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Introducing our team…

Charles Walker

Charles Walker, Partner

Charles left school to join the family business in July 1956 and has been the Managing Partner since 1968. As he approaches 60 years within the business, literally nobody can claim to have the breadth and depth of knowledge and experience of Estate Agency in Nottingham. Charles is involved with a wide range of local community organisations and has strong ties to local sports, having been an active member of both Notts Athletics Club and Nottingham Casuals RFC, a life member of Notts CCC and a longstanding season ticket holder at Notts County.

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Jonathan Taylor

Jonathan Taylor, Partner

Jonathan initially joined C.P. Walker & Son in 2000, becoming a Partner in 2008 having previously earned a BSc in Estate Management. Jonathan oversees the dayto day management of the Lettings and Management departments. Jonathan enjoys opportunities for quality family time and coaches his son’s junior football team. A keen runner and cyclist, Jonathan is also a VW enthusiast.

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Dan Walker

Dan Walker, Partner

Dan entered the business in 1999 after gaining valuable experience in the property industry with DTZ in Manchester and the Redrow Commercial Developments to support his BSc in Land Management from Reading University. Dan is a Member of the RICS with over 25 years post qualification experience. Dan became a Partner of the business in 2004 and today oversees the Commercial, Block Management and Student Letting departments. Out of work, Dan enjoys sports, cycling, music and travelling to Greece.

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Rex Walker

Rex Walker, Managing Partner

Rex joined C.P. Walker & Son in 2009 having previously earned an MA in Property Valuation and Law. Rex initially oversaw the residential lettings team, providing investment advice to Clients in relation to their existing and potential future properties. Rex was admitted into the Partnership as Managing Partner in 2020 and now provides strategic leadership across the business. Rex has three young children (including the latest CP Walker!) and is a qualified rugby union referee as well as being an enthusiastic but ‘developing’ member of the office golf society.

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Bev Launder

Bev Launder, Insurance Advisor

Bev joined C.P. Walker & Son in 2009 and has nearly 40 years total experience of working in the insurance industry. Specialising in property owners’ insurance, Bev advises on all types of personal and commercial insurance, obtaining new quotes and dealing with alterations. Away from work Bev is a keen cricket fan, having played indoor cricket and now a member of Notts CCC and also enjoys horror films, eating out and spending money!

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Craig Rhodes

Craig Rhodes, Property Protector Scheme Underwriter

Craig has 20 years of experience in insurance and has worked for C.P. Walker & Son since 2013. His work involves processing renewals, adjustments, claims and new business for the Property Protector scheme. Craig is Dad to 3 children and enjoys the gym as well as rock and metal music.

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Dan Ford

Dan Ford, Insurer Relations Lead

Dan has worked with C.P. Walker & Son since 2005 and is a Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute. He applies the terms and conditions for commercial and residential Property Protector policies and liaises with insurers and brokers. Dan is a keen squash player and follower of both Glasgow Rangers and Nottingham Forest and enjoys trips to Slovakia with his fiancé.

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Darren Holmes

Darren Holmes, Underwriting Team Leader

Darren has worked in insurance for over 30 years, and with C.P. Walker & Son since 2007. Darren heads up the Property Protector team, liaising with Insurers and suppliers and ensuring the smooth running of the Property Protector let property scheme as well as issuing quotes and new policies. . Aside from being a Dad to two grown up daughters, Darren is a keen sports fan despite being a Leicester City season ticket holder.

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Jan Smoothy

Jan Smoothy, Property Protector Scheme Underwriter

Jan has been a member of the C.P. Walker & Son team since 2010 and has over 35 years of experience in the insurance industry. She handles renewals for our larger portfolio Clients within Property Protector. Jan is an accomplished pastels drawing artist and enjoys completing animal portraits.

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Jo Martin

Jo Martin, Client Account Administrator

Jo deals with Client Account reconciliation and ensuring our Client Account procedures comply with the strict RICS guidelines. With lengthy accounts experience, Jo is a Member of both the Association of Accounting Technicians and Institute of Credit Management. Jo enjoys travel, socialising and watching her son play cricket.

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Judith Trussell

Judith Trussell, Commercial Insurance Advisor

With over 20 years industry experience, Judith joined C.P. Walker & Son in 1999 and principally handles commercial renewals and new business for Tradesmen, shops and offices. Judith has a range of skills that come in handy around the office and at home, having built her own computer and fitted her own kitchen.

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Julie Hobbs

Julie Hobbs, Property Accounts Administrator

Julie joined C.P. Walker & Son in 2004 and has worked in a number of varied roles within the organisation. Her current role is based in our client accounting team, principally involving processing tradesmen's invoices and utility charges; deposit registrations; and late payment/arrears. Our resident Travel Agent, Julie enjoys going on her own, and organising everyone else's, holidays as well as reading and following Nottingham Forest.

