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    Jay Thorne

    FNAEA Cert REA - Director - Sales

    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 - Office Manager/Senior Negotiator - Sales

    Tony works alongside Jay providing valuation and Market Appraisal advice. He has worked in Estate Agency in East Devon for over 20 years and will always be available to offer ongoing advice about any aspect of your move, whenever you may need it.

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    Michael Lavers


    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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    Annette Trim

    Senior Negotiator - Sales

    Annette has been with the firm for over 25 years, her main focus being the progression of our sales. The importance of regular contact with all those involved in your chain is often overlooked. Annette’s unrivalled experience will be invaluable in keeping your sale moving forwards.

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    Stephen Hinds

    Negotiator - Sales

    Stephen has extensive local knowledge having lived in Sidmouth for the last 25 years. Having worked for HL&P now for some 9 years, Stephen brings a wealth of experience to viewings, sales progression and the proactive marketing of your property.

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    Veryan Hutchings

    Administration - Sales

    Sidmouth born and bred, Veryan has an unrivalled knowledge of the town and surrounding area. Having worked for HL&P now for 13 years, she has a comprehensive knowledge of the industry and gives experienced support to the Sales Team.

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    Julie Hignett

    Administration - Hillsdon Management

    Julie joined Harrison-Lavers & Potbury’s in 1992 and is our senior administrator working with the Hillsdon Management team. Born and educated in Sidmouth, Julie enjoys walking, travel and spending time with her family.

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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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