Our Team

Behind the scenes of Oakwood Homes

Adam Spickett

Adam Spickett

Branch Manager

Adam began his career with Oakwood homes in 2006 and throughout his time with the company has successfully developed his skills within the industry. Originally starting out in our Birchington office he has efficiently progressed from trainee negotiator through to Office Manager of our Margate branch. Outside of work he is a keen member of a local Badminton club although at present most of his time is taken up completing the final stages of a total refurbishment of his own home. A knowledgeable and confident member of our team.

Margate Office Tel: 01843 221133

Amy Davies

Amy Davies

Lettings Progressor

Estate agency is a new venture for Amy who has a background in professional catering for which she studied at East Kent College. In her spare time she creates bespoke birthday and wedding cakes for friends and family and has recently started her own blog. Keeping fit and healthy has always been important to Amy so she goes to the gym frequently, and enjoys swimming and taking part in badminton. She loves being out in the sun and whenever possible she’ll be down the beach jet skiing with the family.

Lettings Office Tel: 01843 222700

Andrew Dickinson

Andrew Dickinson

Managing Director

'A passion for people and property...' That best describes the motivation behind Andrew who has accumulated a vast amount of knowledge and experience from his 30+ years in the business, which has helped to shape Oakwood homes as we know it today. Straight talking, open and determined to achieve results through fairness and equality. Andrew is also responsible for our Land & New Homes Division offering concept analysis advice and a wealth of knowledge from market research to new homes sales. An important contact for any developer.

HQ Office Tel: 01843 221133

Brooke Pond

Brooke Pond

Mortgage Administrator

Brooke has been working in the Financial Services Industry since 2000, the majority of which has been with Mortgage Advice Bureau. Brooke has an excellent working relationship within the FS team, achieving great job satisfaction from assisting clients in their mortgage journey enabling them to move into their new home. Outside of work Brooke enjoys spending time with her family and friends and also likes to bake having recently completed courses working with sugar paste and celebration cakes. Like most ladies she also likes to shop and enjoys family holidays abroad.

Financial Services Office Tel: 0800 035 0353

Christel Clarke

Christel Clarke

Sales Advisor

A relative newcomer to the industry and Oakwood homes, Christel brings with her a wealth of customer service experience that is proving to be a real hit with all clients. Empathy, understanding and genuine passion for a successful result are all hallmarks of Christel's character that will be an attraction to anyone fortunate enough to be dealing with her. When not selling houses, Christel enjoys time with her family, her own property and travel. Make your transaction an enjoyable experience - ask for Christel.

Birchington Office Tel: 01843 842233

Claire Chipperfield

Claire Chipperfield

Accounts Administrator

One of the newest members to our Oakwood team, Claire is already a valued member of the accounts department with particular responsibility for managing the day to day finances of lettings. With over 14 years experience of working in accounts, Claire has a great knowledge of both the sales and purchase ledgers - so your rent will be in safe hands! Claire is very much looking forward to continuing her journey within the company and expanding her financial knowledge on the way. A devoted mum and the face behind the voice on the phone!

HQ Office Tel: 01843 221133

Claire Crow

Claire Crow

Contracts Co-ordinator

A safe pair of hands are what is needed when it comes to dealing with the finer details of contracts and that's what you will experience when dealing with Claire. A valuable member of our lettings team, Claire will make sure that your let will be clear, concise and legally correct reassuring you that the future is well protected. Claire has a number of years valuable experience from within the lettings business. When not busy at her desk, Claire enjoys spending time with her young family. A safe pair of hands!

Lettings Office Tel: 01843 222700

Craig Durrant

Craig Durrant

Senior Sales Consultant

Craig is a relative newcomer to the property industry, but has a wealth of experience in the sales and customer service arena from the last 25 years in business. He enjoys the challenge of a competitive market - and the varied nature of estate agency holds great appeal. When he is not selling houses for Oakwood homes Craig enjoys time with his family, playing squash, rock climbing and has been known to ‘tread the boards’ in the theatre (lovey..). A firm favourite with all his clients.

Margate Office Tel: 01843 221133

Daisy Norton

Daisy Norton

Lettings Advisor

Daisy has recently joined our lettings team dealing directly with clients and is very much enjoying her new position. Previous to estate agency Daisy worked in retail giving her great experience in understanding the need for great customer service. Daisy is also keen on fitness and going to the gym.

