The Team 2018-04-05T13:58:40+00:00
  • Richard Bourne

    Managing Director

  • Bob Tattar

    Finance Director

  • Tom Martin

    Chairman

  • Paul Nicholson

    Director

  • Neil Sachdev

    Non-Executive Director

  • Jane Moriarty

    Non-Executive Director

  • Rex Newman

    Non-Executive Director

  • Emma Carlton-Smith

    Non-Executive Director

  • Nazia Aslam

    Assistant Property Accountant

  • Peter Bedbrook

    Project Manager

  • Chris Darke

    Design Manager

  • Eri Deda

    PPM Engineer

  • Debbie George

    Facilities Manager

  • Celia Harrison

    Property Analyst

  • Blesila Hyshmeri

    Team Assistant/Front of House

  • Armanda Keith

    Residential Manager

  • Andrea Lewis

    Cost Accountant & HR Manager

  • Thomas Rogers

    Office Manager

  • Brook Stotesbury

    Commercial Asset Manager

  • Dina Tchernych

    PA to Managing Director

  • Kirti Varsani

    Purchase Ledger Controller

  • Abbie Walsh

    EA to Directors

  • Louis Ward

    Financial Controller

Richard Bourne
Managing Director

ROLE:
Richard is the Managing Director of Martin’s Properties, responsible for the overall management and performance of the business and team. He is a member of the main Board, Capital Committee, Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Richard graduated from the University of Reading with a BSc (Hons) in Land Management and an MSc in Urban Planning and Development. He subsequently qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and gained a Diploma in Leadership and Management from the Institute of Leadership and Management and a Certificate in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors.

Richard previously worked for John Laing Property and Kier Property undertaking various commercial development projects. He was also Head of Property at RO Real Estate for over 12 years, where he was responsible for doubling the NAV of the investment and development portfolio in excess of £100m over 9 years.

INTERESTS:
Richard is a keen amateur sportsman including cycling, running, tennis, golf, shooting, fishing and motorsport (he used to play Rugby and Cricket but now it hurts too much!). He also holds a private pilots licence and enjoys a challenge, having completed the 2015 London marathon in 3 hrs 39 mins and the 2017 Mud Sweat and Tears challenge of 103km in under 24 hours – non-stop!

FAVORITE RESTAURANT:
Gordon Ramsay at Royal Hospital Road was pretty special, but so was the bill!

FAVORITE PLACE:
Tuscany, Italy – amazing scenery, friendly people and great food and wine.

 FAVORITE SAYING/S:

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty” Winston Churchill

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE:
Because of my surname it would have to be Matt Damon!

Bob Tattar
Finance Director

ROLE:
Bob oversees all things financial. He is a member of the main Board, Capital Committee and Audit Committee. 

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Bob joined Martin’s Properties in 2018 from Priors Hall Park, a development of 5,000 new homes set in a 1,000 acre site where he held the position of Chief Operating Officer.  Prior to that he was the Head of Commercial Finance at Capco PLC and Divisional Finance Director of the Capital & Counties division of the Liberty International business from 2008. A chartered accountant, he spent 13 years at Cable & Wireless performing a number of roles including interconnect accounting, project management and risk management, and was also financial controller for global support services. In 2004 he was appointed a partner of King Sturge LLP and a director of its financial services company.

Bob qualified as a Chartered Accountant with BDO (nee Stoy Hayward) and gained is under graduate degree in Computer Science & Mathematics at Keele University.

He is an independent member of the Audit & Risk Committee of Bedfordshire Pilgrims Housing Association.

INTERESTS:
In his spare time Bob is a keen runner and cyclist and what can best be described as an enthusiastic golfer, tennis player, shooter and racing car driver.

FAVORITE RESTAURANT:
Pizza Express – American Hot Pizza, you can’t beat it

FAVORITE PLACE:
My desk obviously

FAVORITE SAYING/S:
My short runs used to be my long runs

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE:
Daniel Mayes probably

Tom Martin
Chairman

ROLE:
Tom is Chairman of the Board and two of its key sub committees –  capital and remuneration. He has responsibility for holding management to its strategic goals and in ensuring the Board is effective and suitably experienced. 

