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Professional & Commercial Department

× Mark Philpott

Mark Philpott

Mark has worked in the local estate agency business for all his working life since graduating from Trent University. Mark has always lived in the area and has twin boys who are now at University. Mark carries out the valuations in the Long Eaton area and is responsible in the business for our Long Eaton branch.

× Neill Millward

Neill Millward
Director and Senior Residential Valuer

Neill joined Robert Ellis in May 2011 after 6 years of working for one of the regions largest corporate Estate Agency chains where he was a Senior Valuer and Business Manager. Neill was brought up locally, went to school at Fernwood School in Wollaton and lives in the area. Neill joined the Robert Ellis team as a Senior Valuer at the Long Eaton branch and to be involved with the further development of the Robert Ellis Estate Agency, Mortgage and Professional Service business. Neill is a graduate of the University of East Anglia.

× Hannah Staveley

Hannah Staveley
Senior Valuer

Hannah joined the Robert Ellis team in April 2013 having previously worked for one of the regions and country’s largest estate agency chains.  Hannah has a wealth of estate agency experience and has been working in the property industry all her working life, for over 10years.  Hannah also studied at The College of Estate Management, Reading where she gained a Diploma in Property Surveying.  Hannah lives locally in Nottingham and has been valuing and placing houses on the market in the West Nottingham area for many years.

× Anita Macfarlane

Anita Macfarlane
Senior Administrator

Anita is the backbone of our Long Eaton branch making sure that all sales details are prepared quickly and accurately and information about our properties and our marketing material appears on and other web sites. Anita has worked for Robert Ellis for nearly 20 years, is married,lives locally and has two children who attend schools in the area.

× Holly Torr

Holly Torr
Office Manager

Holly joined the team in 2011 after graduating from Derby University and has already developed a career in the estate agency industry. Holly is part of the Long Eaton Sales Negotiator team and has many clients to help to sell their existing properties and where required find them a new home. In the last few years Holly has developed quickly in her role and has taken on the role of Office Manager. Holly was brought up locally and lives in Spondon with her partner.

× Caroline Dunn

Caroline Dunn
Sales Negotiator

Caroline went to school and lives with her family in Long Eaton. She has three grown up daughters and has worked for Robert Ellis for 25 years and we believe has more experience than any other sales negotiator currently operating in the Long Eaton area.

× Louise Redfern-Wagg

Louise Redfern-Wagg
Sales Negotiator

Louise lives in the Long Eaton area with her family and has worked at Robert Ellis for the past 21 years. Louise is one of our most experienced sales negotiators who knows the area well and over the years has handled thousands of local property sales.

× Dawn Stokes

Dawn Stokes
Sales Negotiator

Dawn joined The Mortgage Company as Sales Consultant in our General Insurance Department in August 2012. She has brought with her a wealth of knowledge having had 26 years experience within the industry. Dawn worked for the Halifax within various departments which included dealing with clients Current Accounts, Credit Cards, ISA’s, Business Banking, Mortgage approvals, General Insurance and latterly heading the Insurance Fraud Department.  In her spare time Dawn enjoys playing Badminton and walking, she currently lives in Sawley with her husband and 2 children.

× Karianne Kram

Karianne Kram
Sales Negotiator

Karianne started working for Robert Ellis in 2000 and now has many years experience of working in the local Estate Agency industry. Having always lived in the area Karianne is known to lots of people who have bought and sold properties locally and knows all there is to know about Long Eaton and the surrounding area.

× Lili Wickstead

Lili Wickstead
Estate Agent

Lili joined Robert Ellis in 2015 as a Trainee Estate Agent after finishing her A-Levels at Joseph Wright Centre where she studied Psychology, Sociology and English Language. Lili has been brought up in the area where she lives at home with her parents and sisters. Lili is currently dealing with buyers and vendors of properties in our Long Eaton Branch and is quickly learning the ins and outs of the estate agency business.

× Holly Burrows

Holly Burrows
Sales Negotiator

Holly joined Robert Ellis in January 2016 after working for 9 years for a well established Estate Agency business on the East side of Nottingham.  Holly has worked in various areas around Nottingham and has gained over 20 years experience in the Estate Agency industry.  During this time she has worked in all aspects of the business which has predominantly involved lettings and the sale of properties.  Holly went to school in the area and lives locally so knows our West Nottingham trade area well.   When not working Holly enjoys horse riding and socialising.

