Our Team

The Garrington team unites some of the most experienced property finders and buying agents in the UK, who offer clients hundreds of years of combined expertise. Within the team, Garrington have a number of individuals with specialist knowledge and skills across a broad range of disciplines including investment acquisitions, equestrian, prime central London, country estates, development projects, commercial investments, high value immigration and corporate relocation.

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Head Office London Office
Nicholas Finn Nicholas Finn Executive Director View Profile
Amy Marshall Amy Marshall Client Search Manager View Profile
James Rawes James Rawes Associate View Profile
Mandy Bissell Mandy Bissell Associate (London & Kent) View Profile
Nick Dawson Nick Dawson Associate View Profile
Mellony Morgan Mellony Morgan Associate View Profile
Hilda Herterich Hilda Herterich Associate View Profile
Lisa Burton Lisa Burton Associate View Profile

Nicholas Finn Executive Director

Nicholas Finn is London born and bred. With a property career spanning over a decade, he worked in prime London locations from St Johns Wood to Chiswick with one of the capital’s largest sales agents, before channelling his entrepreneurial flair into establishing his own estate agency in a sought-after part of London.

Prior to joining Garrington, Nicholas founded and ran an asset management company. It served corporate institutions and their private clients looking to sell, relocate or add to their portfolios. Nicholas leads and supports a growing team whilst using his experience and extensive contacts to generate exclusive opportunities for clients. He lives in London with his wife and young family.

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Amy Marshall Client Search Manager

Growing up in Somerset, Amy has always shown a keen interest in all things bricks and mortar. Curiosity resulted in a very hands-on approach to her parents’ property investment and development business throughout her school years. A career in property was a sure-fire for Amy: Starting with working for a commercial construction company in Bristol before taking some time outside of the UK to live and work in Spain. On returning to England, Amy moved to London to begin a career in the residential property market. Her initial role was as a lettings negotiator for a successful South West London estate agent. In time she migrated into residential sales, further broadening her knowledge of the property industry and London.

Amy now supports Nicholas with the day to day operations of the London business. It is her broad understanding of the industry and ability to recognise an individual’s requirements that ensures the right consultant is appointed to a clients’ search and that support is provided throughout the service.

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James Rawes Associate

James started his career in the property industry in 1988, working in the Home Counties before moving to London in the mid 1990s. Initially working in sales and block management across prime central and southwest London, he then made the transition to becoming a Buying Advisor, a role in which he has over six years’ experience.

James’s objective, unbiased approach to each search gives strength to his clients’ buying power, keeping them ahead of other purchasers in the market. Dedicated to finding the right solution for his clients, however long it takes, his ability to quickly build rapport with clients and agents alike ensures that each search is clear and concise in its execution.

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Mandy Bissell Associate (London & Kent)

Mandy started her property career in 1996 in Prime Central London. Working in Lettings as a Manager and then as a property developer in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, where she gained a wealth of local knowledge and expertise. In 2003 Mandy moved to Hong Kong to run an international property investment desk gaining valuable experience in understanding client care and high standards of service. On returning to the UK in 2006 Mandy embarked on her buying career working for a private client buying arm for an International estate agents then moving on to setting up her own buying agencies representing International and High Net Worth individuals in Prime Central London, South West London and Surrey.

Mandy’s extensive experience and commitment to her clients and their property requirements coupled with her tenacious approach ensures a comprehensive and dedicated high level property search service.

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Nick Dawson Associate

Educated at Sherborne School, Dorset, and graduating from Royal Holloway College (University of London) in 1996, Nick moved into property after starting in the City as a shipbroker. He worked for high profile, corporate real estate and smaller independent niche companies. Nick’s particular expertise lies in central London (Belgravia, Mayfair and Knightsbridge), Kensington, Notting Hill Gate and Marylebone. But he also has extensive knowledge of London’s smaller markets such as Wimbledon, Richmond, Clerkenwell, The City, Islington, Hampstead Village and St. Johns Wood.

After a decade in the residential sector, Nick gained further experience working in the UK and European acquisition markets for commercial and investment property, and as an asset manager for investment funds. He joined Garrington in 2010.

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Mellony Morgan Associate

Mellony was educated at Farringdon’s School Chislehurst, and completed an MA in 2003. Beginning in the entertainment industry, she founded an actors’ agency and worked on productions. An opportunity to manage sales and organise special events with a group of magazines in the capital developed her knowledge and contacts in the central London market.

