Having extensive experience in the housing market of Shipston on Stour and surrounding villages Liz’s prime responsibility is to ensure that clients achieve a speedy sale of their property and also achieve the best possible price and value for money.
Priding herself on being an excellent communicator and providing a top level professional service, Liz keeps abreast of national and regional trends as well as the specific opportunities in the local market.
“I think it’s vital”, she says, “We never forget that moving home is generally seen as one of life’s most stressful experiences. We have a real responsibility to ensure that we provide solid personal support every step of the way”.
Liz is a qualified member of the National Association of Estate Agents.
Philip has enjoyed over thirty-five years in residential estate agency - principally handling the sale and purchase of town, village and country property in South Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the North Cotswolds.
An experienced valuer and negotiator, Philip is a firm believer in providing clients with a high degree of friendly, personal and professional service based on a sound local knowledge of the marketplace.
He says “residential estate agency has evolved significantly since I joined the profession and the considerable benefits of IT and the internet have enabled property to be marketed in a way which was simply not available even twenty years ago. With the challenging market conditions experienced in recent times, the best use of this technology allied to the level of friendly and professional service provided by Sheldon Bosley Knight, is vital in enabling vendors to relocate within their required timescale, secure in the knowledge that they have achieved full market value for their homes”.
Philip is a Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents.
Victoria brings with her over 20 years of sales experience having worked in Banking and Estate Agency. Having moved to Kenilworth in 2016 Victoria supported Primary School Teaching in the Warwickshire area where she completed a Nurture Practice Programme. Using these transferable skills, she will be sure to nurture your sale from start to finish.
An exceptional communicator, with strong marketing skills and eye for detail, will ensure your property presents in its best possible light and your sale reaches a timely fruition.
Victoria says “I feel very proud to be joining Sheldon Bosley Knight; an elite agent exceeding the industry standard. SBK really care about putting the customer’s needs at the forefront of what they do contributing to an unparalleled customer journey that you won’t find anywhere else.
We need to remember when dealing with people that we are not creatures of logic but creatures of emotion. Take your customers on that journey with you and you’ll set yourself far beyond expectations".
Victoria enjoys yoga in her spare time and is currently studying for a diploma in psychology.
It is safe to say that Andrew is an experienced estate agent with a track record of success. Andrew has been in the property industry for over 20 years, with most of that time being spent in agency covering South Warwickshire. He is able to advise on any property related matter. He is responsible for the running of the Leamington Spa office and is passionate about delivering a first rate, personal service to all clients.
Andrew says “I have always believed in giving sound, honest marketing advice whether that be during a period of boom or during more challenging times”.
He is a member of the National Association of Estate Agents
Marco started working within the property industry in France whilst living in the sunny South. Upon his return to his home town of Leamington Spa where truly born and bred, Marco managed a competitor Independent Estate Agency in Leamington and thrived on achieving results taking an unknown brand to be a top 3 contender. Customer service is high on his agenda wanting every buyer and seller to have the best possible experience. 15 years later Marco joined SBK as Branch Manager in 2016 and has brought his experience to the office strengthening an already fabulous brand.
Marco says “I have always wanted a client to refer us to family or friends and we can only do this by giving a fantastic service from start to finish.”
David started in the property industry back in the last century (1998) and has worked at every level of the business. This has allowed him to provide genuine advice to both buyers and sellers based on many years of experience.
He has worked in the Stratford area since 2010 for a well-regarded independent estate agent and joined the SBK team in January 2017. During his time in Stratford he has built up a strong reputation for honesty and integrity with a continuing client base that have followed him to his new position.
Oliver has unrivalled knowledge of how the property business works having left school at 16 to run the photocopier and make cups of tea for an independent estate agent to become– 20 years later – director of New Homes at SBK.