× Will Merritt

Will Merritt
Trainee Estate Agent

Will currently lives in Chilwell and joined the team in March 2016 as a Trainee Estate Agent where his main role is arranging viewings, showing prospective purchasers around properties and keeping our vendors happy.  In his spare time Will enjoys playing football for a local team.

× David Cooper

David Cooper
Office Manager

David Joined Robert Ellis January 2013 after working for 2 leading letting agents in both Long Eaton and Derby. With a wealth of experience and a fresh, positive and driven approach to lettings, over the time he has been here David has managed to increase business in all areas for Long Eaton. David’s roles are to oversee all lettings aspects of the business making sure that standards are kept to ensure positivity for business development and growth, while maintaining a high standard of customer service .

× Nicola Berry

Nicola Berry
Administrator/Lettings Negotiator

Nicky started at Robert Ellis during November 2011 and is one of the main members of the lettings team at Long Eaton. Nicky deals with a lot of the administrative tasks involving new tenants and liaising with landlords we are acting for. Since joining the company Nicky has seen a significant increase in the volume of business being handled by Robert Ellis in Long Eaton and looks forward to developing her career within the lettings side of the business. Nicky lives locally and knows the West side of Nottingham extremely well, she is married with two young children who attend local schools.

× Debbie Lester

Debbie Lester
Repairs & Maintenance

Debbie is the newest member of the Long Eaton lettings team, she has worked in property management for social housing and in the private sector for a number of years and now oversees all repair and maintenance issues relating to the Long eaton office tenancies. Debbie has a very friendly and approachable nature and being from the local area, has a good knowledge of the surrounding areas.

× Sophie Dunn

Sophie Dunn
Lettings Negotiator

Sophie is a recent member of our Long Eaton team having joined us in early 2016. Sophie has lived in Long Eaton for many years and as a front line negotiator, is responsible for matching prospective tenants to suitable properties, agreeing Lets and processing references and tenancy applications. She is personable and approachable and is always ready to help.

× Clair Jones

Clair Jones
Property Inspector

Clair brings many years of experience to her role as Property Inspector and is responsible for carrying out regular routine inspections at all of the properties currently under tenancy through our Long Eaton branch. She provides advice and guidance to both tenants and landlords and works closely with the Repairs and Maintenance team to ensure any issues are dealt with quickly and efficiently. Clair joined Robert Ellis from an established City Centre Letting Agency.

× Paul Merritt

Paul Merritt

Paul qualified as a Chartered surveyor at Nottingham Trent University (Trent Poly) and was involved with a National firm of estate agents as a surveyor before he joined Robert Ellis in 1989, to open the Beeston Office. Paul has now worked for Robert Ellis for over 28 years and probably knows the values of property in the Beeston area better than any other local estate agent. Paul is now the senior partner at Robert Ellis, he lives locally and is married with two adult children, both working in the industry. Our move to Number 12 High Road in 2015 is our third different premises in Beeston over the years and has already shown an increase in business and foot fall. “The best position in town!” He still enjoys doing everything from viewings to valuations and meeting familiar faces who have been moved by Robert Ellis in the past.

× Philip Burton

Philip Burton

Phil joined the Robert Ellis team in June 2009 as an experienced and accomplished valuer with over 6 years experience within the industry both in urban and rural based agencies. He is primarily based in the Beeston office spending the majority of his time conducting valuations & viewings. Philip qualified as a full member of the Royal institute of chartered surveyors in May 2012.

× Tom Shaw

Tom Shaw
Beeston Valuer

Tom has lived locally all his life and is currently living in Sandiacre. Tom had two spells of work experience at Robert Ellis in 2007 & 2009. After leaving college at the beginning of 2010 Tom then joined the Beeston branch. During this period Tom has gained valuable experience working with the office’s extremely experienced Negotiators and Valuers. Tom spends his days carrying out valuations and viewings, whilst keeping our clients happy. When not at work Tom can usually be found on the golf course.

