Meet the Team

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James Penny

Director

James, based in the Summertown office, has led a long and distinguished career as an estate agent in Oxford. He brings 23 years of estate agency experience to Penny & Sinclair, having founded the firm in May 2009. James oversees the firm’s operations and ensures that exceptional customer service remains the hallmark of its reputation.

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Oliver Hope MARLA

Director

Based in Oxford City, and with over 25 years estate agency experience in Oxford, Oliver has an unparalleled understanding of the Oxford property market and heads up Penny & Sinclair’s City office. Oliver has built a strong reputation in the Oxford residential market for his educated, realistic and accurate advice. He acts for several institutions and has an excellent knowledge of the property investment market.

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James Donigan MNAEA & MARLA

Director

James, based and raised in Henley on Thames, brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in running successful and market leading offices across Oxfordshire. James has spent the last 4 years working in Henley itself and he has a deep understanding of the local market. James will ensure you receive the very best advice and outstanding customer service.

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Emma Branch

Director

Emma, heads up Penny & Sinclair's Burford office and started her career in estate agency over 20 years ago working for a large independent agency in central London. She is very experienced in all areas of residential sales in particular dealing with leases/extensions and investments. Emma continues to build strong relationships within the local community.

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John Ryan

Associate Director

John, based in Oxford City, is Associate Director - Head of Property Management and has been working in both residential and corporate Lettings & Property Management for the last 14 years. John's approach is to exceed landlords and tenants expectations and his objective is teamwork along with providing excellent customer service.

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Lucy Lawton Smith MARLA

Associate Director

Lucy, based in the Summertown Office, is Associate Director - Head of Lettings and has worked in the industry, both residential and corporate, since 2004. Lucy adopts a friendly, practical and flexible approach in all her dealings with clients. She is ARLA qualified and has an in depth knowledge of the lettings and legal process.

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Lizanne Simmons

Sales Manager

Lizanne, based in the Summertown office, has a strong understanding of the Oxford property market and has helped to develop Penny & Sinclair’s reputation for excellent customer service, by consistently going to great lengths for her clients and recognising the value of properties as homes, as well as financial assets.

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Rob Hill

Sales Manager

Rob, based in Oxford City and originally from Devon, served 12 years in the RAF. He spent the next 17 years working in the property industry locally before joining Penny & Sinclair. Rob is a well-structured and organised person with the ability to foresee problems and deal with them effectively.

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Stephen Ingram

Sales Manager

Stephen, based in the Burford office, joined Penny & Sinclair in 2012 and brings with him over 25 years estate agency experience. James and Oliver have known Stephen since the early 1990's. Stephen works alongside Emma in our ever busy Cotswold office and is available for any property related advice.

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Julia Wilson

Associate

Julia has been with Penny & Sinclair in Summertown since 2011 and brings a warm, professional approach to vendors and purchasers. She takes time to listen and understand the requirements of both in order to give excellent customer service.

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Kate McKinnon

Associate

Kate, based in the Summertown office, joined Penny & Sinclair in January 2014 and brings with her over 15 years experience in the Oxfordshire property market. Kate's focus is ensuring Penny & Sinclair provide the best possible service to buyers and sellers alike whilst helping the business grow as one of Oxfordshire’s leading independent estate agents.

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Angie Parmenter

Senior Sales Negotiator

Angie, based in Oxford city, joined the company at the start of 2012 and brought with her a wealth of experience, gained through a rich background in entrepreneurial ventures. She is an invaluable member of the team and works extremely hard to achieve the very best for her clients. Her passion and commitment enhances Penny & Sinclair’s exceptional customer service.

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Charlotte Mellor MARLA

Lettings Manager

Charlotte, based in the Henley on Thames office, has been a lettings Manager locally for the last 9 years following 12 successful years in London. Charlotte is passionate about the property industry and building strong relationships with both landlords and tenants, ensuring she always provides a top-class service. She has an in-depth understanding of the lettings industry, including tenancy law, property management and general lettings practice.

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Lisa Gould MARLA

Lettings Manager

Lisa, based in the Burford office, brings many years of letting and property management experience. She has an excellent knowledge of Burford & West Oxfordshire lettings market and can offer an educated view of the market. She is always cheerful, friendly and a team player.

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Helen Lidgard MARLA

Lettings Manager

Helen, based in Oxford City, joined Penny and Sinclair in 2012. Originally based in Summertown she moved to join the Lettings team in Oxford City in 2014. In this time she has developed an in depth knowledge of both the Oxford market and lettings industry as a whole. Helen brings a keen eye for detail and a dedication to giving excellent service to all that she does.

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Carie Ann Mitchell

Short Let Manager

Carie Ann, based in Oxford City, joined the Short Let team in 2016 with 7 years’ experience in Short Lets. She moved from another local agent with a strong passion and dedication for the industry. Her role includes overseeing the Short Let department, developing new business and providing excellent customer service.

