Meet The Team

Chris Birds

Partner

Chris Birds

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 become 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.

Jo Hutchinson

Partner

Jo Hutchinson

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.

 

Steve Boxall

Consultant

Steve Boxall

Steve Boxall

Consultant

How can Steve help?

Steve has worked in the local property sales and lettings market for nearly 40 years. He specialises in the valuation and disposal of quality residential properties.

Experience

Born and raised in Derby, Steve was a founding partner of Boxall Brown & Jones over 20 years ago and continues to work as a consultant in the residential agency department. Both clients and the business alike continue to benefit from his many years of experience and expertise.

How long has Steve been part of the team?

Since day one when setting up the business back in 1989.

Interests:

Steve is a keen sports fan although these days he is more of a spectator. He is a lifelong supporter of Derby County Football Club and Director of Belper Town Football Club in which he invests a great deal of time and energy. Steve is a Rotarian with wide ranging interests including travel, family life and of course food and good wine.

Anthony Lomas

Partner

Anthony Lomas

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. His next challenge is running the busy Allestree office which he is particularly looking forward to. Anthony has lived in Allestree for all but one year of his life and looks forward to helping new and old clients make their move!

Interests:

Anthony is a supporter of Derby County Football Club and enjoys regular exercise by both cycling and running. In recent years he has completed two Robin Hood half marathons and the World’s first “Kilomathon” a 26km road race from Nottingham to Derby raising £1,000 for Rainbows Children’s Hospice. He is an able golfer and has represented the firm in many charity tournaments including raising money for The Princes Trust. Anthony has a particular passion for travel and enjoys the great outdoors. He has also been bitten by the road cycling bug and enjoys long leisurely rides with the Derby County Cycling Club and participating in Sportives the most recent being the Stoke stage of the Tour of Britain.

Alexandra Atkinson

Finance Manager

Alexandra Atkinson

Alexandra 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.

Tracey Davis

Senior Sales Negotiator

Tracey Davis

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.

 

Dawn Barker

Senior Sales Negotiator

Dawn Barker

Dawn Barker

Senior Sales Negotiator

How can Dawn help?

Dawn is our Senior Sales Negotiator at the Allestree office. She has developed a great knowledge of the area and the 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:

Redrow Homes. New Homes Sales Consultant. 1989-1993
Birch/Miller Homes. New Homes Sales Consultant. 1993-1994
Gadsby Orridge Estate Agents. 1994-2004
Boxall Brown & Jones. 1 August 2004

How long has Dawn been part of the team?:

Dawn has been with the company since 2004 at our branch in Allestree and is committed to providing the most professional service. Allestree have a great team dedicated to keeping Boxall Brown & Jones Estate Agents a business to be proud of.

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.

Claire Taylor

Sales Negotiator

Claire Taylor

Claire Taylor

Sales Negotiator

How can Claire help?

Claire is a Sales Negotiator / Administrator at our Allestree office.

Experience:

Claire worked in the Building Society Industry for around 15 years

How long has Claire been part of the team?

Since 2004.

Interests:

Walking, music concerts, dining out, socialising

Pauline Hoult

Sales Negotiator

Pauline Hoult

Pauline Hoult

Sales Negotiator

How can Pauline help?

Pauline is a Sales Negotiator at our Derby office.

Experience:

Pauline has over twenty five years experience in negotiating the sale of property in the Derby and surrounding areas. She is very well known and highly regarded in her field and has an in depth knowledge of the residential sales market.

How long has Pauline been part of the team?

Pauline is one of the longest serving members of staff and has been with the company since 1997.

Interests:

Pauline loves cooking and sharing good food and wine with good friends, she also enjoys going to the cinema, walking in the countryside and attending aerobic and step classes.

John Adey

Accompanied Viewer

John Adey

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.

Steve Dalligan

Accompanied Viewer

Steve Dalligan

Steve Dalligan

Accompanied Viewer

How can Steve help?

Steve will meet you for accompanied viewings at your chosen property, and hopefully answer any questions to assist in your decision making.

His duties include preparing detailed Inventories for the benefit of both tenant and Landlord, to ensure a smooth transition when moving in and out of your rented property.

He will also help maintain regular contact with BBJ tenants by carrying out periodic inspection visits to our managed properties for the duration of your tenancy.

