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
James Rawes James Rawes Regional Partner View Profile
Rex Chalmers Rex Chalmers Regional Partner View Profile
Deborah Stanton Deborah Stanton Regional Partner View Profile
Nicholas Finn

Nicholas Finn

Managing Director

Nicholas Finn is London born and bred, with a property career approaching twenty years. He worked in prime London locations from St John’s 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 in the West End. The bespoke business served corporate institutions and their private clients looking to sell, develop or add to their portfolios all over the country. Nicholas now directs and supports Garrington’s growing team whilst using his experience and extensive contacts to generate exclusive opportunities for clients.

After a lifetime in London, Nicholas took the decision to head west with the family to the riverside town of Marlow, finding the balance between beautiful countryside for cycling & walking, whilst maintaining a reasonable commute to London.

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Nick Dawson

Nick Dawson

Regional Partner

Having spent his early years living in SW London and Surrey, Nick was educated at Sherborne School in Dorset before subsequently graduating from Royal Holloway College (University of London) in 1996, Nick moved into property after starting his career as a shipbroker in The City.

Nick has worked for high profile, corporate real estate firms and smaller independent niche companies. After a decade in the residential sector, Nick gained further experience working in the UK and European markets for both commercial and investment property as an asset manager and acquisition surveyor for investment funds. He returned to the residential sector in 2004 where he successfully ran a number of offices in Central London and the City. After a brief spell in Mallorca, Nick joined Garrington in the Summer of 2010 putting his varied experience to good use sourcing properties for private clients.

Over the many years conducting searches on behalf of private client’s across London, Nick has also built an extensive knowledge of locations outside of central, particularly in the village areas of London and would now be recognised as a true expert in these markets with his comprehensive knowledge of how to source and acquire the most unique homes.

Nick lives in southwest London with his family and their dog Basil. He has a very keen interest in cooking, food and wine, particularly Italian cuisine and his love of Italy and regularly plays competitive tennis.

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James Rawes

James Rawes

Regional Partner

With a career in residential property spanning over 30 years, James has seen most of what the market has had to offer. Starting out in agency in Berkshire and Surrey in the late ’80s, he moved up to central London in the mid ’90s, selling flats and houses in St John’s Wood and Notting Hill. This prepared him for a long stint in South Kensington and Chelsea, working for two of the premier agents in the area. Then, in 2003, James was offered the opportunity to run the Block Management arm of a Chelsea agency. For 3 years, this demanding but ultimately rewarding role taught him more about property and leases than he had learnt in the previous 15 years. Although this added a number of strings to his bow, ultimately the pull of the market was too hard to ignore. When the chance to work for one of the most highly regarded Buying Agents came up, in what was at the time, a young industry, James grabbed the opportunity.

In 2006, James joined Garrington and has never looked back. The firm’s dedicated and forensic approach to property search is ideally suited to his methodical and professional standards. With the extensive experience he is able to bring to the role, Garrington’s clients can be assured of access to a deep and varied knowledge base. Indeed, during the 13 years that James has been a Property Advisor, his clients’ searches have taken him from the Prime Central areas of London to the up and coming postcodes south of the Thames, the trendy districts east of the City, to the media hangouts of north west London and to the popular family areas of the west and south-west.

James lives in south-west London close to Richmond with his wife and three children. He has done so for 20 years and is always going on about how lucky he is to be able to walk, run or cycle in the 2000 acres of Richmond Park while being a short distance from the capital’s attractions.

He can be found zipping about on his moped, often the first to respond to an agent’s nod about a new home to the market, previewing, analysing and informing his clients about their next property purchase.

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Rex Chalmers

Rex Chalmers

Regional Partner

Rex started his career selling computer solutions with training from the likes of IBM, Microsoft and Hewlett Packard. In the early 90’s he entered the residential property market where he developed a strong interest and appreciation for architecture and interior design which became a passion.

Over the years he developed his skills matching people to property, often helping clients realise minor alterations and extensions can create their dream home.

Rex rose through the ranks becoming a director for some of the UKs leading agents and established and grew his own Estate Agency that had great success until a change in direction was needed.