Oliver brings a huge amount of residential property experience to SBK, having established and run Knight & Rennie – with offices in Leamington Spa and Kenilworth – for 12 years, ahead of the merger with Sheldon Bosley. ‘’This merger was a real no-brainer and represents a wonderful opportunity for both firms to pool their resources and talents to offer clients one superb service. We are now one of the real property powerhouses in Warwickshire offering a boggling array of services and opportunities for our clients.’’
After 15 years in retail and corporate banking with HSBC plc, Mike left to work in the financial services industry and was a director in two national Independent Financial Advisory businesses. Mike then set up his own business consultancy and worked with many businesses to help them define and achieve their goals.
After a 7 year friendship with Oliver, Mike was invited to invest in Knight & Rennie and subsequently Sheldon Bosley Knight. “I’m delighted to be working with two such prestigious local business and to be joining the Board of Sheldon Bosley Knight at its inception. With such a broad offering and unwavering commitment to looking after its clients, I can see that the merger will create a very comprehensive offering, unrivalled locally.”
Helen is delighted to have joined the expanding SBK sales team in 2016, having previously enjoyed a longstanding and successful role in the residential property market with another well known local agent.
Having lived and worked in South Warwickshire for more than 25 years, Helen has a first class knowledge of the area. With a wealth of experience in property, she is a highly motivated and confident negotiator who adopts a creative approach to solving problems to achieve great results.
Helen is committed to providing a professional, friendly and highly personalised service to buyers and sellers, and will always go the extra mile to make the moving process as stress free as possible.
Although a relative latecomer to estate agency, Katie’s lifelong interest in houses and their histories encouraged her to take on the role of Residential Sales Administrator at SBK. This allows her to play an active role in the marketing of some wonderful homes, and also gives her the perfect excuse to spend her free time browsing the property websites.
Katie provides administrative support to her colleagues in Sales, and assists with the production of marketing materials, property viewings, and the smooth progress of property sales generally. She says “One of the great joys of this job is helping to find the right buyer for every house; making that contribution to someone’s future happiness is the ultimate job satisfaction.”
Kate joined the residential sales team in Shipston in 2013. She comments “within my role I meet and greet our clients and liaise on the phone arranging viewings and discussing their buying requirements. I enjoy showing them round the properties and feel privileged to be able to help find them a suitable home; probably the biggest expense most of us will ever make.” Kate is also responsible for producing sales brochures, weekly newspaper adverts and numerous other administration tasks.
Having lived in Shipston for over 30 years Kate knows the area inside out and is in a good position to advise on what the surrounding villages have to offer ie. good local schools, doctors, shops and road and rail links.
Keen to learn and firm up her property knowledge Kate became a qualified member of the National Association of Estate Agents in 2015.
Millie joined the SBK team in 2018 bringing her previous experience in the industry with her.
From a building background her love of property and people means she is enthusiastic about the job and all it entails, whether that is finding a ‘forever home’ or helping first time buyers get on the ladder, she is here and ready to help.
Thankyou for the outstanding work you have produced and your input & hard work to the service charge accounts.
A fantastic result on our sale and purchase of our latest properties, as always received from Andrew and the team @ SBK!
Andrew James and his excellent team did exactly what they said they would do ....they sold our house quickly and followed up on all the details efficiently and cheerfully. Perfect!
We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your help and support for the last 7 years we were renting through Sheldon Bosley.
Thank you for your excellent service…we have really enjoyed our time at The Lodge.
We are so pleased that we chose SBK. The sale process has not been without it stresses and strains-nothing to do with SBK- so the really important thing for us is how they have guided us through the process.
Utterly professional, always available. Easy through the good times but what mattered to us was the value they added in the difficult times. Proactive, empathetic and knowledgeable. What more could we have asked for apart from a cheaper fee!
Andrew and Norma were a godsend. Thank you both and thank you SBK. Oh, by the way they weren’t that expensive and if we sell again we won’t go for other Agents quotes.
Compared to our previous Management Company, there is no comparison……Matthew has got more done in one month than the other Company did in their entire six years
First class service from Andrew on the valuation side of things and Norma was excellent in keeping me updated on progress through the transaction - very impressed!
