Our Team

We believe we employ some of the most talented, professional and respected individuals within the industry who have helped us to achieve our status as one of the most successful independent agents in the county. 

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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...READ MORE

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James Whyte

Sales Director

James joined us in 2004 having worked for both independent and corporate companies since 1998. He is a popular face amongst the community having grown up and lived in Hockley all his life, he lives...READ MORE

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Paul Dunne


Having worked as an Estate Agent for over 30 years, Paul is one of the most experienced and respected agents in the area having worked in several roles within the industry. Since joining us in 2009...READ MORE

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Tom Revell

Assistant Manager

Tom studied at SEEVIC College where he achieved Distinction diplomas in Business and Financial Studies. He then joined the industry in 2012 where he then achieved a further diploma in the sale of r...READ MORE

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Denise Gibb

Senior Sales Consultant

Denise joined the team in October 2014 with over 11 years of experience within the property industry. Having grown up in Devon, she moved to Hockley in 1992 where she has lived since with her husband...READ MORE

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Jack Haggar

Sales Consultant

Jack joined our team in October 2020 having worked for another local agency previously. He is energetic and positive, helping with arranging and conducting our accompanied viewings as well as providing our vendors with constructive and regular feedback. READ MORE

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Claire Crome

Sales Consultant

Claire joined us in January 2018. She helps arrange and conduct our accompanied viewings as well as provide our vendors with regular feedback.READ MORE

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Janice Wheeler


Having previously worked for a total of 23 years with the banking industry in London, Janice joined us in March 2004...READ MORE

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Deborah Hickman


Following on from a career at a city stockbrokers Deb then had her two children. She has since worked for financial advisors and conveyancers. before joining us in August 2012 READ MORE

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Ian Williams MNAEA


Ian has a wealth of knowledge in the property market having been involved in estate agency nearly all of his working life. He started his career with a large corporate company working in their Hock...READ MORE

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Lloyd Brooks MNAEA

Sales Director

Having successfully managed another independent estate agency in Benfleet, he prides himself on his professional, honest and hardworking approach. Lloyd tries to ensure he fully understands the req...READ MORE

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Darren Eldridge

Sales Manager

Darren is one of the latest additions to the Williams & Donovan team having joined us from a corporate agent...READ MORE

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Mark Toomey

Sales Assistant Manager

Mark is one of the latest additions to the Williams & Donovan team having joined us....READ MORE

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Tom Revell

Commercial Manager

Tom is our Commercial Manager. He joined us in late 2013 and has quickly developed his role since joining us.READ MORE

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Lynn Beard

Senior Sales Negotiator

Lynn started her career in Estate Agency with a large corporate Company working in their Witham, Chelmsford, South Woodham Ferrers and Rayleigh branches. Then, wanting to add another string to her ...READ MORE

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James Williams

Property Consultant

James joined the team in September 2017 and is currently studying an NVQ apprenticeship...READ MORE

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Kay Fogg

Sales & Lettings Administrator

Following an 18 year career within banking, originally with Midland Bank, Kay then spent the last 15 years working in education...READ MORE

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Phil Reid

Energy Performance Assessor

Phil has been working with Williams & Donovan since 2010 and has 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 al...READ MORE

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Dean Neagen

Ce-Map, Mortgage Advisor

Dean worked in an estate agency for ten years before moving over into the financial services sector and has been a mortgage advisor for the last 15 years. Dean's estate agency background gives him an...READ MORE

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Paul Cross MARLA

Letting Director

Paul has been a familiar face in the Benfleet area since 1990 when he first started working in an estate agency...READ MORE

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Daniella Williams

Lettings Manager

Daniella's earliest memories of the real estate industry is being in her parent's busy commercial property agents in Leigh-on-sea from the young age of eight, folding letters, stuffing envelopes and...READ MORE

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Lily Ward

Lettings Consultant

Lily started her career in property aged 18 working in Rayleigh, after two years and with experience under her belt she moved to London to try a different clientele and area. Lily started working...READ MORE

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Paula Dixson

Lettings Consultant

Paula started her working life with Barclays Bank in London at the age of 16. She remained there for 15 years until leaving to start a family...READ MORE

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Alan Chapman

Lettings Consultant

Alan has lived locally for over 40 years and spent most of his working life in production management for Ford Motor Company before coming into the Lettings market several years ago. Alan takes pride...READ MORE

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Val Davis

Senior Lettings Administrator

Val joined us in 2007 and brings 20 years’ local experience in lettings and management to our team, having worked in different local boroughs during her career. She is primarily responsible for pro...READ MORE

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Lettings consultant

Kayleigh is the newest member to join the lettings team at the Hockley office. Having over 15 years in Customer services and Administrative experience, she is keen to start her career in the estate agency business READ MORE