With a well regarded track record of helping buyers access to exceptional property across South West London he quickly became a recognised as a buying advisor in this area.

Listening to a buyer and their priorities is the key. Some will be flexible in the search and others require the finished product. There is a dedication to finding the correct solution for clients that Rex does not tire from.

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Deborah Stanton

Deborah Stanton

Regional Partner

Growing up in London, Deborah has always loved the architecture of the capital, inspiring her path into the property industry.

This led to a career starting as a junior negotiator and finishing at a senior level over a seven-year period, in one of London’s largest and best known estate agencies.

Wanting to work more with private clients, on the buying side of the process, Deborah now provides an essential role at Garrington, helping both new and past clients across the UK, whilst also growing relationships with Garrington’s many corporate alliance partners.

When not at work, Deborah is shimmering her way around the dance-floor, competing in ballroom and Latin competitions, and more recently ‘treading the boards’ in an Off-West End production of Chicago.

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Jennie Cole Jennie Cole South East (Kent & East Sussex) View Profile
Toby Ridge Toby Ridge South East (Herts & Essex) View Profile
Katie Neale Katie Neale South East (Herts & London) View Profile
James Middleton James Middleton North East (Northumberland) View Profile
Julian Rich Julian Rich North East (Yorkshire) 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
Kerry Arnold Kerry Arnold 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
Madeleine Simpson Madeleine Simpson South (Surrey, West Sussex, North Hants) View Profile
Nick King Nick King South West (Bristol & Bath) View Profile
Jennie Petersson Jennie Petersson South West (Devon & Somerset) View Profile
Marie Wood Marie Wood Scotland (The Highlands) View Profile
Isla Davidson Isla Davidson Scotland (Aberdeenshire) View Profile
Peter Strang Steel Peter Strang Steel SCOTLAND (Edinburgh & Lothians) View Profile
Davina Raselli Davina Raselli Scotland (Perthshire) View Profile
Alexandra Watkins Alexandra Watkins Central (Cotswolds) View Profile
Philippa Mills Philippa Mills Central (Oxon & Cotswolds) View Profile
Marianne Walsh Marianne Walsh CENTRAL (BUCKS) View Profile
Lisa Burton Lisa Burton Central (Berks & Bucks) View Profile
Sam Williams Sam Williams CENTRAL (BERKS & SURREY) View Profile
Jennie Cole

Jennie Cole

South East (Kent & East Sussex)

Born and Bred in the South East, Jennie attended Tonbridge Grammar School and obtained a History degree from Nottingham Trent University before settling in Kent.

Following a few years working in Finance and for a luxury Tour Operator in London, she accepted a job with a local Estate Agent and discovered her passion for property.

After 14 years in residential sales and valuations including working for a well regarded prime country house firm, and then several years working as Sales and Marketing Manager for a New Build developer, Jennie decided to switch roles and represent buyers instead of sellers.

Recognising the frustration buyers feel in a difficult market, where in most transactions only the seller has professional advice and representation, Jennie helps remove the stress from the process.

Throughout her career she has developed an expansive knowledge of the local property market as well as a broad network of professional contacts, enabling her to source off-market properties and negotiate with confidence to secure perfect properties on behalf of her clients.

Jennie lives in Tunbridge Wells on the border of Kent and East Sussex. In her spare time she enjoys cycling, photography, travel and cooking.

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Toby Ridge

Toby Ridge

South East (Herts & Essex)

Toby has extensive experience and an impressive network of contacts built up during his many 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 one of the Directors of the large financial recruitment agency for whom he worked.

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.

Over the years Toby has found exquisite homes for private clients across Essex and Hertfordshire. Toby also has a keen eye for potential, he is able to spot a diamond in the rough, great for those who are looking for refurbishment and investment opportunities.

Toby lives on the north Essex border and in his free time he enjoys road cycling, to date he has completed the London to Paris journey three times.

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Katie Neale

Katie Neale

South East (Herts & London)

Katie joins forces with Garrington having started her career working for high net worth individuals and private families as an Interior Designer at the prestigious Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler, working in prime residential property settings, yachts and holiday homes.

