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Samantha worked for Paul and Steve over 25 years ago when they were at William H Brown. A chance meeting with Steve meant a return to working for them at BPC in July 2010. She has had many years secretarial experience in between, largely working for Hertfordshire County Council, where she was secretary to the County Councillors. She is now PA to Steve and also Office Manager.
Stephen Blight started his property career in 1984 as a new homes Site Sales Representative working for East Herts estate agents W H Lee.
In Stephen's five years at W H Lee, which also saw the company taken over by William H Brown Estate Agents, backed by insurance giants Royal, Stephen worked for a number of developers including Rialto Homes, McLean Homes and Wimpey.
The success of W H Lee's new homes operations (which was headed by Paul Cousins) in unison with the takeover by William H Brown, enabled Stephen the opportunity to be promoted to Manager of the North London and Northern Home Counties region, dealing specifically with the company's own estate agents and developer clients alike.
In 1989, Stephen left William H Brown to head up a newly formed Land and Leisure Division for West End based chartered surveyors, Pyle Owen and Partners. This role was specifically aimed at property development in the leisure industry.
1992 bought an approach from Adam Kennedy Estate Agents who were part of the Legal and General Estate Agencies Group for Stephen to run and expand their New Homes Division. The success of this division, along with Legal and General's desire to operate a specialist Land and New Homes Division nationwide, led to Stephen being promoted to manage the network's entire activity nationwide, which at one time totalled more than 390 offices.
Liz Robinson started working in the construction industry during the mid - 1980's when she joined Crest Nicholson as a Sales Consultant. After several successful years in this role Liz was offered the job of Field Sales Manager for the small independent development company Melville Homes. Her career path led her to become a Sales Manager and in this role she worked for several companies including Berkeley Homes, David Wilson Homes and Taywood Homes, part of the Taylor Woodrow group. When Taylor Woodrow merged with Bryant, Liz became the Sales Director responsible for the Eastern Region. She left the company in 2006 to become a freelance Marketing Consultant. In February 2012, Liz was approached by BPC who asked her to assist with the day to day running and development of their sales and marketing operation.
Jodi Reynolds has been in sales for 15 years, initially in Press and then Radio Sales & Marketing, dealing with property advertising and marketing campaigns. She has worked in new homes for 18 months running the sites and their launches and marketing campaigns. Jodi won ‘Sales Adviser of the Year’ with Barratt David Wilson Homes in 2016. In her personal life she has, along with her husband, renovated and sold numerous properties. Jodi joined BPC as Field Sales Manager in March 2017.
Colin started his working life by joining a long established law firm, Gisby & Son, in Ware, Hertfordshire on leaving school in 1964. After a few years the then sole partner of Gisby & Son persuaded Colin to try to qualify as a solicitor and offered him Articles to enable him to do so. By a mixture of correspondence course and day release to attend lectures at the College of Law in London he took his final exams in 1974 which he passed with honours and was immediately rewarded with a Partnership at Gisby & Son.
His specialty was property law and he built up a large bank of clients ranging from individual clients to PLCs for whom he acted in all aspects of property related business, whether it be commercial, leasing, residential sales and purchases or large site acquisitions or disposals.
He retired from the Partnership (then called Gisby Harrison) in 1995 following two serious illnesses but retained an interest in certain of his former clients by means of Directorships or Trusteeships.
He has known Stephen since 1984 and Paul since 1974 when they were working in Ware and has been associated with them since they formed BPC in 1996. He has recently become a Non-Executive Director of the company to assist in their growing business on a more regular basis.
Harry Blight started his professional life at Stephen James, a prestigious BMW group in London, following his education at St Edmunds College and Pearson Business School. During his time with BMW he also graduated from the inaugural Stephen James Academy, and this programme has given Harry a detailed understanding of the modern sales environment, which he will use to assist with BPC’s sales operations. He will also look to grow his knowledge of BPC’s land dealings to aid the business across all levels.
Daisy started her marketing career at a prestigious candle company - Yankee Candle in 2013. There she specialised in advertising, website management, content planning and social media marketing. With 5 years of experience, Daisy now works as a Social Media and Communications consultant for BPC.