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Neil Newstead

Neil Newstead

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder Read More
Neil Newstead

Neil Newstead

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

My property career began after leaving the Army in 1995. While working for a local property company, I gained as much knowledge as possible and used my entrepreneurial spirit to imagine my own company that would allow me to grow as an industry leader while the business grew as well. I have always had the drive to succeed, and Oakfield Estate Agents provided an excellent opportunity to problem solve and expand within the market, two areas of great interest to myself. By growing Oakfield l have been able to work on the move while meeting new people and with a variety of industry experts.

Oakfield Estate Agents has been so successful that we have three branches; located in Hastings, Eastbourne, Bexhill and the head office in St. Leonards. I make it a priority to spend equal time at all branches to ensure a smooth operation and cohesion of company standards. By working closely with the teams, I have cultivated a positive working environment that grew from a one-person operation to nearly forty employees. I consider client service to be a top priority in all aspects of his business, whether that be while marketing, selling, teaching employees, or leading teams.

When I am not working, you can find me at home raising my two children, seven-year-old Madison and four-year-old Austin, alongside my loving wife. I enjoy spending time with my family at this young age and enjoy spending time with my family loving life. They love to take trips to the zoo, go bowling, swim, and travel.

Steve Ruxton-Cocker

Steve Ruxton-Cocker

Technical Director & Co-Founder Read More
Steve Ruxton-Cocker

Steve Ruxton-Cocker

Technical Director & Co-Founder

Alongside Neil I am a co-founder of Oakfield Estate Agents, we have grown Oakfield from a one branch letting agent to the multi branch company it is today. As the Technical Director I work closely with our Block Management team on the major projects we undertake at the Blocks under our management. I prepare specifications of works for contractors to tender to and once the contractors commence with the works I oversee the project signing it off at the different stages. I love being out of the office meeting Clients and Contractors and seeing how different the property looks at the end of the project.

When I am not at work I enjoy a round of golf with friends and have a passion for racing driving, up until recently I competed in the Mini Challenge Racing Championship. I have 4 children who keep me busy with days out and my elder children take part in Motocross so I am regularly attending the different race meetings with them.

Kerry Newstead

Kerry Newstead

Sales Director

My career at Oakfield started in 2005 when I joined the sales team in our Hastings Branch, I came from a recruitment background however I set my sights on Estate Agency and haven’t looked back. After getting off to a great start at Oakfield I was promoted to Sales Manager then took over management of the Hastings Branch overseeing a team of staff doing both sales and lettings.

In 2015 my role changed I was promoted to Area Director, whilst I am still based in Hastings I oversee the day to day running of all the branches, I work closely with the Branch Managers to ensure that our Clients have a positive experience when dealing with Oakfield and that our staff have support and guidance in their roles. The thing I love most about my job is being able to take a step back and look at our practices and procedures to ensure the company is working proactively.

One of my passions in my role is our Apprenticeship Scheme, in 2016 Oakfield took the decision to employ Apprentices in our Branches, this has proved to be an excellent decision. From the beginning I have worked with the local collages to recruit Apprentices and once in the role I closely mentor them throughout their Apprenticeships something I thoroughly enjoy. I take great pride in watching them thrive in their roles.

My home life is very busy I have two young children who keep me on my toes! We love spending time as a family and enjoy frequent trips to the beach for walks along the promenade and bike rides. We enjoy breaks away in our caravan as well as holidays abroad. Our favourite holiday destination as a family is Disney World.

Samantha Hensher

Samantha Hensher

Financial Director Read More
Samantha Hensher

Samantha Hensher

Financial Director

I have worked in the Property Industry since leaving school in 2004.  With huge support from the Company I have been lucky enough to work within different departments and grow my knowledge in multiple sectors of the business, achieving qualifications to become a full member with both ARLA (Association of Residential Letting Agents) and the IRPM (Institution of Residential Property Management).  I enjoy the fast-paced environment of working in property, and particularly enjoy the problem-solving element to the work that we do.  Most of all I love working with people, and I believe that our success is largely down to the personal relationships that we continue to build with our clients.

My day to day role involves me overseeing the running of our growing Block Management Department, I work closely with Rachel to ensure that the blocks under our management are all managed efficiently and meet with Clients to tender for new business.