× Helen Cox

Helen Cox
Beeston Office Manager

Helen is one of our most experienced negotiators having had over 20 years experience within Estate Agency and New Homes. Helen first started working at Robert Ellis over 20 years ago at the Long Eaton Office. She then moved to the North East where she worked in New Homes. Following the birth of her daughter, Helen returned to Nottingham and rejoined Robert Ellis in 2003 and is now working at the Beeston office. Helen lives in Toton and her daughter attends a local school.

× Karan Simpkins

Karan Simpkins
Sales Negotiator

Karan carried out a weekend role at Robert Ellis in the 1990’s in a weekend role before working within the education sector. Returning to Robert Ellis in August 2011, she was reassured to see a number of former colleagues still working for the company. Karan now works in a part time role doing accompanied viewings and in the office. She has extensive knowledge of Beeston, Chilwell and the surrounding area.

× Marie-Louise Denham

Marie-Louise Denham
Sales Negotiator

Marie grew up locally and is still living in the Beeston area. She started out working for a local Estate Agent after leaving school, but then in 1988 decided to change career and work for an independent local optician. In 2006 Marie, again decided to change her career path and return to Estate Agency working with the Robert Ellis Beeston team rejoining fellow colleagues that she started with in 1983. Marie is the face of Beeston.

× Melanie Bramley

Melanie Bramley
Sales Negotiator

Melanie has worked in local estate agents for a number of years and joined Robert Ellis in March 2014. Brought up in Sandiacre, she has lived in and around the West of Nottingham all her life and has now settled in Chilwell, so has a broad knowledge of Beeston and the surrounding areas.

Melanie loves the buzz of meeting new people and the variety within the role that Sales Negotiator brings. She enjoys helping both Vendors and Purchasers through the sometimes stressful process of home buying and finds it very rewarding.

Melanie likes modern soul music, socialising and meeting up with friends in her spare time, and has three grown up children.

× Charlotte Harris

Charlotte Harris
Sales Negotiator

Charlotte is currently living in Sandiacre and came to Robert Ellis in June 2015 with two years of Estate Agency experience after beginning her career in Long Eaton as a lettings negotiator, she then worked in Nottingham City Centre as a sales negotiator. Being familiar with the West of Nottingham area, Charlotte’s day is mostly spent negotiating, arranging viewings and keeping our vendors happy.

× Rebekah Lord

Rebekah Lord
Social Media Manager

Rebekah joined the team in August 2015 since then she has developed her role from Admin to Social Media Manager and spends her days preparing posts, interacting with others on the pages and going to meetings to grow our online presence. Rebekah completed her GCSE’s at Bramcote Park and her A-Levels at Bramcote College. In her spare time, you can usually find her in the gym, a local coffee shop or even watching Midsomer Murders.

× Joe Micallef

Joe Micallef
Trainee Estate Agent

Joe has recently finished college and now works full time in our Beeston branch as a trainee estate agent having carried out a Saturday role previously. He is responsible for printing off details, keeping a check on incoming e-mails, helping to keep our displays current and answering the telephone. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf and play for a local football team.

× Guy Hall

Guy Hall

Guy oversees the lettings and management departments at the stand alone Beeson office and the integrated Long Eaton and Stapleford branches.  He has over 24 years estate agency experience in the west Nottingham area.  He joined Robert Ellis in 1993 and has specialised in residential lettings for the past 17 years.  Guy is responsible for the continued expansion of the lettings division within Robert Ellis and has overseen considerable growth year on year.  A family man, Guy lives locally and is married with 3 children.

× Matt Drakeley

Matt Drakeley
Head of Lettings & Management

As a member of senior management Matt has influence over the day to day running of the lettings & management department including aspects such as advertising, marketing and general office management. Matt also oversees the management of a series of residential portfolios throughout South West Nottingham as well as carrying out full rental valuations, appraisals and inspections. He has a wealth of experience and in depth knowledge of the property industry. During his time with Robert Ellis he has also attained 2 degrees including a BA (Hons) degree in Business and MA in Property and Building Surveying.

