One of Sheldon Bosley Knight’s longest serving members of staff is retiring after 22 years.
Karen Downie, lettings manager at the company’s Evesham office, will hand in her keys at the end of March.
Announcing her retirement Karen said she was looking forward to spending time with her husband Scott, and helping him in his work, sharing their passion of walking, and hopefully go on a well-earned Nordic cruise.
Karen started her career at Timothy Lea & Griffiths (TL&G) in 1997 as a part time secretary within the commercial department. She left in 1998 only to return in 1999 to work in the sales department. When Sheldon Bosley Knight bought TL&G in 2018, she joined the lettings department, working her way up to become lettings manager.
And there haven’t been any dull moments – from getting to know the landlords and tenants, some of whom have become friends, to stripping a house of its illegal cannabis factory and removing a man cage from a basement, she has handled each situation with calm professionalism.
Tony Rowland said: “Karen has been an absolute stalwart of the business. She has been with the firm through the property crisis in 2008, and has developed and enhanced her knowledge of the letting law as it has changed and evolved over the years.
“She has sat in every corner of the building, in every department of the firm, and has become a wise sage offering much sought-after advice on many matters over the years.
“We will miss her greatly but wish her all the very best for her well-earned retirement.”
We are on the search for a suitable replacement for Karen, but in the meantime, Josh and Natalie in the Evesham office are still around to look after all of your letting needs.