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Meet the Team

Please convey my gratitude to 'the team'. Your thorough approach towards the valuing and marketing of my home in Alresford resulted in a prompt sale. To me, this indicated that you had an in-depth knowledge of your client base. Thank you also for the frequent and candid updates. The fact that this old and unique property was sold and completed in a little over two months speaks volumes for the team.

G.B.

Gordon  Thoday

Gordon Thoday

MD

Bio
Gordon is the driving force behind the business today and has gathered around him a team of dedicated property professionals, who share his vision for offering the best possible service for local people looking to sell or let out their properties. He places great value in looking after clients’ best interests, and his aim is to provide sound advice that can be relied upon. What I love about Alresford: I am often reminded, when I meet people, how fortunate we are to live in such a beautiful part of the World.

Ian Woodhouse-Smith

Ian Woodhouse-Smith

Lettings Manager

Bio
With over 18 years’ experience in running successful letting agencies in both Wiltshire and Hampshire, Ian has an innate understanding of the needs of both our landlord and tenant clients. He is always looking for ways to embrace technology in order to enhance the lettings experience. Outside of lettings, Ian is married with two young boys, he is also an FA qualified football coach specialising in under 7 and under 8 age groups.

Darren Challis

Darren Challis

Sales Manager

Bio
Darren has over 30 years in the property business having started his career in the mid 80s. He originally worked in South London before moving his family to Hampshire. He brings years of experience and forward thinking property marketing ideas, with a commitment to delivering a professional sales service and upholding the core values of Hellards.

Carey Stuart

Carey Stuart

Residential Sales

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Returning to England after many years abroad, Carey stumbled upon Alresford, fell in love with it and has made it home. She comes from a retail background, but has spent many years working with an interior design company in Malta, focusing on space management and home organisation. Her flair for sales, and passion for property, make her an essential part of the team at Hellards. What I love about Alresford: It is a quintessential English town with a great community spirit and amazing dog walks. The Thursday market along with our own fresh food shops add to the quality of life, making it a gem of a place to live.

Liane Phillips

Liane Phillips

Residential Sales

Bio
Liane has considerable experience in estate agency, having worked for Hellards for over 10 years. For her, communication with both clients and colleagues is paramount. Liane oversees our sales progression, as well as getting involved with viewings and negotiations, allowing her to offer support to clients all the way through the moving process. Nothing is too much trouble for Liane. She uses a practical approach to problem solving and has the tenacity to see things through to completion. What I love about Alresford: The people!

Laura Brown

Laura Brown

Administration Manager

Bio
Laura looks after the marketing of our new instructions. She uses her attention to detail to make sure a high standard of presentation is achieved consistently. This includes working with property photos and preparing brochures, as well as handling Hellards marketing and communications. Laura knows this part of Hampshire inside-out, having lived in and around Alresford her whole life. What I love about West Meon: The Meon Valley Railway Line and Old Winchester Hill right on our doorstep with great walks and superb views across the valley. A great village shop, café and pub as well as a beautiful park.

Helen Gee

Helen Gee

Property Manager

Bio
With experience in Rural Estate Management, Public Sector Services and Administration, Helen has the perfect background to look after the day-to-day management of our rental properties Helen enjoys visiting properties and meeting with landlords and tenants and our clients know that she’ll look after every detail of the management of their property with the utmost care. What I love about Alresford: Helen enjoys shopping with friends and eating out in Alresford’s restaurants.

Fiona Wingent

Fiona Wingent

Accounts Manager

Bio
Outside of Hellards, Fiona is married with two adult children. In her spare time she volunteers for a Wildlife Rescue charity and fosters Hedgehogs. She also knits purple poppies for Murphy’s Army Purple Poppy campaign. When she isn’t rescuing hedgehogs or knitting poppies, Fiona also likes spectator sports particularly football and tennis and making cakes.

Rebecca Jackson

Rebecca Jackson

Viewings Assistant

Bio

Jayne Sloane

Jayne Sloane

Viewings Assistant

Bio
Having worked for 15 years with a national agent, I joined the team earlier this year. I enjoy meeting people, and visiting the wide selection of properties that Hellards market. As I have lived in the area all my life, I have local knowledge of Alresford and the surrounding villages. What I love about Medstead: the lovely countryside and walks, and of course the Watercress Line runs through it. Did you know that Medstead is one of the highest points in Hampshire at 716 feet?