Meet The Team

Chris Birds

Partner

View Profile

Telephone
01332 383838

View their LinkedIn profile

Chris Birds

Partner

How can Chris help?

Chris is an Equity Partner in Boxall Brown & Jones and has overall responsibility for the residential sales and lettings section of the business. As a Chartered Surveyor, he has many years’ experience and is considered to be an expert in his field offering help and advice in all areas of the residential property sales and management. Chris has worked in the Derby property market since he left school working for a number of high profile firms of Estate Agents and Chartered Surveyors. He obtained a degree in Estate Surveying before becoming qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2002. Chris is a member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and a Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agency (NAEA) organisations with which he is actively involved at both local and national level. Having been a Chairman of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire branch of the NAEA for many years and serving on National Committees, Chris was awarded a Distinguished Service Honour in 2009. Chris has been voted as one of the top 250 inspiring business people in Derbyshire for the last three years and is proud to serve the community as a Magistrate in the Southern Derbyshire Criminal Courts.

How long has Chris been part of the team?

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

Interests

With two young children Chris does not get as much free time now to go out sailing but it remains one of his true passions. He is a keen fund raiser with his climb to Mount Everest base camp and participation in four Great North Runs raising over £18,000 for the British Heart Foundation. He has recently raised over £6000 for ‘Sue Ryder’ after running the London Marathon and helped to raise over £10,000 at the ‘BBJ Charity Ball’ this year. Chris enjoys football, walking, running, travel, food, drink and good company.

Close

Jo Hutchinson

Partner

View Profile

Telephone
01773 880788

View their LinkedIn profile

Jo Hutchinson

Partner

How can Jo help?

Living and working in Belper, Jo has vast experience and knowledge of the local residential lettings market. Being a landlord herself, she knows the importance of finding the right tenant, offering honest professional advice and precise valuations.

Experience

Practising Estate Agency since 1999, Jo has gained experience in all aspects of the business, particularly valuing. Her 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 has Jo been part of the team?

Since joining the practice in 2006, Jo has opened and managed the Belper branch, earning a strong and respected position within Boxall Brown and Jones and more importantly with her clients and acquaintances. Rewarded for her hardwork and dedication she was promoted to Associate Partner in May 2010.

Interests

Enjoying life to the full, Jo has a busy family life, having been happily married for 26 years with three grown up children. She enjoys countryside walks in the Peak District with her german shepherd dog, weekends away and socialising.  

Close

Anthony Lomas

Partner

View Profile

Telephone
01332 553838

View their LinkedIn profile

Anthony Lomas

Partner

How can Anthony help?

If you are considering moving home which is one of, if not the single most stressful periods of life, Anthony along with his experienced team will provide all the necessary advice, guidance and support required to take as much of the stress out of the entire process as possible. In the first instance, Anthony will provide marketing and sales advice during a Free Market Appraisal. Anthony’s approach is of a friendly yet professional manner with his aim being to leave a client reassured and confident that by using Boxall Brown & Jones their very best of interests will always be in mind.

Experience:

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

How long has Anthony been part of the team?

Anthony 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 his time at Boxall Brown & Jones Anthony has played a pivotal role in the continuing success and expansion of the sales & lettings department the latter of which he has recently managed. In 2016 Anthony was made a Partner and now assists in running the business.

Interests

Anthony is a supporter of Derby County and enjoys regular exercise by both cycling and running. In 2018 he raised nearly £2000 for Cancer Research UK by running the London Marathon and completed two 100 mile bike rides in 2019 including ‘Ride London Surrey 100’. He aims to achieve the London Classics medal by completing the third event being a 2 mile swim in Hide Park’s Serpentine lake.

Close

Alex Atkinson

Finance Manager

View Profile

Telephone
01332 383838

Alex Atkinson

Finance Manager

How can Alex help?

Alex is our in-house Finance Manager, responsible to the Partners for a variety of financial work. Training with the Association of Accounting Technicians in the final year to qualify as an Accounting Technician, she prepares cashflow statements, profit forecasts and financial management information working closely with our Accountants Cooper Parry to ensure the effective management and growth of the business.