Very pleased with the articulate and professional manner in which the survey was conducted. Our neighbours also wish to thank you for resolving a difficult problem to their satisfaction.
Remarkable service from a personable and professional team. Sound advice from day one; excellent presentation of our property during marketing. All followed by proactive feedback on each viewing and subsequent progression of offers and sale process.
I hesitate to mention any individual as the whole team works in a cohesive way to achieve the best result for the client.
SBK sold our property in Leek Wootton in 2013 and have now sold my parents' house in Kenilworth. In both cases the open house principle has worked brilliantly, making it a model of business practice for both owners (us) and estate agents (SBK). I have no idea why other estate agents don't follow this model - it's easy for all parties.
Nothing has ever been too much trouble...problems have been dealt with in a professional & diplomatic manner…a font of knowledge in all aspects of Property Management…I would recommend Sheldon Bosley to any person looking for a reliable, friendly and 'always there' Managing Agent.
It has been a pleasure dealing with Sheldon Bosley. I will certainly recommend your service to all I know who are looking for a rental property.
Helen at the Stratford office – outstanding, proactive service selling 2 properties in the chain. Agents and solicitors in the area sang her praises also keeping the chain moving - brilliant!
Thank you for a hugely accessible survey report on this property; I feel I can now purchase it with confidence following your advice on where work and upgrades are needed.
Thanks once again for your support for our sale; I suspect that if you had not persevered as you did we might well have lost it
A terrific service. Everyone we dealt with was both professional and friendly. It was reassuring that Andrew, the branch manager, was readily available and obviously involved at all stages. Thank you!
Thank you so much for your work on the survey. Your survey has saved me a fortune and countless months of unnecessary disruption, so I'm very glad that I had it done.
All the staff were professional, reliable, helpful, friendly and seemed genuinely interested, both in selling our house for the best price possible and in sorting any issues or queries.
David Kehoe gave us sound advice initially and Helen Wallace was always ready to help and advise and to chase buyers and solicitors
Thanks for being so great to work with, as an agent and whole agency. I will be happy to recommend you to anyone.
I would like to thank you personally and the rest of your team for all your hard work over the last three months or so. A good result, I think, only made positive by your very high professional standards. You have done a very good job and I am grateful.
All the staff at Kenilworth Branch were very polite and efficient. It was a complex transaction but your staff were understanding and sensitive to the issue.
The whole team have been nothing but helpful, efficient and friendly throughout the sale of our property. The service has been incredibly professional, thorough and honest. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
Very impressed with the presentation of the survey report...very comprehensive...thanks again
The service we received from the Leamington Spa branch of SBK was faultless. We mainly dealt with Andrew and Norma. Norma was particularly tenacious when it came to chivvying up the other side and she was very calm even when we were getting stressed in the middle of the whole process. We were trying to sell our house in England while living in Turkey, but with the help of SBK it all went very smoothly.
Marco, Norma and the team at Leamington made marketing and selling of the property very straightforward, kept in touch throughout the process and maintained a high standard of professionalism throughout. The marketing materials were well-presented and impactful. The strategy of inviting multiple potential purchasers to attend in booked appointments same day seemed effective.
SBK stood out for us because it seems to have high visibility on the high street and to obtain consistently good results in terms of marketing and selling properties. We liked the fact that there is an office nearby us. We also thought the SBK branding with its bold clear design formats and colours stands out from the crowd of other estate agents.
Thank you for processing our planning application regards the Wind Turbine. Thanks for all your effort and professional expertise.
Sue was amazing in quickly and professionally getting my property sold at a good price. I need to sell quickly to secure the property I was buying and SBK were brilliant. I was also really impressed with the level of continued ownership and proactive communication through the sale process by Juliana. Both Sue and Juliana were very professional.
My client has asked me to pass on her thanks for the excellent manner in which this matter has been dealt
Andrew James at Leamington office was my first point of contact giving me sound and enthusiastic advice. Sophie and Norma create an excellent professional and friendly office to visit.
