Simon cut his teeth in the financial services world working for Royal liver in the 90s gaining professional qualifications in financial advice including mortgage advice, then progressing to working in the banking sector working for a number of high street banks, then in the 2000s changed to the property sector becoming a financial advisor for a corporate estate agent covering a large section of the east midlands, after a number of successful years he became friends and worked well with a likeminded successful Estate Agency branch manager Andrew Platt.
In 2006 they started right 1 estate agents in the first office on George street hitting the ground running and building swiftly adding a letting department soon after. Over the next 10 years Simon navigated the business through one of the biggest downturns in the property market.
In the last few years Simon has concentrated on the rental and HMO market, and has worked closely with landlords to help them prepared properties for HMO use, guiding them through the licencing process and project managing some of the larger developments. With over 26 years in the industry, Simon has built up a wealth of knowledge and experience to enhance your relationship with Right 1.
In his personal life he likes watching MMA, his interest comes from his youth where he held a Black Belt 1st Dan in Mixed Martial Arts and also held an instructors licence, although nowadays he just enjoys spectating
Andrew set up Right 1 Estate Agents just over 10 years ago with his business partner and with over 25 years of Estate Agency Experience, within the good and the bad markets have allowed Right 1 to diversify not just into selling homes for the best price & service, but having a strong rental market and sizable rental portfolio with an in depth knowledge of this market. With the overall experience and in depth know how in the property sector the team has set its stall out to be the best Independent Property agent not just in Corby but Northamptonshire. We strongly believe in our Right 1 slogan (The Agency of choice) and look forward to providing all our customers with our exceptional customer service and drive
But on a lighter note Andrew always wanted to be a hair model…but being folically challenged …he has had to fall back to what he does best selling homes successfully
Steve came out of retirement to work at Right1 as he enjoys working with people. He said retirement is not for everyone but defiantly not for him. Steve spent 24 years in the forces and although he was from Corby, he was made in the Royal Navy, he enjoys running and general keep fit, watching films and gardening.
He has worked and lived in Corby for most of his life. He remembers how Corby used to look back in the 70’s, when the steel works dominated the towns skyline. Since then he has followed the town though some very impressive improvements that has made Corby the great place it is today. He prides himself in having a vast amount of knowledge about the rental market in the town, so if you are a landlord and rent a flat, house or HMO he is the one to contact.
Steve works hard in his role as Lettings Manager as all our work concerning rentals are locally sourced and managed by him. His main aim is to make sure landlords and tenants get the best service he can provide. If things get difficult he will often go above and beyond to help resolve issues and keep people happy. He considers himself to be firm but fair in his management style and always strives to achieve any objectives set for him.
James has been working within the industry since 2015 and has successfully completed the Intermediate level apprenticeship in residential lettings and management. Since then he has expanded his knowledge and extended into the sales team within Right 1. His responsibilities within the company have grown quickly in the time he has worked for Right1. When James isn’t at work he likes to keep fit by going to the local gym and playing football which he has done since a young age. James thrives in a fast paced role and being able to think on his feet to overcome objectives which is an advantage within this industry. He finds it easy to build a healthy rapport with Applicants, Vendors and Tenants to be sure they get the answers needed to make buying, selling or renting as stress free as possible.
We would like to congratulate Eamonn on his promotion to Sales Manager, His commitment and tenacity has had him stand out from his peers and will be a value to Right in his new managerial role. Eamonn has lived in various areas of Corby throughout his life and therefore has exceptional knowledge of the local area, which he uses to his advantage in many aspects of the role. After showing a keen interest in property development Eamonn joined the team in early 2016, as a lettings advisor, however he has since managed to adapt and progress his role within the team. He is very keen to use his authentic, engaging personality as he strives to ensure second-to-none customer service for all clients. Outside of work, Eamonn enjoys keeping fit at the gym and going out with friends. He is also a big fan of Aston Villa FC.
Beth bought her first property in September 2017, and as a result became passionate about all aspects of property, and became very interested in the market, especially as she was going through the progress of buying her own property. So, once she knew that this role was being advertised, she applied for it with no hesitation. Beth has lived in corby all her life, so she as a well rounded knowledge of the town as well as the surrounding villages. Before taking this role, Beth was a health care assistant… two completely different roles, but from her previous position she has gained excellent people skills and is very welcoming.
Her hobbies are, socialising with friends and family as she is very family oriented, she is into a number of varied sports, as she previously played football and ran for Corby, she also loves going camping.
All at Right 1 welcome Beth to the team and believe she will make a great addition to our existing first class team