Latterly she moved into project work in the City and West End for Jones Lang LaSalle.

Having worked with high net worth individuals, private family trusts and foreign investors, Katie understands the need to offer absolute discretion and the best possible service throughout the acquisition process.

Beginning her own property search venture after becoming a mother, the business grew organically with some wonderful clients many of whom returned to engage her services and make use of her extensive contacts within property market. She has represented clients looking to move from London to the countryside as well as foreign investors seeking advice on portfolio acquisitions and buy-to-let investments in London.

Originally hailing from Rutland, Katie left South West London in 2014 and is now based in rural Hertfordshire. Having made the move from London herself she understands the important factors for families in deciding on their new home; good schools, commuting distances and local amenities.

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James Middleton

James Middleton

North East (Northumberland)

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.

Julian Rich

Julian Rich

North East (Yorkshire)

Julian is a former Lincoln Cathedral chorister and scholar of St Peters School, York. At University he achieved qualifications in both Construction and Rural Estate Management and has subsequently spent all of his working life in the property industry.

Julian joined Garrington after working for 14 years in property development and investment. As a result, he has quite a record within these fields having either renovated, built, converted, or refurbished an impressive number of properties, comfortably totalling more than £50M in today’s market, and successfully obtaining planning permission for more than 150 homes. These properties ranged from one-off houses to Listed buildings including The Old Palace at Ripon, new build houses, including 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. From private houses and country estates to development land and building plots, Julian is well placed to assist clients searching for a variety of property types. He complements his advice with a thorough understanding of the negotiation process to ensure that he secures the best deal for his clients.

Julian lives in Harrogate and when he is not sourcing properties for clients, Julian is a keen hockey player for Harrogate and enjoys sailing, boating, and exploring the Yorkshire Dales.

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David Lewis

David Lewis

North West

Born and bred in North West England, David has always shown a keen interest in the property market.

David ran a highly successful independent lettings agency where he handled high-quality houses and apartments, prior to starting his own relocation company in 2007. David has worked closely with an array of private and corporate clients, assisting many families moving to the region from overseas.

Throughout his career, David has developed a close network of relationships with many sales agents, developers and private landlords. He is able to utilise this 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, a supporter of the Prince’s Trust and a founding member of the ‘Happy Days Appeal’, which was set up in memory of a close friend.

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Kate Vincent

Kate Vincent

East Midlands

Kate 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 approach 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 going on country pursuits.

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Jennifer Mullucks

Jennifer Mullucks

East (Cambridge & Suffolk)

Jennifer’s background in property stems back over fifteen years and includes time working in both sales and lettings in Central London before she decided to relocate back to East Anglia, an area she knew well from her childhood.

For over ten years, Jennifer has worked closely with clients seeking property in Cambridge and the surrounding area and is widely regarded as one of the area’s leading buying agents.

She combines her professional experience with a wealth of local knowledge and a broad network of contacts built over time.

Living in the heart of Cambridge, Jennifer has a keen awareness and understanding of the prime Cambridge city market.

In her free time, Jennifer enjoys rowing and has competed in several races. She also passionately supports, and is an ambassador for, the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity and has completed many challenges to raise funds including a 5-day walk through the Sahara Desert.

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Kerry Arnold

Kerry Arnold


With over a decade of experience in property sales, Kerry transitioned her skills into becoming a dedicated property finder and has assisted a diverse clientele in discovering their ideal homes across Norfolk and Suffolk, whether this be a new family residence or coastal holiday home.

Since embarking on her role as a property finder, Kerry has thrived on forging close connections with her clients. She approaches their needs with a personal touch, ensuring a seamless and stress-free buying process. Kerry’s proficiency has extended to assisting numerous overseas clients, who have found her guidance and insights invaluable. Thanks to her expertise, these clients have been able to explore and secure properties across Norfolk and Suffolk without the need for extensive travel, demonstrating Kerry’s commitment to making the property acquisition process convenient and efficient.

