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’ 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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Chloe Bridges

Trainee Sales Consultant

Chloe joined us in July 2018 and she is a fantastic addition to our Hockley team. Her main roles include arranging and carrying out accompanied viewings as well as provide our vendors with regular feedback.READ MORE

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Claire Crome

Sales Consultant

Claire is one of our newest additions to our team, having joined 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 stock brokers Deb then had her two children. She has since worked for financial advisors and conveyancers. before joining us in August 2012READ MORE

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Chris Conway

Independent Mortgage Broker

Chris works for reputable independent mortgage brokers based in Southend. He works from our office and looks after all of our clients’ mortgage related queries using his experience as an ex-agent t...READ MORE

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Chris Fisher


Chris is the Director overseeing the Hockley Lettings office since 1999. He has been working in the property business since 1986 and has comprehensive knowledge of the lettings and management busin...READ MORE

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Lorraine Tuff

Lettings Consultant

Lorraine has been with the company’s lettings operation since 2002. Her insight and experience gained in this time has helped us to forge stable, long term relationships with our landlord clients...READ MORE

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Val Davis

Lettings Consultant

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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Anne Blanchard

Lettings Consultant

Anne joined us in 2006 after selling, renting and then buying through Williams & Donovan. Being so pleased with our service, she decided she would like to work for us! Like all members of our team,...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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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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Darren Eldridge

Senior Valuer

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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Hayley Lyddon

Sales Negotiator

Hayley has worked in estate agency for nearly eight years, and worked locally at a corporate estate agent for many of those years....READ MORE

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James Williams

Trainee Sales Consultant

James joined the team in September 2017 and is currently studying an NVQ apprenticeship in Property. James lives locally and in his spare time enjoys playing golf. He's always wanted to work in the...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 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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Paul Cross

Letting Manager

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

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Daniella Williams

Lettings Consultant

Daniella's earliest memories of the real estate industry is being in her parents 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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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 prid...READ MORE

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Dean Neagen

Ce-Map, Mortgage Advisor

Dean worked in 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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