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Grant Edward Brooks

Grant Edward Brooks

Managing Director

Having worked within the industry for many years, Grant has enjoyed a successful career in one of the leading estate agents in the South.
Through hard work and a determination to succeed he was rapidly promoted from trainee to a Divisional Director and was in charge of one of the most successful offices in the area.
His passion for property and for providing the best service possible spurred him into opening Edwards in December 2009. The company has rapidly grown to become one of the largest and most highly regarded independent estate agents in the area with four offices in prominent and popular towns and the fifth office opening soon.
The company was named after his late Grandfather and is in fact his own middle name and that of his son Harrison. He has lived in the Bournemouth area for many years and spends any spare time in the gym, walking his dogs or spending time with the family.
Having worked in Bournemouth, Ferndown, Verwood, Ringwood, Southampton, Eastleigh and Wimborne he has a wide knowledge of the area and of the Estate Agency industry.
Grant states;
‘I am passionate about property and truly believe that every client deserves a first class service that is tailored to their specific requirements.
I am proud of my company and of the people who work for me. We have achieved a great deal in a short period of time with hard work and commitment, no matter what the market conditions.
We are constantly adapting our marketing strategies and advertising campaigns to ensure that we offer the very best service to our clients.
I welcome the opportunity to demonstrate our unique and professional services. '

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Hayley Brooks

Hayley Brooks

Director

The most important part of the husband and wife team, Hayley has been working within the Estate Agency industry for 13 years and now runs the administration department for Edwards in both sales and lettings.
Living locally, she has great knowledge of the area and supports the management team to ensure our high standards are maintained in every aspect of what we do.
Hayley oversees the Company administration and is based within our Bournemouth Head Office.

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Lorraine Brooks

Lorraine Brooks

Head of Finance & Property Management

Lorraine joins the team at Edwards with in excess of thirty years experience at director level as the financial controller and head of property management.

Her attention to detail, knowledge of accounting and experience as a landlord herself will ensure that she is on hand to assist with any management issues.

A landlord herself, she appreciates the level of customer care required to provide the very best service possible.

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Piers La Fosse

Piers La Fosse

Director

Piers La Fosse has been at the forefront of the Estate Agency industry for many years covering both Sales and Lettings
He has worked in a variety of areas including Wimborne, Ferndown, Winchester and Salisbury and brings with him a wealth of experience.
Utilising this knowledge, Edwards are able to provide a first class Sales and Lettings service and will also provide our clients with access to up to date information on the ever changing legal requirements which surround the Lettings aspect of estate agency.
Piers States;
‘The entire team at Edwards is dedicated to providing the best sales and letting service available. I am keen to ensure that each and every client of Edwards receives the service they deserve and should demand.’

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Alex  Compton

Alex Compton

Director

Alex is well known in the industry, having worked alongside Grant Brooks for many years in one of the most successful offices in the area.

Having worked at manager level for many years, his in depth knowledge of the Estate Agency process and the area and his strong skill set and personable nature ensures that his teams provide the very best service possible.

Alex was born and educated locally and lived in Verwood for many years so he appreciates all that our beautiful area has to offer.

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Paul Dehon

Paul Dehon

Valuation Manager Ferndown Office

After a couple of years working in Lower Parkstone Paul is delighted to be back in Ferndown with Edwards Estate Agents. Paul started his estate agency career back in 1985 straight from school joining a new Estate Agent opening an office in Ferndown.
He started as an office junior at the age of 16 but soon progressed to manager level and now has 26 years experience (14 years in Ferndown) mainly at management/director level working for local independent and corporate Estate Agents.
He has an in depth knowledge of the property market having worked through both the good and the more difficult times and has a desire to always deliver a first class professional service. He is proud to have the opportunity of managing one of the most successful and respected Estate Agency teams in Ferndown and looks forward to dealing with past and future clients.
Out of hours Paul enjoys keeping fit and is a keen cyclist belonging to the Mountain Bike club Dorset Rough Riders. As a father of two boys aged 13 and 14 he also enjoys spending quality time playing with and watching them play football for local clubs.

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Jayson Priday

Jayson Priday

Valuation Manager Bournemouth Office

Jayson is well known in the area as one of the most experienced and professional Estate Agents and has the benefit of some 23 years of experience in the industry.
Having lived in the area since 1979, he has an in- depth knowledge of the property market and has worked in Bournemouth Town Centre, Winton, Moordown, Parkstone and Ringwood.
For the past 11 years he has worked in the Ferndown/ Bournemouth conurbation for a successful family firm where he has spent many years at manager level and has been responsible for the majority of Market Appraisals.
He prides himself on his attention to detail, and has vast experience in marketing properties. He is a skilled photographer and understands the importance of first class customer service and presentation.
Jayson will be based within our New 'flagship' office opening in Bournemouth.

