Get To Know The Clarkes Team
We have years of local and relevant experience, coupled with a modern approach which provides a professional and efficient service to all our customers. You are in safe hands with Clarkes.
We always put our customers first.
My career move to estate agency and opening the business with Paul in 2005 is the best move I ever made. I have always had a real love for property and home interiors even before opening Clarkes, with a previous history of interior design work and soft furnishings. Every day is different in the life of an Estate agent and I enjoy getting to know clients and helping them achieve their individual needs when moving home. I lead the Arundel office and am having a great time Living the Dream Job.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, learning to sail, running, walking and musicals. Recent challenges were climbing Mount Snowdon, and running the Chichester 10k. Now I want to go see some more of the world and see the more obscure places that we all hear about.
I started my career with a corporate Estate Agency many years ago. It was wasn’t long before I realised that the quality service I wanted to offer would be better suited to a business of my own. Clarkes Estates was launched in 2005 in Bognor Regis along with my wife Paula. Since then the business has gone from strength to strength with the addition of the Lettings department and a second local office in Arundel. Helping clients is still my passion. Outside of business life, I keep fit by running and enjoy climbing, walking and sailing, to name but a few outdoor pursuits.
Sue worked as a Corporate Banking & Acquisitions Lawyer after graduating with a first class law degree and a first in her Law Society Finals. After a career in private practice, she has concentrated on property based businesses. Sue takes a keen interest in local charitable work, particularly in relation to children and the wider community.
Kelly has been around the business for many years, initially starting out as an administrator. However, it is since becoming a negotiator that Kelly has really found her niche. Her love of people, positive outlook and diligence go hand in hand helping both buyers and sellers through the moving process.
Outside of work, Kelly likes to spend time with friends and family having dinner out or enjoying a trip to the cinema, as well as going to the gym and doing yoga. She’s also a bit of a homely girl though, enjoying nothing more than experimenting in the kitchen with the latest vegan recipe.
Position: Sales Administrator
I joined the Bognor team early in 2015 and bring a wide experience of working in a customer service environment within sales and manufacturing organisations. I love to keep the office organised and I am used to working to deadlines in a busy environment – very relevant when it’s helping people to move home. I am married with a son and in my little spare time like keeping fit, renovating my home and family holidays.
Position: Sales Manager
Lee has actually worked for Clarkes twice, having started his property career in the Bognor Office as a sales negotiator back in 2006 before a period of running his own residential property business. He re-joined Clarkes in 2014 and has a real mission to help clients both old and new, to move house. He is a family man with a young son, and a wife who is often away from home running a very large company, so he knows how important it is to get the balance of things sorted out properly. Somehow, Lee still manages to visit the gym and maintain that “beef cake” silhouette that the rest of us just wish for.
Position: Sales Administrator / Apprentice
Abby joined Clarkes as the Administrator for the Arundel Office, however, Abby is not just the person who types out Sales Particulars. Having decided to take advantage of a modern apprenticeship scheme Abby is learning her way around the entire agency industry and is looking forward to taking on more challenges. Abby says “Estate agency is a long way from the Theatrical Hair and Makeup that I studied for ... it’s much more challenging and much more varied than I had expected.” Abby lets off steam by donning her sports kit and running around which she general does twice a week, and she loves to socialise with friends.
Position: Mortgage Broker
I have been a mortgage broker for 10 years. I am a proud winner of the British Mortgage Awards 2010 and I come highly recommended by my clients. I am delighted to be associated with Clarkes who I have worked in conjunction with for over 5 years, our combined exceptional service standards have ensured that our clients have moved quickly and have been fully supported in all aspects of the moving process.
Position: Lettings Manager
Donna is well versed staff member who has experience in both Lettings and Sales. Donna first joined the company in a lettings role, handling the movements of Rents and arranging to fix to those pesky maintenance issues. Being an ambitious girl who has set her sights on success Donna soon transferred over to sales team and immediately took the “Top Neg” honors for the Bognor Office. Having put her Sales skills to excellent use, Donna took a subsequently a promotion and is now the Manager of the Lettings department. She is a serious fitness buff and so when Donna is not at work she can almost certainly be found in the gym working on her regime and cooking up a healthy meal for her and her partner. No fatty burgers or chocolate is allowed here! We try to tempt her every day, but her personal discipline just puts the rest of us to shame.
Position: Branch Partner
Peter has been an Estate Agent for 27 years, and in that time has worked for both Corporate and Independent Agents alike. Peters passion for the agency business is clear to see when you meet him, it shines out of his skin like a beacon on a dark night. “Making it Happen” provides Peter a deep sense of personal satisfaction and achievement, and it is no surprise that Peter leads him team with an exacted and indomitable style, Peter is a family man and has four children with the love of his life, Natalie. Now past 50, he still takes 3 sugars in his tea when doing valuations and has been known to put in a fourth when he sells it.
Position: Branch Manager – Arundel
With over 25 years of experience and knowledge in the south of England, Christopher is proud to be an estate agent and says “ I fell in love with the industry due to the architecture and history that properties offer!”
In his spare time Christopher enjoys sailing with his daughters at Emsworth. He says “There is nothing quite like the serenity of Chichester harbour when the tide is low, however, when the tide is up, it brings a wave of life enjoyed by so many! Watching the juniors have so much fun in their dinghies, in such a wonderful setting!”
Christopher is delighted to join Clarkes Estates in Arundel and looks forward to meeting and serving the Arundel community.
Position: Viewing Guide – Arundel
With a past history in Estate Agency, Jackie joined us early 2016 as a part time viewing guide and she is enjoying being back in the property industry. She says that showing people around what could potentially be their next home and helping tie up a sale is what she really enjoys most.
Jackie has a close knit family with two grandchildren and when they aren’t spending quality time together, she also likes seaside walks with her dog and crocheting, but her real passion is theatre and in particular she loves a good musical.