Steve has lived in Essex all his life and has worked for some of the UK’s leading estate agencies for 25 years. He was responsible for multi branch operations in Essex, Kent, Suffolk and Norfolk. In 2010 he founded Bond Residential in Chelmsford with Graham Hughes and in 2018 he set up the Danbury office. He is passionate about property and extremely focused on providing customers with all of the support, advice and guidance they need when moving home. He now lives in Lexden with his wife Alison and their two children, he enjoys keeping tropical fish, koi carp and walking with his two French Bulldogs.
Graham was born and brought up in Chelmsford and after moving to Brentwood for a brief period moved back to Chelmsford in the 1990’s. He started working with Steve at Taylor & Co in Chelmsford in 1993 and went on become Area Manager for Taylor & Co’s Essex Offices. He co-founded Bond Residential in 2010 with Steve and firmly believes customers deserve a more personal and caring approach to selling their home than the majority of estate agents are able to offer. Graham lives in Great Baddow with Helen and their three children. In his spare time he enjoys watching his beloved Liverpool (1970’s Child) Graham is also a keen cyclist and enjoys regular spin classes at the Gym.
Lee was born in Chelmsford and still proudly resides in the area with his wife Hannah and two sons. Lee started his estate agency career in the late 1990’s with a family run business in Witham. He teamed up with Graham and Steve his now business partners at Bradford & Bingley estate agents prior to launching Bond Residential in 2010. Lee has forged an enviable reputation within the industry for his extensive knowledge of land values and the new homes market which has seen Bond Residential sell some of Chelmsfords’ most prominent new housing developments.
Chris first worked with Steve, Graham & Lee at Taylor’s in Shenfield having successfully worked his way up to assistant manager the opportunity came for Chris to team up with our directors again and joined us in 2012 where he has become an integral member of the team and has studied to be an Associate Membership of the Guild of Property Professionals. Chris lives in Great Baddow with his wife and two children and is a keen angler in his spare time.
Matthew has lived in Springfield his whole life and attended Boswells High School. His sales career commenced with a prominent global telecommunications company, during which time he regularly set new sales records. Matthew was then persuaded to join an old school friend working in the estate agency industry. During this time Matthew focused on expanding his industry knowledge and studied extensively and was rewarded with an Associate Membership of the Guild of Property Professionals. Matthew had built up an outstanding reputation in his local area and was invited to join the Bond Residential team at Chelmsford in 2019 as one of our Senior Sales Consultants.
Having successfully run his own estate agency business within the Chelmsford area for years, Melvin is one of the area’s most respected professionals. Melvin’s extensive knowledge of the industry and home buying process makes him the ideal person to look after our customers once we have agreed a sale. Melvin’s favourite past time when he is not assisting our buyers and sellers is spending time with his beloved grandson who is the apple of his eye.
Jack grew up in Galleywood and attended Great Baddow High School. On leaving school Jack spent a summer in America coaching football before returning to the UK. He joined the Bond Residential Apprenticeship Scheme in 2015 and successfully completed his apprenticeship, gaining a Level 2 NVQ in sales and marketing. As a result he was promoted to Sales Consultant. He continued to study and broaden his industry knowledge and has achieved Associate Membership of the Guild of Property Professionals and become one of our Senior Sales Consultants.
Helen initially started her estate agency career over 20 years ago and developed in to a very successful property valuer before marrying Graham and becoming mum to their three children. Helen was with the company when we launched in 2010 and was an integral part of our initial success. As the business and company has developed so has Helens’ role and she is now solely responsible for all Company Administration and Property Marketing which includes putting together our very own property and lifestyle magazine, Bond Living.
Nick has worked in the industry for approaching 20 years, he has worked at various locations across North Essex and lives locally with his wife and two sons. After being asked by a friend to join his Estate Agency at the turn of the century, his career has gone from strength to strength and following an intensive period of studying he qualified in 2009 in the Sale of Residential Property Level 3 – National Federation of Property Professionals. Nick prides himself on providing clients with a professional and personal service and always ensures they receive the best possible advice to help ensure moving home is as stress free as possible.
Sue is a qualified Professional Banker with extensive customer services experience, she lives locally with her husband and 2 sons. She has now worked in the property sector for several years and loves the day to day variety the job offers. In her spare time she loves taking their rescue dog, Max for walks and enjoys reading and watching movies.
Nicole moved to Danbury as a child and after a short spell living and studying in London, moved back to the village where she raised her family and still lives. Her career started as a commercial solicitor but after taking a career break to look after her children, she chose to pursue a different path and now enjoys working in the property sector. Likes good food, the great outdoors and holidays in Crete.
Michelle is our lettings guru with over 18 years of experience in residential lettings and property management Michelle has successfully grown our lettings department since joining us in 2015 to see it recognised as the Gold Winner in the South East in the British Property Awards, Michelle is also the proud winner of “most reviewed member of staff” having achieved some fantastic testimonials from our clients.
Hannah started her property career at Bradford & Bingley working alongside Steve & Lee as a trainee negotiator before deciding to concentrate on a career in financial services, initially working as a mortgage administrator before being promoted to a mortgage packager and then gaining her CEMAP qualifications and becoming a mortgage advisor. Hannah has worked with us since 2012 assisting our clients with financial advice. Hannah is extremely knowledgeable in the mortgage market as well as specialising in buy to lets and help to buy mortgages. Hannah is married to Lee and lives with their two sons in the Chelmsford area.