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Chris Birds

Partner

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Chris Birds

Partner

How can Chris help?

Chris is the Partner with overall responsibility for Boxall Brown and Jones Lettings overseeing the smooth running of the business. He has many years experience working in the lettings market and is considered to be an expert in his field; offering help and advice in all areas of property management.

Experience

Chris has worked within the Derby property market since he left school, working for a number of high profile firms of Estate Agents and Chartered Surveyors. After completing his A levels, he went on to study a degree in Estate Surveying before going on to become a Chartered Surveyor. Chris is member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and a Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA); organisations with which he is 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, 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 small 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 the last four Great North Runs raising over £18,000 for the British Heart Foundation. Last year he went on to raise over £6000 for ‘Sue Ryder’ after running the London Marathon. Chris enjoys football, walking, running, travel, food, drink and good company.

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Jo Hutchinson

Jo Hutchinson

Partner

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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. 

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Anthony Lomas

Partner

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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. In 2016 Anthony was made a Partner and now assists in running the business.

Interests

Anthony is a supporter of Derby County Football Club 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 has two 100 mile bike rides planned for 2019.

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Louise Smedley

Assistant Lettings Manager

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Louise Smedley

Assistant Lettings Manager

How can Louise help?

Louise is an enthusiastic office based member of the department dealing in all aspects of letting and property management.  Louise is a very pro-active member of the team and effective in matching good quality tenants to our clients properties.  She helps carry out all our referencing and legal paperwork required to move a tenant into a property and also has extensive knowledge of lettings and management.

Experience

Having been involved within Lettings and Management since 1999, Louise has acquired an in-depth knowledge of the lettings market. She has worked for corporate companies and independents focusing her training and development on the legal aspects and, in doing so, has become a bit of an oracle on the subject!  Louise is contributing to the departments continuing success and expansion with her proactive and positive attitude.

How long has Louise been part of the team?

Louise joined the team in March 2015 and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and expertise.  She is currently studying to pass her ARLA Technical Award.

Interests

Louise likes to shop, enjoys reading books and loves spending time with her family and friends – especially her young daughters! 

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Patricia Porumbel

Patricia Porumbel MARLA

Compliance Property Manager

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Patricia Porumbel

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Patricia Porumbel MARLA

Compliance Property Manager

How can Patricia help?

Patricia looks after the smooth running of the property management department and ensures all post move-in issues are dealt with quickly and efficiently.

Experience

Patricia joined Boxall Brown & Jones in February 2016 and is based at the Derby Office. Having worked for various letting agencies, Patricia has experience with a range of issues and advise on all aspects of property management. Patricia is a Member of ARLA Propertymark and holds a MSc Real Estate.

How long has Patricia been part of the team?

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

Interests

Patricia enjoys long walks, socialising with friends and reading.

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Katie Poxon

Property Manager

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Katie Poxon

Property Manager

How can Katie help?

Katie is a very pro active member of the team and can help in most aspects of lettings and property management.  On the whole, Katie provides a vital property management role in carrying out new inventories, house visits and check outs however Katie is also experienced in dealing with landlords or tenants from a lettings point of view – being an established tenant herself!

Experience

Katie has had a wide ranging career – mainly based in customer service – however, she has always been interested in property and when she became a tenant, this ignited her interest in Lettings and Management.

How long has Katie been part of the team?

Katie joined the team in May 2016 however her ability to learn quickly and her willingness to help, has quickly made Katie one of our key members of staff.  She is currently studying to pass her ARLA Technical Award.

Interests

Katie likes spending time with her family and friends – especially her young son – and enjoys jetting off to sunny destinations!

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Sarah Brooks

Accounts Clerk

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Sarah Brooks

Accounts Clerk

How can Sarah help?

Sarah is the Lettings Accounts Clerk within Boxall Brown & Jones Lettings and has many years experience working in this field. Sarah has knowledge and experience in managing the individual needs and expectations of both Boxall Brown & Jones landlords and tenants and is always on hand to help.

Sarah has the overall responsibility for managing the Client Accounts within our Lettings Team which are stringently controlled by the Royal Institution Of Chartered Surveyors.

Experience

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

How long has Sarah been part of the team?

Sarah has 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 Sarah has been a crucial part of that growth.

Interests

With a busy social life, Sarah enjoys keeping fit, music, concerts, and looking after her little boy Charlie.

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John Adey

John Adey

Accompanied Viewer

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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.

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Cameron Godfrey

Apprentice Lettings Negotiator

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Cameron Godfrey

Apprentice Lettings Negotiator

How can Cameron help?

Cameron is currently training in all aspects of the lettings department

How long has Cameron been part of the team?

Cameron joined the Derby Office in August 2019.

Interests

When not in the office Cameron is a keen sportsman, regularly seen on a badminton court or a football pitch. He enjoys a wide variety of social events, attending concerts and local festivals. Cameron is also a recent graduate of university and likes to involve himself in social events around the Derbyshire area.

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