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Mark Finnigan

Mark Finnigan, Residential Sales Manager

Mark came to C.P. Walker & Son in 2003 and can boast experience of selling properties spanning over 30 years. With responsibility for managing the residential sales department and valuing properties, Mark has built up extensive knowledge of the market in our area. Aside from being Dad to Alex, James, Emma and Rocky the dog, Mark is interested in photography and QPR as well as being a regular member of the office Golf Society, injury permitting.

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Neil Fowler

Neil Fowler, Broker Relations Lead

Neil has been with C.P. Walker & Son since 2010 and has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. Neil's primary focus is on processing Property Protector renewals but also deals with adjustments and claims. Neil is father to two young children and, if time allows, enjoys playing cricket and following Derby County.

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Stephen Reece

Stephen Reece, Property Manager

Stephen joined C.P. Walker & Son in 2005 and has developed into a key member of the team, working across a number of departments. He handles block management at sites such as Anglo Scotian Mills and The Manor, as well as working within student lettings, dealing with the check-in and check-out processes and contracts. Stephen is an Associate of the Institute of Property Management. Father to three young children, Stephen is a keen car and motor racing aficionado and is a first port of call when colleagues are buying new cars!

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Alice Fawcett

Alice Fawcett, Property Manager

Alice joined the property management department in 2017 with over two years industry-related experience with a national company involved with surveying. She rose to the role of Property Manager in 2020. Alice's role covers a wide range of responsibility across the residential property management department; coordinating repairs; liaising with Tenants, Clients & contractors; managing the end of tenancy process and ensuring compliance with legislation and best practice. Away from the Office, Alice is most likely to be found either in the gym, at the pub or getting stuck into a good TV box-set.

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Justin Hevness

Justin Hevness, Insurance Division Manager

With over 30 years of multi skilled insurance expertise in the commercial, property and personal markets I am well placed to advise how best to protect my clients’ personal and business assets. Having been at the helm of a successful insurance business for over 17 years I know full well the ups and downs on running company on a day-to-day basis and what that throws up, managing staff, compliance, marketing, finance, procurement, management etc. – insurance should be one less headache for you to worry about. I am proud to head up the Insurance Division for C P Walker & Son including the market leading Property Protector scheme, which is going from strength to strength and looking forward to developing the division to the next level with a great team in place.

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Gary McAleer

Gary McAleer, Insurance Broking Team Leader

Gary joined the expanding Property Protector department in 2018 as Development Underwriter. Previously he gained over 15 years' experience in the insurance industry and CII qualification in 2013. Gary's role principally focuses on processing renewals and mid-term adjustments but he also deals with new business enquiries & account debiting as and when required. A very popular member of the CP Walker team, Gary is definitely an early adopter to our social events and has instigated the establishment of our cycle to work scheme.

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Karen Binch

Karen Binch, Office Accounts Administrator

Karen joined the team in 2018 and has responsibility for keeping the bank account up to date, providing month and year end information and any other reports the partners require. Karen is a qualified accountant with a range of previous and current experience supporting small and medium size businesses. Karen lives with Tony and their 3 boys where despite nobody being from Manchester, there is a split of United & City fans in addition to a Liverpool fan in the house. If you think that's 'nuts' - Toblerone is Karen's favourite chocolate notwithstanding her long-held hatred of nuts.

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Richard Holmes

Richard Holmes, Insurance Advisor

Richard was appointed Insurance Advisor to the Partners of C P Walker fin February 2020. He has over 45 years’ experience in the insurance industry starting his career with 6 years insurance company work at the Norwich Union Group gaining an ACII qualification with a liability insurance distinction. This was followed by being a Director of several traditional regional insurance broking houses for next 25 years. This is Richard's second spell in the business having previously spent 15 years developing our Property Protector scheme, specialising in placing property owners' risks. Outside of insurance Richard has held directorships of several IT companies and was appointed a non – executive director of M-Mover Holdings in 2005. Richard is a proud husband, father and grandfather whilst also supporting, as a season ticket holder, Nottingham Forest and Notts CCC as well as being a Vice President of Ockbrook & Borrowash Cricket Club.

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Kevin Tellis

Kevin Tellis, Business Development Manager

Kevin joined the Property Protector team in 2019 having previously worked for Hiscox, Chubb, R K Harrison & latterly DUAL Private Clients and has over 25 years' experience within the High Net Worth arena within Development & Underwriting. Kevin promotes Property Protector across London, the South & Scotland working closely with his panel of brokers and also liaising with the Broker Network. Kevin loves photography, tennis, running & golf - particularly handy on those Scottish road trips!