Lettings Office Tel: 01843 222700

Darren Gedge

Darren Gedge

Senior Valuer

Darren boasts over 25 years experience in the housing industry having worked for many years in the Thanet and surrounding areas - surviving not one, but two recessions! With an impressive track record for successful advice and sales, any clients can be certain that their impending move will be in very safe hands. Out of work Darren enjoys spending time with his family and is a keen sports enthusiast, especially helping coach his sons local football team. An experienced and trustworthy member of the Oakwood team.

Margate Office Tel: 01843 221133

Debbie Thwaites

Debbie Thwaites

Sales Progressor

Debbie has been in the estate agency business since 2006 and has extensive knowledge of all aspects in the buying and selling process, which is now put to excellent use by channeling into her valuable role as Sales Progressor. Although this is a very challenging part of the selling process, being able to see the client through from start to finish and eventually hand over the keys on completion to their new home - makes it all worth while. Outside of work, Debbie loves to spend time with her young family and walks with her dog.

Birchington Office Tel: 01843 842233

Diane Robertson

Diane Robertson

PA to Managing Director

Diane has worked within administration in Estate Agency for over 20 years and has been PA to Oakwood’s Managing Director since we opened for business in January 2005 as well as looking after the administration for the branch network. She has a keen eye for detail and accuracy working hard to ensure your property is presented to the market in the very best way possible. Diane has three daughters, five grandchildren and is a keen motorcyclist enjoying European travel.

HQ Office Tel: 01843 221133

Ethan Rigden

Ethan Rigden

Lettings Advisor

Ethan joined the customer service apprentice scheme in September 2017. Our apprentice scheme runs over 18 months and covers all aspects of estate agency and he has now progressed to working withion our Property Maintenance team. Previous to estate agency Ethan studied at Sandwich Technology College Football Academy, he is a keen footballer.

Lettings Office Tel: 01843 222700

Gareth Pepin CeMap Cert PFS

Gareth Pepin CeMap Cert PFS

Financial Advisor

Choosing the right mortgage is an important decision. Choosing the right person to help you - is arguably even more important! Gareth has vast experience behind him from over 25 years in the business to ensure that you will always get the right advice whether you are looking for your first mortgage, re-mortgage or even portfolio advice. Distance is no issue - so wherever you may be located, be sure to make contact with Gareth to arrange a suitable time to talk and visit.

Financial Services Office Tel: 0800 035 0353

Gina Armer

Gina Armer

Sales Advisor

Georgina is a local member of the team and joined our Margate office having come form the retail industry. In her spare time she loves to go clothes shopping and stay up to date with the latest fashion.

Margate Office Tel: 01843 221133

Hannah Harding

Hannah Harding

Property Manager

Hannah has worked in various roles in the company and is now leading our apprentice scheme as well as a key involvement in our Property Management Team. Hannah was born in Thanet and has many happy memories of the Isle. During her time off she enjoys shopping and she is even partial to a game or two of bingo!

Lettings Office Tel: 01843 222700

Hans Retallick

Hans Retallick

Finance Director

As a seasoned and knowledgeable property professional with huge experience of portfolio management across the UK and Europe, Hans combined forces with Andrew and Steve in the founding of Oakwood homes in 2005. In his role as Finance Director for the company Hans oversees the accounts department in all areas of the business as well as running his own extensive portfolio of property. Outside of work, Hans has a real passion for travel and will often be found in different parts of the world as he widens his global experience...!

HQ Office Tel: 01843 221133

Hayley Mannering

Hayley Mannering

Assistant Branch Manager

'A calming influence with any sale...' A great description of Hayley's character that you will quickly experience when dealing with her, throughout the sale or purchase of your home. Hayley has a wealth of experience in the business offering all clients exceptional knowledge and a reliable support during the transaction, to help make the property journey as enjoyable as possible. When not selling houses, Hayley enjoys 'time at home' with her family and travelling to new parts of the world to widen her cultural experience. A dependable and straight forward professional.

Birchington Office Tel: 01843 842233

Hunter

Hunter

Head of Security

Hunter can often be seen patrolling our Head Office in Margate, although does seem to prefer maintaining law and order on the local beach! A firm favourite with 'most' of the staff and possesses great client liaison skills with a friendly calming influence! 