× Harriet Brown

Harriet Brown
Office Manager

As the office Manager within the Beeston branch, Harriet oversees and administers every new Let agreed within the office and continues to advise Landlords and tenants on all aspects of the tenancy thereafter. Harriet is very personable and has a great ability to find the property most suited to her applicants based on their specific needs. She knows Beeston and the surrounding area well and is always ready to provide help and advice. She works closely with her team to ensure complete customer satisfaction.
× Laura Jones

Laura Jones
Senior Lettings Negotiator

As a long serving member of the Robert Ellis Property Management team Laura has worked within all facets of the business. Her current role as a senior lettings negotiator means she is best placed to match suitable tenants to the right properties and deal with all aspects of the resultant tenancies. She has an in depth knowledge of property management, lives locally in Beeston and is married with a young child.

× Louise Mitchell

Louise Mitchell
Accompanied Viewer

A valuable asset to the Beeston lettings branch, Louise has returned to her roots having worked for a reputable estate agent some years ago then spending the last 8 years teaching abroad. Now back working within the property industry her main focus is to continue to develop our client base and manage the tenant application process from start to finish. She has a varied role which also includes general administrative duties whilst also being available to give advice to both landlords and tenants.

× Lorraine Wills

Lorraine Wills
Accounts Manager

Lorraine has worked in estate agency since leaving school and has always lived in Nottingham until recently moving to Derbyshire.  She has been with Robert Ellis for over 20 years and began work within the Beeston sales office as sales negotiator and mortgage advisor.  Lorraine joined Guy in the opening of our dedicated rentals office in Beeston in 1998 and therefore has knowledge of all aspects of a busy sales and rentals office.  Lorraine now managers all accounting matters within the rental department

× Emily Torr

Emily Torr
Management Accounts

A graduate with a working background in banking a recent addition to the accounts team. Working closely with the Accounts Manager, Emily’s role includes liaising with Landlords, Tenants & Contractors regarding rent payments, invoices & lease renewals. She also deals with general administration duties such as updating client records and processing online payments.

× Ashleigh Bennett

Ashleigh Bennett
Management Accounts

Ashleigh has been with us for  2 years and is an integral part of the Accounts team based in Beeston. Her previous, extensive experience within customer service makes her a valuable asset to the Robert Ellis Team and Ashleighs role includes liasing with Landlords, tenants and contractors regarding rent payments, invoices and processing online payments. Ashleigh lives locally and is soon to be married!

× Claire Chappell

Claire Chappell

Claire has worked at Robert Ellis for 3 years and mainly deals with general administration duties such as typing, data entry and Inventory preparation. Claire has excellent organisational skills which allow her to deal with all her administrative duties accurately and efficiently. She also deals with the advertising of new properties on the market and ensures the advertisments are correctly generated and uploaded to websites such as Rightmove and Zoopla.

× Paul Sweeney

Paul Sweeney

Paul was brought up in the West Nottingham area having gone to school at Bramcote Hills and then went to University at Staffordshire to study Valuation Surveying.  Paul has worked at Robert Ellis for 17 years and became a Partner in the business in 2002.  On a day to day basis Paul is responsible for the performance of the business in Stapleford which is a branch of the company that is going from strength to strength.  Paul is also involved with the running of the Beeston branch and has vast experience of valuing properties in the West Nottingham area.  Paul is married and has two boys who keep him busy when he is not involved with the business.

× Claire Greensmith

Claire Greensmith
Branch Manager/Valuer

Having lived in the local area all her life, Claire began her career in the Long Eaton office of Robert Ellis in 1993 and over the last 23 years she has worked in all three sales offices, through this time Claire has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience working her way up from a junior sales negotiator role to her position now as the Stapleford Office Manager. In 2003 Claire moved to the Stapleford Office and has seen the office go from strength to strength due to the hard work, enthusiasm and commitment of all the Stapleford team.

× Nathan Henshaw

Nathan Henshaw

Nathan and his family have lived in Stapleford all their lives and he went to St Johns C of E and Bramcote Park School. After a term at college he went to gain work experience with a corporate Estate Agency in Wollaton during the summer holidays and not looked back since. Nathan joined Robert Ellis, Stapleford in 2016 as a valuer and brings with him over 10 years Estate Agency experience starting as a junior sales negotiator to now being a vastly experienced property valuer. He is excited to work in the area he knows like the back of his hand. Nathan is married with two children (boy and girl) and two very enthusiastic dogs to keep him busy in his spare time.