In my personal life I have a 3-year-old son, Marshall, who I spend the majority of my free time with.  We enjoy trips to the farm and like to go swimming every week amongst other things.  I also like to spend time with close friends and family, and I am fanatical about the world of Harry Potter!

Emma Hawkins

Emma Hawkins

Executive Assistant to CEO Read More
Emma Hawkins

Emma Hawkins

Executive Assistant to CEO

In the Summer of 2010 I was delighted when I was offered the job as Lettings Negotiator in our Hastings Branch having been interested in the Lettings industry for some time I couldn’t wait to get started, from day one I found the job interesting and loved the fact no two days were the same.

During my years at Oakfield I progressed from a Lettings Negotiator to a Branch Manager, then Head Office Manager before stepping into the role of Executive Assistant to CEO in January 2016. As Executive Assistant I work closely with our CEO assisting him with changes to the business, support staff in their roles and oversee the marketing for the company I was heavily involved in our company rebrand that was launched in January 2017 and the design of our new website in 2018.

I am a member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and consider one of my proudest achievements during my career to be when I won the Employee of the Year Award in 2014.

My home life is very busy I am married with a 1-year-old Daughter, I come from a large family and love nothing more than spending time with them all. My weekends are spent taking my daughter to Baby Ballet classes and enjoying time with my family. When I get a Saturday night off from being a Wife and Mother I can be found drinking cocktails with my friends!

Heather Bates

Heather Bates

Company Book-keeper Read More
Heather Bates

Heather Bates

Company Book-keeper

I had the privilege of joining Oakfield as their Company book-keeper in June 2005. I had just finished attending College and passed my AAT qualification at Technician level and this was a great opportunity for me to use the knowledge I had gained and Oakfield became one of my first clients. I look after the Company’s accounts, payroll and deliver the all important Monthly Management reports to the Directors and branch managers. It is a pleasure to be of service to Oakfield and to have seen the Company grow to what it is today. Even though I am an external book keeper I feel honoured to be classed as a member of the team. Working for Oakfield has given me valuable experience and confidence.

Outside of running a business with my husband and my own book keeping business I enjoy spending time with my family and granddaughter. I enjoy reading, swimming, dancing and travel.

Rachel Harmer

Rachel Harmer

Head of Block Management Read More
Rachel Harmer

Rachel Harmer

Head of Block Management

Joining Oakfield in 2013 I took on the role of Accounts Administrator for the Block Management department. My hard work, dedication and all-round knowledge of the industry lead to me being promoted to Head of Block Management in late 2015. I am extremely passionate about my job and the success of the Block Management department. In my role I work closely with the Property Managers and Administrators to ensure the smooth running of all of the blocks under our management, ensuring that we are compliant with current legislations at all times. It is a very busy and demanding role but I thrive on that.

I am currently working towards my qualifications to become a member of IRPM (the Institute of Residential Property Management).

My personal life is very busy; hardly a weekend goes by when I am not out socialising with friends or away with my Husband. We love to travel whether it be in the UK or abroad, with Bali being a favourite place for us. Since getting married in 2017 I have found a real love for planning weddings and thoroughly enjoy helping other people plan their wedding day

Carol Sowter

Carol Sowter

Property Manager Read More
Carol Sowter

Carol Sowter

Property Manager

Born and bred in the North of England I made the move down South back in 2001! I joined Oakfield in August 2017 to be a property manager in our Block Management department bringing with me 9 years experience in the property industry. I work closely alongside Richard to ensure the blocks under our management are all maintained to the highest standard and compliant with legislation. I love being out of the office meeting with the Leaseholders and Freeholders looking around the properties and discussing on-going projects and potential for improvements.

My time outside of work is spent enjoying time with my family and friends. I really enjoy cooking and I am always looking for new recipes to try, some are more successful than others! When I am not in the kitchen I enjoy walks around the Sussex countryside.

Richard Snatt

Richard Snatt

Property Manager Read More
Richard Snatt

Richard Snatt

Property Manager

I joined Oakfield in 2010 taking on the role of Sales Negotiator when our Bexhill branch opened! My career at Oakfield has seen me take on the role of Sales Manager, Branch Manager and most recently Property Manager in our Block Management department. My role as Property Manager requires me to oversee the day to day running of some of the blocks in our portfolio ensuing they’re compliant with legislation, working with residents to maintain the block and where necessary organising major works.

