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Meet The Team - Colchester

John Palmer and Debbie Humphrey

John Palmer and Debbie Humphrey Managing Directors


John has been in Estate Agency over thirty years, In that time, John has overseen and been involved with the day-to-day running of over forty/offices in the East Anglian/London region. During his career, John has experienced numerous market conditions and has acquired excellent business acumen to ensure Palmer & Partners is one of the leading agents in your area. Debbie is the Financial Director for Palmer & Partners ensuring the smooth running of the business as a whole. Debbie has always been involved in the property business and has wealth of knowledge in all aspects of the industry. Debbie has lived in Colchester for all of her life, she has three children, one of whom, Charlotte, now assists her in the day-to-day running of the accounts with in our lettings and management department.

T: 01206 572233
E: Colchester@palmerpartners.com
Paul Devereux

Paul Devereux Partner

Paul joined the company in 2004 and with his infectious enthusiasm, he has successfully taken the office to become one of the market leaders in Colchester. He has been an estate agent all of his working life and enjoys the business immensely. Now responsible for a successful sales and administration team, Paul relishes the challenges his role brings, but most of all he enjoys the contact he has with the numerous clients he has dealt with over the years. He lives locally with his wife and two children.

T: 01206 572233
E: sales@palmerpartners.com
Paul Sims

Paul Sims Associate Partner

After completing his A levels at Colchester's sixth form college, Paul began his career in Estate Agency with a local independent agent in 2002 completing an NVQ in the process, before joining Palmer & Partners shortly after we opened in 2004. Working as a sales negotiator, Paul got a really good grasp of the industry first hand and went on to gain experience within the Lettings sector in 2007 operating from our busy Ipswich branch. A year later he returned to Colchester as our branch valuer and has gained a vast amount of experience at valuing and preparing properties for marketing over the past 8 years. In December 2016 Paul was promoted to Associate Partner and continues to perform the role to the highest standard and leads a proactive appraisals team. Paul is both professional and driven and will offer a great first impression of Palmer & Partners when asked to value your home. Paul resides in a local picturesque village with his partner.

T: 01206 572233
E: sales@palmerpartners.com
Toby Spencer-Campbell

Toby Spencer-Campbell Sales Negotiator

Toby is a hugely experienced agent having worked for one of the county's leading independent estate agents since 2004. He has experienced all types of market conditions and has knowledge in every aspect of the business. Toby has held management roles with his previous company which have included both the opening of a cold start branch in addition to the acquisition of another business. He has joined our unique and talented team at Palmer and Partners to add even more strength as we strive to maintain our position as market leaders in Colchester.

T: 01206 572233
Hayley Trustrum

Hayley Trustrum Sales Progressor

Having worked in the City for many years, Hayley was keen to work locally whilst raising her two daughters. Property is a real keen interest and estate agency was where Hayley started her career path , so it seemed only natural to return back to this environment. Hayley is aware that moving can be a highly stressful time so does try to relieve the pressure for our clients, communicating with solicitors and agents to ensure a successful outcome is achieved for all.

T: 01205 572233
E: htrustrum@palmerpartners.com
Matthew Lowes

Matthew Lowes Sales Negotiator

Matt started estate agency in 2015, working for a local independent agent and was thrilled to join Palmer & Partners in 2018. Having grown up in Colchester he has great knowledge on the local area, and prides himself on going the extra mile to help purchasers secure their ideal home.

Tyler Porter

Tyler Porter Valuer

Tyler started in estate agency in 2011, predominantly working for local independent companies and joined Palmer & Partners in 2016. He has gained some essential experience and knowledge of the local market, ensuring that he provides many strengths to the company. Tyler has a genuine and ardent desire to help clients move, which comes across clearly to everyone he meets. He prides himself on the presentation of properties and has a wealth of experience valuing properties in the area.

Cameron Hale

Cameron Hale Valuer

Cameron started in estate agency at the beginning of the year, working for a corporate estate agency firm and was thrilled to be joining Palmer and Partners. Coming from a diverse background with time spent in the military from 2008 - 2016, whilst serving his time in the army Cameron completed two tours of Afghanistan. With this skill set it makes Cameron a good communicator with excellent people skills, which plays well with his passion for property and helping customers move to there new homes.

Alfie Foster

Alfie Foster Valuer

Alfie joined Palmer and Partners almost immediately after finishing his A levels, due to completing work experience with us. He received 3 A levels of a good standard and a diploma in economics. Alfie has already proven his excellent customer service skills and assists with valuation appointments, the day-to-day viewings for the sales team and other general tasks. Alfie has lived in Colchester all his life, making him very knowledgeable on the area.

T: 01206 572233
Natasha Hughes

Natasha Hughes Sales Administrator

Natasha has recently joined Palmer and Partners, wanting a new challenge after selling her successful Colchester business of ten years. She has a wealth of local knowledge in the Colchester area and has lived on Mersea with her two children for over 20 years.