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
After college, Tom trained as a valuation and development Surveyor with Chesterton. Through his career he has worked both in advisory and principle roles, and has over thirty years of property investment, asset management and development experience. Prior to his current role, Tom was Chief Executive of Grange Management and an Executive Director of Affinity Sutton Group, one of the largest independent providers of affordable housing in the UK.

FAVORITE RESTAURANT:
The Abingdon

FAVORITE PLACE:
The French Riviera

FAVORITE SAYING/S:
Success is where preparation and opportunity meet

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE:
Rick Blaine

Paul Nicholson
Director

ROLE:
Paul’s role has transitioned from Finance Director to Director of the Group parent company where he has responsibility for investment strategy and implementation, the family office and the Martin Charitable Trust.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Paul has over 20 years of experience in senior finance and management positions in the property sector. Prior to joining Martin’s Properties he was a CFO and subsequently Managing Director of O&H Properties, a privately owned property investment and development business, helping to grow the business significantly during his tenure. Earlier in his career Paul held senior management positions with Hanson and BET, then both FTSE 100 listed multinationals, mostly focusing on real estate and industrial sectors. Paul trained as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG

INTERESTS:
Being an enthusiastic photographer, traveling the world but especially sub-Sahara Africa, sustainability in everything we do, our beautiful flat coat retrievers (who are the top dogs in our household), milling (having restored a listed water mill to full working order), family businesses (which is lucky having worked in them for 20 years).

FAVORITE RESTAURANT:
Mosimans – West Halkin Street, London

FAVORITE PLACE:
Kenya

FAVORITE SAYING/S:
“Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better”
(Albert Einstein)

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE:
Paul Newman

Neil Sachdev
Non-Executive Director

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
An experienced Chairman, Non-Executive Director and FTSE 100 Director with an impressive track record of delivering complex sustainable change in multi-site, multi format, businesses delivering multi-million pound investments. Passion for delivering service, through people development and a consensual leader with a very keen focus on end customer.

Jane Moriarty
Non-Executive Director

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Jane is an FCA who worked with KPMG LLP for over 29 years. During her time with KPMG she worked with a broad range of businesses helping them to  develop strategies to realise opportunities and manage threats in fast moving environments. She has built and managed market leading teams and believes in the importance of effective teamwork.

Rex Newman
Non-Executive Director

ROLE:
Rex is a non-executive director of Martin’s Properties, sharing responsibility with his fellow non-executives for good corporate governance and oversight of executive management.  He is a member of the main Board, Capital Committee, Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Rex is a solicitor with over 35 years of professional experience in private practice and the long term managing partner of the London law firm, Wallace LLP.  He is a trustee of a number of family and philanthropic organisations.  As well as a solicitor, he is a member of the New York Bar and an accredited mediator. Rex has been associated with the Martin family and business for over 10 years and was appointed as an independent family trustee in 2010.

INTERESTS:
Rex is an enthusiastic walker, a keen skier and a student of political and military history.

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT:
The Beachcomber at Barton-on-Sea – a great place for breakfast after early morning sailing.

FAVOURITE PLACE:
Zermatt, Switzerland to which he returns every year, having learned to ski there aged 10.

FAVOURITE SAYING:
“Brevity is the soul of wit”.

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE:
Jeff Goldblum.

Emma Carlton-Smith
Non-Executive Director

ROLE:
Emma is the Martin family appointed Non-Executive Director on the Board. She is chair of the Martin Charitable Trust, overseeing the Martin family’s philanthropic activities and also chair of the Martin Family Council, the interface between the family shareholders and the business.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Emma graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a BA (Hons) in English and Marketing.

Before becoming a Non-Executive Director, Emma worked for Martin’s Properties for over 13 years and was responsible for all areas of marketing and design, including the interior design of the residential portfolio.  Prior to this, Emma headed up the Corporate Sales and Marketing division of Club Med UK.  She also worked in marketing at Scott Dunn for 6 years.

