!

Experience

I am currently an apprentice learning all about the aspects of property sales and I cannot wait to gain more experience within the field.

How long have you been part of the team?

I have been with Boxall Brown and Jones since August 2020 and I cannot wait to see where my role takes me.

Fun Fact

I love to travelling to new places, especially America! If I am not out with my friends or family, you will find me at home binge watching Grey’s Anatomy!

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Danielle Hutchinson

Apprentice Estate Agent

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Danielle Hutchinson

Apprentice Estate Agent

How can I help?

My job is to always provide fun and enthusiastic service to all clients, handling viewings, property valuations, and monitoring sales from start to finish! I aim to be a friendly face that can answer any enquiries clients may have to help them through their property buying and selling process.

Experience

I am currently an apprentice estate agent; however, I have always been surrounded by the property industry having it run through the family! I look forward to learning the ins and outs of property sales and gaining skills whilst being part of this ever-growing company.

How long have you been part of the team?

I have been part of the team since July 2022.

Fun Fact

I love to travel to different countries and learn about a variety of cultures. I also love taking my little dog Zoe out on countryside walks in the beautiful Peak District (especially when there’s a prosecco in a beer garden at the end!)

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Sarah Brooks

Lettings Accounts & Administrator

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Sarah Brooks

Lettings Accounts & Administrator

How can I help?

I’ve been there 15 years this year, I manage the lettings accounts (process tenants rents, chase arrears, pay contractors, reconcile the bank) and I do the administration for the sales department (put the brochures together, send out contracts, everything before the property goes live online).

Experience

I previously had a background working in banking for 6 years for a large corporate bank, then I took the plunge into the world of Residential property letting in 2006. Since then, I have developed my expertise within this field as well as overseeing and handling all monetary transactions on a monthly basis.

How long have you been part of the team?

I have enjoyed being part of Boxall Brown & Jones since in 2006, which at that point only consisted of three people.  The department has more than tripled since then and I have been a crucial part of that growth.

Fun Fact

I like music, concerts, days out with the husband and son and my favourite animal is a poodle!

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Louise Smedley

Lettings Manager

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Louise Smedley

Lettings Manager

How can I help?

I oversee the day to day running of the office in all aspects of lettings and property management ensuring we deliver great customer service to both Tenants and Landlords. Having been involved within Lettings and Management since 1999 and working for corporate and independent letting agents, I have acquired an in-depth knowledge of the lettings market to contribute to the continued expansion and success of the department.

Experience

Having been involved within Lettings and Management since 1999, I have acquired an in-depth knowledge of the lettings market. I have worked for corporate companies and independent firms focusing my training and development on the legal aspects and, in doing so, I have become a bit of an oracle on the subject! I am contributing to the departments continued success and expansion with my proactive and positive attitude.

How long have you been part of the team?

I joined the team in March 2015 and bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise.

Fun Fact

I have an identical twin sister.

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Hannah Teece

Property Manager

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Hannah Teece

Property Manager

How can I help?

I carry out tenant check outs, inspections, and inventories to ensure all our landlord’s properties are kept in good condition throughout the tenancy.

How long have you been part of the team?

I have been part of the team since October 2021.

Fun Fact

I trained and worked as a dental nurse for 5 years prior to moving to property management, and can nearly repeat word for word every episode of friends.

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Tom O’Halloran

Property Manager

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Tom O’Halloran

Property Manager

How can I help?

Day to day in my role I help organise all forms of property maintenance for tenants and landlords, I also conduct inspections and inventories.

Experience

After college I did a level 3 apprenticeship in property management in residential lettings.

How long has Danielle been part of the team?

I joined the team in July 2022.

Fun Fact

I grew up on a farm!! So when I’m not helping tenants and landlords you may find me in the countryside tending to the fields.

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Lily Fellows

Lettings Negotiator

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Lily Fellows

Lettings Negotiator

How can I help?

My job is to book viewings, negotiate tenancy applications and handle the referencing and legal administration related to property management.

How long have you been part of the team?

I have been part of the team since July 2021.

Fun Fact

I do fashion blogging outside of work and I have a YouTube channel!

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Katie Poxon

Lettings Negotiator

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Katie Poxon

Lettings Negotiator

How can I help?

I can help in all aspects of lettings and property management but spend most of my time dealing with property viewings and tenant applications. It gives me great pleasure to help people move into their new home!

Experience

I have had a wide ranging career – mainly based in customer service – however, I have always been interested in property and when I became a tenant, this ignited my interest in Lettings and Management.

How long have you been part of the team?

I joined the team in May 2016 however, my ability to learn quickly and my willingness to help has quickly made me one of our key members of staff.

Fun Fact

As a mother of two I have my hands full most of the time but still enjoy a night out with the girls when I get the chance!!

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Kerry Morgan

Commercial Property Administrator (Commercial)

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Kerry Morgan

Commercial Property Administrator (Commercial)

How can I help?

I provide administration and office support to our surveyors for our commercial property agency and valuation work. I liase directly with our clients to ensure we are providing them with the best possible service and deal with commercial agency enquires from interested parties.

Experience

I have previous administration experience in a solicitors firm and have now expanded my horizons to commercial property.

How long has Kerry been part of the team?

I joined the ever growing team in August 2021.

Fun Fact

I have swam with dolphins in Portugal and enjoy painting in my spare time.

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Carys Hughes

Business Administrator Apprentice (Commercial)

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Carys Hughes

Business Administrator Apprentice (Commercial)

How can I help?

As a Business Administration Apprentice, I help out in running the busy office at BB&J Commercial. I am motivated and love to support my colleagues in any way I can – I am up for any challenge and I am a quick learner. My greatest strength is my organisation skills, so I am happy to offer solutions for efficient and effective ways to best organise something. I also make a good cup of tea, so you know where to come to for a caffeine fix!

Experience

As an animal lover, I have done prior work experience at both a dog rescue centre and an equestrian centre. Whilst the horse-riding school was a very hands-on role, my role at the dog rescue centre was as an administrator volunteer. I gained valuable experience in learning good organisation skills, communication and using my initiative. I was responsible for filing paperwork, posting orders, organising the storeroom, and managing the stock.

Additionally, I was the Head Librarian for the majority of the time that I was at secondary school. In this role I used the IT systems to check in and out books, identify late returns, chase returns up, and supported the day to day running of the library including providing customer service.

How long have you been part of the team?

I joined the ever growing team in August 2021.

Fun Fact

I am a keen baker and have been known to make a good lemon drizzle cake! I have been horse riding for a long while now, and I am an all-round animal lover. I love spending time out in the countryside and enjoy long walks and exploring new places.

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Cameron Godfrey

Agency Surveyor

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Cameron Godfrey

Agency Surveyor

How can I help?

I have good local knowledge of the Midlands property market, having previously worked as a Property Manager for the residential team at BB&J. I can offer advice on Agency Services relating to acquisition, disposal and lettings.

Experience

I have always been interested in property and to see if this career was the right choice, I completed an apprenticeship here with the residential team. Since completing my apprenticeship, I have grown from strength to strength and at present, I am working towards chartered status within the commercial team.

How long have you been part of the team?

I joined Boxall Brown & Jones in August 2019 and later joined the commercial team in July 2022.

Fun Fact

When I am not in the office, I enjoy spending my time on the badminton court or football pitch, whilst regularly venturing to a beer garden in the evening to relax.

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