Courtney Collis

Courtney Collis Sales Administrator

Courtney started in estate agency in 2017, straight from college where she completed a level 3 diploma in Business Administration. She started working for a local independent estate agent and was excited about joining us in branch at Palmer and Partners in 2018. Courtney has a high attention to detail and always has a positive attitude towards the business. She is a friendly and self-driven individual and ensures that the team are well supported and the office is being run smoothly from day to day.

Adrian Hibble

Adrian Hibble Mortgage Advisor

Adrian has recently joined the Colchester office having previously worked for an IFA in Bury St Edmunds. He is experienced and confident in dealing with all types of mortgage enquiries and has an infectious enthusiasm. He prides himself on delivering unrivalled levels of customer service and is always willing to go the extra mile. Adrian lives in a village close to Sudbury with his wife and daughter.

T: 01206 217430
E: adrian@trenterbacon.com
Oliver Marshall

Oliver Marshall DEA (Energy Performance Surveyor)

Oliver has worked within the customer service industry all of his working life and is now our in-house Energy Surveyor. His attention to detail means you will have a reliable Energy Performance Certificate and full 3D & 2D floorplans for your property. He currently resides in an outlying village of Colchester with his wife and two young children.

Jon Gallop

Jon Gallop Partner

Jon Gallop was born and bred in Colchester and knows the area very well. Having worked within the Lettings industry for over a decade, with a large amount of that time being spent in the hustle and bustle of Central London, Jon brings a wealth of experience to our team and clients whilst priding himself on being able to tailor his approach to your specific requirements. He has worked within aspects of residential lettings and can help ensure you consistently achieve the highest return for your investments. Jon lives on the outskirts of Colchester with his wife and son. Jon has also completed the NFOPP technical award for Residential Letting & Property Management.

T: 01206 572255
E: jongallop@palmerpartners.com
Anita Buckmaster

Anita Buckmaster Assistant Manager

Anita's friendly, professional and thorough approach, coupled with her many years of experience within the lettings field, has seen her become a very successful lettings negotiator for Palmer & Partners. She lives locally so knows her market very well. She is excellently positioned to offer genuine, insightful advice to help you with all aspects of renting. Her excellent relationships with both tenants and landlords has ensured her a wealth of repeat business over the years.

T: 01206 572255
Charlotte Humphrey

Charlotte Humphrey Accounts & Credit Control

Charlotte has worked within the lettings industry for many years and has lived locally her whole life. Charlotte is well organized and diligent and having completed her degree in Accounting, is the ideal person to look after the accounts department. She oversees all banking, rental payments and can quickly and easily assist any landlord or tenant with an accounts or statement enquiry.

Becky Wyatt

Becky Wyatt Accounts & Credit Control

Becky's friendly manner, efficiency and excellent work ethic makes her the ideal team member to assist in the running of our accounts department. She is responsible for managing the accounts, reconciling and checking all transactions and ensuring that our landlords are paid their rent as quickly as possible. She also deals with any credit control issues and late rental payments and can offer expert advice and help should any tenant's find themselves in financial difficulty. Her knowledge, hardworking nature and high attention to detail are indispensable to the team.

T: 01206 561730
E: beckywyatt@palmerpartners.com
Kate Harnett

Kate Harnett Property Manager

Kate works in our property maintenance team and brings with her a wealth of customer service, dedication and attention to detail. Any Landlord or Tenant who has cause to deal with her, finds her to be very easy to get along with and refreshingly thorough in her work. She looks after the day to day issues that any tenant may have in their property and her specialty is ensuring the smooth and speedy attention that our clients demand and deserve. Pop in to the Colchester branch to see her is you have any questions relating to Property Management. Kate lives in Central Colchester with her Husband, cats and rescue dogs.

Barbara Huston

Barbara Huston Vacancy & Pre-Tenancy Manager

Barbara joined Palmer & Partners in 2017 to become our inspections clerk but quickly established herself as an invaluable member of the team. Her ability to put clients at ease and handle a varied work load meant that she was quickly promoted to the role of Vacancy & Pre-tenancy Manager. This means that she handles check-out reports, deposit returns and helps ensure the smooth changeover of tenancies from one occupant to the next. Barbara lives in a village outside of Colchester with her husband and children.

Rhianna Smith

Rhianna Smith Inspections Clerk

Rhianna works in the property management team as an inspections clerk. This means she spends most of her time out and about in our clients' properties, keeping them informed and re-assured that their carefully selected tenant is looking after the property. Rhianna's professional manner and attention to detail make her a valued member of the team. Rhianna lives locally with her family.

Lise Clark

Lise Clark Account & Credit Controll

Lise work in the account team and brings with her a wealth of experience and expertise. She is responsible for ensuring the rapid daily payments of rent to our clients, chasing any outstanding arrears and ensuring the general smooth operation of the financial side of her business. Lise lives in Colchester with her children.

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