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The Property @ brings a team of property experts under one roof. 

Whether you are a Property Developer, Property Investor, Portfolio Landlord or exploring the idea of breaking into the property market, we have a carefully selected team of experts to assist you with all your property requirements, making what can be a very stressful and confusing process, simple and hassle free.

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Francesca Haywood

Fringe Creative Design
Commercial & Residential Interior Design

Francesca has over 15 years experience in commercial & residential Interior design. Following a 1st class degree at Kingston University Francesca has worked with global household brands throughout her early career before she established Fringe Creative in 2017. Fringe works on a range of projects from hospitality & retail to high-end residential. She takes pride in being able to offer complete ID service from concept to completion, creating bespoke designs to the clients’ needs.

Shaun Kidd

Shaun Kidd

Jack Charles Property Services Limited
Estate Agent

Jack Charles carries the name of the founders’ sons and was born out of blend of passion for people, property and delivering client value through service excellence. Together with business partner James Hincks, an experienced and ambitious senior agent in the area, they launched their business in March 2020, which was not without its challenges, however as an independent with a clear vision, they were able to march forward with genuine purpose, to become the leading agent in town.

The Covid experience allowed them to grow quickly and operate successfully beyond traditional geographic constraints, however they feel face to face interactions remain equally important and have continued to open their branch in Tunbridge Wells. Next stop Sevenoaks…

Shaun was unable to join his new venture from day one because his corporate role suddenly became a more critical one, looking after 2m Travel Insurance customers through very choppy waters. He was extremely fortunate to have a leading lady step in that shared his vision, his wife Marisa.

Shaun started his corporate life as an accountant with Marks and Spencer and moved on through retail into the mobile, telco, services, banking, and insurance worlds. A journey that afforded him the opportunity to broaden his corporate experience and mature his personal passion for Angel investment and Property development. Over the years Shaun has personally developed and built homes across London and Kent and managed successful rental portfolios for a range of stakeholders, an experience that allows him to better understand his client’s needs and goals.

This passion for people and property helped drive the successful Jack Charles partnership with James, along with a commitment to ‘making their business all about you’.

Charlie Hibbins

Charlie Hibbins

Symbiotic Smart Homes
Home Automation, Entertainment Systems and Smart Technology

Symbiotic Smart Homes specialise in home automation, entertainment systems, and smart home technology. We understand that every project is as unique as the client; and collaborate with both the client and their teams from design to installation, to seamlessly provide them with the most up-to-date technology, and best integration solutions to meet the vision. Whether you required a dedicated home cinema, multi-room audio, CCTV & security or just a pre-wire for your development project you can rest assured that Symbiotic Smart Homes can provide you with an entire package to suit your needs.

With over 15 years of experience in Custom Design & Installation you can be sure that Charlie and his team know the best way to listen to your requirements, take this to the next level and deliver the best experience possible.

Polly Canning

Polly Canning

Candid Planning Consultancy
Independent Chartered Town Planning Consultants

Candid Planning Consultancy is an independent chartered town planning and development company based in Tunbridge Wells. It was established in 2023 to help clients navigate the complex world of planning, to provide clear, honest, and practical planning advice.

Polly would provide planning services to homeowners, self-builders, architects, businesses and developers on all aspects of the planning system. Whether you’re a landowner unsure of how best to utilise your property, a homeowner dreaming of expanding your own home, or a business that needs help putting together a planning application, we are here to help.

As the founding director, Polly has over 18 years of experience working as a planning consultant in the South East. She is a pragmatic optimist and will work with you to come up with the best strategy for your site.

Chris Roberts

Chris Roberts

Burton Solicitors
Legal Services

Burtons are proud to bring their friendly, efficient and personable service to Kent and East Sussex.  Established in Kent for over 40 years and now with five offices, Burtons has an established reputation for providing quality modern legal services with traditional client service.  They offer expert guidance with a human touch.

  • Residential Property Conveyancing
  • Commercial Conveyancing
  • Wills, Probate & Trusts
  • Family Law
  • General Litigation / Disputes
Simon Goddard

Simon Goddard

BSF Consulting Engineers
Structural and Civil Engineers

BSF is an established Structural and Civil Engineering company, serving clients across the South East.

For over 40 years, our engineers have worked on a variety of projects ranging from private residential schemes to healthcare centres, stadiums, housing developments and schools. Our designs are cost-effective, resource efficient and meet sustainability expectations.

BSF Consulting Engineers services include:

  • Structural Surveys & Reports
  • Structural Design & Calculations
  • Drainage Design & Strategies
  • Subsidence Investigations
  • Retaining Wall Design
    • Steel
    • Concrete
    • Timber
  • Feasibility Appraisals
  • Heritage & Conservation projects.


Simon is the Managing Director of BSF Consulting Engineers and a Civil and Structural Engineer with over 30 years experience in the design and construction industry.

Prior to qualifying as a Civil and Structural Engineer, Simon owned his own restoration and project management business. Having restored some of Kent’s most historic buildings his passion lies within maintaining and restoring historic property.

Simon leads the team on the design of Civil and Structural packages for a wide range of both private and commercial clients. He has worked on projects nationwide across various sectors within the structural and civil engineering landscape. Simon believes that our rich, built, heritage environment should be protected through the delivery of imaginative, sympathetic design using a mixture of modern and ancient methods.