Experience

Alex used to work for a corporate undertaking administration work in another property business. Since joining us her natural aptitude for figures and finance quickly became apparent, and we were pleased to fund her studies to become a Qualified Accounting Technician.

How long has Alex been part of the team?

Alex is one of our longest serving team members, having been with us since 1997.

Interests

Keep fit and socialising.

Close

Tracey Davis

Senior Sales Negotiator

View Profile

Telephone
01332 383838

Tracey Davis

Senior Sales Negotiator

How can Tracey help?

Tracey is a Senior Sales Negotiator at our busy Derby office, helping to ensure the smooth running of this department.

Experience

Tracey has been a sales negotiator for 21 years and has a wealth of experience in property negotiation within the Derbyshire residential market and is well known within the industry.

How long has Tracey been part of the team?

Since 2004

Interests

Tracey enjoys foreign travel and dining out.  

Close

Dawn Barker

Senior Sales Negotiator

View Profile

Telephone
01332 553838

Dawn Barker

Senior Sales Negotiator

How can Dawn help?

Dawn is our Senior Sales Negotiator at the Derby office. She has developed a great knowledge of both the area and market and offers a friendly personable service. She is dedicated to her work providing a high quality of service and cares about her clients, enjoying making a difference and ensuring that their move goes smoothly, offering help and assistance all the way.

Experience

Dawn has 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 has Dawn been part of the team?

Dawn has been with the company since 2004 and is committed to providing the most professional service.

Interests

Dawn’s passion, along with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Herbie, is the beautiful, working fishing port of Padstow on the North Cornwall coast. They take pleasure in long walks along the picturesque coastline, enjoying the spectacular scenery & natural beauty.

Close

Angela Delaney

Sales Negotiator

View Profile

Telephone
01332 383838

View their LinkedIn profile

Angela Delaney

Sales Negotiator

How can Angela help?

Angela will often be the one taking your call and is able to answer all manner of queries.  She can arrange accompanied viewings at your chosen property, and hopefully answer any questions to assist in your decision making. Angela negotiates the sale of property, chasing the solicitors to ensure speedy completions. She can also answer lettings enquiries and deal with all aspects of property management too

Experience

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

How long has Angela been part of the team?

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

Interests

Angela lives locally with her partner and daughter and enjoys walking with her Springer Spaniel Dave and socialising with friends and family. She is a regular visitor to Chatsworth House in Derbyshire and enjoys shopping at the Farm Shop.

Happy to help, Angela is always smiling!!

Close

Claire Taylor

Sales Negotiator

View Profile

Telephone
01332 553838

Claire Taylor

Sales Negotiator

How can Claire help?

Claire divides her 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 Claire that you will meet.

Experience

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

How long has Claire been part of the team?

Claire has worked with us since 2004 providing administration as well as negotiating and progressing sales.

Interests

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

Close

John Adey

Accompanied Viewer

View Profile

Telephone
01332 383838

John Adey

Accompanied Viewer

How can John help?

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

Experience

John knows Derby and Derbyshire well having spent most of his life here in engineering, computing and telecommunications.

How long has John been part of the team?

John has worked for BBJ since 1995 as an Accompanied Viewer.

Interests

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

Close

Chloe Knight

Sales Negotiator

View Profile

Telephone
01773 880788

Chloe Knight

Sales Negotiator

Chloe has 5 years of experience in Administration within the recruitment sector starting as an Apprentice at the age of 18. She then made the spontaneous move of opening her own coffee shop. On a new exciting career path she is now ready to embrace all aspects of the property market- This is something Chloe has always been interested in.

Chloe has taken an interest in cycling with her Dad and does up to 30 mile bike rides (when the weather is nice.) She likes to socialise with friends and spend quality time with her family and two dogs – Honey and Bee.

Close

Lauren Smith

Apprentice Estate Agent

View Profile

Telephone
01773 880788

Lauren Smith

Apprentice Estate Agent

Lauren has started as an apprentice. Since she left school in 2019, she did a year at Derby College Roundhouse studying Business Studies. She is excited to begin her career in Property as it has always been something that interests her.

Lauren loves to dance in her spare time having been a dancer she was little. She has taken part in dance festivals over the years, including dancing at Disneyland Paris in 2019. She also loves to socialise with her friends and spend all the time she can with her family.  

Close