Our Team of UK Property Finders

The Garrington team unites some of the most experienced UK property finders and buying agents in the country, 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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Nicholas Finn Nicholas Finn Managing Director View Profile
Nick Dawson Nick Dawson Regional Partner View Profile
Libby Watt Libby Watt Regional Partner View Profile
James Rawes James Rawes Regional Partner View Profile
Lisa Burton Lisa Burton Associate View Profile

Nicholas Finn Managing 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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Nick Dawson Regional Partner

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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Libby Watt Regional Partner

Libby has over 20 years experience in the property industry, the majority of which has been spent dealing with private clients in and around prime central London, the Middle East and Asia. After moving to London from Harrogate, North Yorkshire, Libby started her Property career with a leading independent agency based in Richmond, Surrey. Moving more centrally, Libby went on to head up a large corporate agency’s flag ship office in Sloane Square, before being made director of a respected independent agency in Marylebone.

Channeling this experience, Libby then launched a highly successful Mayfair based agency which specialised in providing a discreet, highly bespoke service, which ranged from acquiring off market properties to project managing refurbishments for overseas clients, on top of the excellent sales and lettings service the company provided.

With this wealth of experience, ability to form strong and lasting business relationships, an extensive knowledge of property and contacts within the industry, means clients heavily rely and trust Libby’s advice and proactive approach to secure exactly the right property for them.

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James Rawes Regional Partner

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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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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Regional Team
Julian Rich Julian Rich North East View Profile
James Middleton James Middleton North East View Profile
Edwina de Klee Edwina de Klee Scotland View Profile
David Lewis David Lewis North West View Profile
Kate Vincent Kate Vincent East Midlands View Profile
Jennifer Mullucks Jennifer Mullucks East (Cambridge & Suffolk) View Profile
Will Heigham Will Heigham East (Norfolk and Suffolk) View Profile
Andrea Hewitt Andrea Hewitt South (Surrey, Sussex) View Profile
Daniel Rowland Daniel Rowland South (Hants, Wilts, Dorset) View Profile
Toby Ridge Toby Ridge South East (Herts & Essex) View Profile
Philippa Mills Philippa Mills Central (Oxon) View Profile
Sam Williams Sam Williams CENTRAL (BUCKS & BERKS) View Profile
Jennie Petersson Jennie Petersson South West (Devon, Cornwall & Somerset) View Profile
Nick King Nick King South West (Bristol & Bath) View Profile

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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James Middleton North East

James started working in the property industry nearly 15 years ago in Central London. After 5 successful years managing a well-established office he decided to relocate with his wife back to their native North East working for a local estate agent.

During the move back to Newcastle, James witnessed first-hand the challenges and stress involved of finding the right property and soon after, he set up his own property finding and relocation company.

Now happily settled back in Northumberland, James utilises his experience and property knowledge to provide a professional service for his clients across the region. Over the years James has built long standing relationships with local agents, developers and fellow property professionals which often benefit his clients when sourcing off-market properties.

Life outside of property finding is spent entertaining his four young children with all ball sports and exploring the beautiful local countryside.

Edwina de Klee Scotland

Prior to becoming an Edinburgh based property finder, Edwina has had extensive experience working in both the prime and investment residential property markets in Scotland and London.

After studying for her BSc at university in Bristol, Edwina initially worked for a PR firm before being attracted to work in the property sector. Working in the fast paced London market proved the perfect foundation for her successful career, working for a number of prestigious upmarket brands before relocating to Scotland and laying roots in the country’s thriving capital.

Having moved to Edinburgh, Edwina worked for a specialist property investment company working closely with buyers. This became the catalyst for wishing to work solely with buyers across all sectors of the market in Scotland.

Now representing clients making well informed purchasing decisions, Edwina utilises her years of market experience and ‘black book’ of contacts to source and acquire the finest homes in Edinburgh and throughout Scotland.

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David Lewis North West

Born and Bred in the North West in Wirral, David has always shown a keen interest in the property market. Starting his own relocation company in 2007; David has worked closely with an array of private and corporate clients and assisting families moving mainly from abroad.

David has also had previous experience in running a highly successful independent lettings agency where he handled high quality houses and apartments. Throughout his career, David has developed a close network of relationships with many sales agents, developers and private landlords and is frequently able to utilise his impressive array of contacts to his client’s advantage when searching and acquiring the perfect property.

Outside of work David is a keen golfer, being a member of the Royal Liverpool Golf Club, as well as being an avid football fan. David is also a Trustee of the Wrekin College Foundation and a founding member of the ‘Happy Days Appeal’, which was set up in memory of a close friend and a supporter of the Princes Trust.

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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 fifteen 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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Will Heigham East (Norfolk and Suffolk)

Will has a real drive to help buyers find their perfect property and with over 25 years industry experience, he not only understands the local and regional 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.

