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David Plumtree 
Chief Executive, Sequence (UK) Limited

David joined the company in 1988, starting out life as a negotiator and mortgage consultant in one of the William H Brown br...

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David joined the company in 1988, starting out life as a negotiator and mortgage consultant in one of the William H Brown branches in East Anglia and then rising through the ranks to become the Operations Director of Sequence in 2006 and then Chief Executive of the business in 2008. David became Connells Group Chief Executive (Estate Agency) in 2013 with overall responsibility for all of the Connells Group estate agency, mortgage services and lettings operations.

Simon Arnes 
Group Estate Agency Operations Director

Simon will soon be celebrating 45 years with the company having started his career working for William H Brown...

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Simon will soon be celebrating 45 years with the company having started his career working for William H Brown as the office boy in 1972. Amazingly, he has been based in the same office in Dereham all this time and as is regarded as a local property powerhouse. Simon successfully rose through the company to become Divisional Managing Director responsible for a network of over 100 branches covering East Anglia, Eastern England and Midlands as well as two auction centres – the largest division within parent company Connells Group – and was appointed in 2016 to the new position of Group Estate Agency Operations Director. Working closely with Chief Executive David Plumtree, Simon assists to drive and develop the company’s entire estate agency network and ensures it maintains its market leading position. Simon still keeps his gavel in use as the Auctioneer for both the East Anglian and Midlands Auction Centres.

Giles Hart 
National Operations Director

Giles started his career in estate agency in Norwich at the age of 17 and before joining William H Brown in 1999 as manager of the Wymondham...

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Giles started his career in estate agency in Norwich at the age of 17 and before joining William H Brown in 1999 as manager of the Wymondham branch. Giles moved to William H Brown’s flagship Norwich branch shortly after and from 2006, oversaw offices across Norfolk, Suffolk and Northamptonshire. Giles was promoted to become a member of the Operational Board in 2011 and, in 2016, was given the new position of National Operations Director - a role charged with ensuring best practice and best customer service across the company’s network of branches. Giles thrives on working in a fast-paced environment and developing branches to be the ‘number one’ branch on their high street.

Ian Fry 
National Operations Director - South

Ian has over 25 years in estate agency and 21 years with the company, joining William H Brown as a negotiator in the Ipswich branch in 1996...

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Ian has over 25 years in estate agency and 21 years with the company, joining William H Brown as a negotiator in the Ipswich branch in 1996. Ian successfully advanced through the ranks – most notably becoming a Senior Area Director in 2006 and Regional Director in 2011 – before being appointed to the role of National Operations Director in 2016 covering all branches in the south of the country. In this role, Ian is tasked with driving a collaborative approach to sharing knowledge and expertise to strengthen both the business and the team within it. Ian is passionate about the development of people within the company and driving the business forward to be the best in the market.

Stephen Nation 
Lettings Managing Director

Stephen joined Sequence in 2010 and has over 30 years’ experience in residential lettings.Since joining, the network of lettings branches has more th...

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Stephen joined Sequence in 2010 and has over 30 years’ experience in residential lettings. Since joining, the network of lettings branches has more than doubled, as has the number of tenancies being managed. Responsible for all aspects of lettings and property management, Stephen started his career as a letting agent in Kent and progressed through the ranks to be appointed Managing Director of a national lettings chain in 2002. Stephen believes that service is key to any successful lettings business along with a strong commitment to staff development.

David Miles 
Mortgage Services Managing Director

David has many years’ experience at grass roots level within estate agency and financial services, starting his career as a trainee mo...

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David has many years’ experience at grass roots level within estate agency and financial services, starting his career as a trainee mortgage consultant in 1987. Since then, David has worked his way up through the ranks fulfilling a number of senior roles during his career overseeing estate agency, lettings and mortgage services. David has a passion for delivering outstanding customer service and the company’s mortgage services business has gone from strength to strength under his leadership since 2013.

Simon Cross 
Divisional Managing Director -  South

Simon has worked in estate agency for 38 years starting as a negotiator in Bristol and working his way up through the ranks with Seque...

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Simon has worked in estate agency for 38 years starting as a negotiator in Bristol and working his way up through the ranks with Sequence for over 25 years. Between 1995 and 2008, Simon worked within the Mortgage Services division as the National Sales Director before heading up the Southern division of Fox and Sons and Allen & Harris in 2008. Simon strongly cares about the people who work in this fast moving and exciting environment and he is always keen to recruit, retain and develop the next generation of agents. Simon is an estate agent through and through and truly believes in “home grown” talent. He is always on the lookout for talented people to join his business.

Paul Kenny 
Divisional Managing Director -  London

Paul has been with Barnard Marcus for over 30 years, having started with the company as a negotiator in its Worcester Park...

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Paul has been with Barnard Marcus for over 30 years, having started with the company as a negotiator in its Worcester Park branch before picking up his first branch manager role in South Croydon. Progressing quickly through the ranks, Paul moved into a regional director role covering South West London and Surrey between 1995 and 2003 before becoming head of Barnard Marcus’ Land and New Homes division in London until the end of 2009. In 2010 Paul was named Divisional Managing Director for Barnard Marcus covering the whole of London.

Rob Smith 
Divisional Managing Director - North

Rob started his estate agency career in 1988 and now has nearly 30 years’ experience - 21 of which having been at area and divisi...

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Rob started his estate agency career in 1988 and now has nearly 30 years’ experience - 21 of which having been at area and divisional level and predominantly in the Midlands and the North. Rob joined Sequence in 2015 and, having worked his way up from the ground floor, believes in keeping things simple, recruiting and developing people with a great work ethic and a positive ‘can do’ attitude.