Upon purchasing her first investment property in 2004, Mellony realised that her passion was for property. To widen her experience she worked in property management and commercial acquisitions for a small developer in central London. Prior to joining Garrington, Mellony enjoyed a successful career as a Senior Residential Sales Negotiator in South Kensington, Knightsbridge, Chelsea, Mayfair, Hyde Park and Marylebone.

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Hilda Herterich Associate

Hilda has extensive knowledge of the London property market having worked across different disciplines of the residential market for over ten years. Prior to joining forces with Garrington Hilda had been operating her own independent property search consultancy in London. Her focus was on purchasing homes, pied-à-terre’s and rental investments in Central, West and South West London in particular.

Before setting up her own company, she worked as a Business Development Manager for a property-led investment management company. This background enables her to apply a strategic investment approach to all property purchases. Before this she worked for eight years in Marketing and PR, with a focus in her last two years on the property sector. Originally from Ireland, Hilda offers an attentive, professional but friendly service where discretion and integrity are integral to how she works.

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Lisa Burton Associate

Lisa began her property career in 1993 as a weekend viewings agent for a local property company while studying for her English & Psychology degree at Birmingham University. She spent 10 years in top London property agencies all over West and North London, before working for the conveyancing department of a law firm specialising in property. She liaised between estate agents, vendors and purchasers to ensure smooth sales transactions in the quickest time with the minimum fuss.

Before joining Garrington Lisa was the sales and marketing manager for a private city banking institution, arranging short-term finance for investors and developers, from auction purchases to portfolio acquisitions. Lisa lives in West London with her family.

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Country Office
Phil Martin Phil Martin Central & North West View Profile
Julian Rich Julian Rich North East View Profile
Liza Hackney Liza Hackney North West View Profile
Kate Vincent Kate Vincent East Midlands View Profile
Jennifer Mullucks Jennifer Mullucks East (Cambridge & Suffolk) View Profile
Michelle Daisley Michelle Daisley East (Norfolk) View Profile
Toby Ridge Toby Ridge South East (Herts & Essex) View Profile
Mandy Bissell Mandy Bissell Associate (London & Kent) View Profile
Andrea Hewitt Andrea Hewitt South (Surrey, Sussex, Hants) View Profile
Philippa Mills Philippa Mills Central (Bucks, Berks, Oxon) View Profile
Mike Bowden Mike Bowden South West (Devon & Cornwall) View Profile
Nick King Nick King South West (Bristol & Bath) View Profile

Phil Martin Central & North West

Phil has a career background in international business management at senior board level as an Information Technology executive, having held senior IS/IT roles with several global companies including IBM, and been the Vice President responsible for Information Services throughout Europe and Asia within Reebok International. Other roles have seen Phil based in Frankfurt, Geneva and Venice.

Phil has extensive experience in the residential property market in a number of regions of England. He originates from Cumbria, is based in Cheshire, and offers a wide range of contacts and connections in a variety of property related professions and disciplines, and a wealth of local knowledge of the whole North West region.

During Phil’s work in recent years on behalf of Garrington clients, he has purchased many prime residential properties ranging from luxury city centre apartments in Manchester to multi-million pound country houses in Cheshire’s “golden triangle”, central Lancashire, Shropshire and the Lake District.

Specific examples include one of the very few lakeside properties on the favoured eastern shore of Windermere, an idyllic country house with literary connections overlooking Coniston Water, a classic Georgian farmhouse with land in North Shropshire, a quintessential extended Cheshire barn conversion, and a small equestrian estate in a hidden corner of Lancashire.

Phil has frequently been able to source properties either “pre” or “off market”, ensuring that his clients are often the first to gain access to a home they would not have discovered without his professional help and advice.

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Julian Rich North East

Having lived in North Lincolnshire and now residing in Harrogate, Julian is a former Lincoln Cathedral chorister and former scholar of St Peters School, York. With University qualifications in both Construction and Rural Estate Management, he has spent all of his working life in the property industry.

Julian joined Garrington after working for 14 years in property development and investment where he was involved in numerous property transactions and developed over 100 homes in North Yorkshire resulting in his deep understanding of the local market.

