Having been brought up and educated locally, Rodney has been in the property industry all his working life, acquiring the old established firm of Abbott & Abbott in 1978 on the Abbott brothers' retirement. He is still as enthusiastic as ever in providing his clients, many of whom he has acted for repeatedly over the years, with the highest possible level of service, and he instils the importance of integrity and professionalism in his staff. Rodney has sung for many years with the famous Brighton Festival Chorus and is a member and Past President of Bexhill Rotary Club.
Robin must surely be one of the most experienced and well known people in the business locally, having entered the estate agency business in London in the 1970s, and on settling in Bexhill in the late 1970s she worked for the old local firm of Staines & Co, and later Fox & Sons. Robin joined Abbott & Abbott in 1990 to manage our Little Common office where she has been ever since. Before moving down here she had qualified as a dancing teacher running her own school of dancing for 10 years and she was also well known as a racing driver, becoming British Women's Sports Car Champion.
Mark started with us in 1987 as a trainee, leaving in 2001 to manage a firm in Heathfield, and more recently as Area Manager of Fine & Country based in their Eastbourne office. It has been a pleasure to welcome Mark back to his roots after 12 years, and to benefit from his very considerable experience in the industry over a 25 year period. Mark is a member of several local theatrical companies including the Stables Theatre Hastings and Lewes Little Theatre.
Murray was already a well-known face in estate agency locally having worked for "Your Move" in Little Common from 1995, and we were delighted that he agreed to join us in 2010, and he quickly became an indispensable member of our team. He covers property viewings, reporting daily viewing follow-ups to clients, and he also deals with general enquiries at both our Bexhill and Little Common offices.
Alexandra joined us in 2007 as secretary / administrator, and quickly proved that she is highly computer literate, fast and accurate, efficiently dealing with all the office correspondence and ensuring the internet sites are checked and updated daily. Alexandra has an amazing memory for names, addresses, prices etc. a very useful attribute in this business.
Janet, a Little Common resident, is the latest addition to our multi-talented team. With invaluable experience she gained over many years as an administrator with Eastbourne Borough Council, we are able to benefit from her considerable communication and IT skills, providing us with much needed additional cover for office administration and property viewings.
Pippa is a very welcome addition to our multi-talented team, covering Saturday office cover and viewings. With her professional background in hospitality, marketing and therapy, she likes nothing better than meeting the public and helping them to find their perfect home.
Anna, our latest recruit, joined us as a trainee negotiator and is now a fully fledged member of our sales team. As a former senior personal banker with a High Street bank, she has a solid knowledge of financial services and has already demonstrated that she is a natural problem solver. She is now studying for the NAEA exams.