Over the years Will has built long standing relationships with local agents, developers and fellow property professionals which benefits his clients when sourcing off-market properties in Norfolk and Suffolk.

As a qualified Chartered Surveyor, providing well informed and considered advice based on real experience for the purchase of property is prerequisite to success – whether that be for a family home, a second home or building/adding to a buy to let property portfolio.

As a Norfolk and Suffolk property finder, he strives to source exceptional properties and believes that with his help the process of buying a property will be an exciting and enjoyable experience.

Previously, Will led and managed an agency team within a highly regarded East Anglian property firm.

Will has for most of his life lived in East Anglia and now lives on the borders of Norfolk and Suffolk. His energy and diligent approach to helping clients acquire best in class properties, whether in Norfolk or Suffolk, combined with his substantial experience and network in the residential property industry makes him a valuable member of the Garrington team.

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Andrea Hewitt South (Surrey, Sussex)

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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Daniel Rowland South (Hants, Wilts, Dorset)

Educated at Felsted School, Essex, and graduating from the University of Nottingham, Daniel’s career began in the City. Daniel spent 12 years working in the stock market as a fund manager, he was a Chartered Financial Analyst (‘03 to ’12) and managed funds worth in excess of £400m. During this time Daniel was personally investing in a property portfolio, and after numerous approaches from friends and family seeking advice, Daniel took the decision in 2010 to set up his own property search and development business. As a result Daniel has been involved in numerous negotiations, transactions and developments, ranging from small renovations to building multi-million pound homes; all whilst establishing a very extensive network of contacts.

Daniel tackles each search in the same way, with a friendly manner and a thorough and determined approach. His knowledge of the local market and transactional experience means that he is able to source properties at the best prices for his clients. His expertise and contacts in building and development are an added bonus for those who wish to improve or extend their properties.

Daniel lives in Hampshire with his wife and family. In his spare time, when not renovating his own Georgian house, Daniel likes to play hockey and is a passionate skier.

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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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Philippa Mills Central (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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Sam Williams CENTRAL (BUCKS & BERKS)

Sam started her career in property in 2007, working on searches throughout London and the Home Counties. Sam’s strength lies in her ability to identify and understand a client’s requirements, source what they need and negotiate a deal.

Insistent on finding the right solution for her clients, Sam has built her career around core skills of interpreting and executing a brief through strong research, resourcing and negotiating.

Prior to moving into the property sector Sam held senior roles in head-hunting and retail buying. Outside of work Sam lives with her husband and unwinds with long walks, cooking and gardening.

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Jennie Petersson South West (Devon, Cornwall & Somerset)

Jennie moved to London from Sweden 24 years ago. Starting out in 2000 she has an extensive and varied career in property having worked in sales, lettings and property management before running her own Inventory business and then making the transition as a Relocation Agent and Property Finder.

In 2014 Jennie and her family relocated from London to Devon so she has a through understanding of the challenges – and benefits – that such a move involves. She now very much enjoys Property Finding on her new stomping ground.

Jennie thrives on getting to know her client’s needs in great detail to enable her to find the right property in the desired location. She has great relationships with the local Estate Agents, developers and landowners, plus a wider network giving rise to off-market opportunities.

In her spare time Jennie enjoys going on long walks in Dartmoor’s National Park, visiting National trust sites and exploring the many beautiful beaches of Devon and Cornwall.

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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
John Adamson John Adamson Executive Chairman View Profile
Jonathan Hopper Jonathan Hopper Chief Executive Officer View Profile

John Adamson Executive Chairman

John has worked in the property sector for the last 25 years and has director level experience in residential sales, letting and management, estate management and development. Most recently he was Managing Director and majority shareholder of one of largest estate and letting agents in the Eastern region which he successfully sold to a FTSE 250 organisation.

He holds an MBA from The Open University and is a well-respected entrepreneurial leader with an eye for detail, who thrives on the creation of customer-focused companies, where success becomes a by-product of excellence.

Jonathan Hopper Chief Executive Officer

Jonathan has an enviable track record of success spanning 20 years in the property and relocation industry. As Chief Executive Officer of Garrington, he leads a company that has represented numerous clients in multi-million pound transactions and in turn developed a respected industry profile, through the strategic growth of a market leading brand.
Jonathan is a Director on the Board of The Property Ombudsman, a Council Member of the UK’s Association of Relocation Professionals and is a former National Council Member of the NAEA.

He is frequently called upon as an authoritative voice for market insights with articles published in The Financial Times, Canary Wharf and City magazines, The Sunday Time and Bloomberg.
A past recipient of the ‘Best UK Property Finder’ award, he is continuously striving to hone his skills having completed leadership programmes at Cranfield Management School and an MBA at Ashcroft International Business School in Cambridge.
As a prominent creative thinker and entrepreneurial problem solver, Jonathan is passionate about working with clients, and enjoys exploring the driving forces that push successful businesses to their highest potential.

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