Julian has quite a record within this development field having either renovated, built, converted, or refurbished more than £20m of property and successfully obtained planning permission for more than 150 homes. These ranged from one-off houses to Listed buildings including The Old Palace at Ripon, new build houses such as Littlecroft at Markington and 16-18 Regent Parade in Harrogate, barn conversions such as Manor Farm at Tollerton and the refurbishment of several Duchy Houses in central Harrogate

Julian now focuses on the prime market where his background and extensive knowledge enables him to give his clients the best advice for sourcing and acquiring property across the region.

Utilising his past experience in property development, Julian not only understands the local market from a buyer’s perspective but also has a great understanding of the negotiation process enabling him to secure the best deal for his clients.

When he is not sourcing properties for clients, Julian is a keen hockey player for Harrogate, enjoys sailing and boating and has a passion for walking his Cocker Spaniel, Barnaby in and around the Yorkshire Dales.

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Liza Hackney North West

Liza’s exposure to the Cheshire property market is fairly all encompassing. Since moving to Wilmslow in 1998 she has worked in lettings and management, advised and actively participated in residential property investment, as well as acting as design consultant for developers and architects on some of the region’s finest homes.

Prior to moving to the area Liza travelled extensively and has lived abroad in Thailand, Singapore, Germany and Holland. She therefore understands only too well the challenges of both international and domestic property moves, plus she has the rather unique attribute of being one of the few British people you will meet who speaks Dutch.

Liza builds upon her extensive knowledge of the local prime property market and her wealth of contacts with regular cycle rides through the region as a member of the Cyclesport International cycle club.

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Kate Vincent East Midlands

Kate Vincent started her career in banking, spending ten years in mortgage marketing and new product development. Having moved several times with her family, firstly from London to Milton Keynes then onto Northampton and Market Harborough before finally, settling in Stamford, Kate decided to put her home moving experience to good use and set up her own relocation and home search consultancy. Kate helped executives to relocate and settle in the East Midlands for six years before joining Garrington.

Her hands-on and extensive knowledge of the region, large network of contacts and gritty determination to crack even the most challenging home search assignment makes her an invaluable ally to have on the team. Asked why she enjoys doing her job, Kate says ‘I love parachuting into people’s lives, sweeping away the stress of moving home and then having the satisfaction of seeing clients settled and enjoying their new home’.

Kate lives just outside Stamford with her husband, three children, Labrador and horse. In her spare time she enjoys riding competitively and country pursuits.

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Jennifer Mullucks East (Cambridge & Suffolk)

Jennifer’s background in property stems back over eight years and included various sales and lettings positions in Central London before she decided to use the regional knowledge gained from being raised in East Anglia and moved back to the area to progress her property career. She hasn’t looked back.

Living in the heart of Cambridge, Jennifer has both a wealth of knowledge on the local market with comprehensive experience of the surrounding regions as well. Jennifer’s local roots and love of property means her understanding of the East Anglian market is vast and her personalised client care approach and enthusiasm ensure her clients are provided with the best advice in securing ideal properties.

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Michelle Daisley East (Norfolk)

Born in Perth, Western Australia, Michelle settled in Norfolk in 1990 having met her husband whilst on a gap year touring Europe. Since then she has become a well known and respected property professional with an impressive track record of success built up over 15 years with a well regarded Norfolk firm of chartered surveyors.

Michelle is able to assist clients in finding their ideal home, utilising her comprehensive knowledge of the local area and numerous professional contacts across Norfolk and Suffolk. Her former role as Residential Sales Manager enabled Michelle to became a strong and multi-disciplined negotiator with a background in residential sales, acquisitions, property investments and lettings; skills and knowledge which have been honed in both buoyant and challenging market conditions.

Keeping busy in her spare time, in the family’s self-renovated 17th century Norfolk Long House and looking after two very active teenage children, she can regularly be found during weekends on the side-lines of a Rugby or Hockey pitch, or flying the flag for both adoptive and home country as an active committee member of the Britain Australia Society. With a fondness for event organisation and flair for charity fundraising, Michelle enjoys traveling both near and far, including trips back to Australia to see friends and family.

With a wealth of experience and a passion for property, Michelle fully understands the importance of providing high quality service in a positive, discreet and personal manner.