I am a fully qualified member of the Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARLA) as well as The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).

When I am not at work I am enjoying time with my family, my wife Camilla and son Frank who was born at the end of 2017. I am enjoying every moment of being a Dad. The other love of my life is football particularly Tottenham Hotspur and never miss a match! When I am not entertaining Frank or watching football, I can be found in the garden or in my garage where I am creating a Man Cave!

Bethany Mallett

Bethany Mallett

Administrator

Since joining Oakfield in the Summer of 2017 I have been working as an Administrator in our Block Management Department a job I am thoroughly enjoying. My role requires me to work closely with the Property Managers and supporting them with the management of the blocks. Working within the property industry is something that I have always wanted to, prior to joining Oakfield I worked in the sales department of a corporate Estate Agency. I hope with time to step into the role of Property Manager and take on the management of some of the blocks myself.

My time outside of work is spent mostly with friends and family. My boyfriend and I enjoy a nice meal out from time to time regularly trying different restaurants. We also enjoy going on short breaks and have recently been to Amsterdam and Valencia. My friends would describe me as fun, outgoing and caring.

Charlotte Diamond

Charlotte Diamond

Accounts Administrator Read More
Charlotte Diamond

Charlotte Diamond

Accounts Administrator

I am an accounts administrator working at our Head Office, I joined Oakfield in September 2017 having come from a hospitality background. My role as accounts administrator is certainly a busy one but that is one of the things I enjoy about it. I liaise with Landlords and Tenants processing rental payments received and paying them over to the Landlord, serving notices where required and chasing Tenants in the event their rent isn’t paid.

My hobbies include watching Disney films, Beauty and the Beast is by far my favourite, going for afternoon tea (who doesn’t love cake?) and long muddy walks. My Husband I married in June 2018 I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of wedding planning and didn’t really know what to do with myself when it was over. We love to travel and recently visited Valencia, we are already considering where to go on our next city break. At home I love to cook and bake much to the delight of my colleagues as I regularly let them sample my weekend bakes.

Elika Abtahi

Elika Abtahi

Accounts Administrator Read More
Elika Abtahi

Elika Abtahi

Accounts Administrator

I am an accounts administrator working at our Head Office. I joined the company in September 2018 after finishing college where I studied Biology, Chemistry and Psychology. There’s always something to keep you busy as an accounts administrator and I loved it from my first day. It involves dealing with charges and receipt of payments from landlords and tenants but this can vary between tasks. I’m still learning new things every single day.

When I’m not at work I love going out to dinner since I’m a big food lover (although I’m not as enthusiastic when it comes to actually cooking it). Although, I’m usually just as happy to get straight in bed and spend a night watching netflix with some cake or ice cream. I also love musicals, the Greatest Showman and Mamma Mia will always be favourites of mine.

My friends and family are really important to me and I love spending time with them as much as I can. My older sister is like my best friend and one of my favourite things is visiting her and spending too much money going shopping and eating out.

Hannah Namvar

Hannah Namvar

Branch Manager Read More
Hannah Namvar

Hannah Namvar

Branch Manager

I started with Oakfield in September 2009 as a Branch Coordinator, with the continued support and guidance from my peers I have progressed throughout my career at Oakfield and was promoted to Branch Manager in December 2016. My job as a Branch Manager challenges me every day in different ways and you are continuously learning, every day is different, and I get to interact with landlords, tenants, vendors and buyers and this an aspect of my job that I really do enjoy.

In 2016 I received ‘Employee of the Year Award’ this is one of my proudest achievements during my career with Oakfield the award is highly regarded.

I would describe myself as a social butterfly, I love socialising and I spend a lot of my time with my friends and family. I think it’s important to surround yourself with positive people to bring out the best of you. My friends would describe me as loud, fun loving and caring, I am always the shoulder to cry on and will always have a cup of tea waiting. I really enjoy history and love learning about our heritage, I love exploring new places and trying to put myself out of my comfort zone.

