The Garrington team unites some of the most experienced property finders and buying agents in the UK, who offer clients hundreds of years of combined expertise
Jennie Cole Regional Partner (Kent & Sussex)
Born and Bred in the South East, Jennie attended Tonbridge Grammar School and obtained a History degree from Nottingham Trent University before settling in Kent.
Following a few years working in Finance and for a luxury Tour Operator in London, she accepted a job with a local Estate Agent and discovered her passion for property.
After 14 years in residential sales and valuations including working for a well regarded prime country house firm and a several of years working as Sales and Marketing Manager for a New Build developer, Jennie decided to switch roles and represent buyers instead of sellers.
Recognising the frustration buyers feel in a difficult market, where in most transactions only the seller has professional advice and representation, Jennie helps remove the stress from the process.
Throughout her career she has developed an expansive knowledge of the local property market as well as a broad network of professional contacts, enabling her to source off-market properties and negotiate with confidence to secure perfect properties on behalf of her clients.
Jennie lives in Tunbridge Wells on the boarder of Kent and East Sussex. In her spare time she enjoys cycling, photography, travel and cooking.
Toby Ridge Regional Partner (Essex & Herts)
Toby has extensive experience and an impressive network of contacts built up during his many years in property. He initially began his career as a negotiator in North London with a leading independent estate agent before being promoted to Premier Homes Manager, covering North London and Hertfordshire.
Despite a move away from property into recruitment, Toby was infamous for finding properties for work colleagues, including one of the Directors of the large financial recruitment agency for whom he worked.
This ongoing involvement in property became the catalyst for his return to the world of property, seeing him establish his own relocation and property finding company in 2005, which he successfully grew before deciding to join Garrington.
Over the years Toby has found exquisite homes for private clients across Essex and Hertfordshire. Toby also has a keen eye for potential, he is able to spot a diamond in the rough, great for those who are looking for refurbishment and investment opportunities.
Toby lives on the north Essex border and in his free time he enjoys road cycling, to date he has completed the London to Paris journey three times.
Katie Neale Regional Partner (Hertfordshire)
Katie joins forces with Garrington having started her career working for high net worth individuals and private families as an Interior Designer at the prestigious Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler, working in prime residential property settings, yachts and holiday homes.
Latterly she moved into project work in the City and West End for Jones Lang LaSalle.
Having worked with high net worth individuals, private family trusts and foreign investors, Katie understands the need to offer absolute discretion and the best possible service throughout the acquisition process.
Beginning her own property search venture after becoming a mother, the business grew organically with some wonderful clients many of whom returned to engage her services and make use of her extensive contacts within property market. She has represented clients looking to move from London to the countryside as well as foreign investors seeking advice on portfolio acquisitions and buy-to-let investments in London.
Originally hailing from Rutland, Katie left South West London in 2014 and is now based in rural Hertfordshire. Having made the move from London herself she understands the important factors for families in deciding on their new home; good schools, commuting distances and local amenities.
Jonathan Hopper Chief Executive Officer
Jonathan has an enviable track record of success spanning 20 years in the property and relocation industry. As Managing Director of Garrington, he leads a company that has represented numerous clients in multi-million pound transactions and in turn developed a respected industry profile, through the strategic growth of a market leading brand.
Jonathan is a Director on the Board of The Property Ombudsman, a Council Member of the UK’s Association of Relocation Professionals and is a former National Council Member of the NAEA.
He is frequently called upon as an authoritative voice for market insights with articles published in The Financial Times, Canary Wharf and City magazines, The Sunday Time and Bloomberg.
A past recipient of the ‘Best UK Property Finder’ award, he is continuously striving to hone his skills having completed leadership programmes at Cranfield Management School and an MBA at Ashcroft International Business School in Cambridge.
As a prominent creative thinker and entrepreneurial problem solver, Jonathan is passionate about working with clients, and enjoys exploring the driving forces that push successful businesses to their highest potential.
Nicholas Finn Managing Director
Nicholas Finn is London born and bred. With a property career spanning over a decade, he worked in prime London locations from St Johns Wood to Chiswick with one of the capital’s largest sales agents, before channelling his entrepreneurial flair into establishing his own estate agency in a sought-after part of London.
