Meet The Team

Chris Birds

Partner

View Profile

Telephone
01332 383838

View their LinkedIn profile

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 climbed to Mount Everest Base Camp, raising over £18,000 for The British Heart Foundation.

Close

Jo Hutchinson

Partner

View Profile

Telephone
01773 880788

View their LinkedIn profile

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!

Close

Anthony Lomas

Partner

View Profile

Telephone
01332 383838

View their LinkedIn profile

Anthony Lomas

Partner

How can I help?

If you are considering moving home which is one of, if not the single most stressful periods of life, with my experience I 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, I will provide marketing and sales advice during a Free Market Appraisal. My approach is of a friendly yet professional manner with my 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, 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.

Close

Laura Gaskin

Finance Manager

View Profile

Telephone
01332 383838

Laura Gaskin

Finance Manager

How can I help?

I am the 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

I like nice food and holidays! Also, a busy mum of two!

Close

Tracey Davis

Senior Sales Negotiator

View Profile

Telephone
01332 383838

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 21 years and have a wealth of experience in property negotiation within the Derbyshire residential market and I am well known within the industry.

How long haev you been part of the team?

I have been part of the team since 2004.

Fun Fact

I enjoy travel and exploring new countries.

Close

Dawn Barker

Senior Sales Negotiator

View Profile

Telephone
01332 383838

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.

Close

Angela Delaney

Sales Negotiator

View Profile

Telephone
01332 383838

View their LinkedIn profile

Angela Delaney

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

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

Close

Claire Taylor

Sales Negotiator

View Profile

Telephone
01332 383838

Claire Taylor

Sales Negotiator

How can I help?

My primary role is an Accompanied Viewer for the Sales team, and when not out and about on the road, I am a Negotiator on the Sales team.

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’m a very sociable person, love going out, but equally happy staying in with hubby, kids and my dog Maddie!  Really enjoy going on long walks with Maddie, sometimes even taking the hubby along too!  Love my Greek holidays but just as happy in Cornwall, when the weather is nice at least!

Close

Amey Hellen

Digital Communications and Marketing Co-Ordinator

View Profile

Telephone
01332 383838

Amey Hellen

Digital Communications and Marketing Co-Ordinator

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 recently completed my degree at the University of Derby and 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!

Close

John Adey

Accompanied Viewer

View Profile

Telephone
01332 383838

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 a pride in being punctual. If you are on time, you can expect me 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.

Close

Abbie Thomas

Sales Negotiator

View Profile

Telephone
01773 880788

Abbie Thomas

Sales Negotiator

How can I help?

My role is to always provide a friendly, fun but professional service from start to finish. I am dedicated to always going above and beyond to make sure the entire experience runs smoothly for all potential and existing clients.

Experience

I am currently based at our Belper office, however I have almost four years’ experience working for other agents across the whole of Derbyshire and South Yorkshire. 

How long have you been part of the team?

I have been part of the team since August 2021.

Fun fact

I enjoy attending music festivals, going on holidays with my friends, spending lots of time with my pug spud and visiting my family back home in Yorkshire. 

Close

Lauren Smith

Apprentice Estate Agent

View Profile

Telephone
01773 880788

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! 

Close