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Spencer Turner

Spencer Turner

Director

Bio
Spencer has worked within the property industry since 1987, having attended the College of Estate Management in Reading and being a Fellow member of National Association of Estate Agents, which has given him a wealth of experience and knowledge within this profession. During his career every position from Tea Boy to Operations Director has been covered working mainly for large national companies, until the inception of Spencer & Leigh in 2003. Since then the company has continued to grow from the core of residential sales, letting and property management. In more recent years Spencer has assisted clients with land acquisitions and development sites, planning consents and new homes to list a few. Over the years Spencer has become a trusted professional thriving from repeat clients and personal recommendations from other industry linked companies and individuals.

Leigh  Brand

Leigh Brand

Director

Bio
Born and bred in Brighton, Leigh plays an active daily role within the company assisting clients with both sales and lettings solutions. Having started his career in agency over twenty years ago, Leigh is a member of ARLA and is able to put his experience and friendly manner to good use when liaising with all aspects of property. In his spare time Leigh enjoys running, playing golf and spending time with his young family.

James Morris

James Morris

Branch Manager

Bio
Having grown up in Portslade and lived all his life locally, James has an unrivalled and in depth knowledge of the area. James joined Spencer & Leigh in 2003, having previously worked for a corporate agent in Brighton. He now heads up the Patcham Branch with his friendly and personable approach really epitomising our ethos. His enthusiasm for the role is unbeatable and James prides himself on the high level of recommendations he receives from clients old and new.

Simon Friend

Simon Friend

Sales Consultant

Bio

Simon is a longstanding member of the team, having worked for the last ten years in specialised retail, half of which as a store manager. Simon is extremely customer focused and looks forward to a challenge, enabling him to always have his client’s needs at the forefront of his mind.  Simon has a broad knowledge of property and is a fully qualified a member of The National Association of Estate Agents. Simon lives in Lancing giving him a great knowledge of both sides of the county


Sue Wilkinson

Sue Wilkinson

Senior Sales Consultant

Bio
Sue has been involved in estate agency for over 20 years and has been a valued member of the Spencer & Leigh team for 9 years. Living locally, Sue grew up in the Patcham area and has a great local knowledge. Sue prides herself on finding our clients their perfect home. In her spare time Sue enjoys spending time with her young family.

Sarah Marshall

Sarah Marshall

Senior Sales Consultant

Bio
Sarah has a vast experience as an Estate Agent having started her career more than 20 years ago. You will find her enthusiasm infectious and her dynamic and personable approach extremely refreshing. After meeting Sarah many clients find her hard to forget and insisting on recommending her to friends and family. Sarah can assist in every aspect of your move.

Helen Shepherd

Helen Shepherd

Sales Administrator

Bio
Helen heads up our Administration department and works closely with our vendors and buyers assisting with every administrational aspect of their journey. Helen has a friendly manner and has acquired the nickname of "Helpful Helen". Helen lives in Hove with her son and has done so for in excess of ten years. In her spare time Helen has a keen interest in IT and enjoys reading books.

Katie Guthrie

Katie Guthrie

Lettings Manager

Bio

Having lived locally in Brighton all of her life, Katie plays an integral part in assisting with the day to day management of our letting department. Katie has a fantastic knowledge of the lettings industry and is always on hand to assist with enquiries, not just from landlords, but also tenants from the very start of a tenancy all the way through to the conclusion. In her spare time, Katie enjoys horse riding and socialising.


Lucy Purvis

Lucy Purvis

Assistant Lettings Manager

Bio
Lucy has worked within the letting industry in recent years. Her interest has grown within the world of residential lettings during this time and she enjoys taking pride in assisting landlords and tenants with all aspects of their rental experience. Lucy works alongside Katie and is based at our Portslade branch. Outside of work Lucy enjoys spending time with her family and friends and has lived locally for many years.

Vanessa Cheal

Vanessa Cheal

Lettings Administrator

Bio
Having been a pro-active member of the lettings team for 4 ½ years, Vanessa started her career late in life but has developed an extensive knowledge of the lettings industry. Vanessa knows too well that no two days are the same and lettings is a diverse, fast paced industry. Vanessa is often in constant contact with tenants and landlords on a daily basis. In her spare time she likes to tend to her garden, volunteer at a local Cat Rescue Centre and looks after and plays with her grandchildren.