Williams & Donovan Estate Agents in Hockley


Williams & Donovan estate agents in Hockley is situated in the heart of the village, serving Hockley, Hawkwell, Ashingdon, Rochford, Rayleigh and the surrounding villages of Canewdon, South Fambridge, Stambridge and Paglesham.

The directors Ian Williams, Colin Donovan and James Whyte have picked a team of highly motivated estate agents in Hockley.

Paul Dunne has been with us since 2009 and manages the team on a day to day basis. He and the Hockley sales team includes Tom Revell, Denise Morgan, Phil Reid, Emily Cann, Janice Wheeler and Deborah Hickman.

Our Hockley office is the recommended agent for ‘Move with us’ one of the largest networks of independent estate agents in the UK.

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Staff Profiles

Colin Donovan MNAEA


Colin opened Williams and Donovan in Hockley in 1999 with his school friend Ian Williams after a career in the city and working for a large independent estate agent and then Countrywide Property.

Colin is one of the most experienced valuers in Hockley, Rochford and Ashingdon and is delighted with the reputation the company has built after the last 16 years.

Colin is a licensed member of the National Association of Estate Agents which means he is a qualified and trained agent who can give you professional, up-to-date advice and guidance and adheres to a voluntary Code of Practice and Rules of Conduct laid down by the NAEA.

James Whyte


James has worked in the estate agent industry since 1998 and joined Williams & Donovan in March 2004, after working for both independent and corporate agents in Hockley.  James started off as a Negotiator and has worked his way up to be a Sales Director. 

Since joining Williams & Donovan, James has grown in to a well-rounded estate agent and has been a vital part of our success in becoming the area’s Market Leader.  James has grown up and lived in Hockley his entire life and, therefore, has an excellent knowledge of the area.

Paul Dunne


Paul has been an estate agent for over 30 years and has worked in many areas of the business. He would describe himself as “a very positive, professional and motivated person who really enjoys helping people through the process of buying and selling property”. Since joining Williams & Donovan in 2009 Paul has worked his way up to become the Sales Manager for the office.

Tom Revell

Sales Consultant

Tom joined the industry in December 2012 and spent his first year working with our Benfleet Sales Manager Lloyd Brooks and Benfleet Lettings Manager Paul Cross with a local independent company.

Tom has developed his role since joining us in December 2013 and we believe he has a bright future within our company and the industry.

Tom has a Diploma for the Sale of Residential Property which he completed at the end of 2014. Previous to that he studied at SEEVIC College where he achieved a Diploma in Business and Finance. 

Denise Morgan

Senior Sales Consultant

Denise joined the team in Hockley at the end of 2014 with over 11 years experience within the Estate Agent industry.  

Denise has lived in Hockley for almost 30 years, moving here from her native Devon, and knows the area and people well and feels that her knowledge of the area will help both seller and purchaser.

Emily Cann,

Sales Consultant

Emily joined our Hockley sales team in 2014 and we are delighted to have her on board. Emily went to SEEVIC College where she studied for a Diploma in Business Studies.

Phil Reid

EPC Assessor

Phil has been working with Williams & Donovan since 2010 and been in the industry for over 20 years. He is delighted to be part of a very dedicated and professional team of sales consultants who all believe in the company ethos of “providing the very best customer service”.

Phil is also qualified as a Domestic Energy Assessor which qualifies him to carry out energy surveys and provide Energy Performance Certificates (E.P.C.'s) on all our new, instructed properties. 

Janice Wheeler


Janice joined Williams & Donovan in March 2004, having previously worked for a total of 23 years with NatWest Bank and Standard Chartered Bank in the City. Her position within Williams & Donovan is to undertake the secretarial and administrative role and she is an integral member of our team.

Janice takes great pride in her work and tries to always remember what a stressful time moving house can be and is ready to lend support whenever required.

Deborah Hickman


Deborah joined Williams & Donovan in August 2012 in the role of secretary and administrative assistant, having previously worked for a variety of different professions including a London stockbroker, financial advisers, and a local conveyancing solicitor.

She enjoys her work at Williams & Donovan immensely and is always happy to support her team members whenever needed.

Simon Jones,

Mortgage Consultant

Simon is a reputable mortgage broker, who has worked for competitive lenders since 1990. In various positions, including National Key Accounts and Regional Sales Manager, Simon has shown commitment to his role, therefore excelling within this challenging environment to looking after all mortgage brokers from Shoeburyness to central London.

Simon is one of the directors at Affinity Mortgages Ltd. He has a wealth of knowledge with all types of Residential, BTL, Bridging and Secured Loans, Simon has built up his reputation as an honest and committed broker, exuding his willingness to work hard and make client satisfaction his main priority.

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