ROLE:
My Role within the business is the Assistant Property Accountant, I look after the Sales Ledger and I’m responsible for Credit Control.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
I am AAT Qualified and currently looking to study Law.

Over the years I have worked in some well-established and market leading real estates businesses.

INTERESTS:
I enjoy an active life style, going out, spending time with friends and family I’m always looking for a new venture to explore in life.

My favourite pastime by far is Shopping.

FAVORITE RESTAURANT:
I have a few but a good Indian and you can’t go wrong.

FAVORITE PLACE:
Dubai

FAVORITE SAYING/S:
“When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile”

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE:
Sandra Bullock

Peter Bedbrook
Project Manager

ROLE:
Peter is a project manager responsible for overseeing Martin’s developments.  He is the point of contact for consultants and contractors and monitors all current site works.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Peter is a qualified architect, he began his training at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, part of the Glasgow School of Art. After working in private practice he moved across into development within a client side project management role. Peter worked on prime residential schemes whilst at Finchatton and Auberry. He also has experience working on commercial assets for a landlord developer.

INTERESTS:
He is a keen supporter of London’s built heritage and is a member of his local historical society and the Georgian Group.

FAVORITE RESTAURANT:
The Sugar and Spice lounge, Queensbury (best chilli paneer in NW London) and J Sheekey

FAVORITE PLACE:
The Isle of Skye

FAVORITE SAYING/S:
L’esprit d’escalier (staircase wit) is a French term that describes the predicament of thinking of the perfect comeback too late.

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE:
I don’t know but have been told I have a resemblance to Tony Curtis in “The Vikings”, 1958.

Chris Darke
Design Manager

ROLE:
As Design Manager, Chris coordinates Martin’s design strategy as part of the project management team. Working closing with Martin’s Asset and Development Managers, Chris project manages smaller scale projects, whether refurbishment or capitalised repair works, working closely with the design team and contractors from conception to completion and ensuring coordination with Facilities Management and their on-going maintenance requirement. Chris also acts as client representative in the oversight of tenant’s commercial works.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Chris graduated from the University of Kingston with a BA (Hons) in Architecture. He then worked in the film and television industry in both production and AD (directing) roles before taking on the property and facilities management position  at Teddington Studios after purchase from Pearson. Following a successful sale and lease-back of the Studios Chris moved into construction project management full-time, focusing on residential and commercial refurbishment in London and the South East, before joining Martin’s Properties.

INTERESTS:
Cycling almost anywhere in search of good architecture and design, Chris’s enthusiasm also veers towards a perfectly timed overtaking manoeuvre at Silverstone or a centimetre perfect assist at Stamford Bridge, with that modulated by a Beethoven string quartet or any French Impressionist. That soft focus extends to a well shot film but sharpens at the theatre.

FAVORITE RESTAURANT:
La Delizia, in Chelsea Manor Street – the perfect Italian restaurant. And La Colombe D’Or, once in a blue moon.

FAVORITE PLACE:
Venice’s appeal never tires, Hong Kong’s work ethic never ceases to enthrall, but the development of Portugal’s modern architecture firmly places Porto on the map. Japan is also on the cards.

FAVORITE SAYING/S:
“That’s intriguing” to my family’s (and now others) consternation!

 WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE:
Robert Donat’s role in the original 39 Nine Steps

Eri Deda
PPM Engineer

ROLE:
Preventative Maintenance Engineer

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
I joined Martins Properties in 2007. Through my time here I have gained in depth experience supplemented by numerous courses to further my maintenance capabilities. I now hold the role of planned preventative maintenance engineer with responsibility for conducting health and safety checks, ppm tasks, and reactive jobs.

INTERESTS:
Spending time with family, playing football with friends, going away on holiday.

FAVORITE RESTAURANT:
Aqua Shard

FAVORITE PLACE:
Sicily 

FAVORITE SAYING/S:
Stop overthinking, you’re only creating problems that aren’t there.

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE:
Casey Affleck

Debbie George
Facilities Manager

ROLE:
Debbie is responsible for the management of services and processes that support the core business of Martin’s Properties. Debbie makes sure that Martin’s has the most suitable working and living environment for its customers. She is responsible for planning and day-to-day operations, particularly in relation to buildings and premises. 