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Jane Holmes

Jane Holmes, Insurance Accounts Administrator

We were delighted to welcome Jane back to the CP Walker Insurance Accounts team in 2020 after a brief hiatus in 2019 following over 15 years of previous outstanding service. Jane has a wealth of both insurance and accounting experience. Jane processes brokers' accounts, allocates transactions and settles payments to insurers. In addition to being 'office mum' to a number of colleagues, Jane is a proud grandmother and most importantly auntie to Dan & Rex.

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Sarah Finney

Sarah Finney, Lettings Administrator

Sarah joined CP Walker's thriving residential lettings department in 2019 with a broad range of experience in different industries. Sarah provides administrative support to the department, processing applications for rental properties and ensuring that all relevant pre-tenancy obligations are fulfilled. Away from the office, Sarah has her hands full with her three children, dog and home improvements.

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Esther Fleming

Esther Fleming, Operations Team Leader

Esther joined CP Walker in 2019 initially working in our client accounts team having gained prior relevant experience both in the UK and abroad as well as a B.B.A in Management (Hons). Esther's role has subsequently expanded from processing tenants' rent payments and accounting to our Clients to include additional work with our insurance accounts team. A keen and talented cook, Esther just needs to bring in her goodies to the Office more regularly!

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Mick Davis

Mick Davis, Property Protector Operations Manager

Mick joined CP Walker's Property Protector Scheme in 2019 initially as Business Development Manager, becoming Operations Manager in 2020. Mick has a wealth of insurance experience having started at Norwich Union in 1974 as a trainee underwriter. Since then, he's held many roles in underwriting, sales, broking and management at Rotherham Insurance Brokers, NIG, SM Commercial Insurance Brokers and LV. In his current role Mick leads the insurance accounts department and is a member of the insurance senior management team. Mick has a broad range of interests outside of the office enjoying foreign travel, coaching junior hockey and playing the ukulele.

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Dom Fletcher

Dom Fletcher, Lettings Manager

Dom joined the property team during our 125th Anniversary in 2021, initially within the residential sales department before taking over management of the lettings team. Dom has extensive local property experience in roles that have covered sales, lettings and property management within both the professional and student sectors. Away from the office Dom is able to combine two of his favourite pastimes: as a keen gardener he is able to appreciate the local flora whilst searching for stray golf balls.

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Caroline Baker

Caroline Baker, Sales Negotiator

Caroline joined our thriving residential sales team in 2021 as Sales Negotiator with over 20 years of prior experience selling houses locally and extensive knowledge of the local market. Caroline's role covers the length and breadth of the house sale process from both the Vendor and Purchaser perspective, with a particular focus on progressing sales to completion after they have been agreed. Away from the Office Caroline enjoys walking her dogs, spending time with family and following Nottingham Forest (when not on the Saturday working rota!)

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Mel Mills

Mel Mills, Development Underwriter

Mel joined our expanding Insurance Division during our 125th Anniversary in July 2021 as an administration assistant and took to our wonderful insurance industry so well, she has undergone intensive training and is now one of our trusted underwriters. With a broad range of experience from different industries she provides support and assistance to new business, renewals, mid-term adjustments and lapses, with an eye for detail! Away from work she enjoys spending time with her grown up son in the Netherlands, where he lives and works. She also enjoys gardening and have a keen interest in history, visiting historic homes & castles.

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Angela Mason

Angela Mason, Client Accounts Administrator

We welcomed Angie into our Client Accounting department in early 2022. Her role primarily involves processing rent and service charge payments and transactions and accounting to our Clients. Angie has over 30 years of relevant accounts experience with both sales and purchase ledgers as well as credit control. In her spare time Angie is passionate about environmental and animal welfare. She is an active member of the 'Nottingham Clean Green Champions' group and enjoys long walks locally and further afield.

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George Farrow

George Farrow, Development Underwriter

George joined our expanding Insurance Division in 2022 as an experienced property underwriter supporting the Property Protector scheme. He has worked in the insurance industry since 2015 and is a keen sports fan and enjoys spending time with his fiancée and step children.

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Sam Scothern

Sam Scothern, Commercial Account Handler

Sam joined our busy and successful retail insurance team in summer 2022. Sam has a wealth of experience having worked in insurance since leaving school, gaining a certificate in insurance via an initial apprenticeship and at the time being the youngest in the country to pass her exams. Her role primarily involves property owners' insurance; processing renewals, adjustments, new business quotes and claims. Sam's hobbies are shopping, going out for meals and going on walks with her new puppy and fiancé.

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Maddie Stephens

Maddie Stephens, Administration Assistant

Maddie joined our expanding Insurance Division as an administration assistant in 2022 supporting the Property Protector scheme. With a broad range of experience from different industries she provides support and assistance to our new business team, with care and attention. Away from work Maddie enjoys working out at the gym, taking long walks with her dog and spending valuable time with her two girls.