I just wanted to say a huge thank you. You have been outstanding. I would 100% recommend SBK and feel very fortunate to have had you on board.
Helen and David were outstanding, they dealt with matters quickly and professionally, always returned phone calls without delay and always gave the reassurance that is required when problems occurred . First class service.
I have used the various services provided for over forty years. As a farmer I have gradually found it increasingly onerous and time–consuming to deal with the plethora of paperwork produced by the agricultural directorate in Brussels and its UK implementing agent, DEFRA. I have therefore contracted this work out to you for the last eight years or so.
My point of contact for the last five years has been Laura Gaydon; I cannot speak highly enough of the service she has given me. She has been meticulously accurate in completing my Single Payment Scheme (now the Basic Payment Scheme) forms, always in good time and in good order, which is a great relief for me; in spite of the maddening complexity of the paperwork we have never had forms returned or rejected. Laura has also been responsible for ensuring that my Higher Level Stewardship commitments are properly met and reminding me of, and helping me with, the other form-filling obligations the our masters in Brussels impose on us.
Beyond all this Laura and her colleagues were responsible for drawing up the plans and application forms for a new grain store which was completed in the summer of 2014.
On a personal note it is a pleasure to work with Laura; she is efficient without being remotely bossy and has the invaluable gift of correcting my errors without a hint of reproach. I have no hesitation in warmly recommending Laura and by the same token Sheldon Bosley; throughout our long association I have always found them courteous and efficient and I look forward to maintaining this happy relationship in the future.
From the initial valuation meeting through to securing the exchange on our property, the level of service received from the team has been exceptional.
The team are experienced, professional, courteous and committed to deliver results.
Although all the Leamington team were very good, it was the hard work of Norma which stands out. She drove the process forward from SSTC to exchange and managed to keep the chain together despite competing timescales and other issues. She also kept us fully updated along the way. Normas involvement in the sale certainly highlighted why it is often a false economy to sell with these online only agents!
The whole team were engaged and efficient. The house was marketed unsuccessfully for two years by another Leamington agent prior to engaging SBK. Within two weeks of going “live” with SBK we had two solid offers above the asking price. Great marketing, charming hosting and excellent back office follow-up and feed-back.
Thank you SBK; the service we received through our sale was second to none. In particular we would like to thank Andrew and Norma who kept us informed every step of the way. A professional service I would highly recommend.
I would personally like to thank you for the way that you have managed the affairs of Vinery Court …. and hope that our good business relationship continues for the foreseeable future.
If we decide to move again I will contact you, as I feel confident that you do try to actively sell properties, unlike most of your competitors.
I was impressed by the whole team working together in order to obtain a number of quality viewings and a successful sale.
Communication and feedback were of an excellent standard.
SBK, and Andrew James in particular, were very clear in the process that needed to be followed to market and sell the house, and followed the plan through. All of the team in the Leamington office were extremely professional and are setting the high standards that I believe positions them as market leaders.
Initially Andrew was my first point of contact giving me sound and enthusiastic advice.
Sophie and Norma create an excellent professional and friendly office to visit.
Tamara, thanks for all your help during the tenancy. My last experience was awful and the contrast between how you and they treat tenants is huge. You and the team have always been so helpful and friendly -and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend SBK :)
I would not hesitate to recommend Sheldon Bosley Knight to anyone. I write to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for the work done on my behalf by members of the Leamington office in relation to the recent sale of my home.
I would particularly like to say a huge thank you to Andrew James. From the moment that I enquired about putting my house on the market, he has been nothing short of exceptional.
We had already found a house that we wanted to buy, and so it was important that my property went onto the market without delay and sold quickly. Andrew was fantastic in that respect; the house was on Rightmove within a couple of days of my instruction and he then arranged somewhere in the region of 20 viewings a week later. He priced the property brilliantly, leading to my receiving six offers, all in excess of the asking price.