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Debbie started her career in Hotel and Catering, then worked for BUPA, Trade Indemnity and Laurent Perrier. She then moved in property management in 2001 working for a landlord in Brixton and SEGRO before starting with Martin’s Properties in 2017.

INTERESTS:
Debbie loves to cook and entertain friends and family. Taking her dog Bertie for long walks with friends and their pooches.

FAVORITE RESTAURANT:
The Old Hatchet, Winkfield, for their amazing Sunday lunches.

FAVORITE PLACE:
The Body Holiday, St Lucia 

FAVORITE SAYING/S:
The only constant in life is change

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE:
Natasha Richardson

Celia Harrison
Property Analyst

ROLE:
Celia’s main responsibilities are overseeing the performance of our portfolio, producing and monitoring our KPI’s, and keeping the cash flow forecast up to date to ensure we are always moving towards our targets. She also has an integral role in carrying out research in order to determine which sectors and locations we should be targeting as part of our investment strategy. Celia also takes the lead on our CSR initiative to help ensure that Martin’s Properties are doing all they can to protect and support our local communities and the environment. 

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
After gaining a degree in Land Economy at the University of Cambridge, Celia spent 2 years at Duff & Phelps within their real estate team where she gained experience in portfolio valuation, sector research and investment underwriting. She also passed Level 1 of the CFA Program and hopes to get the full accreditation over the coming years.

INTERESTS:
Outside of work, Celia enjoys playing netball having previously captained her University team. She is also partial to a game of tennis or a long bike ride at weekends in an attempt to escape the hustle of London. However most of her weekends are spent exploring different European cities and she does not miss an opportunity to scratch another country off the map – 41 and counting!

FAVORITE RESTAURANT:
Nopi, Ottolenghi’s Soho restaurant. They have a great chef’s table, and it always motivates me to get out his cookbooks and try and replicate some of the dishes. Make sure you try the orange wine!

FAVORITE PLACE:
Cabo Polonio – a tiny fishing village on the East coast of Uruguay, only accessible by walking through the dunes or by 4×4, and without a mains electricity or water supply. Best night’s sky I have ever seen!

FAVORITE SAYING/S:
You do you.

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE:
Renée Zellweger

Blesila Hyshmeri
Team Assistant/Front of House

ROLE:
Blesila is the Team PA and Front of House, responsible for assisting the team in a secretarial role and also ensuring that the office runs efficiently on a day to day basis.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Blesila previously worked in several Media and Marketing companies as a PA and Office Manager. Prior to this, she worked in schools for 3 years with special needs children and as a private tutor with several families preparing children for their SATS and GCSEs. Prior to this Blesila spent several months working in schools in Italy.

INTERESTS:
Traveling has always been Blesila’s passion.  She loves the excitement of it all–feeling like an explorer–discovering a new culture, a new language, and meeting new people.

Makeup and Beauty is another interest, based on her passion for art. Blesila is currently attending training to further her knowledge of skin and beauty.

FAVORITE RESTAURANT:
Caffe Concerto- Amazing atmosphere with luxuriously decorated contemporary dining rooms. My go-to weekend restaurant after a shopping trip!

FAVORITE PLACE:
Himara- It lies between the Ceraunian Mountains and the Ionian Sea and is part of the Albanian Riviera. Beautiful peaceful scenery, amazing seafood and the best wine!

FAVORITE SAYING/S:
Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she’ll conquer the world!

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE:
Scarlett Johansson

Armanda Keith
Residential Manager

ROLE:
Armanda is responsible for building customer relationships; liaising with residential customers in all aspects of property management; furnishing and dressing new and old properties, marketing, letting, retaining customers and disposal of residential assets. She also has the responsibility of minimizing voids, maximizing income and reducing property costs.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Armanda started her career working in a laboratory in Portugal. She then moved to London in 2000 where she began her career in the property industry. In 2001 she moved to Winkworth Estate Agents overseeing the Accounts and Property Management Departments.  She became a member of “ARLA Propertymark” in 2007, which gives her credibility of being part of a respected association along with a whole host of other benefits.

