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Letting & Management

Twining House
294 Banbury Road
Summertown
Oxford OX2 7ED

Lettings: 01865 201111
Property Management: 01865 261261

Opening Hours
Monday - Friday
9.00am - 6.00pm

Saturday
9.00am - 1.00pm

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Meet the Team

Greg Barnes FARLA

Managing Director (Letting and Management)

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Greg entered the world of letting and property management in 1995 having spent the previous five years in sales; 24 years later he is now the Managing Director of our Letting & Management business. With a clear focus on ‘getting it right’, Greg and his team deliver a consistently high level of service which has been recognised over recent years winning a number of national awards, most recently gold at the EA Masters 2019 for Best Letting Agent (6-20 branches) in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes. Greg is also the Oxfordshire & Berkshire Regional Representative for ARLA Propertymark, the UK’s foremost professional body for letting agents and is a qualified Fellow member.

Chris Mitty

Chris Mitty

Letting Director

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Chris joined Greg in the early days at our first office in Hollybush Row as a property manager. Following the relocation to our current office, Chris led the expansion of our property management and refurbishment division and more recently has taken the role of Letting Director. His undoubted strength is being able to absorb what are often demanding issues and resolve them rapidly through a strong team and supported by our approved professional contractors. Chris and his family live in West Oxfordshire and is well known in the sporting world being an accomplished cricket and hockey player.

Louise Passfield MARLA

Customer Service & Training Manager

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Louise started her career at Breckon & Breckon in 2007 originally working in our Oxford sales office. After moving into lettings in 2008, working in many roles in our Oxford and Woodstock offices she now heads our customer service and training program which is a hugely important facet of our business allowing us to ensure staff are well trained and that landlords and tenants are happy! Louise is ARLA qualified and lives in North Oxfordshire with her two daughters and husband.

Andy Slatter

Andy Slatter

Client Accounts Manager

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Andy joined us from a long career in banking and looks after our client accounts. Accuracy and efficiency both of which are part of Andy’s DNA are adopted to ensure that our clients are paid swiftly, and to ensure compliance at every stage of the accounting process. In his spare time Andy can either be found fishing at one of the local lakes or watching Leeds United.

Jodie Smith

Letting Manager

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Jodie joined us in 2015 starting out in our Property Management team and progressed her skills in refurbishment work. Her background in the NHS enabled her to develop precise organisational skills and an accurate eye for detail. After two years she joined our lettings team which has given her a great understanding of the whole letting process and she now leads our Oxford team as the letting manager. Jodie is well travelled and would also make a great food critic having tried almost every restaurant in Oxford.

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Hannah Webster

Office Manager

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Hannah joined us in May 2018 after working for a local accountancy firm. Her background of working in both the public and private sector has given her a breadth of knowledge and skills which she has been able to apply to her role at Breckon & Breckon. Hannah is Oxford born and bred and enjoys socialising with friends outside of work.

Phoebe Scowen

Phoebe Scowen MARLA

Senior Letting Negotiator

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Phoebe joined the Summertown team in November 2017 with previous lettings experience in West London and South Oxfordshire. After completing a degree in Marketing, Advertising and Communications Phoebe realised that she wanted to develop her skills in property and ensuring that Landlords and tenants receive high customer service through the lettings process. Phoebe has recently completed her ARLA qualifications and in her spare time enjoys playing Lacrosse and going to the pub with friends.

Natalie Springer

Senior Portfolio Manager

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Natalie joined our Property Management team in 2020 with previous property management experience in the area. She brings with her excellent organisational skills and a great understanding of Portfolio Management. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her two daughters.

Rachel Grimsey MARLA

Senior Letting Negotiator

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Rachel has worked locally in lettings for 7 years, having started her career in property management. Her overall knowledge of the lettings process and enthusiasm ensures that she always delivers a high level of service to landlords and tenants alike. Rachel enjoys spending time exploring the Oxfordshire countryside with her partner, and the occasional cosy pub stop for lunch and a glass of wine.

Andy Sapnik

Andy Sapnik

Portfolio Manager

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Andy joined our property management team after working within the construction sector, specialising in basement and underground structures. He has excelled at working with architects, engineers and contractors through complex designs on high end residential properties. This developed into a passion for property, where he enjoys learning about the industry. Andy likes spending time with his family and socialising with his friends, whilst watching the sport.

Debbie Gristwood

Debbie Gristwood

Letting Administrator

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Debbie joined our team following the acquisition of The Letting Centre (TLC). Having managed that portfolio for five years she has a broad knowledge and shares our commitment to providing the very best in personal service and has meticulous organisational, accounting and management skills. Outside of work, Debbie has a creative streak and enjoys arts and crafts; particularly card making.

Richard Quigley

Portfolio Manager

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Richard joined the team after working as an inventory clerk accurately recording and describing all items in the property and their condition. He also served his local community as a retained firefighter for 11 years. Richard is enthusiastic and highly motivated. In his spare time he enjoys sport and coaches his son’s football team. He is also a keen photographer.

Nick McKeown

Portfolio Manager

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Nick joined Breckon and Breckon in 2020 and brings with him a wealth of experience having previously worked in property management, new homes, construction and social housing.  He enjoys building good working relationships with landlords, tenants and contractors.  Away from work, Nick is a Level Two qualified rugby union coach, currently putting this into practice at a local girls’ team where his daughter plays.  Nick also enjoys cooking and trying out new recipes, particularly barbecues when the weather allows.

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Natalie Skiverton​

Portfolio Manager

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Natalie joined our property management team in 2020, from North London. She has six years’ worth of industry specific experience, including a variety of roles within both the residential and commercial sectors. Outside of work, she plays football for QPR Women and enjoys drinking an obscene amount of tea!

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