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Toby Ridge South East (Herts & Essex)

Toby has extensive experience and an impressive network of contacts built up during his twenty years in property. He initially began his career as a negotiator in North London with a leading independent estate agent before being promoted to Premier Homes Manager, covering North London and Hertfordshire.

Despite a move away from property into recruitment Toby was infamous for finding properties for work colleagues, including a Director of the large financial recruitment agency he was working for. This ongoing involvement in property became the catalyst for his return to the world of property, seeing him establish his own relocation and property finding company in 2005, which he successfully grew before deciding to join Garrington to focus on the South East region.

Toby is qualified in project management and it is an area which he specialises in. He has an eye for potential, and is able to spot a diamond in the rough, great for those who are looking for investment properties.

Toby lives life to the full and in his spare time he enjoys road cycling and playing sport.

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Mandy Bissell Associate (London & Kent)

Mandy started her property career in 1996 in Prime Central London. Working in Lettings as a Manager and then as a property developer in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, where she gained a wealth of local knowledge and expertise. In 2003 Mandy moved to Hong Kong to run an international property investment desk gaining valuable experience in understanding client care and high standards of service. On returning to the UK in 2006 Mandy embarked on her buying career working for a private client buying arm for an International estate agents then moving on to setting up her own buying agencies representing International and High Net Worth individuals in Prime Central London, South West London and Surrey.

Mandy’s extensive experience and commitment to her clients and their property requirements coupled with her tenacious approach ensures a comprehensive and dedicated high level property search service.

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Andrea Hewitt South (Surrey, Sussex, Hants)

Andrea has a comprehensive understanding of the property market which started whilst living and working in London. She moved from Cornwall to North London in her early twenties. Shortly after moving to London Andrea began working for one of London’s top estate agents in St John’s Wood. Seven years later she had successfully climbed the internal career ladder and was effectively gaining instructions for the company across a broad area in North West London.

Life then took Andrea on a very unique path travelling the world on tour for two years, with her now husband, a former member of a well-known rock band.

Upon returning to the UK she joined another high end London estate agent, wanting to utilise her expansive knowledge of the property market. Upon starting her family Andrea moved to Surrey, a county she now possesses extreme local knowledge of and has an excellent professional network.

Andrea conducts searches for clients seeking their new home in the county she enjoys living in herself. It is her time living in Surrey, her wealth of contacts and her plentiful knowledge of the property industry that enables her to do this and obtain first class results.

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Philippa Mills Central (Bucks, Berks, Oxon)

Philippa started her working life as a police officer for Thames Valley Police, fulfilling a number of roles including responding to emergency situations, and working in a variety of specialist departments.
In 2004, after thirteen years of policing, it was time for a change. Having always had an interest in property, she began a career in residential sales with a well-respected independent estate agent in Oxfordshire.
Three years later Philippa decided her future lay in representing the buyer instead of the seller, and she became a freelance property finder working for larger search and acquisition companies, assisting their clients with buying and rental searches in the Central and London regions.
Having joined the Garrington team in 2014, Philippa continues to thrive on providing an exceptional and high quality service, driven to exceed clients’ expectations.
Philippa grew up in Oxfordshire and, after spells in Berkshire and London, has settled back in the area. She is an avid sports fan, and particularly enjoys watching football, Formula 1, tennis, and both the summer and winter Olympics.

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Mike Bowden South West (Devon & Cornwall)

Mike Bowden was born in the county of Devon and after leaving school farmed in North Devon for over 20 years where he farmed sheep and beef cattle. During that time Mike also purchased and refurbished a number of period residential and agricultural properties. It was during this time that Mike developed his passion for property and his entrepreneurial skills.

Mike moved to the United States in 1985 where he lived and worked in the states of Colorado, Arizona, California and North and South Carolina. During that time Mike purchased, developed and managed a number of prime residential and rental properties in four different states. Mike was also general manager for a large telecom company where he was responsible for operations over a five state area.

Mike returned to his native Devon in 2012 firstly working as sales manager for a local estate agent before forming his own property search company and property consulting business. Mike has over 40 years’ experience in all aspects of property purchasing and sales, including property search, property negotiation and property acquisition and combines his unique experience, professionalism and integrity with knowledge of the local area, the local property market and a wide network of local contacts.

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Nick King South West (Bristol & Bath)

Nick has been in the property industry for the past thirty years and is an established practitioner in the property finding and relocation industry, with experience of managing individual and group moves for both large and small organisations.