In 2009 an opportunity arose at Martin’s Properties to take her career to another level, where she has excelled.

Her focus is always on the wellbeing of our customers, she pursues this with great passion, drawing on her in-depth knowledge and extensive experience in the property industry. She believes that customer service is the foundation of this business and she continually strives to achieve excellence.

INTERESTS:
Armanda has a passion for baking but her husband thinks she is a “feeder” so she tends to take her cakes into the office for her colleagues to enjoy.

She is a keen traveler and follows her brother around the world, her last trip was to the Maldives. She enjoys exploring other cultures and loves the odd city break.

Alongside her travelling she relishes spending time with the family, which is very important to her.

Armanda tries to exercise in her spare time, she especially enjoys Boxing; for those long days when everything has tried her patience and she is ready to scream, she gets her hands on some boxing gloves and hits out her frustration.

FAVORITE RESTAURANT:
Yakuza – Pine Cliffs Resort, Algarve

FAVORITE PLACE:
Brazil, it’s a nation born to kick off its shoes and shake its booty!

FAVORITE SAYING/S:
Live life to the fulles

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE:
Salma Hayek – “fiery character”

Andrea Lewis
Cost Accountant & HR Manager

ROLE:
Andrea has dual roles within the company, she is the Cost Accountant and HR Manager. As Cost Accountant, she is responsible for managing the VAT process for all entities, producing development variance cost reports, banking, and intercompany account reconciliations. As HR Manager, Andrea is responsible for managing the HR functions of the business. She is also in charge of all payroll and staff related cost. Andrea deals with company secretary administrative duties.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Andrea studied Business and Finance and has over 25 years accounting experience.

She started her accounting career as Stock Accountant at John Lewis Partnership. Subsequent to joining Martin’s Properties Andrea worked as an accountant for the Gleaner (UK) Limited, an International Media Company and previously as Business Manager of Patson & Co. Chartered Accountants.

INTERESTS:
Andrea enjoys the quiet life, she regularly volunteers in her community assisting the elderly. She is a passionate cook and enjoys trying new recipes. Andrea is a keen dancer and enjoys all genres of music.

Her favourite pastime is spending time entertaining her friends and family.

FAVORITE RESTAURANT:
Ayanna’s, Poplar, London – The food is great and the chocolate rum cake is amazing, not to mention the cocktails.

FAVORITE PLACE:
Half Moon Bay, Bahamas, it is the perfect definition of paradise

FAVORITE SAYING/S:
“Treat others how you want to be treated”

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE:
Taraji P Henson

Thomas Rogers
Office Manager

ROLE:
Tom’s main responsibilities are to manage the office, website, social media, IT systems. He also coordinates Marketing and PR, and Health & Safety throughout the business with the support of external advisors.

PROFESSIONALBACKGROUND:
Tom has a background in the insurance & finance industry. He studied Business, Law and Product design at A-Level and has a diploma in Business & Finance. Tom joined Martin’s Properties to expand his experience in the property market. 

INTERESTS:
Outside of the office Tom enjoys spending time with his friends & family whilst squeezing in as many holidays as possible. Tom enjoys skiing, cycling & running having completed the London Marathon twice.

FAVORITE RESTAURANT:
The Savoy Grill

FAVORITE PLACE:
A snowy mountain or sandy beach

FAVORITE SAYING/S:
Too blessed to be stressed

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE:
He’d like to think Daniel Craig, but in reality, David Walliams

Brook Stotesbury
Commercial Asset Manager

ROLE:
Brook is the Commercial Asset Manager, he is responsible for setting and implementing asset strategies to maximise the performance of the commercial portfolio. He is also responsible for building on customer relationships; marketing, leasing and disposal of assets; minimising leasing voids, reducing property costs and maximising income.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Brook graduated from the University of the West of England in 2004 with a degree in Real Estate Valuation Management. He started his career at Kenningtons where he qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and worked as a Central London Office Agent. He then joined Hoddell Stotesbury Morgan as an investment agent where he spent 10 years specialising in the acquisition and disposal of commercial property. In 2018, Brook joined Martin’s Properties as their Commercial Asset Manager.

