The founder shareholders, two of the existing Directors still working in the company, made a made a decision in 1992 to build an Estate Agency business in an area they all knew and had worked in for several years. The vision was to provide the Complete Property Service.
This would bring together the best local property related services all under the Bradleys umbrella to ensure each and every client would have a moving experience that was second to none.
This in turn would support the company culture of retaining Customers For Life. Evidence of the culture being supported every day can be seen on the independent review website www.allagents.co.uk which features thousands of reviews of happy customers that continue to recommend our service and return to use us for their property needs.
Our primary focus is to get you moved and we will work with you to achieve that with high levels of communication at each stage of the moving process. We have evolved various ways to help get our clients moved since we opened in 1992 and feel we are best placed to sell and let each property we are asked to market through our hard work, expertise and of course our friendly approach, we want to make this a positive and enjoyable experience.
We offer a multi award winning high quality service from each of our 30+ offices in the region to sellers, buyers, landlords and tenants. Having received the ultimate accolade of ‘Best Customer Service in the UK’ out of over 12,000 estate agents in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 by the independent review website allagents is testament to the staff on every level understanding our vision and company culture.See what our customers say about us
We would like to take this opportunity to introduce ‘Team Bradleys’. We believe in a team philosophy which enables us to work together with close communication on every level which further supports our culture and vision.
Brian moved to Exmouth in 1966 after education at Abingdon School in Berkshire. After two years at school in Exmouth he joined leading independent agent Lester Smith in 1968 and became a partner in 1978. When the firm was sold to Bristol and West Building Society in 1987, Brian served five years as Director and Regional Manager before leaving to form Bradleys in 1992. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents as well as a former Chairman of Exmouth Round Table. Brian’s responsibilities include Chairmanship of the Groups limited companies, overall strategy and management of the Group businesses.
Chris has worked in the Estate Agency Industry since 1979 operating at all levels of the business from negotiator to Regional Director, within Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and Wiltshire. Latterly Chris owned his own Estate Agency business in Taunton, which was voted best independent estate agent in the region in 1994. Following the sale of his business and a break in the industry, he joined Bradleys Estate Agents in 1999 to oversee the latter stages of Bradleys expansion and to go on to establish and head up Bradleys Land and New Homes, Auction and Corporate Management Departments known collectively as Bradleys Corporate. Notable credits have been selling the most expensive residential development land in the South West in 2008 (equivalent to £11 million+ per acre) and taking his New Homes team to Dubai to sell new homes in the South West. Chris now heads up Bradleys E.A which is now a modern multifaceted agency business offering the complete property service to its customers. He is immensely proud that the company has won the best independently reviewed estate agency in the UK for the last five years. “It’s all about delivering the best service and producing the results”
Having joined Fox and Sons working in their Head Office in Exeter at the age of 17, after leaving Kings School Bruton in Somerset, Richard has spent the last 31 years working throughout the West Country specialising in the sale of country houses, smallholdings and large townhouses. He has a wide knowledge of the area having lived and worked in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. Richard currently lives on the outskirts of Exeter with his wife and two dogs. He enjoys a number of sports, is a keen cyclist and a golfer with a single figure handicap. He is the Director responsible for the successful expansion of the Bradleys brand into the higher end of the property market and caters for our high net worth clients, giving individual marketing and promotional advice. He works in conjunction which with all 33 branches.
Kai started in the industry in 1998 fresh from finishing his A-levels as the Office Junior in a single office independent company in Taunton. This was followed by a large national firm who took over the previous company but it wasn’t long before a change was required and in 2001 joined Bradleys in the Taunton office.
After 18 months he become the Branch Manager, Kai then ran the office until 2014 when he became the Group Marketing Manager. In 2019 Kai joined the Board of Directors of Bradleys.
In addition to his work commitments Kai likes a variety of sports, although more as a fan than a player these days.
Suzette started working for Bradleys in 2002 in the Insurance Department, within a year she became the Manager having built the insurance business portfolio up significantly. In 2012 Suzette was asked to continue being the Insurance Sales Manager but also take on a new role as the Customer Services Manager building a new department within the company. With the company motto ‘People Serving People’ Suzette ensured this was at the heart of the new department and that each and every customer would receive the very best experience. In 2018 Suzette took on the role as The Group Operations Manager for the company and in 2019 became Group Operations Director.
When asked what motivates her, Suzette replied "It’s to see our employees achieve their goals, ensure everyone has the tools at their disposal to provide the very best Customer Experience to each and every client we have the pleasure of dealing with."
Kevin has worked in the Estate agency Industry since 2001, coming from a retail management background. Kevin had a successful period working for an independent agent in Somerset, where he quickly progressed to an Associate Partner before joining Bradleys to fully maximise his new homes expertise.
After joining in 2014, Kevin became an integral asset to Bradleys, assisting in the huge growth of its successful Land and New homes department. Hard work, good knowledge and a real commitment to his clients is what Kevin puts his success down too.
Away from work Kevin is a keen sports fan and enjoys cycling, running and golf and is always seen at local charity events.
Darren began his career in estate agency in 1989 straight out of college. Having started in Launceston as a trainee for a corporate Estate Agency he moved to Exeter with the same company in 1992 and then joined Bradleys in Exeter the following year.
In 2001 Darren was promoted to Manager of the Exmouth office and produced many records for the company. In 2013 Darren was promoted to Regional Manager overseeing several other offices. In 2019 Darren joined the Board at Bradleys as the Group Sales Director effectively overseeing the sales performance of all the offices.
Outside of work Darren is a passionate football fan supporting Liverpool FC, enjoys cycling and spending time with his wife and two children.
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In support of our aims, we have both in the past and will continue to in the future, promote professionalism within the industry and believe in training our staff whether they are new to the industry or have many years of experience. Personal development, knowledge and industry legislation are key aspects of our training in order to make sure our staff are offering a professional service.
Our membership ensures that we are bound by strict professional guidelines set down by both the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA), both of which come under the umbrella of Propertymark, the UK’s specialist awarding organisation offering national, industry recognised qualifications in property and property related disciplines.
We have multiple staff across our branch network who are qualified in the sale of residential property as well as residential letting and property management through the Propertymark scheme.
We are also full members of the Property Ombudsman Scheme for both Residential Sales and Lettings.
These professional bodies require us to hold Professional Indemnity and Client Money Protection for our customers’ complete peace of mind.3 things you should know about client money protection
Bradleys Group Ltd
Registered Address: 7 Stevenstone Road, Exmouth, EX8 2EP
Bradleys Group Ltd, Registration Number: 2866127
Bradleys Estate Agents Ltd, Registration Number: 3682747
Bradleys Financial Management Ltd, Registration Number: 3149524
Bradleys Chartered Surveyors Ltd, Registration Number: 3171744
VAT Registration No. : 692544606
Place of Registration: England & Wales
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01395 224700
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