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Letting & Management

Twining House
294 Banbury Road
Oxford OX2 7ED

Lettings: 01865 201111
Property Management: 01865 261261

Opening Hours
Monday - Friday
7.30am - 6.00pm

9.00am - 1.00pm

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Meet the Team

Jodie Smith

Area Letting Manager

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Jodie is from Oxford so is extremely familiar with the local area giving her a great understanding of the beautiful city and what it has to offer. She has extraordinary customer service skills and an ability to build and maintain great relationships and understands communication is key. Jodie joined Breckon & Breckon in 2016 starting out in our Property Management team and quickly progressed through lettings before being promoted to Lettings Manager in our Summertown office.


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.

Andrew Slatter

Head of Accounts

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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.

Phoebe Scowen

Phoebe Southgate MARLA

Local Manager (North)

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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.

Rachel Grimsey MARLA

Local Manager (South)

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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.

Ashleigh Swales MARLA

Local Manager (West)

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Having had a background in customer service, Ashleigh joined us in 2016 as a letting negotiator and quickly put her skills to good use in her day-to-day activities of perfect tenant matching for our landlord clients. Ashleigh currently works from our Head Office in Summertown covering our West Oxfordshire portfolio and is ARLA qualified. Her days spent running around during work also translates in to her spare time where she enjoys jogging and socialising with friends.

Paige McCann

Local Manager (East)

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Paige started in our lettings team in 2021  bringing a wealth of experience, after working in the property industry since 2016 and is ARLA qualified.  Paige has lived and worked in the Central and North Oxfordshire areas all of her life and is very knowledgeable about the property market being a local resident. When not working Paige likes to go for long walks with her crazy but loveable Labradoodle called Willow.

Annabel Barnes

Letting Consultant

Annabel joined our lettings team in February 2022 after working abroad for a year and also spending some time working in customer service.

She has a passion for property; as it runs in her family and she is keen to progress her career further within the industry.

When Annabel is not working, you’ll either find her in the gym or trying out a new restaurant and socialising with her friends!

Richard Quigley

Tenancy 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

Senior 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.

Chris Shahab MARLA

Portfolio Manager

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Chris recently joined Breckon & Breckon in March 2022 into our Property Management Team.  He brings with him over 15 years’ experience in the property industry and has always had a passion for providing excellent customer service for landlords and tenants.  He is ARLA qualified and with his vast knowledge of the local area, Chris also brings a wealth of experience and personable skills to the team.  Chris lives in Sutton Courtenay with his wife and daughter, and outside of work you will find him playing football or hosting BBQ’s in the summer.

Callum Hunt

Portfolio Manager

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Callum joined Breckon & Breckon in December 2020 in the Property Management department, a very nice way to end what turned out to be quite a rocky year for all. Before joining Breckon Callum had over 5 years’ experience in the property industry from a young age, himself growing alongside his knowledge of vital and exciting information such as the best thermostatic radiator valves on the market. Callum enjoys most things in life and tries not to take life too seriously. An Oxfordian through and through, Callum knows Oxford like the back of his hand – which he assures us, he knows very well.

Lewis Jones

Portfolio Manager

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Lewis joined our property management team in 2021 after working for many years in retail. Lewis has a keen eye for property refurbishment and is looking to start a long term career within the property industry.  In his spare time he enjoys watching Formula one (when Hamilton is winning!).

Debbie Gristwood

Debbie Gristwood

Letting Administrator

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Debbie joined our team in 2017 bringing with her a wealth of letting knowledge.  She 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.

Becci Howlett​

Accounts Assistant

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Becci started working in our accounts department in 2020. She brings to us an enthusiastic and organised approach with a cheerful personality. Outside of the office Becci lives in North Oxfordshire with her husband and 2 children, enjoys running and loves visiting many local restaurants at weekend.

Greg Barnes FARLA

Managing Director (Letting and Management)

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Greg has been in the property business for over 30 years and is the Managing Director of our Letting & Management business. His attention to detail to make sure ‘we get it right’ and focus on offering personal customer service has led us to win numerous property awards including Best Letting Agency in the UK. Greg has been a Regional Executive for ARLA Propertymark, the UK’s foremost professional body for letting agents, is a qualified Fellow Member and is currently on the Advisory Board.

Louise Passfield MARLA

Operations 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.

Kathryn Wilson

Kathryn Wilson MARLA

Customer Service Manager

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With her welcoming smile Kathryn is incredibly customer focused and often goes above and beyond to ensure her clients get the best service possible. She joined us in 2014 having worked for a large corporate agency in Oxford to work in our Abingdon office as Lettings Manager. She is now based in our Summertown office to support the growing branch. Her interests outside of work are varied but with a particular interest in interior design. Kathryn is married and lives in Oxford with her husband.

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