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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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    Tom joined the Practice in 2004 qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor in 2007, having previously had 8 years experience in residential Estate Agency. Tom specialises in all aspects of commercial property to include residential and commercial development sites, acquisitions and disposals, lease renewal and rent review advice, property portfolio management and provides professional property valuations as a Registered RICS Valuer. Tom lives in Colchester and away from the office enjoys 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.

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    Nancy Cannon

    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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    Rob Twitchett

    Residential Sales Manager

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    Rob began his career in estate agency in 2006 and now heads up the residential property department as the Sales Manager. Rob is a full member of the National Association of Estate Agents and sits on the committee for the Essex Branch. Rob lives in Colchester and outside the office enjoys travelling, the gym and when the weather allows, riding his motorcycle.

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    With a career in client management spanning 20 years, across a range of business sectors, Dan brings a wealth of insight and experience to the team. Dan joined Nicholas Percival in January 2018 and is relishing the opportunities and challenges that a local independent estate agent offers. Dan lives locally, and when he’s not busy selling and marketing properties, he enjoys spending time with his family, two cats and watching Colchester United.

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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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    Jackie joined the Nicholas Percival secretarial team in 2008.

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    Ashley joined Nicholas Percival in 2017 as an Assistant Surveyor working alongside Christopher carrying out building surveys and valuations. Having previously had over 10 years’ experience as a residential estate agent managing branches throughout Essex & Suffolk, Ashley decided to re-train and is nearing the end of his course to become a qualified RICS Surveyor & Registered Valuer in Residential Property. Ashley lives in Suffolk and enjoys travelling, exercise, and spending time with his family having recently become a father, and of course the odd ale in his local.

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    Billy joined Nicholas Percival in January 2018 after serving as a Police Constable in the Metropolitan Police for 3 years. He joined our commercial department to pursue his keen interest in property and is studying with the University College of Estate Management to achieve a RICS accredited degree in order to become a qualified Chartered Surveyor. Billy predominantly assists with commercial property management and agency, and often works with our residential lettings team to gain a broad understanding of the industry. Outside of work Billy, can usually be found on a golf course, where he is a single figure golfer. He also plays Saturday football and has a keen interest in adventure sports.

  • Emma Sunnucks

    Emma Sunnucks

    Residential Lettings & Management

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    Emma joined Nicholas Percival in March 2018 having subsequently completed her degree in Agricultural Management at the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester. Prior to this, she did a year in London studying the Professional Diploma Program at Quest Professional. Emma is a country girl and happiest at home with her two horses, flock of Romney sheep, ten alpacas, seven dogs and cat. Emma lives on the outskirts of Little Maplestead with her parents and younger sister Tori, and her interests also include reading, piano, clay pigeon shooting and sidesaddle.

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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


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

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

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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.

  • Sara Wilson

    Sara Wilson

    Residential Sales Administrator

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    “Having worked at the upper end of the market for nearly 20 years, Sara brings with her a wealth of experience and understanding to the team.

    Sara joined Nicholas Percival in May 2018  and enjoys working alongside Rob & Dan in the Sales Team.

    Away from the office Sara is a keen gardener and loves to spend time in her garden and on the allotment.  Sara also enjoys swimming,  the countryside and travelling”.