Previously the BBC’s Relocation Specialist, Nick was responsible for managing the move of staff within the Corporation for over 15 years.

Nick is a current and past member of a number of established industry groups and has spoken at both domestic and international conferences including the Employee Relocation Council, European Association of Relocation Professionals, Association of Relocation Professionals and the Confederation of British Industry.

Formally the chairperson for the Relocation User Group, Nick is well known within the property industry.

Nick has also run his own property finding business and managed a number of property developments in the past, ensuring that clients can benefit from the experience gained over decades of working in the industry.

Nick is married with two sons, enjoys playing golf, following football and is an advanced open water scuba diver.

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Relocation Office
Leonia Newman Leonia Newman Director & Co-Founder View Profile
Emma Atkinson Emma Atkinson Director View Profile
Deborah Spice Deborah Spice Relocation Advisor View Profile
Yvette SooKool Yvette SooKool Relocation Advisor View Profile

Leonia Newman Director & Co-Founder

Leonia offers a wealth of experience spanning many years in the national and international relocation sectors. She is respected as a relocation professional for providing a first class service to clients.

In her early career Leonia set up her own relocation company helping London families to move to the Home Counties. She began to appreciate the needs of busy clients; not only finding the right property, but also the accompanying lifestyle, formed by schooling, the commute, and local amenities.

Through her extensive network of business contacts Leonia next headed up a niche relocation consultants for film actors. Out of this intriguing challenge she became an industry expert discussing property matters for Real Estate TV.

Building on this success, Leonia founded a relocation company serving high profile corporate clients buying and renting in prime central London. She helped over 500 executives, working for the world’s most prominent and successful corporations, to find homes in the capital.

After many years of relocating families from all corners of the globe, Leonia was ideally placed to join forces with Garrington Relocation to develop our industry-leading brand.

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Emma Atkinson Director

Looking for a new challenge, Emma joined Garrington Relocation in January 2015. Her extensive knowledge of the relocation industry and global network well place Emma to assist in the facilitation of national and global contracts.

Emma graduated with a 2:1 in Law and holds a qualifying LLB Bachelor of Laws Honours degree, specialising in Commercial Contracts alongside both International and European Law.

Having worked in relocation for more than 5 years, Emma has a keen eye for strategy and commercial awareness, delivering compliant and process driven service methodologies to many global clients during her career.

Her focussed approach to service excellence has developed and implemented a full supply chain methodology, ensuring the most robust controls are in place to manage a vast global supply chain.

Emma’s passion for compliance extends to the EuRA Quality Seal Accreditation, where in 2013, Emma secured the first EuRA Global Quality Seal with no non-compliances.

Having internationally relocated herself, Emma understands the concerns, frustrations, pressures and stress a relocation can create. Her detailed knowledge, coupled with first-hand experience and understanding, well equips her to assist in the development of products and services tailored to meet the needs of both our clients and their transferees.

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Deborah Spice Relocation Advisor

Deborah has been working within the relocation sector for over 4 years. Having extensive knowledge of the industry and tasks involved in a relocation, Deborah shares the experience of relocation with assignees through the role of Relocation Advisor at Garrington Relocation. Having moved families, couples and single employees internationally, Deborah also guides and supports clients with their every need until they are settled in their new home.

Prior to her time in relocation, Deborah has worked in the manufacturing and service sectors, either managing or leading a team. Prior to this, after leaving education, Deborah travelled for a number of years around the middle-east, Europe and Africa gaining useful life skills and enjoying the wonders of the world.

Married with three children, hobbies are sometimes difficult to squeeze in. However, Deborah’s spare time is taken up by belonging to a choir who host concerts to raise money for local charities.

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Yvette SooKool Relocation Advisor

Yvette joined Garrington Relocation in 2015, bringing with her a wealth of experience in managing and growing corporate accounts.

Yvette has previously successfully managed a RMC account, implementing new processes for streamlined delivery and compliance, leading to a 50% uplift in case management over the course of the contract.

Well respected within the Relocation Industry, she prides herself on excellent customer services, attention to detail and reciprocated respect from all she does business with.

Yvette is ARLA trained, and able to delivery all aspects of relocation, from Homesearch services and tenancy management to education assistance and departure services, minimising the number of touchpoints for any assignee.

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