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Laura Lewis

Laura Lewis

Valuation Manager Wimborne

Laura has an experienced and very successful background in both listing and selling properties across Dorset, stretching across from Highcliffe to Wimborne. She started her career in corporate estate agency, equipping her with tried and tested methods, high levels of training and the essential confidence and drive needed in the competitive industry we’re in, with regional awards won for both selling and listing properties. Laura then moved into local estate agency, enabling her to gain established independence, a better focus on each individual client and an improved level of marketing and customer service. She is extremely proactive and prides herself on matching the perfect buyer with the perfect seller in order to create a seamless and stress free transaction. Her customer service is second to none, she delivers excellent communication to both buyer and seller and has excellent attention to detail.

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Paul Dicker

Paul Dicker

Sales Manager Wimborne Office

Paul has a great deal of experience within the property market, having worked in the local area for many years. His desire to produce results and fulfil his client’s needs together with his enthusiasm, makes him a valuable member of the Edwards team.
Living locally in Bournemouth, he knows the area well and all that it has to offer. A truly dedicated member of our team.

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Phillip Kellaway

Phillip Kellaway

Sales Manager Wimborne Office

Phillip joins the Edwards team in Bournemouth after working for several years locally within the industry. He has experience, dedication and an attention to detail.
Most recently, Phillip has worked in the Queens Park and Bournemouth areas and he knows the area well.
A keen sportsman, he is driven and committed to providing the very best service possible.

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Sam Walton

Sam Walton

Sales Manager Verwood Office

Sam has over a decade of experience within the industry. Having worked at manager level for many years, he brings with him in depth knowledge of all property related matters.
Sam has a great understanding of providing a professional personal service for both clients and purchasers and matching their individual requirements.
Having once competed for Great Britain in the Triathlon, he is a driven and determined individual who will always strive for the very best.

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James Farran

James Farran

Assistant Manager Bournemouth Office

James began his career in 2007 as a trainee negotiator for the largest independent firm in the south and has since built upon his in-depth knowledge, having recently completed his NFOPP exams. James is now a member of the National Association of Estate Agents and prides himself on providing a professional service to each and every client. Having worked in Salisbury, Southbourne and the New Forest and living nearby, James has a good grasp on the surrounding markets and is quickly establishing himself in the local area.
In his spare time James enjoys going to the gym, spending time with his family and regularly practices Krav Maga which is widely recognised as one of the most effective self-defence techniques in the world

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Parisa Rezai

Parisa Rezai

Assistant Manager Verwood Office

Parisa is a Sales Consultant at our busy Verwood office; she thrives on providing the best customer service possible.
Having lived in the area for all of her life, her local knowledge is a real asset and her hard working attitude and persistent nature ensures that her clients receive the service they deserve.

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Adam Marshall

Adam Marshall

Property Manager

Adam joins the company as an experienced Property Manager, having worked in this particular field for the last 5 years and holding member status with the Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA). He enjoys providing excellent customer service and making sure properties are managed to the highest possible standard for clients. Having just recently purchased his 1st property with his partner, he understands the responsibility and pressure owning a property entails and is on hand to provide advice and guidance.

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Jenna Udall

Jenna Udall

Property Manager

Jenna joined the lettings team at Edwards after her move to Bournemouth at the beginning of 2016. After starting her career as a Sales Administrator in a well established estate agents 10 years ago, she brings with her a wide knowledge of both sales and lettings that she has accumulated over that last decade and is excited to join the ever expanding lettings team at Edwards.
Jenna believes in delivering a high level of service and feels that customer service is very important in this industry. She hopes to keep progressing and expanding her knowledge of the lettings industry and intends to become a member of the Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA) in the near future.

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Sarah Cooper

Sarah Cooper

Sales Co-ordinator

Sarah is in charge of sales co-ordination for the Verwood and Ferndown Offices and assists with the administrative support for the Verwood branch.
Before working within the estate agency industry, Sarah trained and worked as a legal executive and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and a calm approach to problem solving. She thrives on a challenge and prides herself on the customer service she provides.
She lives locally in Verwood with her husband and two children.

