Meet The Team

Stewart Umpleby - Director

Throughout the region Stewart has earned a solid reputation for his commitment, honesty and integrity – attributes which are at the fore of his property transactions. Outstanding negotiation skills and business acumen are other well-honed assets that inform Stewarts proactive approach to the property market. He has a real passion for property and uses his ample experience (we wont mention how long Stuart has been an estate agent) to readily identify with his clients’ needs. A great listener he works tirelessly to assist his clients in move with as little stress as possible.

Tel : 01925 210250
Email : stewart@declanjames.co.uk

Laura Umpleby - General Manager
Laura

Open and honest, Laura is a valued member of our team and always strives to deliver a five star service and her focused, easy going approach means she is able to provide accurate and detailed information allowing us and our clients to make informed decisions about their property move. An vital member of our team, Laura retains a high level of ethics and unity within the brand, and she always produces exceptional results for our customers.

Tel : 01925 210250
Email : laura@declanjames.co.uk

Lynne Brooks - Sales Manager
Lynne Brooks - Sales Manager

Lynne has worked for Declan James for over 10 years – so almost from the beginning she arrived at the very early stages of us starting up the sale side of the business, she has over 40 years’ experience in the property Industry ( which must mean she started age 5? 😊 ) she has lived in Lymm for most of those 4o years so there is not a lot she doesn’t know about the area or property. Lynne is on the committee at Lymm WI jubilee so is heavily involved in local activities, she has 2 sons and 2 gran dogs.

Tel : 01925 210250
Email : lynne@declanjames.co.uk

Jill Milligan – Lettings
Jill Milligan – Lettings

Jill joined us in 2022 all the way from South Africa , she is in charge of all things Lettings, including quarterly property inspections, viewings, and communicating with both tenants and Landlords ensuring move ins are a seamless as possible. She is loving learning how we do things here in the UK but is not loving our weather. She is a part time taxi driver to her two children who are very into sport so keep her busy as a bee.

Tel : 01925 210250
Email : jill@declanjames.co.uk

Ali Matthews - Accounts
Ali Matthews - Accounts

Ali has worked with us for over 6 years , she has had many different roles within the company from Lettings Administrator to Accounts and everything in between , this has given her extensive insight and knowledge as to how the different areas of the business works , she is a smiley ,happy and positive character who loves the outdoors , her caravan, and her dog baby buddy.

Tel : 01925 210250
Email : alil@declanjames.co.uk

Michelle Grimes - Property Management Administrator
Michelle Grimes Property Management Administrator

Michelle has been with us for 4 Years now , she started as a Saturday lady , we loved her that much we talked her into being a full-time member of the team , she is brilliant at her role , always at the end of the phone to deal with any Landlord and tenant issues or queries , keeping everything running smoothly , she has a cracking sense of humour which keeps all our spirits high in the office. Michelle has three sons , two dogs 8 grandchildren and a Tony…

Tel : 01925 210250
Email : michelle@declanjames.co.uk

Sophie Holdbrook - Accounts Administrator

Working alongside Stuart Umpleby, Sophie forms an integral part of a committed team and thrives on achieving excellent results for her clients. Sophies skill set is second to none when it comes to administration and with our ever growing number of rental properties she is an extremely valuable resource throughout the property management process. Sophie structures her role in a meticulous, professional and highly organised way, giving our clients someone they can truly rely on.

Tel : 01925 210250
Email : sophie@declanjames.co.uk

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