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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

Branch Partner Ferndown

Paul joined our Ferndown office in 2010 just 10 months after the office first opened. He started his Estate Agency career straight from school in 1986 and has worked in Ferndown and the surrounding areas for the past 30 years! He has gained senior management level experience with both corporate and independent Estate Agents and has acquired an in-depth knowledge and valuable experience of the local property market over this time. He has a desire to always deliver a first class professional service and is proud to have the opportunity of leading 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 walking his dog (a labradoodle called Darcey!) and keeping fit being a keen cyclist and runner.

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Jayson Priday

Jayson Priday

Branch Partner Bournemouth

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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Chris Bryan

Chris Bryan

Director Lower Parkstone

Chris Bryan started his career back in 1997 giving him many years experience listing and selling properties across Poole and Bournemouth and coming from a corporate background has won several awards during his career for both management and sales. Now the proud Director of our Lower Parkstone Office his proven track record, excellent local knowledge and wealth of experience put him in the best position to give you honest and trustworthy advice when it comes to deciding how to market your home. His excellent training and management skills enhance and improve the work of this successful team and lead them from strength to strength.

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Laura Lewis

Laura Lewis

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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Sam Walton

Sam Walton

Manager Verwood

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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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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James Farge

James Farge

Sales Consultant Ferndown

James started his agency career in 2009 working for one of the largest corporate estate agency chains in the UK where he won multiple awards over a four year period. He has worked and managed various offices in the South, as well as having experience in selling properties internationally from New York to Cape Verde. James is at the coalface of the sales team in Ferndown and he is on hand to assist purchasers and vendors who are looking for their next move.

James now lives with his partner on the outskirts of Ferndown and is pleased to be working in a town he knows very well having grown up nearby whilst having been an active member of Ferndown Golf Club.

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Rachel Dean

Rachel Dean

Sales Consultant Wimborne

Rachel is an essential part of the Edwards team in the Wimborne office. In her spare time Rachel enjoys socialising with her friends, spending time with her family and children along with walking her dog Chip. Having previously spent several years in the property industry, Rachel joined Edwards to increase her local experience with an established and growing brand.

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Nathan Winfield

Nathan Winfield

Sales Consultant Ferndown

Nathan has joined the Ferndown team after a successful period within our Bournemouth branch. Since joining the team in Ferndown, Nathan has made an immediate impact with vendors and buyers alike, forging an instant reputation of honesty and delivering on his promises. Living locally, Nathan has over 5 years experience within the local estate agency market and has wider commercial experience having run his own successful business for almost 10 years. Nathan lives with his partner locally and has two children, outside work he enjoys paddle boarding, going to the gym and running.

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Anji Hazel

Anji Hazel

Sales Consultant Verwood



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Lewis Winter

Sales Consultant Lower Parkstone



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Tony Hunt

Tony Hunt

Sales Consultant Bournemouth

Tony moved from London to Bournemouth at a very young age and attendedschool in Ferndown and now resides in the Moordown area of Bournemouth. Once he left school with excellent qualifications he commenced his career as a golf professional. For fourteen years he taught and played golf in the South West of England and in Wales. Plus almost two years of playing and teaching in Europe.

Following the birth of his first child Tony changed career and began his journey as an estate agent. The people skills gained from teaching people golf, from all walks of life, are easily transferable to the estate agency world. His estate agency career started with a large corporate agency as a sales consultant and from there was on a fast track to managing the flagship office for the West Region. Having gained valuable experience from the corporate world he decided to move into the world of independent agency and worked as a sales consultant for a high performing office.

Tony now enjoys working in the Bournemouth flagship office as one of the top performing sales consultants in Edwards. Using all his knowledge and experience to get buyers their dream property and for seller’s to gain their ideal move.

Out of work, Tony enjoys running and being a part of Bournemouth AC running club, watching his girls play netball and most sports on TV. He also makes time to enjoy walking his dog (a Labradoodle called Izzy).

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Antonia Hancock

Sales Consultant Wimborne



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Nina Reeves

Nina Reeves

Sales Consultant 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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Jack Spiers

Jack Spiers

Sales Consultant Verwood

Jack has joined the Verwood Office after spending the last few years developing property, buying, renovating and then selling on bringing some great hands on experience to our Company. Having lived in Southbourne for most of his life, he now lives in Christchurch with his family and young baby boy.

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James Farran

Sales Consultant Lower Parkstone

James began his career in 2007 as a trainee negotiator for the largest independent firm in the south and continues to build upon his in-depth knowledge, having completed his NFOPP exams. He 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 is usually found somewhere along the south coast spearfishing in the sea! He also enjoys going to the gym and spending time with his family.

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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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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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Rebekah Holloway

Rebekah Holloway

Administrator Bournemouth



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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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Josh Colmer-Tanner

Josh Colmer-Tanner

Mortgage Advisor



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