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Samantha Lloyd

Property Departmental Manager

Samantha, based in Oxford city, has worked in Property Management for 11 years in both national and independent lettings. She is highly organised and an excellent problem solver which is imperative in a high pressure Property Management environment. Samantha is able to establish good working relationships with landlords and tenants and ensures properties are well maintained.

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Naomi Everett MARLA

Assistant Lettings Manager

Naomi, based in the Summertown office, has over 3 years’ experience in the Oxford lettings market having worked in Headington and Summertown. Naomi is ARLA qualified and has developed a keen appreciation of both the Oxford market and lettings industry as a whole. Naomi specialises in matching tenants’ and landlords’ requirements to ensure they find their perfect property. Raised and educated locally she has an in depth knowledge of the local area.

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Roseanna Horn BA (Hons)

Marketing & Operations

Rose, based in Oxford city, has relocated to Oxford from a high pressure coordination background working in the fashion industry. Rose brings strong communication and organisation skills and has progressed into a Marketing & Operations role. With 14 years of client service experience, Rose will go above and beyond for buyers and sellers providing a friendly and attentive welcome.

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Yasmin Johnson

Sales Co-ordinator

Yasmin, based in the Burford office, has 5 years experience in different agencies across the Cotswolds. She helps run the day to day administration, negotiation and 'front-line' alongside our Sales team. Raised and educated locally she is very well connected with our area and in her spare time looks after her horses.

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Libby Oxberry

Office Co-ordinator

Libby, based in the Henley on Thames office, was inspired to join the property industry after buying her first home. She has enjoyed a successful career working for various property agents as a sales negotiator in both Oxfordshire & Berkshire. Henley is Libby's home town and she brings with her extensive knowledge on the local area.

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Mohammed Raja

Senior Lettings Negotiator

Mohammed is an experienced negotiator with a demonstrated history of working within the property industry. He has worked in both London and Oxford over a 12 year period making his understanding of the lettings market comprehensive. He conducts himself with integrity, professionalism and personal warmth and is entirely committed towards achieving his goals as a Senior Lettings Negotiator at Penny & Sinclair.

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Nicola Holden MARLA

Lettings Negotiator

Nicola has recently returned to the property industry and has over 4 years’ experience in the Oxford lettings and sales market, having worked in both Headington and Summertown. Nicola is ARLA qualified and has developed a keen appreciation of both the Oxford market and lettings industry as a whole. Nicola was raised and educated locally and has an in depth knowledge of the Oxford area. Nicola provides advice to both tenants’ and landlords’ in order to give excellent customer service.

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Liana Smith

Property Manager

Liana, based in the Summertown office, joined Penny & Sinclair in March to assist in the busy Property Management department. She has 11 years experience in client centred and customer service roles, as such she understands the importance of delivering a diligent first rate property management service for our clients at all times.

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Ruth Forbes

Property Manager

Ruth, based in Oxford city, has worked within the customer environment for 15 years, with a range of experience including property management. She is organised, a problem solver and pays great attention to detail which is imperative in a high-pressure Property Management environment. Ruth always aims to establish good working relationships with landlords and tenants and ensures properties are well maintained.

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Carmen Griffiths

Short Let Property Management

Carmen has worked for Penny & Sinclair for several years in our busy Short Let and refurbishment department. She has an excellent eye for detail and coordinates the interiors and furnishings of many of our Short Let properties. Carmen always ensures projects are finished to a high standard whilst being on budget.

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Georgia Whiteley

Short Let Specialist

Georgia, based in Oxford city, joined the company in October 2016. Georgia originally started within the Accounts department and moved over to the Property Management team at the start of 2017. Georgia is now bringing her strong organisational, administrative and excellent customer service skills to the Short Let department and is always on hand to answer any queries from guests and landlords.

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Abigail Scott-Inglis

Property Management Assistant

Abigail, based in the Oxford City office has recently relocated to Oxford from Kent and has previously worked in a Home Emergency department for 3 years dealing in a high pressure environment. Abigail joined Penny & Sinclair in April in the Property Management Department to support the busy Property Managers.

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Corinne Baker

Sales Negotiator

Corinne is a sales negotiator in the Oxford city office and has been with the company since 2014. She brings a wealth of property expertise with her having worked for a luxury property company that dealt with properties in France, Italy and Morocco. Corinne provides a calm and focused service for buyers and sellers alike and is usefully multilingual.

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Sarah Tennant

Sales Co-ordinator

Sarah, based in the Burford office, has worked at both our Oxford and Burford offices and is an integral part of the Sales team. Working closely with our purchasers and vendors her local knowledge is invaluable.

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Deborah Johnson

Viewings Assistant

Deborah, based in the Summertown office, has an excellent knowledge of the local area and has always had a keen interest in property.

 

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