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.
Madeleine Simpson Regional Partner (Surrey, West Sussex, North Hants)
Born and raised along the verdant edges of Surrey and Hampshire, Maddy brings to her work a deep-seated appreciation for the region’s unique character. She embarked on her dynamic career in residential property as a prime house sales agent in 1990 and spent 10 years working predominantly in Fulham, before transitioning to become a luxury house developer in Parsons Green and Fulham, mastering the art of delivering unique homes that cater to discerning tastes.
In 2005, Maddy and her husband moved to Hampshire to raise their four children. Here, they invested in a classic Queen Anne house located on the outskirts of a village. Demonstrating her prowess in property development, Maddy embarked on an extensive renovation and expansion of the property, even adding a tastefully designed Coach House on the site of a previous one.
Parallel to her personal property projects, Maddy maintained a successful portfolio of residential investment properties, showcasing her ability to manage assets effectively while providing robust valuation and design advice. She immersed herself within the local community, establishing relationships through school events and children’s sports, before returning to being a sales agent for a prime national country house company.
Maddy’s extensive network of contacts, stretching across the three counties both in professional and social arenas, position her ideally to source off-market properties for her clients. Her extensive experience liaising with architects, planners, and contractors, paired with her expertise in developing both listed and non-listed properties, ensures that her clients receive the highest quality of advice and service.
In her free time, Maddy can be found exploring the scenic trails of the South Downs and Hampshire countryside, enjoying sailing holidays in the Mediterranean with her family, experiencing the allure of Chichester harbour for days out, or taking winter skiing trips.
Daniel Rowland Regional Partner (Hants, Wilts, Dorset)
Educated at Felsted School, Essex, and graduating from the University of Nottingham, whilst Daniel’s career began in the City he has always had a keen interest in property.
During his time working as a fund manager, Daniel was personally building an investment property portfolio, and after numerous approaches from friends and family seeking advice, Daniel took the decision in 2010 to set up his own property search and development business.
As a result, Daniel has been involved in numerous negotiations, transactions and developments, ranging from small purchases and renovation projects to building multi-million-pound homes; all whilst establishing an extensive network of contacts.
His knowledge of the local market and years of experience put Daniel’s private clients in an advantageous position when looking for a property.
Daniel joined Garrington in 2015 and tackles each search in the same way, with a friendly manner and a thorough and determined approach. His expertise and contacts in building and development are an added bonus for those who wish to improve or extend their properties.
Daniel lives in Hampshire with his family. In his spare time, when not renovating his own Georgian house, Daniel likes to play hockey, enjoys family walks with their dog and is a passionate skier.
Andrea Hewitt Regional Partner (SURREY, SUSSEX)
Andrea has a comprehensive understanding of the property market which started when she moved from Cornwall to North London in her early twenties.
Shortly after moving to London, Andrea began working for one of the capital’s top estate agents, initially based in St John’s Wood. During her time there she successfully climbed the internal career ladder, eventually working with clients across all of 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, prior to starting a family and moving to Surrey, where she still resides today.
Andrea’s personal understanding of relocation, finding a family home and her many years working in a fast-paced London property market give her rounded experience to draw from when working with clients.
Her natural enthusiasm and passion for property has led to an in-depth knowledge of the property market in Surrey, West Sussex and a touch of Hampshire and Berkshire. She combines this knowledge with an excellent professional network to provide first-class results for her clients.
Jonathan Hopper Chief Executive
Jonathan has an enviable track record of success spanning 20 years in the property and relocation industry. As Managing Director of Garrington, he leads a company that has represented numerous clients in multi-million pound transactions and in turn developed a respected industry profile, through the strategic growth of a market leading brand.
Jonathan is a Director on the Board of The Property Ombudsman, a Council Member of the UK’s Association of Relocation Professionals and is a former National Council Member of the NAEA.
He is frequently called upon as an authoritative voice for market insights with articles published in The Financial Times, Canary Wharf and City magazines, The Sunday Time and Bloomberg.
A past recipient of the ‘Best UK Property Finder’ award, he is continuously striving to hone his skills having completed leadership programmes at Cranfield Management School and an MBA at Ashcroft International Business School in Cambridge.