Katie Matthews

Katie Matthews

Branch Coordinator Read More
Katie Matthews

Katie Matthews

Branch Coordinator

Following many years working for a Government Agency the time came for a career change and in March 2017 I joined Oakfield as a Branch Coordinator. My role requires me to work closely with the lettings team organising the diary, booking in appointments and ensuring everything in the office is running smoothly. I prepare the marketing details of properties to let, complete floor plans and deal with the administration process of this, as well as assisting with the referencing of prospective Tenants. I think it is fair to say the role I do is a busy one but one I thoroughly enjoy. I am currently working towards gaining my qualifications to become a member of the Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARLA).

When I’m not at work I spend my time trying to get fit at exercise classes and looking through Instagram looking for healthy meals that I never actually cook! I have two sons that are football mad, I spend most of my weekends taking them both to football training and matches supporting them with their achievements as much as I can. When we’re not running around with training mornings, we can often be found in the garden having a good kick about and brushing up on my skills.

Adam Sellers

Adam Sellers

Senior Lettings Marketing Consultant Read More
Adam Sellers

Adam Sellers

Senior Lettings Marketing Consultant

My career with Oakfield first started in September 2013 as a Sales Negotiator within the Hastings Branch and following the successful completion of my NAEA exams I was quickly promoted to a Property Marketing Consultant. In 2015, I was offered the opportunity to work for a globally recognised real estate company in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I took this opportunity with both hands to further my career experience and gain a better understanding of the international property market.

After an eye opening and thoroughly enjoyable 2 years in Dubai I made the decision to return back to the UK to be closer to my family. I was thrilled when the opportunity came for me to re-join the Hastings Branch in July 2017 as a Senior Lettings Marketing Consultant and my main role is to meet with new and existing landlords to appraise their property for rent. I consider myself a travel enthusiast and am always planning my next getaway - preferably somewhere hot! My time in Dubai certainly makes me pine for the warmer weather but there is no place quite like home.

Victor Reed

Victor Reed

Home Guide

Often referred to as the ‘Man in Hat’ you could pretty much say that I am part of the furniture. 17 years after joining Oakfield I am still here enjoying my role as ‘Home Guide’. I think it would be fair to say I have driven more miles than a London cabby, shown more properties than Phil and Kirstie themselves and I don’t think there is a road in Hastings that I haven’t visited. The Hastings Office is my pride and joy and the staff really do become your family.

Born and raised in Hastings Old Town, in the pub is where I spend most of my days. I love a quiz and getting involved with the local community. When I’m not in pub, you can find me in the kitchen cooking up a storm or in the garden knee deep in soil, I am very proud of my garden and it has even been featured on a programme with Jamie Oliver (I taught him a few cooking tricks while he was here).

Carla Hooley

Carla Hooley

Branch Administrator Read More
Carla Hooley

Carla Hooley

Branch Administrator

Joining Oakfield in September 2018 was the start of my career in Estate Agency. I am a branch administrator in our Hastings branch I work closely alongside our sales team supporting them in their roles. I register applicants, book viewings, organise the diary and prepare the marketing details when a property is listed for sale. My job is very varied and certainly keeps me busy.

I am originally from the South of Yorkshire but in 2015 I moved to Hastings and it now feels like home. When I am not working I enjoy weekends away with my boyfriend, dining out and socialising with friends and family.

Daniel Rains

Daniel Rains

Sales Negotiator Read More
Daniel Rains

Daniel Rains

Sales Negotiator

I joined Oakfield as a Sales Negotiator in the Autumn of 2018. Having graduated from Chichester University with a degree in Sport & Exercise Science I was looking to settle down into a job that I could make a career out of. I consider myself to be a friendly, outgoing and fun person which I feel assists me greatly in the role I do. As a Sales Negotiator I meet applicants to show them around properties, liaise with them and Vendors when an offer is put forward and assist our Vendors and Buyers throughout the conveyancing process. I get a real buzz from helping people find their new home.

I am highly active taking part in a number of sports over recent years such as playing for the university’s football and American football teams, but I think those days are behind me to focus on my career. Above all though, family is what is most important to me, nothing beats a family take-away night, Dominos or a Chinese, and maybe a few drinks and friends over.

I want to see the world and the plan is to start saving so I can travel for a few months possibly to Tokyo, China, Australia or New Zealand. Then the plan is to get myself on the property ladder and move into my own house. However, you can never plan life and just take it how it comes, I plan to take every opportunity I can.

