I love recruitment – it runs through my veins! Having run Property Personnel for over 30 years now, I am still as passionate about this business as I was back in 1988 when I started it. Many of our clients are people we have placed in jobs, many are now great friends of mine, and a good number of them either own their own businesses or are now CEO’s or MD’s of well-known estate agencies.
It’s not all about me though! I believe we have the best team in the business. Allison has worked with me for over 20 years, and Georgie for over 10. Then there’s Maddie and Charlotte who between them have worked with us for 10 years. I strongly believe that this demonstrates we are as serious about our careers as we are about yours!
On a personal note, I have been married for nearly 30 years and have three grown up sons, the youngest of which is now happily enjoying a career in estate agency! We have recently welcomed Pablo, a dapple dachshund, into our household – he is already very much part of our family. My boys and I are all Portsmouth FC season ticket holders, and my other interests include just about all sports, as well as skiing, hill walking, cooking, sea fishing and butterflies.
Allison commenced her career in estate agency on the Isle of Wight before moving to London in the late 90’s, joining one of central London’s leading estate agents as a Lettings Negotiator in their Knightsbridge office. She also worked in their Mayfair office before being promoted to assist in the opening of a new office in 2000.
Allison commenced her employment with Property Personnel in early 2001 where she was given the sole responsibility of their Lettings & Management division. Breaking all departmental records along the way, Allison and her team continue to take this division to new heights.
Allison started a family in 2010, but couldn’t keep away from Property Personnel Towers, returning to work after 3 months. Having now had two sons, Allison continues to work closely with the Property Personnel team. Outside of work she continues to play badminton for a local league, as well as Berkshire County. Whilst fitting in her boys’ activities and interests as a family, they are also actively involved with their local football and golf club.
Having dedicated 14 years of her working life to Property Personnel, Allison’s loyalty, along with her consistently high performance level, was rewarded in January 2015 with a well-deserved promotion to Director level.
Georgina joined the Lettings & Management Division of Property Personnel in 2011. She graduated from the University of Sussex with a degree in Media and Cultural Studies, and has since worked within the hospitality industry. Having decided that this was not the career path for her, Georgina decided to focus on a career in Recruitment.
Georgina loves dealing with people and thrives in a challenging environment. She is very competitive, and her strengths are her communication and time management skills. She particularly enjoys the variety involved in meeting new people, and in building a lasting relationship with them.
In March 2016, Georgina and her husband Sam had a beautiful baby daughter called Isla who now keeps them both incredibly busy. On the rare occasions that she has any spare time, Georgina loves socialising with friends and shopping!
Having returned to work following her maternity leave, Georgina settled back into her role seamlessly, and in January 2017 was rewarded for her achievements and her loyalty with promotion to Associate level.
Maddie lived abroad on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus until the beginning of 2017. It was in Cyprus where she started her first job in recruitment and quickly discovered that she wanted to start a career in this industry. Maddie loves the variety the job offers, as well as working with people, and thoroughly enjoys being busy. She did also gain experience in Financial Services working in a customer service role, although she quickly realised that this was not the right path for her.
Although Maddie enjoyed living in such a relaxing country, she did start to crave the hustle and bustle of the UK which led her to make the decision to move back. She arrived back at the beginning of 2017 and started working as the Office Manager here at Property Personnel, one of the UK’s leading specialist recruitment agencies in the property sector.
In December 2015 Charlotte left her job in the airline industry to travel and experience working abroad. Having spent 4 months travelling around South East Asia, Charlotte flew to Australia where she based herself for the following 2 years. During her time ‘down under’ Charlotte lived in two major cities, Sydney and Melbourne, where she worked in both hospitality and telephone sales. Whilst she enjoyed both roles, neither were a career choice she wanted to pursue back in the UK.
Having enjoyed the experience of working with customers and clients in various industries, Charlotte identified that recruitment would be a great profession to work within, and she is now enjoying utilising her previously developed skills in her career with Property Personnel, having joined us in early 2018.
Head of Security
Hi! I’m Tilly and I was born on 8th September 2020.
I am only 2 months old but already have a very important job at Property Personnel as Head of Security. Talk about being thrown in the deep end!
I live with my family, Allison, Chris, Harry and George who love me very much. Harry and George play with me all day and they are the best big brothers I could ask for.
I can’t wait until I can spend some time in the office and meet my new friends, Anthony, Georgina, Charlotte and Maddie!
Head of First Impressions
Hello! My name is Pablo Hesse, and I was born on 1st June 2021.
As you can see, I am Head of First Impressions and I take my job very seriously. I could be in the deepest of sleeps but as soon as that doorbell goes, you better believe I am the first one at the door. I beat my dad every time!
Sometimes my team come over to the house for a meeting, which is often followed by an evening of food and wine. This is when I am in my element as I am the centre of attention. I get passed around for cuddles and eventually fall asleep on one of their laps.