× Debbie Marlow

Debbie Marlow
Senior Sales Negotiator

Debbie joined Robert Ellis at the Stapleford office in September 2011. Debbie has worked as a sales negotiator for over 16 years throughout the Nottingham area and brings with her a great deal of knowledge and experience. She lives in Long Eaton and knows the local area well. Debbie has two grown up children who have now left home and enjoys visiting them and especially spending time with her granddaughter and soon to be grandson! Debbie also enjoys walking in Derbyshire and the Lake District and recently completed the heights of Helvellyn.

× Beth McGill

Beth McGill
Sales Negotiator

Beth joined the Stapleford Office in October 2014 as a full time Administrator, she has an important and varied role within the branch typing and preparing sales details and ensuring our marketing material appears on all websites. Beth lives in Beeston and attended Chilwell Comprehensive School, after leaving school she spent 2 years at Castle College in Beeston and Stapleford. She then began her career as a Play Worker at Round Hill School in Beeston where she remained for 6 years during her time there she was given the opportunity of working in the school office as an Administrator and in her spare time she gained Level 2 in Business Administration. Beth has a passion for cars and enjoys modifying her own car and taking it along to car shows. She is a special Aunty to her 2 year old nephew.

× Joan Shelton

Joan Shelton
Saturday Receptionist

Joan lives in Stapleford and has a good knowledge of the local area. With a keen interest in the housing market, Joan took up the post of Saturday receptionist at the Stapleford Office in 2000 where she is on hand each week to book viewings and valuations. Joan enjoys helping people find to their new homes!

× Tom Appleyard

Tom Appleyard
Mortgage & Insurance Consultant

Tom is the resident mortgage adviser for the Stapleford Branch. He lives locally in Sandiacre and knows the area well, indeed he attended Friesland Comprehensive! After he finished school Tom went on to study Pharmaceutical Sciences at Sheffield Hallam University. Deciding medicine wasn’t for him Tom began working in an Estate Agent and soon found his calling, with a head for numbers and wanting to help people Tom trained to become a qualified Mortgage Adviser and worked for a corporate agent. Tom joined us at the start if 2017 looking for a new challenge and to continue with his drive to help people buy their home. When Tom gets some down time he enjoys blowing off steam in the gym and watching various sports. At home you’ll always find him with an instrument by his side after teaching himself the guitar, piano and anything else he can get his hands on.

× Natalie Wright

Natalie Wright
Sales Negotiator

Natalie has lived in Toton and surrounding area’s all her life and she went to George Spencer School. She started her Estate Agents life as a negotiator at a corporate agent in Long Eaton before moving to another local company. Natalie left her role to have her first child and having had a seven year career change and having a second child, she missed everything about working in an Estate Agent. Natalie is delighted to have joined Robert Ellis in Stapleford and is enjoying being back in to her new role.

× Wendy West

Wendy West
Branch Manager/ Senior Valuer

Prior to joining the Robert Ellis team Wendy worked for a regional Estate Agency business and has over the years gained extensive experience in dealing with people who are involved with buying, selling as well as letting property. Building relationships with landlords, tenants and contractors, Wendy continues to build the rental branch in Stapleford. She grew up and went to school in Sandiacre, now lives locally and is married with two grown up children. Wendy enjoys spending time with her family and walking her chocolate Labrador.

× Sharee Barnett

Sharee Barnett
Lettings Negotiator

Sharee has a very strong background in lettings having worked for a well established company before joining Robert Ellis almost 3 years ago. She has in depth knowledge of all aspects of lettings including accounts, tenancy agreements, negotiation and repairs. Her main responsibilities include booking viewings, dealing with applications and developing her own client base.



× Tim Marcer

Tim Marcer

Tim joined The Mortgage Company in  June  2000 working out of the Robert Ellis office in Long Eaton,  he became a Partner in 2002 as a result of his successful contribution to the company.  Tim has worked in the Financial Services industry for 16 years is fully FPC and CeMap qualified and has a wealth of experience in both the Mortgage and Insurance markets.  Tim is married with a young daughter and lives in Derbyshire,  in his spare time he enjoys playing golf and supporting his favourite football team.

