Established in 1990 right in the middle of the property crash of the late 80’s early 90’s a difficult baptism for any new business. At the time the only Estate Agent in the Hanover area and innovative in the approach to Estate Agency. The style was and is always approachable with a friendly yet professional manner. The first agent in Brighton and Hove to discard the suit and tie for a more casual dress a style now copied by other agents in the City.
Victoria Alderton, Barrie’s daughter is Residential Sales Director at the Southover Street office. Members of the Brighton & Hove estate agent and Auctioneers Association, Licensed Members of the National Association and The Property Ombudsman Scheme. The recognised Buy with Confidence Scheme as the next step in being able to provide the best possible service to the public.
With CRB checks all procedures and agreements checked the company are proud to be the only combined Estate and Letting Agent to be approved by Trading Standards. Barrie is a Fellow of the NAEA, ARLA and Past President of the Brighton & Hove Estate Agents and Auctioneers Association and a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association in 2006. Following in her Fathers footstep Victoria was President of the Association in 2012.
Geraldine Alderton, Barrie’s wife, started the letting arm of the business in 1997 from there it has grown from strength to strength and quickly gained a reputation for honesty and professionalism. With Geraldine’s philosophy of always dealing fairly with both Landlords and Tenants most of the business comes by way of recommendations.
Carrying on the family theme Peter Alderton a graduate of Teesside University and an Accounting Technician is now Lettings Director. Tayla Sturmey who joined as an apprentice is now Senior Lettings Administrator in addition to the team Jackie, who looks after the day to day accounts; Connor Smyth is Lettings Administrator and Jessica Bolingbroke is Apprentice Lettings Administrator. Licensed members of ARLA, members of the Tenants Deposit Scheme, bonded with the NAEA and member of The Property Ombudsman Scheme.
There is continuous training both in house and with outside courses for all staff. Barrie’s Philosophy has always been to give something back to the community and the Company has been the main sponsor of the Hanover Beer Festival since 1992, local sponsors of the Hanover Art Trail and supporters of the Carlton Hill School, Hanover the Musical and the Treason Show.
NB:illustration by Lisa Holdcroft