INTERESTS:
Brook enjoys the outdoors, he’s a (fair weather!) sportsman and particularly enjoys skiing, golf, cycling and fishing.

FAVORITE RESTAURANT:
Hotel Costes (Paris) – A rare treat but worth every penny!

FAVORITE PLACE:
Mallorca – 300 days of sunshine a year, need I say more! The island’s dramatic mountain range and costal scenery offers endless activities all year round!

FAVORITE SAYING/S:
‘A goal without a plan is just a wish’

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE:
Leonardo Dicaprio

Dina Tchernych
PA to Richard Bourne

ROLE:
Dina is PA to Richard Bourne, Managing Director of Martin’s Properties. Dina is responsible for managing Richard’s daily schedule and assisting with his day to day responsibilities from travel and diary management through to strategy, process and procedures.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Dina has a BA in Politics from the University of Hull and an MSc in International Relations from the University of Amsterdam. Upon finishing her studies Dina worked as a Parliamentary assistant for two MPs in Westminster. Dina has experience working as a PA for property companies and has previously worked at Green Street Advisors and Conneely Tribe.

INTERESTS:
Dina enjoys going to the theatre, opera, and in 2015 she was even a debutante at the Russian ball! She likes working out and going to the gym for her weekly trampoline class. Dina embraces living and going out in London as she gets to meet lots of fascinating people from all over the world!

FAVORITE RESTAURANT:
Novikov- the food is amazing and it’s a great place to people watch!

FAVORITE PLACE:
Saint Petersburg is a magical city.

FAVORITE SAYING/S:
“I have not failed. I have found a thousand ways that won’t work! – Thomas Edison

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE:
Kirsten Dunst

Kirti Varsani
Purchase Ledger Controller

ROLE:
Kirti is the Purchase Ledger Controller at Martin’s Properties. She is responsible for processing BACS payments, generating coding and checking invoices, checking and reconciling bank statements and dealing with all aspects of purchase enquiries, bank enquiries such as new accounts, new users, close accounts, direct debit forms.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Kirti started her career at Intertek Testing Services, Saville Row as Account Assistant. Intertek Testing Services provides innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification services to customers. She studied AAT – The Association of Accounting Technicians whist working at Intertek Testing Services.

INTERESTS:
Kirti’s interests are spending quality time with her children and husband.

She is a qualified Hair and Make-up Artist, her works involves creating images through make-up and hairstyles according to a brief for catwalk, media and catalogue models, brides and bridesmaids.

FAVORITE RESTAURANT:
Homemade food – especially her Mum’s food.

FAVORITE PLACE:
House full of family & friends.

FAVORITE SAYING/S:
Yesterday was history, today is a new beginning and tomorrow is yet to be written.

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE:
Gina Torres

Abbie Walsh
EA to Directors

ROLE:
Abbie is EA to Tom Martin, Paul Nicholson and Bob Tattar, three of the directors leading the business and is deeply involved in all their roles, helping them coordinate their schedules, meetings and output.  She also coordinates the work of the Family Council and its activities including the Family Council and charitable trust and is a key link between the shareholders and the business.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Abbie started her career at Routetrader Ltd where she was promoted to an Executive Assistant. Abbie then went on to be the EA at Market Tech Holdings based in Camden where she supported four key members of management.

Whilst working, Abbie completed an Advanced Diploma in Business and Administration, a Diploma in Executive Assistant and Secretary and has a certificate in minute taking.

INTERESTS:
Outside of the office, Abbie most enjoys spending time with her friends and family. Eating loads! Whilst also trying to keep fit. (Which isn’t a great combination!)

FAVORITE RESTAURANT:
Ciao Italia (Banstead, Surrey) – Great Food/Music/Cocktails

FAVORITE PLACE:
Mexico, Cancun – amazing beaches and great for a good suntan!

FAVORITE SAYING/S:
REALLY! 

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE:
Charlize Theron

Louis Ward

Financial Controller