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Sam Jones

Sam Jones

Sales Consultant

Sam has been is the estate agency business for a number of years with experience in both Lettings and Sales gained in around the local area. Sam lives locally and has a wealth of knowledge and with his enthusiasm for property and approachable self being has helped people to find the right home. In his spare time Sam enjoys golf and cycling.

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Francesca Pryce

Francesca Pryce

Sales Consultant

Francesca joined us in the Wimborne office with a wealth of knowledge and experience in estate agency and now works in our Head office in Bournemouth.
Francesca lives locally and has a great knowledge of all areas. This teamed with her enthusiasm, professionalism and hardworking attitude allows her to provide a super service to all vendors and prospective buyers.

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Nikita Chester

Nikita Chester

Sales Consultant

Kitty joined full time at the Ferndown branch after being the weekend assistant at Verwood. Being new to the area, she is taking time to get to know each property she comes across carefully to allow her to give the best possible service to her clients.

Having started work at the age of 14 and mostly working in retail, she has developed a confident, hardworking personality as well as the drive to provide the best customer service possible. When she’s not at work, Kitty can be found riding her horse or weight training at the gym.

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Victoria Berry

Sales Consultant



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Jill Large

Jill Large

Administrator Wimborne

Jill has lived locally for many years and brings to the Wimborne Office a broad spectrum of experience in both estate agency and new homes construction.
Jill provides administrative support to the Wimborne team and considers her prime objectives are to offer a first class service to applicants and vendors alike in assisting their journey along the housing ladder and in achieving their ideals in the world of property.

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Nina Reeves

Nina Reeves

Sales Co-Ordinator and Administrator Bournemouth

Nina joined our exceptionally busy flagship Bournemouth town centre office in 2014 with ten years’ experience in most aspects of the property industry. Her experience and skills ranges from recruitment to lettings/sales negotiations and property management/branch administration to new homes sales. It is this skill set combined with her incredible attention to detail, local knowledge and work ethic that makes her the ideal candidate for her role as Branch Sales Controller.
She is known for going the extra mile and can often be found working late into the evenings to keep her clients updated in what can be one of the most stressful of times.
Nina is a local girl, born and bred in Poole and knows the area like the back of her hand. On a weekend she can often be found over The Purbecks on her mountain bike, taking in our exceptional coastline, or sat in a restaurant enjoying a lovely meal with friends, never taking the incredible area we live in for granted.

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Nicky Curtis

Nicky Curtis

Administrator Verwood

Nicky is a valuable member of the team. Having lived in Verwood for many years with her family, she is extremely familiar with the local area and utilises her extensive knowledge when helping people to find the right home.
Her attention to detail ensures that the Verwood office are able to provide a first class service.

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Leanne Kellaway

Administrator Ferndown



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Andrew Harper

Andrew Harper

Mortgage Advisor

Andrew thrives on helping clients secure their future financial well-being by advising them on their investments, pensions, mortgages and protection.
Being an adviser provides Andrew the opportunity to develop a professional and personal lifetime bond with clients helping them to make some of the most important decisions of their lives regarding their and their family's financial future.
Andrew always strives to provide his clients with the kind of service they would expect from a friend or family member, which in turn rewards him as much as it does them. They know that he is 'on call' any day of the week and they are confident that he always, ALWAYS advises the best course of action for THEM and puts THEIR needs at the centre of everything he does.
Andrew has over 20 years of experience in the Financial Services industry and has been recognised many times over the years for the outstanding levels of customer service that he has provided; Andrews personal mantra is that ‘I don't treat the customer like a king, I treat them like my Mum. And trust me, I do love my Mum!!!’
Andrew has a very active life and openly encourages his colleagues to join him for games of squash.

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David Drew

David Drew

Mortgage Advisor

David joined Elite Financial in 2015 having worked in the financial planning and banking industry for over 40 years. David’s career began in Barclays Bank, then worked for The Royal Bank of Scotland before becoming the Financial Adviser for Hamptons Estate Agents in Hampshire and Surrey. In 1998, David became part of a financial planning practice in Fleet until he joined Elite. His extensive knowledge and determination allows David to get the best possible outcome for the customers’ needs and objectives. He has a wealth of experience and if he cannot assist he will know a person who can.
David enjoys messing about in boats. He is also an Official at Powerboat races include the legendary Cowes to Torquay powerboat race. He has always been a competitive sportsperson and his knowledge of cricket is only second to his knowledge on James Bond (who he really thinks he is!!)

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