Glenn Taylor

Glenn Taylor

Senior Property Manager Read More
Glenn Taylor

Glenn Taylor

Senior Property Manager

In early 2018 the opportunity came for me to join Oakfield, having worked in Estate Agency for over 5 years with a local agent the time had come for a change. I joined the Property Management team in our Hastings branch stepping into the role of ‘Senior Property Manager’. In this role I oversee the day to day running of the extensive management portfolio. I liaise with Landlords and Tenants regarding their deposits at the end of tenancies, organise minor and major works at properties as well as ensuring all properties are compliant with legislation.  I work along-side a fellow Property Manager as well as an administrators, I help to encourage and drive the team to ensure our clients receive only the highest standard of service. I enjoy the industries ever-changing climate and thrive off the challenges which come with property management.

My free time is mostly spent with my wife renovating our home we bought in 2017 we are enjoying the project but can’t wait till the house is finished and we can enjoy it. When I’m not painting or doing whatever task she has for me, I do manage to find time to run and cycle. Living by the coast, I try to ride at least 3 times a week along the promenade. I also enjoy both playing and watching football.

Emma Storey

Emma Storey

Property Management Administrator Read More
Emma Storey

Emma Storey

Property Management Administrator

I have been a property administrator for Oakfields Hastings branch since January 2018.
With over three years’ experience in an office-based environment, I continue to build on my knowledge working for a dynamic and interesting company. Building trust with clients and tenants is important to me, especially where people’s homes are concerned. My job is to ensure electrical and gas safety regulations are met and that the property is kept in good condition. Within the team we strive to resolve all maintenance issues as quickly as possible to minimise disruption. As well as this I carry out the referencing for all Applicants hoping to rent a property with Oakfield. I thrive on working for such a busy and proactive company.

I love the great outdoors and when I am not in the office, I jump at the chance to go for a long, muddy walk in the woods, farm visit or llama walking. I am a self-confessed Pinterest addict and I get a lot of upcycling and foodie inspiration from here, so I can cook up a storm for anyone who is brave enough to eat it. My guilty pleasures consist of chocolate, Harry Potter and 50’s nostalgia.

Gemma Barboteau

Gemma Barboteau

Property Management Administrator Read More
Gemma Barboteau

Gemma Barboteau

Property Management Administrator

I started working in Property Management at the Hastings Branch in October 2018, however did a previous stint with Oakfield from 2010 – 2011 as a Secretary to the Directors. My role as an Administrator in Block Management involves assisting the Property Managers with the day to day management of the blocks. Although only being back with Oakfield for a month, I am really enjoying it as I get to work with a fantastic team doing an extremely varied role.

When I am not at work, my time is primarily taken up being a wife and a mother. I like to spend time with my family which usually involves trips to places like the zoo and theme parks – which I don’t mind at all being a big kid at heart! When I am not with my family like to socialise with my friends, although these days we have swapped the glasses of wine and the dancefloor for a cup of tea and the sofa. I would be described as friendly, sociable and slightly crazy – in a good way!

Chloe Taylor

Chloe Taylor

Branch Manager Read More
Chloe Taylor

Chloe Taylor

Branch Manager

My estate agency career began when I joined Oakfield early 2011, having lived locally all my life, property was always something that fascinated me. I am the Branch Manager of our Bexhill Branch and one of the things I love most about my job is building a fantastic rapport up with our clients, I thoroughly enjoy dealing with people and delivering a fantastic level of customer service. I was awarded Oakfield’s Customer Service Award two years running.

I am a fully qualified member of the Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARLA) as well as The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA). At our 2017 awards ceremony I received what I consider to be the most prestigious award given out, the ‘Employee of the Year’ I was very excited I had been chosen to receive this award. My branch in Bexhill has also won “Branch of the Year” for the last two years in a row which makes me incredibly proud!

I am a very organised person and love to keep the office, (and husband!) in check, I have a large family and enjoy spending time with them, I regularly go to concerts with my Mum – she mainly makes sure that we are in the que by 9am to be in the front row! I enjoy eating out with my husband, we love trying new food and new places. We also like to make sure we see lots of the world, so are always planning where we would like to go next.