HQ Office Tel: 01843 221133

James Thayre

James Thayre

Sales Advisor

James is a 'local lad' having lived for many years in Herne, which will give any client complete reassurance that they are dealing with someone 'in the know'. As a relative newcomer to the industry, James is excelling in delivering great customer service from his infectious enthusiasm, both for the business and love of property. 

Herne Bay Office Tel: 01227 749944

Julian Bastick

Julian Bastick

Energy Assessor

Julian is our out-sourced Energy Assessor from Alpha Property Group and is responsible for the completion of our EPC's (Energy Performance Certificates) and floor plans. He is also fully qualified to complete surveys for Legionella risk assessment which is now law for rental property following legislation change in 2015. When not working, Julian enjoys spending time with his family and looking after their three grandchildren - as well as watching F1 and Arsenal FC (go Arsenal!).

HQ Office Tel: 01843 221133

Kate Kenyon-Edwards

Kate Kenyon-Edwards

Lettings Team Leader

Kate has been in the Lettings business since 2012 after a background working in the insurance sector. She is now Lettings Team Leader and loves the variety of work and the interaction with lots of people in her role. At home Kate is very happy living with her husband, son and 2 dogs. She enjoys going for long walks with her dogs and taking her son to the park or the beach on lovely summer days.

Lettings Office Tel: 01843 222700

Kathy Wood

Kathy Wood

Assistant Branch Manager

Kathy has been working in the property industry in Ramsgate for the last 11 years and has extensive knowledge of both the town and local area, having sold many properties to London buyers and local residents alike.

With a track record of customer service excellence and a tenacious approach for all her clients, you can be certain that your next move will be in very safe hands from start to finish.

Kathy also lives in Ramsgate and when not dealing with properties at work, she is managing the refurbishment of her own home. In her spare time she can be seen behind her digital camera taking photos of the local beaches and scenery.  

Ramsgate Office Tel: 01843 590900

Leonie Hattersley

Leonie Hattersley

Property Manager

Leonie is our newest team member having recently relocated to East Kent following an established career within the property business in London, which is now being put to good use in her important role in lettings. 

Lettings Office Tel: 01843 222700

Lorraine Harris

Lorraine Harris

Lettings Manager

Lorraine offers considerable experience from within the letting industry having worked in East Kent for a corporate business until moving to join the team at Oakwood. Her local knowledge and expertise will be exceptionally valuable for all clients as she offers sound advice for every aspect of your move. Her attention to detail will also ensure a very clear and concise transaction with no last minute surprises! As Lorraine is a local resident too, she knows the area well so understands the important things we need to consider when helping your move -  whether you are a Landlord or Tenant.

Lettings Office Tel: 01843 222700

Maddie Currie

Maddie Currie

Lettings Consultant

Madeleine joined the Lettings Team in 2015 with four years of estate agency under her belt. She has a wide range of experience in all aspects of Property Lettings, from accompanying viewings and arranging tenant referencing to property inspections, move ins and move outs. In her spare time, Maddie enjoys going out with friends, she loves to travel and has already been to the USA, Ibiza, Rome, France, Austria and Malta!

Lettings Office Tel: 01843 222700

Marilyn Binnersley

Marilyn Binnersley

Senior Sales Consultant

Marilyn is a well known local resident of Herne Bay and has been in this business for well over 30 years. Her vast experience in dealing with property from the last 3+ decades will prove to be invaluable to any client considering a move, so please make sure you talk with her before making any firm decisions. As a stickler for detail, Marilyn will certainly take on your stresses involved with moving and try to make your move the enjoyable moment it should be!

Herne Bay Office Tel: 01227 749944

Mark Hougham

Mark Hougham

Branch Manager

Mark is another seasoned member of staff with great experience from more than 20 years in the business, including a spell overseas in both Spain and Dubai. This has given him valuable exposure to not just varying cultures, but also a good understanding of the legal process and expectations needed for any international move. Mark heads up our successful team in Herne Bay and has a real passion for excellent customer service throughout the buying and selling journey. If you are considering a move - make sure you talk with Mark first! 

