Garrington South are a team of handpicked, local property consultants who will use their combined experience to ensure that you achieve the desired result in your search for a country home, rental property or investment property in Surrey, Sussex, Berkshire or Hampshire.
Andrea Hewitt, Associate
Andrea has a comprehensive understanding of the property market which started whilst living and working in London. She moved from Cornwall to North London in her early twenties. Shortly after moving to London Andrea began working for one of London’s top estate agents in St John’s Wood. Seven years later she had successfully climbed the internal career ladder and was effectively gaining instructions for the company across a broad area in North West London.
Life then took Andrea on a very unique path travelling the world on tour for two years, with her now husband, a former member of a well-known rock band.
Upon returning to the UK she joined another high end London estate agent, wanting to utilise her expansive knowledge of the property market. Upon starting her family Andrea moved to Surrey, a county she now possesses extreme local knowledge of and has an excellent professional network.
Andrea conducts searches for clients seeking their new home in the county she enjoys living in herself. It is her time living in Surrey, her wealth of contacts and her plentiful knowledge of the property industry that enables her to do this and obtain first class results.
Leonia Newman, Director & Co-Founder
Leonia offers a wealth of experience spanning many years in the national and international relocation sectors. She is respected as a relocation professional for providing a first class service to clients.
In her early career Leonia set up her own relocation company helping London families to move to the Home Counties. She began to appreciate the needs of busy clients; not only finding the right property, but also the accompanying lifestyle, formed by schooling, the commute, and local amenities.
Through her extensive network of business contacts Leonia next headed up a niche relocation consultants for film actors. Out of this intriguing challenge she became an industry expert discussing property matters for Real Estate TV.
Building on this success, Leonia founded a relocation company serving high profile corporate clients buying and renting in prime central London. She helped over 500 executives, working for the world’s most prominent and successful corporations, to find homes in the capital.
After many years of relocating families from all corners of the globe, Leonia was ideally placed to join forces with Garrington Relocation to develop our industry-leading brand.
Laura West, Account Manager
In between her studies, Laura has successfully completed internships with high profile law firms which provided a valuable insight into the world of professional advisory services for corporate and private clients. Building on this valuable experience and academic knowledge, Laura decided that Garrington would be the perfect company to progress her career.
During her studies whilst at University, Laura held the position of Social Secretary, organising events and charity fundraising throughout her time at Loughborough. Following a successful period as Social Secretary, Laura was then elected as Social Chair which involved event management, student body coordination, and the ability to negotiate contracts.
Laura is able to apply this knowledge into her role as Account Executive at Garrington, by assisting with day to day support and administration of the firm and utilising her multiple skills.
With a keen interest for sports, Laura has represented the county at netball and athletics. She also enjoys running, shopping and eating out.
Lynne West, Operations Manager
Throughout her career Lynne has worked mainly in the areas of Office Management, Event Management and Customer Service. In this time she gained experience being a PA at board level, organising trade shows and heading up a customer service team.
After nearly 20 years working mainly in the Telecommunications industry, Lynne decided that it was time for a new challenge. In 2009 the opportunity arose to join the Garrington team in a key role as an Operations Manager. With a wealth of administrative experience coupled with extensive customer service skills, Lynne ensures that the operational side of Garrington runs smoothly and efficiently. As an important linchpin of the organisation, Lynne’s support to the management team and network of associates is invaluable.
When not at work, Lynne enjoys spending time with her family and is an active committee member of her son’s football and cricket clubs.