Phil Hall

Phil Hall

Sales Manager Read More
Phil Hall

Phil Hall

Sales Manager

I joined Oakfield in late 2016 as a Senior Sales Marketing Consultant at our Bexhill branch. I bought with me over 20 years’ experience in the industry working in both sales and lettings.

My journey into estate agency started in 1997 as a trainee negotiator working for one of the well-known corporate agencies. From the very start of my career I knew that Estate Agency was a passion of mine, after a few years in different branches I was approached to run my own office an opportunity I jumped at. I was a manager for over 10 years running two very successful branches before making the decision to step down from management focus solely on sales as that is what I love.

Since being at Oakfield our Bexhill Branch has gone from strength to strength in sales which makes me very proud. At the end of 2017 I was promoted to Sales Manager and won the Negotiator or the Year Award.

Outside of work, I am married and have a 5-year-old daughter, I love spending time with my family and at the weekends you will find me in my garden bar or in charge of the BBQ. In my (limited) spare time I enjoy watching football and playing golf.

Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson

Negotiator

I joined Oakfield early 2018, having previously worked for an estate agent in Eastbourne. My role is to arrange and carry out viewings, book marketing proposal meetings and make sure that our vendors get the best possible price for their property. I work closely alongside Phil to make sure that the beginning of our vendors sale is as smooth and as stress free as possible, I am always on hand to answer any questions our vendors or buyers may have.

I have always worked within customer service and enjoy meeting new people so being within this industry is fantastic for me as I meet new people and help them when it comes to finding the perfect home for them to buy. Alongside my role as a Negotiator I am studying to get the qualifications to become a member of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).

I live in Hastings and have done all my life I am very familiar with Bexhill as I have family in the town and regularly spend time here. When I am not in the office tying up sales you will find me watching and playing football or spending time with my friends and family.

Charlotte Wilkinson

Charlotte Wilkinson

Marketing Consultant Read More
Charlotte Wilkinson

Charlotte Wilkinson

Marketing Consultant

I have worked at Oakfield since 2015, initially in an administration job role, progressing to a Negotiator and am now a Lettings Marketing Consultant in Bexhill my role includes carrying out all of the Lettings Marketing Proposal Meetings. I enjoy dealing with customers and enjoy meeting my clients on appointments and building rapports with them, one of my greatest achievements in my working career so far is winning Oakfield’s Customer Service award for two consecutive years and I have my sights set on the hattrick. I am also a fully qualified member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA).

I have friends that live in various locations across the country and enjoy travelling to see them at weekends and having catch ups! I also enjoy going to the gym to (try) improve on fitness and taking part in fitness classes. My friends would describe me as a social butterfly I like spending time out and about and love being constantly on the go, in my evenings I like to go out for dinners and always enjoy the opportunity to go to events such as live music and theatre shows.

Lucy White

Lucy White

Negotiator

I started at Oakfield in Eastbourne as an Apprentice in the summer of 2016 after a complete career change, this made me realise estate agency is where I wanted the further my career. Only six months into my career I was very proud to win the Apprentice of the year award. In 2017 I stepped into the role of Lettings Negotiator in our Bexhill Branch, from when I joined Oakfield this is the role I wanted and I was delighted when the job was offered to me. My job role includes carrying out the viewings, assisting tenants with the moving in process, conducting referencing and preparing moving in documents.  Between Charlotte and I we ensure the process for the tenants is as smooth and stress free as possible. Alongside this I am also currently studying for my qualifications to become a member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents.

I have lived in Bexhill all my life and have a vast knowledge of the area, this enables me to provide Applicants and Landlords with the best possible information when it comes to the Lettings Market and the local area. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and socialising with friends and watching boxing. I also enjoy baking at home and browsing through social media to look for new exciting recipes for my boyfriend and I to try. All my friends would describe me as a caring, light hearted, lovable person.

Roxanne Alrawi

Roxanne Alrawi

Property Manager Read More
Roxanne Alrawi

Roxanne Alrawi

Property Manager

I have been a property manager at Oakfield since March 2016 and I am responsible for maintaining all the managed properties in Bexhill. A few roles of my job include; carrying out property visits, resolving tenant complaints, enforcing rules of occupancy, liaising between Tenants and Landlords to prevent/resolve deposit disputes adhering to TDS/DPS regulations and ensuring all properties have the required documentation to make them compliant with legislation.