Herne Bay Office Tel: 01227 749944

Nadina Roud

Nadina Roud

Business Development Manager

Nadina has worked in the Lettings Industry since 2008, starting her career as a Lettings Negotiator and working her way up to Business Standards and Development Manager overssing the smooth operations of the lettings team. In her spare time she loves to travel and spend time with her family.

Lettings Office Tel: 01843 222700

Nikki Cullen

Nikki Cullen

Property Manager

Nikki first started in the property business in 2002 as a sales and lettings administrator and has developed her skills and experience into her current role as Property Manager - where she has been operating now for the last 10 years. Having lived and worked in various locations in London and Kent, Nikki has now settled in Thanet with all clients of Oakwood homes benefitting from her knowledge and understanding of the lettings business.

In her spare time Nikki enjoys socialising, reading, charity walks and overseas holidays.

Lettings Office Tel: 01843 222700

Paul McGuirk

Paul McGuirk

Commercial Director

Paul would describe himself as a ‘Recovering Estate Agent’ - having literally fallen into estate agency in 1991, he suddenly found his vocation. “I have always loved working with people, being responsible for their most valuable possession provides a superb insight into human nature.” Outside of work, Paul likes to keep himself busy with community work. Over the years Paul has dressed up in local carnivals, walked the Yorkshire Three Peaks, cycled Ramsgate to Brighton and pushed a hospital bed round Thanet, all in the name of charity! Paul is now responsible for our Comercial Division covering the whole of East Kent.

HQ Office Tel: 01843 221133

Robert Lear

Robert Lear

Branch Manager

Well known to many local clients already, Robert has recently returned from several years working in the London market and is now putting that experience to good use in our new Ramsgate office. As the area has close links to buyers throughout London, Robert's experience will be a huge benefit to any seller considering a move, safe in the knowledge that we will maximise your exposure to achieve the very best price. Born and bred in Thanet, Robert has many years of valuable 'know how' in the local area and market, making him a firm choice for any client. Outside of work Robert can be found on the golf course..!

Ramsgate Office Tel: 01843 590900

Steve Evans

Steve Evans

Prestige & Country Homes Director

Steve has worked in the estate agency business for more than 25 years and was a founding Director with Oakwood homes in 2005. In his time in the industry, Steve has worked in a variety of markets across Kent dealing with all styles of property from country homes to seafront apartments. He has worked in Birchington since 2003 and therefore knows the area exceptionally well, ensuring clients will receive balanced and accurate advice. Steve is also responsible for running our Prestige & Country homes division, working with clients across East Kent.

Outside of work Steve has a strong interest in Education having served as Chair of Governors for nearly 20 years. In his spare time he is a keen, though not very accomplished, golfer! 

Birchington Office Tel: 01843 842233

Teresa Dickinson

Teresa Dickinson

Lettings Director

Teresa has been in the business since 1986 and worked as an Estate Agent from the west coast of Scotland to the South East coast of England - booms to recessions and back again! Teresa founded our Lettings Division in 2008 and there hasn’t been a dull day since. She is passionate about her work and a stickler for sourcing the right tenant for the right Landlord to avoid potential future issues or void periods. Teresa is also of course married to the boss! Outside of work Teresa can be found walking her dog, enjoying good wine and food or watching sport, (not necessarily in that order…!)

Lettings Office Tel: 01843 222700

Tracie Whiting

Tracie Whiting

Group Finance Manager

'Attention to detail...' - The ideal description for Tracie who heads up the efficient running of our finance department, who constantly makes sure every effort is made in her strive towards perfection. Reassuring for our clients when we are dealing with their money! Tracie has received solid training from her corporate banking background which is now put to excellent use to smoothly run everything financial at Oakwood homes. Outside of work Tracie enjoys spending time with her family (and 2 dogs!), attending concerts for various artists and is a keen F1 follower.

HQ Office Tel: 01843 221133

Vikki Hailey

Vikki Hailey

Property Manager

Vikki joined our Property Management Team in 2016 with a wide background in administration including working with the Citizens Advice Bureau. She studied Child Psychology, Criminology and Counselling in Gosport. Vikki is a keen herpetologist and owns a number of snakes and lizards, which she has taken into local schools for children to see, handle and ask questions. Her favourite animal is the Manatee – and she fed one in Singapore Zoo!

Lettings Office Tel: 01843 222700