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    Jay Thorne

    FNAEA Cert REA – Director - Estate Agency Department

    Born and educated in the Sidmouth area, Jay attended Reading University to achieve a Certificate in Residential Estate Agency and is a member of the National Association of Estate Agents. Jay joined Harrison Lavers & Potbury’s in 1989 and is involved in all aspects of residential property in Sidmouth and across East Devon. Jay is married to Lynne, who runs East Devon Dance Academy and they have two daughters, Erin and Mya. Jay has many sporting interests which includes being a keen supporter of Exeter Chiefs and is a past Chairman of Sidmouth Round Table.

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    Spencer Jarrett

    Director - Hillsdon Management

    Born in Swindon and when quite young, Spencer moved to the Sid Valley with his parents, his older brother and younger sister. He was educated at Sidmouth College and on leaving school, went to work at Barclays Bank. He was fortunate to remain in the Devon area. After fifteen years with Barclays, in 2003 he joined Hillsdon Management, the property management department of Harrison-Lavers & Potbury’s. Spencer is married to Karen, who runs a well known local florists and they have two dogs. Spencer enjoys playing golf, watching rugby and walking.

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    Bobby Marshall

    Director – Lettings

    Born and educated in Sidmouth, Bobby attended Sidmouth College and on leaving in 1998 joined Harrison-Lavers & Potbury’s. Since then Bobby has been involved in Estate Agency and Lettings across East Devon and now manages our Lettings Department. Bobby is married to Zoe and has two children Ruby and Leo. Bobby enjoys walking, running and cycling and is a member and past Chairman of Sidmouth Round Table.

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    Malcolm Williams

    FRICS - Director & Chartered Surveyor – Commercial and Valuation

    Born in Torquay, Malcolm entered the Surveying profession in 1969 with the District Valuers Office and since 1976 has practiced in East Devon. He has been the retained agent for Clinton Devon Estates for over 30 years and also acts for many major clients throughout the region. Malcolm joined Harrison-Lavers & Potbury’s in 2003 and deals in particular with commercial property. Malcolm is married to Debbie and has two grown up daughters. Malcolm enjoys sport, walking, gardening and cycling.

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    Tony Sutherland

    MNAEA - Senior Negotiator – Estate Agency Department

    Born in Torbay, Tony, his parents and younger sister moved to Exeter where he was brought up and educated. After leaving Exeter College he started his Estate Agency career in 1996, working in Exmouth. To date, all but two years have been spent practising Estate Agency in East Devon, whilst becoming a Member of the National Association of Estate Agents in 2007. In his spare time Tony enjoys watching motorsport, running and cycling.

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    Michael Lavers

    Consultant

    Born in Sidmouth, Mike started Estate Agency in Exmouth in 1973. He became a member of The National Association of Estate Agents in 1977 and started Harrison-Lavers & Potbury’s with Chartered Surveyor and business partner, Ed Harrison in 1978. Mike is married to Ann and has two grown up children, Emma and James. Mike has a passion for Classic Cars and enjoys watching motor sport, reading and listening to music. He was the founder President of the Sid Valley Rotary Club and is also a member of Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce.

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    Mandy Lewis

    Senior Negotiator - Estate Agency Department

    Born in Sidmouth, Mandy has two teenage sons, Joshua and Isaac. Her estate agency career began in Sidmouth in 2005, where she progressed from a part time role to manage the branch and, subsequently, was promoted to Regional Manager, overseeing several offices. With a strong desire to return to agency in her hometown, Mandy joined Harrison Lavers & Potbury's in March 2017, bringing with her excellent local knowledge and experience. In her spare time, interests include interior design and spending time with family.

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    Annette Trim

    Senior Negotiator - Estate Agency Department

    Born in Sidmouth, Annette went to school locally. She moved away upon her marriage to various other towns throughout the West Country. She returned home to Sidmouth after the birth of their first child and joined Harrison-Lavers & Potbury’s as a negotiator in 1992. Annette is married to Ian and has two grown up children, Dan and Steve. Annette enjoys walking, playing badminton and watching her sons play Rugby.

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    Stephen Hinds

    Negotiator - Estate Agency Department

    Originally from the Bristol area, Stephen moved to Sidmouth in 1994. He joined Harrison-Lavers & Potbury’s in 2010 having had an interest in property for many years. Stephen is married to Marion and has a grown up son.

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    Veryan Hutchings

    Estate Agency Department

    Born in Sidmouth and educated locally, Veryan joined Harrison-Lavers & Potbury’s as a negotiator in 2005. Veryan is married to James and has two grown up children, Ross and Sarah. Veryan enjoys travel, walking and cycling.

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    Sue Bray

    Estate Agency Department

    Sue moved to Devon in 1978 from Cheshire and was educated locally. She has been involved with property for many years and joined Harrison-Lavers & Potbury’s in 2014. Sue is married to Matthew and has two grown up children. Sue’s interests include interior and garden design.

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    Julie Hignett

    Estate Agency Department

    Julie joined Harrison-Lavers & Potbury’s in 1992 and is our senior administrator/office manager. Born and educated in Sidmouth, Julie enjoys walking, travel and spending time with her family.

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    Fiona Cummins

    Lettings

    Born and educated in Sidmouth, Fiona joined Harrison-Lavers & Potbury’s Letting department in 2011. Fiona lives in the town with her partner Mike and has two grown up children Sam and Sasha.

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    Elaine Harper

    Property Manager - Hillsdon Management

    Born and educated in Andover, Hants. Elaine moved to East Devon in 1985 and joined Harrison- Lavers & Potbury’s soon after. Elaine is married to John and enjoys keeping fit.

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    Rob Cann

    Property Manager – Hillsdon Management

    Born and educated in Sidmouth, Rob joined Harrison-Lavers & Potbury’s in 2012 and has excellent knowledge of the local area. Rob is married to Karen and has a grown up daughter. He has mainly sporting interests which includes being a hockey referee.

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