As a prominent creative thinker and entrepreneurial problem solver, Jonathan is passionate about working with clients, and enjoys exploring the driving forces that push successful businesses to their highest potential.
John Adamson Executive Chairman
John has worked in the property sector for the last 25 years and has director level experience in residential sales, letting and management, estate management and development. Most recently he was Managing Director and majority shareholder of one of largest estate and letting agents in the Eastern region which he successfully sold to a FTSE 250 organisation.
He holds an MBA from The Open University and is a well-respected entrepreneurial leader with an eye for detail, who thrives on the creation of customer-focused companies, where success becomes a by-product of excellence.
Nicholas Finn Managing Director
Nicholas Finn is London born and bred. With a property career spanning over a decade, he worked in prime London locations from St Johns Wood to Chiswick with one of the capital’s largest sales agents, before channelling his entrepreneurial flair into establishing his own estate agency in a sought-after part of London.
Prior to joining Garrington, Nicholas founded and ran an asset management company. It served corporate institutions and their private clients looking to sell, relocate or add to their portfolios. Nicholas leads and supports a growing team whilst using his experience and extensive contacts to generate exclusive opportunities for clients. He lives in London with his wife and young family.
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.
Nadia Carri New Business Manager
Growing up in the historical town of Windsor, from a young age Nadia has always appreciated character properties and the quirkiness and history that they offer. For over 5 years, Nadia had the opportunity to live on the West Coast, USA and developed a love for a different type of build; newer, more spacious and with such innovative architecture.
With a varied background in client supporting roles including property sales, lettings and recruitment, Nadia builds on a successful career by now creating new relationships and nurturing long-standing valued clients alike.
In her personal time, Nadia enjoys being active, following on from a semi-professional gymnastics past, as well as spending time with her large extended Italian family cooking, eating and spending time together.
Hannah MacDonald New Business Administrator
Growing up in the Devonshire countryside, her parents love of property and renovation has been passed down. Hannah has relocated many times throughout the UK and has worked in leading real estate firms in different parts of the country, helping her to understand the intricacies of relocating.
After finishing her education and on completing University, she spent her early twenties riding horses and pursuing a professional career in grooming. She revisited her passion for property more recently; and has since sought a new challenge by joining Garrington to support the Head Office team, helping potential new clients who are considering engaging a property finder.
In her free time, Hannah enjoys her passion for the countryside, exploring with her two dogs and taking regular trips back to Devon to visit her family.
Jane Ramsay Client Services Administrator
Growing up in the Cheshire countryside on the edge of the Peak District, Jane has always had an appreciation for restored, character properties in idyllic surroundings.
Jane began her career in publishing. Having worked on county magazines for 14 years, Jane developed a hard-earned reputation for providing a dedicated and professional support to clients. She diligently built relationships with discerning customers and brings a wealth of Administration experience to her role at Garrington. Joining the Head Office team, Jane provides a solid and trusted support as part of Client Services.
After several of her own moves across Cheshire, she understands the importance of a smooth buying journey. Outside of work, Jane volunteers at a local animal rescue charity. A keen runner, she also enjoys creating nutritious meals for her family.
Hannie Theobald Client Services
Having been bought up in the idyllic Norfolk countryside, surrounded by family being involved with property developments and interior designs, Hannie quickly discovered her passion for property. Upon finishing her education at Norwich High School for Girls, Hannie went on to study Real Estate at The Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, where she successfully graduated with a RICS accredited, First Class Honours degree.
During this time, it became clear that Hannie’s natural flair with property and people would lead her to an exciting role in Norfolk with a market leading estate agent, dealing with prime property.
With her passion for sales blossoming and a desire to work in fast paced dynamic markets, Hannie then moved to London, where she thrived working in Notting Hill and Ladbroke Grove, prior to then joining Garrington.
She now supports the Head Office team in a pivotal role helping potential new clients considering engaging a property finder and also supports a wide range of corporate alliance partnerships.
In her free time, Hannie enjoys exploring the North Norfolk coastline on long walks, with her adorable dogs.