He was calm, conscientious and diligent throughout the whole process. Communication with me was always excellent and timely.
I should also say that the other members of staff from the Leamington office were also always helpful and supportive.
Suzanna was both friendly and helpful….Helen was exceptional; Very friendly, can do attitude and just a great help. She made the whole process very simple and was always available or called back when we made contact.
Great work deserves recognition.
Thoroughly professional, yet friendly… contributing substantially to the smooth running of the twelve residential apartments
Both SBK and our landlords were really good & accommodating. We would like to thank you at SBK for helping us find our perfect oasis where we enjoyed nearly 2 years of happiness.
Thank you again for all your help…..you have been fantastic through the whole process. Your customer service is outstanding and your personal style is an asset to the company. Thank you so much again.
SBK were always professional and proactive. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again or recommend their services to others.
We have, at all times, been kept well informed about any prospective purchasers, and have always felt our business was valued. Gilly even tried to help re-home our little dog! We all felt that we have received the best service and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sheldon Bosley to anyone wishing to sell their property.
All the Stratford staff have been very helpful, David and Helen have been outstanding in advising us and dealing with potential buyers, particularly as we had a covenant that could cause problems. They have kept us up to date with progress, and kept the processes moving when they appeared to be slowing.
Thank you for such a full and comprehensive survey.
We wanted to write to thank you Gilly for your invaluable help in the sale of our house.
You were tireless, as was the rest of your team, in making sure that everything went as smoothly as possible. Your liaison with the purchasers meant that we were kept informed of all developments despite the fact that we were out of the country for much of the time. I must also compliment Sheldon Bosley for the excellent marketing of the house and your advice in setting a realistic guide price which enabled us to realise a most satisfactory sale price.
We will not hesitate to recommend you to to others.
SBK stood out as the best option.....the communication throughout was exceptional. Norma was on hand with excellent communication between us, our buyers and the two solicitors involved and the deadline for our exchange date was met.
Overall an outstanding level of service making the whole process as smooth as it could be.
I contacted SBK on the recommendation of a friend after having a valuation from another company. Andrew arrived punctually and was extremely professional and helpful. I received an offer within one week of marketing with them. I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone who wants to sell. I am very happy with the service I have received.
The professionalism and efficiency of my sale in general was conducted in an exemplary manner.
Thank you for your professional and prompt service.
The overall service was excellent . Helen Wallace in particular identified our eventual buyer and throughout kept us fully informed. When she wasn't available her colleagues were most helpful and patient.
Great set up and the best we have experienced in our lifetime of buying and selling. Well done!
I would like to thank you all for responding to my constant telephone calls with patience and courtesy! All your emails and telephone calls to the vendors and their solicitor were so vital to the successful outcome. I am most grateful to you all.
I would like to thank you all for responding to my constant telephone calls with patience and courtesy….All your emails and telephone calls to the vendors and their solicitor were so vital to the successful outcome.
Everything seems to be running very smoothly, which is entirely due to you and your colleagues - so thank you.
Thank you for your excellent survey report and prompt service.
The responsiveness, skill and efficiency of the commercial department at Sheldon Bosley have been exemplary.
A very big thank you for looking after the property and finding tenants for it over the years.
I am writing to put on record, our appreciation for the fantastic service you have given us in my son’s purchase of his first property which completed recently, painlessly with the minimum of fuss.
The initial negotiations were carried out efficiently and quickly and special mention must go to Katie and Zoe, who I saw regularly to monitor and push forward the sale, who were just wonderful and a great advertisement for your firm. It’s always nice to walk in to a big smile and warm welcome.
Thank you to everyone for enabling him to buy his first property so easily and without stress.
Although this has been a difficult process the support received from Sheldon Bosley Knight has been excellent. The office have kept me updated on a regular basis and continually chased the solicitors involved to get this transaction over the line.
My wife and I would like to thank all of the staff at the Shipston Office. Kate, Liz and Phillip had a very difficult job as they were let down by prospective purchasers, but in the end they were successful. The whole team are very nice people to deal with.
