Meet the team

Meet the team
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    Nick founded the Practice in 1986 having qualified in London as a Chartered Surveyor. His objective for the Practice since its inception has been to offer a tailor made service to its clients in all aspects of residential and commercial property. Since the formation of the Practice it has grown to provide specialism's by individual members of the team. Nick's training is in commercial property and development advice, however, Nick is always pleased to meet clients in all aspects of property matters. Outside the office Nick lives in Wakes Colne where his family have farmed the area for over 100 years. Nick, his wife and two sons enjoy country sports and gardening.
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    Chris Chambers joined the Practice in 1987 and as a Chartered Surveyor & RICS Registered Valuer advises on residential sales, lettings, valuations and surveys. He lives in Bures on the Essex/Suffolk border where his family has been in business since 1877. He enjoys the countryside, cricket and wine tasting. He makes the worst tea in the office but his faithful and popular office Labrador goes some way to redress the balance. Chris welcomes consultation on all aspects of residential property.
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    Thomas joined the Practice in 2004 qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor in 2007 having previously had 8 years experience in residential Estate Agency. Thomas specialises in all aspects of commercial property to include residential and commercial development sites, lease renewal and rent review advice, property portfolio management and provides professional property valuations as a Registered RICS Valuer. Thomas lives in the village of Wormingford just outside of Colchester, enjoying bicycle rides and strolls in the countryside with his young family, travelling, adventure running and his beloved football although he is well past his sell by date.
  • Carl Eastwood

    Carl Eastwood

    Residential Sales Director

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    Carl has been in the property business since 1992 when he started as an agent in Central London. He has worked for several well known names in the industry and has a great deal of experience selling everything from Cottages to Country Houses. He has the longest commute into work, living well into Suffolk and in his spare time enjoys long walks with his family and country pursuits. He is a fan of International Rugby but only when England are playing well!
  • Nancy Cannon

    Nancy Cannon MRICS

    Commercial Management Director

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    Nancy joined the commercial team in August 2010 having graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a Degree in Real Estate Management. She qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2013 and was promoted to Director in July 2016. Nancy manages the Property Management department, assisting clients with all aspects of property management and Landlord and Tenant matters. Nancy lives in Colchester and outside the office enjoys travelling, gardening, running and long walks in the countryside.
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    Nikki Dann-Smith joined Nicholas Percival in 1996 and subsequently completed her degree in Property Management whilst continuing to work. A farmers daughter, Nikki loves animals and the great outdoors and is happiest trudging around the fields in a pair of wellingtons with her daughters and Border Collie. Other interests include ballet, literature, cooking, opera and the Theatre. She lives on the outskirts of Great Tey with her husband, daughters and small menagerie of animals. Nikki deals with residential lettings and management.
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    Kayleigh joined the residential sales team in April 2014 and has a good deal of experience in selling a wide variety of houses, having been working in the property industry for over 10 years. Kayleigh lives close to Ipswich with her husband and their hyperactive cocker spaniel.
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    Gaynor joined Nicholas Percival in 2015 in residential sales and in 2017 she moved into the residential lettings team.
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    Jackie joined the Nicholas Percival secretarial team in 2008.
  • Katie Barnard

    Katie Barnard

    Commercial Property Management

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    Katie joined Nicholas Percival back in October 2014 to join our commercial department as property management assistant, also helping out with a lot of commercial agency work. Katie enjoys fitness and spends a lot of time in the gym or running round Highwoods Country Park which is close to where she lives, but if she's not exercising she's likely to be at home drinking wine and eating cheese which are her all-time favourite activities!
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    Alison has been a member of the Nicholas Percival team since 2002. She has been Nick's PA throughout this period and is now reducing her working hours and moving over to Property Management to assist with the growing number of managed properties and will continue with the Practice Management of Nicholas Percival Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents. Alison is married to a local farmer and has three adult sons. She plans to spend her extra "free" time assisting her husband with the administration of the family farming enterprise, enjoying her garden and her grandchildren.
  • Helen Bagley

    Helen Bagley

    PA/Wakes Hall Lodges Assistant

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    Helen joined Nicholas Percival in July 2013 to job share with Alison as PA to Nick. When not in the office Helen is busy looking after her horse and springer spaniel and also enjoys photography and reading.
  • Ali May

    Ali May

    Accounts Manager

     
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    Ali joined Nicholas Percival in February 2015 and has since taken over the role of Accounts Manager.
  • Yvonne Brown

    Yvonne Brown

    Accounts Assistant

     
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    Yvonne joined Nicholas Percival in 1987 and lives local to the area.
  • Sarah Trussler

    Sarah Trussler

    Accounts Assistant

     
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    Sarah joined the company in March 2014 as a Part-time Accounts assistant, her main responsibilities are Preparing rent statements, invoicing, credit control and any other ad hoc duties. She likes to spend her spare time in the gym, she prefers doing workout classes but has been known to lift a few weights as well. Sarah also has a passion for baking cakes and entertaining friends. Sarah loves travelling and enjoy sunning herself once a year, but also enjoys weekends away walking and discovering the countryside. She has also recently discovered Skiing which she is now totally addicted to as well.