I thoroughly enjoy liaising with Tenants and Landlords alike and maintaining a repour by offering support and assistance when needed.

I class myself as a friendly and approachable person, I am outgoing, fun (I hope) and hard working.

I have a lot of previous experience in customer service and even sales, I enjoyed completing level 3 in massage and diploma in anatomy and physiology at Sussex Downs College way back when and am very interested in aromatherapy and holistic remedies.

In my spare time enjoy spending quality time with my new Fiancé and teenage Daughter either dining out as a family, watching movies or painting. I also love cooking and experimenting with new dishes, although some are more successful than others. I also try and make time for my friends as I love a good catch up and gossip!

Casey-Jay Freeman

Casey-Jay Freeman

Apprentice Administrator Read More
Casey-Jay Freeman

Casey-Jay Freeman

Apprentice Administrator

I have recently started my estate agency career with Oakfield starting off as an apprentice administrator, I am feeling very excited for what’s to come and the challenges I’ll be facing working alongside an amazing team. I have previous work experience within customer service, I love interacting and dealing with customers so am very pleased I’ll get to do this on a day to day basis. I have lived in Bexhill all my life with my mum, dad and two younger brothers so feel I know the area very well.

I studied Art and Design at college, specialising in graphics and illustration, which is something I will always love to do in my spare time whenever I get the chance. I see this is a massive career change but when I left college, my boyfriend and I were looking into renting a property together and I found the process so interesting. Estate agency is now where my heart is and something I know I can build a lasting career. My family and friends would describe me as someone who is very happy, silly and kind-hearted. I always put others first and care too much (sometimes this can be a bad trait to have!!). In my evenings after work I love to spend time with my boyfriend, going out for dinner, going to the cinema or watching T.V chilling at home. We like to have a ‘date night’ as frequently as we can. We have only recently been on our first holiday together (also my very first one) to Barcelona however we absolutely loved it and can’t wait to see the rest of the world.

Nattasha Byrne

Nattasha Byrne

Apprentice Administrator Read More
Nattasha Byrne

Nattasha Byrne

Apprentice Administrator

I joined Oakfield in July 2018 as part of the administration team for the Bexhill Branch. My role includes ensuring property are advertised and listed correctly and that all branch correspondence is managed and distributed appropriately. With my attention to detail and my organisation skills I hope to become a real asset to Oakfield.

In my spare time I love to swim, I used to compete at both country and regional levels, I was and still am very proud of my swimming achievements. I love making memories with friends and family whether it be a family Sunday lunch or a shopping day with friends. I love to travel and have been fortunate enough to visit some amazing places some of my favourites have been Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Florida. I cant wait to see more of the world and I am very excited for what the future has to offer.

Charlotte Osborn

Charlotte Osborn

Branch Manager

My career in Estate Agency began over 10 years ago working for a corporate agent for six years before joining Oakfield in 2014. Prior to joining Oakfield I also trained as a Financial Advisor as I had always been very interested in mortgages but my real passion finding someone their new home whether that is by renting or buying. When I joined Oakfield I was a Sales Negotiator after a very successful 3 years in the role I decided to take a year out in 2017 to travel the world with my fiancée, this was the most amazing experience and something I enjoyed every moment of, but as they say there is no place like home! When we did return home at the end of 2017 I was delighted to be offered the Branch Manager position in our Eastbourne branch and returned to work in January 2018.

When I am not working or travelling around the world I enjoy gardening and spending time with my friends and family having meals out or going for long walks.

Rebecca Green

Rebecca Green

Senior Branch Administrator Read More
Rebecca Green

Rebecca Green

Senior Branch Administrator

I started with Oakfield in November 2015 as the Branch Administrator, since then I have progressed to become the Senior Branch Administrator in the Eastbourne branch. Working with Oakfield I have learnt many aspects of the residential sales and lettings process.

During my career I have completed my qualifications to become a member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and in 2017 at our annual awards ceremony I was very proud to receive the ‘Administrator of the Year’ award.

Before working at Oakfield I was an assistant manager at a local cocktail bar which means I make a mean espresso martini. I have been raised in Eastbourne and absolutely love where I live. In my personal time I enjoy sunny walks along the downs and seafront, dining out at local restaurants, spending time with family and socialising with friends.