Experience

Steve brings a wealth of local knowledge to the role being Derby born and bred. He also has experience of being a Landlord in his own right for a number of years. He has worked for many years in senior management positions in the retail sector and is a true people person.

How long has Steve been part of the team:

Steve brings a wealth of worldly experience with him into the residential lettings industry having worked for the firm since 2009. He looks forward to assisting in the continuing growth of an already well established company.

Interests:

Steve has a keen interest in local sport being a Derby County season ticket holder, for longer than he cares to remember, and also a Member of Derbyshire County Cricket Club.

Also good news for our present and future Polish customers as he is learning the language, to add to his smattering of Russian and Romanian.

Michelle Sillett

Sales Negotiator

Michelle Sillett

Michelle Sillett

Sales Negotiator

How can Michelle help?

Michelle is a Sales Negotiator at our Derby office.

Experience:

Secretary at Derbyshire Royal Infirmary
Secretary at BMW Car Dealership
Secretary at Mortgage Force
PA/Events Co-ordinator at Hunters Land Rover

How long has Michelle been part of the team?

Michelle joined us in 2006

Interests:

Walking, travelling, socialising and reading

Jordan James

Sales Negotiator

Jordan James

Jordan James

Sales Negotiator

How can Jordan help?

Jordan is a Sales Negotiator at the Belper office with a friendly, enthusiastic and approachable manner. He has an in depth knowledge of the property market in Belper and the surrounding area. He also has a wealth of knowledge in Lettings and Management should you ever need advice.

Experience

Jordan has nearly 10 years’ experience within the property industry.

How long has Jordan been part of the team?

Jordan joined the company full time in 2009 and worked in the Lettings Department. Prior to this Jordan worked one day a week on a voluntary basis during his time in sixth form. However in February 2016 he moved to join the Belper Team.

Interests

Jordan enjoys renovating property when not in the office, he is now on his second project and gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience. He also enjoys swimming and walking – taking advantage of the beautiful Peak District area. Jordan enjoys producing culinary delights in his spare time and has been known to bring one or two samples to the office.

Georgia Cauldwell

Georgia Cauldwell

Georgia Cauldwell

How can Georgia Help?

Georgia is happy to help you with all aspects of administration involved in your house sale or purchase, answering telephone calls, meeting and greeting clients and general assistance.

Experience

As the newest member of the team Georgia is training in all areas of estate agency.

How long has Georgia been part of the team?

Georgia joined the Belper office in June 2016.

Emma Smedley

Sales Negotiator

Emma Smedley

Emma Smedley

Sales Negotiator

How can Emma help?

Emma is a Sales Negotiator/Administrator at our Allestree office.

Experience

Emma has over 15 years’ experience of working within the property industry and has worked in both residential sales and lettings during this time. Emma has in-depth knowledge and experience of all areas within Derby.

How long has Claire been part of the team?

Emma joined our Allestree branch in January 2017.

Interests

Emma enjoys the outdoors, especially taking her 2 dogs for a walk along with spending time with her young family.

Ben Wheatley

Sales Negotiator

Ben Wheatley

Ben Wheatley

Sales Negotiator

How can Ben help?

Ben is training in all areas of estate agency.

How long has Ben been part of the team?

Ben joined the Belper office in September 2017.

Interests

When not in the office Ben is both a keen artist and musician. He enjoys a wide variety of music genres, attending concerts and playing the guitar and drums. Ben also regularly paints and draws and specialises in tattoo design. He also enjoys exercising and the outdoors.

Katie Stanton

Administrator

Katie Stanton

Katie Stanton

Administrator

How can Katie help?

Katie is based in the Belper office with a friendly, approachable manner she is enthusiastic to help you with all aspects of administration involved in your house sale or purchase, greeting clients, answering telephone calls and general assistance. She will meet you for accompanied viewings at your chosen property, answering any questions you may have to assist in your decision making.

Experience

Previously employed for 5 years in Retail whilst studying for her degree. Katie spent the past 8 years with a Global Freight Fowarder in administrative, sales support and operative roles, so this was a new challenge for her. She looks forward to assisting an already well established company to continue to develop.

How long has Katie been part of the team?

Katie joined the team in May 2017

Interests

Katie enjoys family time and the great outdoors, especially walking locally in the Peak District. Katie enjoys travelling, socialising with friends and cooking in her spare time.