Prior to joining Garrington, Nicholas founded and ran an asset management company. It served corporate institutions and their private clients looking to sell, relocate or add to their portfolios. Nicholas leads and supports a growing team whilst using his experience and extensive contacts to generate exclusive opportunities for clients. He lives in London with his wife and young family.
John Adamson Executive Chairman
John has worked in the property sector for the last 25 years and has director level experience in residential sales, letting and management, estate management and development. Most recently he was Managing Director and majority shareholder of one of largest estate and letting agents in the Eastern region which he successfully sold to a FTSE 250 organisation.
He holds an MBA from The Open University and is a well-respected entrepreneurial leader with an eye for detail, who thrives on the creation of customer-focused companies, where success becomes a by-product of excellence.
Lynne West Operations Manager
Throughout her career Lynne has worked mainly in the areas of Office Management, Event Management and Customer Service. In this time she gained experience being a PA at board level, organising trade shows and heading up a customer service team.
After nearly 20 years working mainly in the Telecommunications industry, Lynne decided that it was time for a new challenge. In 2009 the opportunity arose to join the Garrington team in a key role as an Operations Manager. With a wealth of administrative experience coupled with extensive customer service skills, Lynne ensures that the operational side of Garrington runs smoothly and efficiently. As an important linchpin of the organisation, Lynne’s support to the management team and network of associates is invaluable.
When not at work, Lynne enjoys spending time with her family and is an active committee member of her son’s football and cricket clubs.
Nadia Carri New Business
Growing up in the historical town of Windsor, from a young age Nadia has always appreciated character properties and the quirkiness and history that they offer. For over 5 years, Nadia had the opportunity to live on the West Coast, USA and developed a love for a different type of build; newer, more spacious and with such innovative architecture.
With a varied background in client supporting roles including property sales, lettings and recruitment, Nadia builds on a successful career by now creating new relationships and nurturing long-standing valued clients alike.
In her personal time, Nadia enjoys being active, following on from a semi-professional gymnastics past, as well as spending time with her large extended Italian family cooking, eating and spending time together.
Hannah MacDonald New Business Administrator
Growing up in the Devonshire countryside, her parents love of property and renovation has been passed down. Hannah has relocated many times throughout the UK and has worked in leading real estate firms in different parts of the country, helping her to understand the intricacies of relocating.
After finishing her education and on completing University, she spent her early twenties riding horses and pursuing a professional career in grooming. She revisited her passion for property more recently; and has since sought a new challenge by joining Garrington to support the Head Office team, helping potential new clients who are considering engaging a property finder.
In her free time, Hannah enjoys her passion for the countryside, exploring with her two dogs and taking regular trips back to Devon to visit her family.
Jane Ramsay Client Services Administrator
Growing up in the Cheshire countryside on the edge of the Peak District, Jane has always had an appreciation for restored, character properties in idyllic surroundings.
Jane began her career in publishing. Having worked on county magazines for 14 years, Jane developed a hard-earned reputation for providing a dedicated and professional support to clients. She diligently built relationships with discerning customers and brings a wealth of Administration experience to her role at Garrington. Joining the Head Office team, Jane provides a solid and trusted support as part of Client Services.
After several of her own moves across Cheshire, she understands the importance of a smooth buying journey. Outside of work, Jane volunteers at a local animal rescue charity. A keen runner, she also enjoys creating nutritious meals for her family.
Hannie Theobald Client Services Administrator
Having been bought up in the idyllic Norfolk countryside, surrounded by family being involved with property developments and interior designs, Hannie quickly discovered her passion for property. Upon finishing her education at Norwich High School for Girls, Hannie went on to study Real Estate at The Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, where she successfully graduated with a RICS accredited, First Class Honours degree.
During this time, it became clear that Hannie’s natural flair with property and people would lead her to an exciting role in Norfolk with a market leading estate agent, dealing with prime property.
With her passion for sales blossoming and a desire to work in fast paced dynamic markets, Hannie then moved to London, where she thrived working in Notting Hill and Ladbroke Grove, prior to then joining Garrington.
She now supports the Head Office team in a pivotal role helping potential new clients considering engaging a property finder and also supports a wide range of corporate alliance partnerships.
In her free time, Hannie enjoys exploring the North Norfolk coastline on long walks, with her adorable dogs.