Lauren Vousden

Lauren Vousden

Senior Sales Marketing Consultant Read More
Lauren Vousden

Lauren Vousden

Senior Sales Marketing Consultant

I have been working in Estate Agency since 2000 I started out in the new homes division of a national corporate agent before joining Oakfield in 2009 as a Sales Negotiator. During this time I have taken a career break to start a family and enjoy time with my two young boys but returned to Oakfield in January 2017 at an exciting time when the team was growing and the branch was moved to its new location on Cornfield Road. As a Senior Sales Marketing Consultant I spend my days visiting properties carrying out Marketing Proposal Meetings and keeping Vendors updated on the marketing of their property.

During my Estate Agency career I have gained my level 3 NVQ and Diploma in Residential Sales as well as becoming a member of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).

When I am not working my two boys keep me busy, I am always finding different things to do with them, we enjoy family holidays and get away as much as we can. I enjoy sewing and crafts particularly making memory animals from children’s first clothes and a nice glass of wine whilst watching a good crime thriller.

Tracey Thompson

Tracey Thompson

Sales Negotiator Read More
Tracey Thompson

Tracey Thompson

Sales Negotiator

I joined the team in the Summer of 2018 after working in telecommunications for a number of years. Having moved my life to Eastbourne recently from Ipswich I have quickly become familiar with the Eastbourne area and all it is to offer, I already feel like a local.

I have always had a passion for sales, one of the reasons for this is that I love working with people being out meeting Applicants showing properties and getting sales agreed!

Having recently gotten married I like to spend her time with my new husband and son when he is home from university.  I like to consider myself to be artistic and have a love of painting.

Zoe Hodd

Zoe Hodd

Lettings Marketing Consultant Read More
Zoe Hodd

Zoe Hodd

Lettings Marketing Consultant

Zoe joined the team in 2017 taking on the role as lettings negotiator after a successful career working for a corporate company. During last year she has excelled and not only has she become a fully qualified member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), she has been promoted to Letting marketing consultant and gives landlords expert advice on letting their properties out.

Not only is Zoe well qualified and experienced but she prides herself on her excellent customer service, personal approach and thorough attention to detail.

Before Zoe’s journey into the property sector she was an air hostess and travelled to many exotic locations, and she still likes to travel when she can.

In her personal time Zoe likes to spend time with her family, in particular, her niece and nephew that she takes on fun days out.

Julian McVeigh

Julian McVeigh

Lettings Negotiator Read More
Julian McVeigh

Julian McVeigh

Lettings Negotiator

I am the Lettings negotiator our Eastbourne branch and I joined the team this year after moving from Brighton. After finishing my A-Levels in the summer of 2016, where I studied Business, Sociology and Law, I spent 8 months working in sales before starting a job at Mercedes-Benz in Brighton.

As a Lettings Negotiator I enjoy being out of the office, meeting applicants, showing properties and helping people find their new home. I work closely with Zoe to ensure our applicants, Landlords and Tenants all have a positive experience when letting or renting a property from Oakfield.

When I’m not at work I enjoy sport, mostly football and tennis and try to play it as much as possible. I am a huge Liverpool fan and I try to attend at least one match a season. In the future I hope to spend more time travelling and would very much like to journey outside of Europe for the very first time.

Suzanne Hemington

Suzanne Hemington

Property Management Administrator Read More
Suzanne Hemington

Suzanne Hemington

Property Management Administrator

At the end of Oct 2018 I joined Oakfield as Property Management Administrator.  Having worked for another major estate agent for over 9 years starting as a home guide then progressing to a Property Manager/Inspector, I decided a change would be good for me and felt Oakfield was definitely the company I wanted to work for. I work in the Eastbourne branch where my roles include; completing Check Outs and Inventories, carrying out property visits, working with landlords, tenants and contractors addressing all maintenance issues, finalising deposits and ensuring that both landlords and tenants receive the best service possible.

I am honest and hard-working, believe in respect and treat people how I would like to be treated.

If I do get any spare time I like spending it with my 12yr old, Old English Sheepdog Miska, getting lots of licks and cuddles.

I love travelling and driving, horse -racing and formula 1. One of my proudest moments was watching Nigel Mansell win at Silverstone and also sitting in Ayrton Sennas Car.

I also love going to Music Concerts.