Thankyou very much for all your hardwork guiding me through the sale....I really am very grateful for all your efforts - above and beyond the call of duty!
If you’re looking for a genuinely caring and engaged Agent who keeps you suitably updated, sends informative answers to key questions before you have even asked, and people who are an absolute pleasure to work with, then SBK are the right choice!
I am extremely impressed by SBK Leamington Spa, the entire lettings process has been wonderfully smooth and all interactions with SBK’s Marc & Faye have been an absolute pleasure! I cannot recommend them highly enough (and I qualify that statement by personal experience of other managing Agents)
Having a property to let, I had arranged back to back meetings to review the services of 6 different local managing agents so that I could compare and contrast their service offerings. After conducting meetings with all of my chosen Agents, I was absolutely resolute on selecting SBK Leamington Spa to let and manage my property after meeting with Marc & Faye!
Not only were Marc and Faye incredibly knowledgeable, professional, thorough and flexible - but they were also extremely warm and friendly people, approachable, helpful and most importantly, proactive. I engaged SBK ?at 10:00AM and by midday the property was photographed and marketed online - and I must add that the photos they took are gorgeous!
May I say how very much I appreciate all your help and the way in which you, and the other folks at Sheldon Bosley, take care of things. Years ago, when I bought the house (we are talking 1983), I felt that having someone manage the property, especially when renters might be involved, would be a good idea, and so it has proved to be.
Both Andrew James and Tamara Bridgman were excellent throughout the sale process, as were the whole team at SBK. Proactive, attentive and kept me fully informed at all times.
Extremely professional engagement. Very communicative and helpful in all aspects of the sale.
Andrew James the Manager was excellent. I'd like to give my thanks to Norma Woodward. She is the best & very efficient in her job
Good old fashioned face to face service with a very professional approach.
Excellent feedback and customer service from the whole team.
An excellent service which was maintained through the protracted period. I found all of the staff to be very helpful.
Gilly, We wanted to thank you personally for the kind and sensitive way in which you communicated with us throughout the whole process.
It’s great to speak to a Stratford agent who actually seems to have some enthusiasm for selling!
It has been a pleasure dealing with you all in Lettings
You are an excellent, professional team and it has been our pleasure to deal with you over the years.
Very good service from all staff that I dealt with, as the property was let through SBK prior to sale. Prompt communication and helpful in “over and above” requests that we made, as we do not live locally.
Andrew James has guided us through the process very professionally, and has been patient in persevering with us when things did not go smoothly on many occasions. He discussed our options at different stages, and we felt confident that he gave us honest advice, based on excellent knowledge of the local market, and an appreciation of our own personal situation.
Pro active advice to try and achieve the best possible disposal requirements. The marketing brochure that was produced was outstanding and received extremely positive comments from all who saw it and helped to re-enforce the quality and opportunity of the property.
It always makes everything easier and less stressful when you have friendly, approachable contacts dealing with the sale of your property. They were always available and easily contactable to answer any queries that arose and to be kept fully updated on the progress of the sale.
Just a little note to say 'thank you' for all your help getting us moved. We are getting settled, however we still have lots of boxes!
I could not have asked for a better service in what turned out to be a long and tortuous sale. From discussion on to how to present the house in the details, marketing advice,viewings, to the final negotiations with the rest of the chain everyone was very understanding and helpful.
Philip Jones's calm reassurance when progress continually halted and the all the staff's hard work in keeping everyone informed was exemplary.
A huge thank you to everyone at SBK for being so kind and understanding at such a stressful time.
Excellent positive and pro-active service which achieved results very quickly after taking my property on from an estate agent who had been very ineffective.
We were continually kept in touch with the progress of viewings and ultimately the sale of the property.
All the staff were friendly and helpful and we will definitely recommend your company in the future.
Thank you to you and your colleagues for an excellent & efficient job. We are most grateful for all you do.