Kerry not only appreciates the importance of strong communication and organisation to prospective buyers but also possesses an extensive understanding of the finest locations, schools and most sought-after post-code locations in the region. Her growing reputation and contact base within Norfolk and Suffolk has helped previous clients uncover hidden gems that would not be found without the help of a buying agent.

Whether you’re a local buyer or someone looking to move into or acquire a second home in East Anglia, Kerry’s passion for property, coupled with her personalised approach, ensures that she is the ideal partner in the quest for finding the perfect home.

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Andrea Hewitt

Andrea Hewitt

South (Surrey, Sussex)

Andrea has a comprehensive understanding of the property market which started when she moved from Cornwall to North London in her early twenties.

Shortly after moving to London, Andrea began working for one of the capital’s top estate agents, initially based in St John’s Wood. During her time there she successfully climbed the internal career ladder, eventually working with clients across all of 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, prior to starting a family and moving to Surrey, where she still resides today.

Andrea’s personal understanding of relocation, finding a family home and her many years working in a fast-paced London property market give her rounded experience to draw from when working with clients.

Her natural enthusiasm and passion for property has led to an in-depth knowledge of the property market in Surrey, West Sussex and a touch of Hampshire and Berkshire. She combines this knowledge with an excellent professional network to provide first-class results for her clients.

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Daniel Rowland

Daniel Rowland

South (Hants, Wilts, Dorset)

Educated at Felsted School, Essex, and graduating from the University of Nottingham, whilst Daniel’s career began in the City he has always had a keen interest in property.

During his time working as a fund manager, Daniel was personally building an investment 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 purchases and renovation projects to building multi-million pound homes; all whilst establishing an extensive network of contacts.

His knowledge of the local market and years of experience put Daniel’s private clients in an advantageous position when looking for a property.

Daniel joined Garrington in 2015 and tackles each search in the same way, with a friendly manner and a thorough and determined approach. 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 family. In his spare time, when not renovating his own Georgian house, Daniel likes to play hockey, enjoys family walks with their dog and is a passionate skier.

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Madeleine Simpson

Madeleine Simpson

South (Surrey, West Sussex, North Hants)

Born and raised along the verdant edges of Surrey and Hampshire, Maddy brings to her work a deep-seated appreciation for the region’s unique character. She embarked on her dynamic career in residential property as a prime house sales agent in 1990 and spent 10 years working predominantly in Fulham, before transitioning to become a luxury house developer in Parsons Green and Fulham, mastering the art of delivering unique homes that cater to discerning tastes.

In 2005, Maddy and her husband moved to Hampshire to raise their four children. Here, they invested in a classic Queen Anne house located on the outskirts of a village. Demonstrating her prowess in property development, Maddy embarked on an extensive renovation and expansion of the property, even adding a tastefully designed Coach House on the site of a previous one.

Parallel to her personal property projects, Maddy maintained a successful portfolio of residential investment properties, showcasing her ability to manage assets effectively while providing robust valuation and design advice. She immersed herself within the local community, establishing relationships through school events and children’s sports, before returning to being a sales agent for a prime national country house company.

Maddy’s extensive network of contacts, stretching across the three counties both in professional and social arenas, position her ideally to source off-market properties for her clients. Her extensive experience liaising with architects, planners, and contractors, paired with her expertise in developing both listed and non-listed properties, ensures that her clients receive the highest quality of advice and service.

In her free time, Maddy can be found exploring the scenic trails of the South Downs and Hampshire countryside, enjoying sailing holidays in the Mediterranean with her family, experiencing the allure of Chichester harbour for days out, or taking winter skiing trips.

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Nick King

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. As a former chairperson for the Relocation User Group, Nick is well known within the property industry.

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.

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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Jennie Petersson

Jennie Petersson

South West (Devon & Somerset)

Jennie moved to London from Sweden in 1993, her career in property began in 2000. Since then she has had a varied career 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 thorough understanding of the challenges – and benefits – that such a move involves. She now very much enjoys finding homes for others in Devon, Cornwall and across the West Country.

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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Marie Wood

Marie Wood

Scotland (The Highlands)

Born and bred on the Black Isle, just north of Inverness in the Scottish Highlands, where Marie has spent all of her life surrounded by the majestic beauty of the local area.

