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Who's behind Spencer & Leigh

    Spencer Turner


    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 as...

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    Leigh Brand


    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.

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    James Morris

    Branch Manager

    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.

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    Simon Friend

    Sales Consultant

    Having worked in specialised retail for the last ten years, half of which as a store manager, Simon is extremely customer focused and looks forward to a challenge. His experience has enabled him to always have his client’s needs at the forefront of his mind. Simon has a broad knowledge of property and is currently studying to become a member of The National Association of Estate Agents. Simon lives in Southwick giving him a great knowledge of both sides of the county

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    Sue Wilkinson

    Senior Sales Consultant

    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.

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    Sarah Marshall

    Senior Sales Consultant

    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.

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    Ellie Morris

    Sales Advisor

    Ellie is the newest member of our Patcham team, having worked previously in a busy retail store. Ellie has a friendly and infectious manner, with many clients already complementing her on her attitude. Ellie lives in Hangleton giving her a great knowledge of both sides of the county. In her spare time Ellie is a keen martial artist having a black belt in karate, and helping train younger students to achieve theirs.

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    Leanne Hart


    Being a born and bred Brightonian, Leanne has worked for various companies in different industries’ and brings a unique skill set to the role. She has a distinct passion for making sure every clients particulars and presentation of their property is just right and an exacting eye for detail. Leanne looks after all aspects of administration within the branch.

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    Katie Guthrie

    Lettings Manager

    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.

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    Lucy Purvis

    Assistant Lettings Manager

    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.

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    Claire Brown

    Maintenance Manager

    Claire heads up the maintenance department at Spencer & Leigh and is based at their Portslade branch. Claire has a vast experience working within both the residential and commercial property sectors, specialising in maintenance. Claire has a passion for meeting people and is able to pass on her great experience to both her landlords and tenants, whilst assisting with maintenance related issues throughout their tenancy to ensure the best experience possible. Having grown up in Buckinghamshire, Claire has lived in Brighton for many years and knows the area well. In her free time, Claire enjoy...

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    Vanessa Cheal

    Lettings Administrator

    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.

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