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About Gorleston Office
Gorleston Office

Gorleston-on-Sea lies between Lowestoft and Gt Yarmouth on the east coast in Norfolk and features its own bay and riverside, with a sandy beach stretching into the distance below glorious cliff gardens and a grand promenade. The safe bathing beach is a firm favorite with local people and is where you can also wind surf and enjoy the water in many other Visitors enjoy not only this excellent Blue Flag beach, but also a paddling pool, yacht pond, below the promenade and green cliffs, beautiful lawns, bowling greens, tennis courts and a trim-trail on the cliff top. Take a gentle stroll or jog along like many others do and take in the views of the beach, harbour mouth, pier and wind turbines beyond.

Behind the prom lies a range of large homes, hotels, guesthouses and self-catering holiday flats. Many beachside cafes and shops offer a wide selection of goods from multicoloured buckets and spades to trendy sunshades and beach wear. Gorleston has its own Pavilion Theatre, with seaside shows, and the Ocean Room, a dining/dance venue, plus a bingo hall, pitch and putt golf course, an amusement park, several restaurants and many pubs. Two large hotels in prime seaside sites cater for business and private functions, and add striking shapes to the skyline. As a holiday destination Gorleston is an excellent touring base for the many beauty spots of Norfolk and Suffolk including the Norfolk Broads. Less than 10 miles away is Somerleyton Hall and Maze, Fritton Lake and Pleasurewood Hills, a must for the kids.

Meet The Staff
Branch Manager - Stuart
Stuart has lived in the local area for many years and started his career in Estate Agency with Howards back in 2004, following a very successful and consistent award winning 'sales' background.

Stuart now manages the Gorleston office with a very experienced team and with continued enthusiasm, motivation and a hard working approach, Stuart is determined to build upon their strong and great reputation within the industry. Nine years of his career have been spent successfully selling properties within Gorleston and surrounding areas.

Stuart is passionate about property and extremely focused on providing customers with all the support, advice and guidance they need when moving home.
Deputy Head of Lettings - Richard
Having been trained in Accountancy and Office Administration, Richard joined the then Howards Partnership in 1974 to takeover the running of both the Partnership Accounts and the business' Clients Accounts. Within this role, he gained much knowledge of the Estate Agency business in general and, in particular, took on board the requirements applicable to the lettings side of the firm, to ensure full compliance with RICS Client's accounting rules and regulations. He has overseen the many changes in the lettings industry, embracing new legislation and introducing new ways of working to accommodate new and amended legislation and Rent Acts.

Over the years this has given him a wide and practical knowledge of all aspects of the Lettings Industry. Richard continued in his accountancy role when the firm became a limited company in 1988 and helped steer the firm through the recession of the early 1990's, relinquishing this role when the business came under new ownership in 1994.

Taking over the lettings side of the business full time, Richard saw the great expansion of the numbers of rental properties handled by the firm, whilst overseeing the training and activities of lettings staff within all Howards Offices. Following the reorganisation and relocation of lettings in 2010, Richard took on the role of Deputy Head of Lettings, personally managing the Gorleston portfolio of properties, whilst giving support the Head of Lettings, and taking on the secondary role of auditing all lettings activities within the firm to ensure the continuation of best practice and compliance.

Richard is a member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI) and is also a member of the Association of Residential Lettings Agents (MARLA).
Office Manager - Bobbie
Bobbie started her varied and interesting career in 1961 as an Opticians receptionist with D.R. Grey in Norwich and in 1964 joined their Instrument Division as secretary to the Managing Director and Sales Manager.

In 1967 Bobbie moved to London working part-time as a secretary for the Environmental Studies Department at University College London. On returning to Great Yarmouth in 1975, she joined a firm of Solicitors as a receptionist/audio typist until 1978 when she moved to Devon working for the National Farmers Union.

Returning to Great Yarmouth in 1979, Bobbie secured a position with Howards Estate Agents as a receptionist/negotiator and 34 years later, having seen many changes in the market and technology, continues to enjoy her career as office manager with enthusiasm, motivation and experience and feels that customer care, support and guidance is of the highest importance.

Bobbie is married with a daughter, stepson, three grandchildren and a great grandson.
Senior Sales Negotiator - Amy
Amy decided a career engaging with people would be her vocation and started as an Office Junior for an established independent Estate Agent in 2007, joining Howards as a Senior Negotiator in 2010.

Amy has developed an enhanced understanding of the business in difficult market conditions with continued enthusiasm and motivation. She now holds a membership with the National Association of Estate Agents to further reinforce her dedication and expertise within the industry and competently displays high levels of customer service when dealing with both Vendors and Applicants on a daily basis.
Lettings Administrator - Rachel
Rachel has worked for Howards Residential Lettings since 2001 and has been part-time since 2009. She had previous experience in the property management sector where she has previously worked for a Gas Engineers/Plumbers and Roofing Contractors Company as a Secretary/Personal Assistant.

Rachel has a good working relationship with both landlords and tenants and is always ready to help and assist in all aspects of the lettings role. Rachel has lived in the Great Yarmouth all her life and is very familiar with the area and can advise prospective tenants and landlords of areas that are suitable for their requirements including local amenities.
Property Manager - Lauren
Lauren joined Howards in 2001, for the first three years working in Sales where she achieved her Membership of National Association of Estate Agency and Customer Service Level 1. Since 2004, Lauren has worked part time in Lettings, is ARLA qualified and achieved Customer Service level 2.

She enjoys working with both landlords and tenants helping with support, advice and guidance throughout their tenancies.
Negotiator - Gemma
After leaving Acle High School in the early part of 2012, Gemma went on to become a student at East Norfolk Sixth Form College in Gorleston, studying Business Studies, Communication and Culture, and Psychology. At the end of her college year she gained AS level qualifications in these subjects.

Earlier in 2013 Gemma was given an opportunity of an Apprenticeship at one of our leading offices in Gorleston where the welcoming and very knowledgeable team have helped with her training in all aspects of estate agency.

Gemma says; "I really enjoy my role at Howards, and feel I have learnt an extremely wide variety of things in a particularly short period of time. Thanks to my colleagues who have spent the time working with me to gain this knowledge of estate agency and confidence when dealing with both applicants and our vendors. I am very proud to say I am part of such a great team and company, and look forward to my future with Howards".
Contact us

158 High Street
NR31 6RB

T: 01493 665005
F: 01493 604652

Branch Manager: Stuart Lugo

Office Manager: Bobby O'Sullivan