Having initially worked in the property industry in the holiday and leisure niche, Marie soon started to also help people find holiday accommodation in the area, which led to her developing further experience in the holiday cottage rentals sector.

With a clear flair for helping people solve their property problems, Marie then went into residential sales, dealing with transactions across the price spectrum involving a wide variety of property types.

Marie’s deep understanding of the Scottish purchase system, high levels of customer service, extensive local network and passion and drive led to great success in and around Inverness on the sales side.

Having seen first hand the challenges faced by buyers and a gap on the Scottish map for offering expert advice to buyers, joining Garrington became a natural progression in her successful property career, to work on behalf of buyers wishing to secure their dream property in the Highlands

In her spare time Marie enjoys both fly fishing and spending quality time with friends and family.

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Isla Davidson

Isla Davidson

Scotland (Aberdeenshire)

Isla has worked in the property industry for nearly 30 years and her motivation is based on her need to help clients find their ideal home.

Her career stemmed from working in relocation and she has many years experience in property leasing and management through family companies, where it became clear to her that buyers should be seeking professional representation to help them make well informed purchasing decisions, whether they were seeking a family home or building a buy to let portfolio.

Isla lives in Aberdeen with her family and loves walking in the surrounding Scottish landscapes.

Isla’s energetic and diligent approach to helping clients acquire best in class Scottish properties, combined with her substantial experience and network in the residential property industry, makes her a valuable part of the Garrington team.

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Peter Strang Steel

Peter Strang Steel

SCOTLAND (Edinburgh & Lothians)

Peter is passionate about providing a highly professional, personable and proactive approach to sourcing and acquiring the best properties for his clients.  With over 20 years experience in prime residential property he has developed an extraordinary depth of knowledge in both urban and rural properties along with building an enviable network of contacts within the property industry.

Peter started his property career in London before returning home to Scotland in 2007 where he has established himself as a well known and respected figure in the Scottish property market. He has been involved in a number of high value property transactions throughout Edinburgh, the Lothians and Borders initially working at a senior level for a large national estate agency before setting up his own property consultancy and acquisition company in recent years, prior to joining Garrington.

Peter lives with his family in the stunning East Lothian countryside and outside of work spends much of his time chauffeuring his children to various sporting activities as well as looking after his small flock of sheep, a donkey and two highly excitable cockapoos.

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Davina Raselli

Davina Raselli

Scotland (Perthshire)

Davina has built a reputation as a trusted advisor, engaging the necessary experience and market intelligence to source, negotiate and secure properties for a wide range of buyers.

Having spent over 15 years in mainland Europe sourcing both residential and investment properties for a portfolio of international buyers, Davina and her family relocated back to Scotland in 2016.

Since her return, Davina has focused on assisting families from around the globe with the necessary familiarisation and support required to navigate through the Scottish property market. Her extensive market knowledge covers central and eastern regions of Scotland having lived and worked in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perthshire & Aberdeen.

Davina’s natural ability to communicate and enthusiasm to nurture relationships over the years has put her in good stead with a network of trusted connections within the property industry.

Her boundless energy to examine and scrutinise on behalf of her clients with the necessary integrity and respect, plays a large part in her continued success and value within the Garrington team.

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Alexandra Watkins

Alexandra Watkins

Central (Cotswolds)

Educated at Kings Bruton, Somerset and a graduate from the University of Plymouth. In her early career, Alexandra specialised as a national account manager in a variety of business sectors.

She has always been interested in property, first moving into the real estate sector in 1999. Over the following years she assembled a successful portfolio of investment properties. Her most recent acquisition includes a traditional Cotswold Weavers Cottage, offering impressive returns from the growing holiday lettings sector.

Alexandra was also a founding director of a highly regarded niche Cotswolds building company. To date, they have sourced, acquired and overseen a variety of developments ranging from traditional cottage builds to large modern family homes, providing open plan living and spectacular views of the Golden Valley, Stroud.

Being heavily engaged in the acquisition, creative and design aspects of projects has allowed her to establish an extensive network of professionals and contacts in the local area, which her Garrington clients now benefit from.