× Lezlie Parnell

Lezlie Parnell

Lezlie has worked in the property market since she left school and has gained a vast amount of knowledge over the years. She joined The Mortgage Company in 1990 working out of the Robert Ellis office in Beeston and over the years has worked out of all the Agency offices,  Lezlie became a Partner in the company in 1994 is fully FPC and CeMap qualified is and has arranged Mortgages and Insurances for hundreds of clients many of which have returned to re-mortgage or have moved to a larger property after having children,  she has seen their families grow and many have become personal friends.  Lezlie lives in Chilwell and has two grown up sons and 4 wonderful grandchildren.  In her spare time Lezlie enjoys going for long walks and socializing.

× James Roberts

James Roberts
Mortgage & Insurance Consultant

James joined The Mortgage Company in January 2012 and brings almost 20 years financial services experience with him.  Starting out with the Halifax dealing with queries from clients with existing mortgages, he became a mortgage arrears counsellor, and then a mortgage underwriter.  After almost 8 years on the administrative side of mortgages, he became fully CeMAP qualified in 2000 and has helped clients for the past 12 years in arranging their mortgages.  He says that the satisfaction of knowing he has helped someone to buy a house is the reason he loves the job he does.  James knows the local area well, having lived in Bramcote when he was younger and attended Bramcote Hills Comprehensive School.  He has a daughter, and lives on the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border.   In his spare time James will either be out running, in the gym or riding on his motorbike.

× Tara Morledge

Tara Morledge
General Insurance Advisor & Office Manager

Tara began  her career at the Robert Ellis office in Ilkeston in 1989 as office junior and gained  a vast amount of experience in the property market, in 1996 she joined  the Long Eaton office as  sales negotiator making sure property sales went through smoothly and successfully.  In 2005, having gained a wealth of knowledge in this area Tara was offered a position with The Mortgage Company as Administrator / Business Developer and has worked extremely hard to bring the business forward, she now leads a very successful team.  Tara lives in the West of Nottingham with her partner and young daughter and in her spare time is a very talented Golfer.

× Charlotte Alonso

Charlotte Alonso

Charlotte is the newest member of The Mortgage Company team joining us in April 2013 and is already proving herself to be a welcome asset to our business, she attended the Long Eaton School where she achieved 7 GCSE passes then moving on to NCN Clarendon College where she studied beauty. In her spare time Charlotte is a make-up artist and enjoys socialising and shopping with friends.

× Martin Dennis

Martin Dennis
Mortgage & Insurance Consultant

× Sarah Dyer

Sarah Dyer
Mortgage Administrator

× Kathryn Tymon

Kathryn Tymon
Mortgage & Insurance Consultant

Kathryn joined The Mortgage Company in April 2016 having worked in Financial Services for most of her working life. Kathryn started as a Counter Clerk with a local Building Society at age 18 and worked her way to being a successful Branch Manager.

Kathryn has worked for a variety of well know high street lenders such as Skipton, Lloyds and The Nottingham Building Society.  She became Ce-MAP qualified in 2002 and giving mortgage advice has always been a big passion for Kathryn. As a Mortgage Adviser she puts the customer at the heart of everything she does to ensure they achieve their mortgage and protection goals with the best advice possible.

Kathryn lives with her husband and 3 children on the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire boarder and enjoys camping holidays.

× Tom Appleyard

Tom Appleyard
Mortgage & Insurance Consultant

Tom is the resident mortgage adviser for the Stapleford Branch. He lives locally in Sandiacre and knows the area well, indeed he attended Friesland Comprehensive! After he finished school Tom went on to study Pharmaceutical Sciences at Sheffield Hallam University. Deciding medicine wasn’t for him Tom began working in an Estate Agent and soon found his calling, with a head for numbers and wanting to help people Tom trained to become a qualified Mortgage Adviser and worked for a corporate agent. Tom joined us at the start if 2017 looking for a new challenge and to continue with his drive to help people buy their home. When Tom gets some down time he enjoys blowing off steam in the gym and watching various sports. At home you’ll always find him with an instrument by his side after teaching himself the guitar, piano and anything else he can get his hands on.


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