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Samana Syed

Samana Syed, Senior Lettings Negotiator

Samana re-joined our thriving lettings department in 2022 as Senior Lettings Negotiator after previously working in both sales and lettings positions with us between 2016 and 2019. Samana's role has responsibility for the letting process from listing a property to let through to an application being accepted, covering both our professional and student portfolios. Colleagues and maintenance contractors alike are particularly happy to rediscover Samana's legendary tea-making skills. Away from the office Samana has a keen interest in fashion and enjoys long walks in the great outdoors.

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Jamie-Leigh Birtley

Jamie-Leigh Birtley, Operations & Compliance Administrator

Jamie-Leigh joined our Operations Department in the Insurance Division in 2023 bringing a wealth of Insurance experience having started at Swinton Insurance in 2006 as a Trainee Insurance Advisor. Since then has held many roles within the industry in Personal Lines, Commercial Insurance, Office Management before moving into Compliance Management & Operations. Outside of the office she enjoys travelling and spending quality time with her family, who all have a keen interest in football and spend a lot of their spare time and weekends supporting their teams home and away.

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Beth Buchholz

Beth Buchholz, Development Underwriter

Beth has worked in insurance since 2014 specialising exclusively with all types of property underwriting. Having joined Property Protector in May 2023, she will be handing renewals and existing business. n her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and stepson getting out walking with their 2 greyhounds.

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Kirsty Inglis

Kirsty Inglis, Senior Property Manager

Kirsty joined our property management team in 2023 as Senior Property Manager with a broad range of relevant experience having previously worked in social housing, agency and for a large private provider. Kirsty's role has specific responsibility for compliance and rent reviews whilst overseeing the work of our other Property Managers. Kirsty is a dog-lover and despite her Scottish heritage has a Labrador (Ralphy) rather than a border terrier!

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Lauren Palmer

Lauren Palmer, Administration Assistant

Lauren joined our expanding Insurance Division as an administration assistant supporting the Property Protector scheme. New to the insurance industry she has a broad range of experience from different industries. She provides support and assistance to our Operations Department and Underwriters, dealing with policy renewals and assisting underwriters with general administration duties with care and attention. Away from work Lauren enjoys training her dogs and competing with them in various disciplines such as agility and conformation shows. When she is not with her dogs, she has a purpose built gaming room where she can play her favourite horror games!

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Brenton Smith

Brenton Smith, Business Development Manager

Brenton joined our Residential Sales department in 2023 as Business Development Manager with specific responsibility for enhancing our service and offer to Clients selling their homes. A highly experienced property professional having worked in the industry for over 10 years across the sector in traditional agency, hybrid/online and also on a self-employed basis all within Nottinghamshire. Brenton's ethos is to ensure the optimum marketing of properties - incorporating all the benefits of modern technology. Brenton enjoys family time with his wife, three children and dog Hugo and going to the gym honing his fitness for the tennis court.

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Georgia Dawson

Georgia Dawson, Operations Administrator

Georgia joined our Operations Department in the Insurance Division in 2023 bringing a wealth of insurance and accounts experience. Georgia has worked in the insurance industry, including property experience, since 1985 and migrated into the world of accounts reconciliation. Outside of the office she enjoys running, Zumba, Yoga, walking her dog and watching football.

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Robert Butler

Robert Butler, Student Portfolio Manager

Robert joined our property management team in 2024 as Student Portfolio Manager having gained three years prior experience specialising in managing off-street student housing. Robert manages our student property portfolio - a role involving letting; day-to day management; and dealing with end of tenancy. Away from the office, Robert enjoys travelling to new places and sampling new restaurants whilst not tied up with refurbishing his recently-acquired first home.

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Maisie Patsides

Maisie Patsides, Lettings Negotiator

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Julie Sumner

Julie Sumner, Property Manager

Julie joined CP Walker's specialist property department in 2019 having spent the previous 5 years with a large commerical property consultancy and with a wealth of prior relevant experience. The specialist property team manages our commercial, student (purpose built and off street), and block management portfolio. Julie's responsibilities cover a range of areas covering both letting and management of these properties. Julie enjoys getting away in her camper van whenever possible and is a Leicester Tigers season ticket holder.

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"We recently purchased our first house through C P Walker & Son. Mark Finnagan handled our purchase, and from the moment we first spoke to him to request a viewing, to handing over the keys, the service we received was fantastic. No query or question was too small, and we were in constant contact throughout the 12 weeks. The service we received from C P Walker & Son helped to make the whole process stress free, painless and exciting. We are very thankful, especially to Mark and would definitely recommend."
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