Alexandra has lot of local knowledge and crucially, understands the important factors for families moving to a new location such as good schools, transport links and amenities.

Originally from Hampshire, Alex has lived in the Cotswolds for over 25 years. She lives with her husband, three children and an array of farm livestock – Cattle, Sheep, Pigs, Chickens and Bees. In her spare time she loves going on long walks around the Gloucestershire countryside, with her family and Springer Spaniel, Tiggy.

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Philippa Mills

Philippa Mills

Central (Oxon & Cotswolds)

Philippa started her working life as a police officer for Thames Valley Police, fulfilling a number of roles.

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 property finder assisting clients with buying and rental searches in the Central region and London.

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. In her free time, Philippa enjoys long walks with her Labrador, Gracie.

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Marianne Walsh

Marianne Walsh


Marianne has managed properties and their refurbishments in the UK and Europe for over 20 years.

She was approached in 2010 to work in the corporate relocation industry and quickly achieved National and Global manager status and responsibility. Leading these departments, she has overseen and personally helped thousands of individuals, families and teams to successfully find, evaluate and settle in properties worldwide.

Years of co-ordinating and listening to the different search brief requirements has given Marianne the ability to quickly understand her clients’ property and lifestyle needs.

She has built a strong reputation for giving the support required to navigate the local markets and to ease the stress of such important decision making by providing clear, empathetic advice and guidance. She has built, in the process, a wealth of knowledge and a long and varied contact list of associated professionals to further aid the quality of her service.

Marianne has grown up in Buckinghamshire, living and experiencing the many and varied events, traditions, and recreational facilities across the county. Having brought up a family here, she has also gained tremendous insight into schools, facilities and transport links, giving extensive knowledge of the social and logistical opportunities.

Thriving on helping clients define and realise the perfect property, Marianne has now decided to bring her experience and passion to help people looking to move into the beautiful and multifaceted county of Buckinghamshire.

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Lisa Burton

Lisa Burton

Central (Berks & Bucks)

Lisa began her property career in 1993 as a weekend viewing 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.

Having successfully completed numerous purchases for Garrington clients in West London, Lisa made the move to Buckinghamshire taking advantage of the education on offer in the county for her children. A natural move for many, Lisa now searches for clients in the areas around Marlow, Cookham and Henley advising not just on property but the school options on offer in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and South Oxfordshire.

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Sam Williams

Sam Williams


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 the ideal property and negotiate a deal. Her knowledge of the property market is broad and together with her many years experience sourcing homes Sam’s assistance in a search is advantageous to her clients.

Insistent on finding the right solution, Sam has finessed the skill of interpreting and executing a client’s 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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Nicholas Finn

Nicholas Finn

Managing Director

Nicholas Finn is London born and bred, with a property career approaching twenty years. He worked in prime London locations from St John’s 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 in the West End. The bespoke business served corporate institutions and their private clients looking to sell, develop or add to their portfolios all over the country. Nicholas now directs and supports Garrington’s growing team whilst using his experience and extensive contacts to generate exclusive opportunities for clients.

After a lifetime in London, Nicholas took the decision to head west with the family to the riverside town of Marlow, finding the balance between beautiful countryside for cycling & walking, whilst maintaining a reasonable commute to London.

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Jonathan Hopper

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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John Adamson

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.

Lynne West

Lynne West

Operations Director

Throughout her career Lynne has worked mainly in the areas of Office Management, Event Management and Customer Service. In this time she gained experience being a PA at board level, organising trade shows and heading up a customer service team.

After nearly 20 years working mainly in the Telecommunications industry, Lynne decided that it was time for a new challenge. In 2009 the opportunity arose to join the Garrington team in a key role as an Operations Manager. With a wealth of administrative experience coupled with extensive customer service skills, Lynne ensures that the operational side of Garrington runs smoothly and efficiently. As an important linchpin of the organisation, Lynne’s support to the management team and network of associates is invaluable.

When not at work, Lynne enjoys spending time with her family and is an active committee member of her son’s football and cricket clubs.

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