Born in Godolphin Road, a mere 400 metres from Helston's Guildhall, which I am delighted makes me eligible to lead the Floral Dance, I am extrememly proud of my local heritage and ties to the area. At the age of 18 months I moved to the village of Porkellis where members of my family have resided since the 1700's. I attended the local primary school Halwin where I was the third generation of Bolitho to attend, my great-grandfather having helped to build the school in 1895, I then went to Helston Comprehensive.
I returned to live in Helston during the 1980s, as a mature student I was able to continue with academic study with The University of Plymouth and Worcester respectively whereby I obtained a BA Hons in Education in 2013.
My passion outside of work and education, however has always been interior design and art. As an estate agent, I thoroughly enjoy viewing clients homes and understanding the design and decoration that the owner has chosen.
As a proud Helstonian, it is Flora Day that will always hold an extra special place for me, none more so than in 2005 when I was invited to lead the Midday Dance. I am proud to have created and helped manage a successful local business with my husband since 2002.
I was born and brought up in Porthleven and moved into Helston in 2004. I worked for a solicitors in Falmouth for two years then a position in a local solicitors in Helston came up and I worked for them for a further two years. I left the solicitors to have my daughter and to concentrate on being a mum. In the new year of 2010 I was itching to go back to work and I joined Christophers in the February.
I am based in the Porthleven office which to me is ideal, as I am from Porthleven, know the village very well and have strong local knowledge.
I enjoy spending time with my family, socialising, shopping and having completed the Brighton marathon in April 2017, I love to run and go to the gym.
I have lived and worked in Helston for most of my life and was educated locally. I am married to Louise and have two children. I joined Christophers in 2011 having worked for another local Cornish Company for 26 years in various sales environments. In this time I have amassed a wealth of knowledge which I now bring to the Christophers name.
I like the outdoors whether it being walking, cycling or enjoying all that our beautiful County offers. I am a licenced FA coach and run a youth football team at Helston AFC. I am a big sports fan especially supporting the glorious Manchester United, which I hope will not deter any prospective clients!
I am very enthusiastic, with an attention to detail and pride myself on delivering the highest standards of customer service.
I joined Christophers Estate Agents in October 2011 after returning to Cornwall from University. I grew up in Porthleven and attended Porthleven and Helston School where I had the honour of being Head Boy. I have always had an interest in property and am passionate about the area in which I live.
Outside of estate agency my main love is music and have played for many local Brass Bands as well as School and County Ensembles. In 2006 I went to Birmingham Conservatoire to study musical composition where I achieved a first class honours degree. In 2010 I continued my studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London where I was awarded a Masters degree in Music. My music has been performed at various venues across the country including Symphony Hall, Birmingham, the Wigmore Hall and the Royal Albert Hall, London.
I was born and educated in Penzance. After attending the Penzance Grammar School for Girls, I then went on to complete a two-year secretarial course at Camborne College (now Cornwall College). My very first full-time employment was at an estate agent in Penzance. I spent five happy years there before moving to Helston, at the age of twenty-two, to get married and raise a family. I am very lucky to have two children, a daughter and a son and two grandchildren.
I have now lived in my adopted town of Helston for over thirty years and have worked in the town in both the private and public sectors; first as a secretary in a firm of solicitors and later, when both my children were established in primary school, in a teaching support role at the College. In January 2018 I was very pleased to be invited to join the team at Christophers', a local company whose reputation for warm and friendly service is combined with a traditional and professional approach. I look forward to contributing towards their continued success.
When not working alongside my colleagues, I enjoy cooking at home with my partner and dining out together with family and friends. We love travelling overseas but equally enjoy long coastal walks here in Cornwall, during the autumn and winter, and endless sun filled days spent reading and relaxing on our fabulous sandy beaches in the summertime.
I have been involved in the property market for many years and joined Christophers in November 2019. As a qualified solicitor I am able to provide our clients with advice on the legal aspects of property transactions. I enjoy most sports and am a keen follower of Liverpool FC. During my spare time I enjoy running, cycling and treks in the country with my family.
I have lived in Helston and the surrounding area for most of my life and have worked mainly in sales and marketing for both national corporates and local companies. During my working career I have spent many years involved in the property market and this began in the 1980ís when I worked for Jose Collins, a very successful local Estate Agent - so it is now a great pleasure to be involved with Christophers, another very successful and highly regarded local Estate Agent. Outside of work, I have a number of interests which include football plus sport in general, along with a wide variety of musical interests based primarily around brass bands and male voice choirs. I have organised a number of charity concerts at the Hall for Cornwall, many of which I have compered and I enjoy supporting a wide range of local organisations and charities by offering my services to compere various concerts and events. I also enjoy spending as much time as possible with my wife and family which includes three wonderful granddaughters.
I was born in Helston and at the age of two moved to Newlyn. I returned to Helston just after I failed my eleven plus and attended secondary school there. I started in estate agency in 1977 and trained to be a surveyor.
I was one of the original team at Christophers alongside my wife Patricia , Garry and Sheila without whose support and help the company would not have started.
I have two children and I am fortunate to combine my two main hobbies of sport and photograpy with my pictures of Helston teams appearing form time to time in the local press. I have followed Manchester United since 1966 but was connected to them from birth having been named after Duncan Edwards who had shortly before lost his life in the Munich air crash. In my younger years I played cricket and football for Helston. I enjoy listening to music particularly The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Paul Simon and Coldplay.
I am very lucky to have worked alongside so many dedicated, professional, successful and genuinely nice colleagues in my time with Christophers Estate Agents.
Just wanted to say thanks for the excellent service we received. The marketing and comms in between was second to none. Itís been a fairly stressful process for us but I have to say Christophers were the only link in the process that I could not fault. I would recommend you to anyone. Rob Johnson
I would like to thank Alan and his team at the Helston office for the professional way my sale was dealt with and for helping me achieve an exchange of contracts after negotiating a difficult situation regarding a problem in my chain.Pam Goss
Thank you so much for another smooth sale the second one in a few years. Excellent service nothing to much trouble, professional help and advice. Wouldnt hesitate to recommend you to anyone wanting to buy or sell a property. Can't thank you enoughMrs J Puttick
Just a quick note to thank you and the team for all your endeavours and achievement with the sale of Top Lodge!Trevarno Limited
Thanks so much for your help in selling. First class job, the service we received could not be better.Mr and Mrs Yendell
We would like to thank the Porthleven office, especially Verna. They were unfailingly polite and friendly, we were given advance notice of a house which perfectly met our requirements.Negotiations were handled with courtesy and discretion with a willingness to "go the extra mile" to help. We would have no hesitation in using ChrRobin Durie and Katrina Wyatt
Thank you so much for all you have done for us, this time, last time and the time before. Rest assured that we will not be strangers and If anyone needs a home in Cornwall you will be highly recommended, as always. Thanks again.Mr and Mrs Hamlyn
Christophers recently handled the sale of my property and I cannot recommend them enough. The staff have been friendly, courteous and helpful at every stage.Maria Williams