Simon is working towards reducing BSF’s carbon footprint and promoting greener work ethics.

Andrew Marsh

Andrew Marsh

EMP Surveyors
Historic Building Preservation

Andrew has over 40 years’ experience in the property and construction industry. He began his working life as traditional stonemasonry at one of the country’s leading specialists in stonework restoration. Wishing to develop the invaluable knowledge he had already gained, Andrew embarked on an Honours Degree at the University of Greenwich and subsequently progressed to become qualified as an RICS Chartered Building Surveyor and Registered Valuer.

Andrew went on to work for a number of property developers and then local government. He was appointed Head of Surveying for one of the largest housing associations in London and proceeded to become Head of Asset Management for a London Borough Council.

Andrew founded the Easterling Marsh Partnership in 2012 and remains passionate about historic building preservation and protecting our architectural heritage. He naturally specialises in period and listed properties, but also undertakes a range of services including residential building surveys and valuations, aerial photography, party wall matters and expert witness reports.”


David Farmer

David Farmer

Lime Financial Solutions
Commercial Mortgages, Property Development and Business Finance

Running the award winning Lime Financial Solutions since 2012, providing commercial mortgages, property development and business finance. Former banker, now repented. Sharing the secrets of raising finance that nobody ever tells you. Curry loving, dog walking, football watching finance expert who is also a human being. 

Commercial mortgage, property development and business lending specialist. Award winning business that is committed to doing things ethically and morally right.   


Stephen Donnelly

Stephen Donnelly

Land Agents

Welcome to Sited, a complete, bespoke and personal service for individuals searching for land to build and create their dream home. If you can visualise it, we can deliver it and bring your vision to life. Operating throughout the South East, the professional and experienced team at Sited, facilitate complete turn-key design and build solutions and they will manage the whole process from site sourcing to design and planning, interior design and construction. We can find you the perfect plot of land via our extensive network of contacts and will also handle negotiating the complexities of purchase and planning – we have every detail covered. 

Founder, Stephen Donnelly has over 35 years’ experience in the property industry. Stephen and his dedicated team provide an all-encompassing experience through the development journey, with a focus on high-end and luxury homes. Our vision, professionalism and expertise ensure a seamless operation and we deliver to the highest specification. 

“We take the time to fully understand our client’s needs and lifestyle, to ensure we can design an exceptional home as unique as the client. We are passionate about what we do and superb personal customer service comes is at the forefront of everything we do”. 

Laura Hannan

Laura Hannan

Spider Projects
Development Management, Project Management & Quantity Surveying

Spider Projects is a RICS regulated firm offering services in Development Management, Project Management and Quantity Surveying for construction projects. Based in Tunbridge Wells, we have worked on projects across the South of England and Wales, including residential, commercial, libraries, dance studios, industrial units, hotels, public realm improvements through to one-of-a-kind skate parks,theme parks and movie sets. Our broad skill set and the depth of experience in our team ensures that we can be agile and effective in delivering exceptional service and support to projects across all sectors. 


Our Project Managers offer fundamental skills to a project in establishing and appointing the most appropriate team; we establish the scope and work on behalf of the client to ensure it is met. We respond to the objectives of a client and the requirements of the project to compile a project execution plan and utilise tools to structure and organise the project including planning services, a programme, a risk matrix, appointment documents, change control registers and reports to the client that give clarity on project progress. Each project is different and varies in size and scope; our project managers are proficient in adapting the skills and tools to ensure a successful outcome is achieved.   


Our Quantity Surveyors can provide the cost estimating information for a concept through to a technical design stage. We can respond to design information, carry out measurement and compare costs for construction options to assist in the formulation of budgets. We can provide procurement advice, carry out a tender process and provide a client with a recommendation following a robust tender review. Furthermore, we can assist with valuations of Contractor applications, maintain a cost forecast, value and agree changes and conclude the final account. 


Spider Projects are able to offer the expertise to a development or project that understands the aspirations of the client, intelligently establishes the viability and then manages the additional skills needed, the programme, cost, quality, as well as risk whilst providing the experience to problem solve through to completion of a project. Our determination to give the very highest level or service no matter the complexity of the project makes us leaders in our field. 


Mark Elwell

Mark Elwell

Summit Environmental
Environmental Consultancy

Mark and his team at Summit Environmental have over 17 years experience within environmental consultancy backgrounds. Based in the south East of England and London, but offering services across the UK and internationally. We are a forward thinking environmental consultancy specialising in asbestos, fire, legionella, EPC’s and hazardous materials solutions and risk management. Our service delivery provides bespoke hazardous material identification, surveys, sampling, remediation, consultancy and training. Please contact us for further information. 

Tara de Linde

Tara de Linde – Director

Atelier de Linde Ltd.

B.Sc. Hons, M.A. Hons, Dip Arch, ARB, RIBA   

Tara de Linde trained at the University of Edinburgh, the Villemin School of Architecture in Paris, the University of Bath, and the Bartlett (UCL) in London. She worked for a period at Battle McCarthy Consulting Engineers and large commercial architectural practices in London prior to setting up her own practice. She lectures at the University of Cambridge, is an external examiner at the AA, the Bartlett, and RIBA, and is a British Homes Award Judge. She is also a governor at an independent school in East Sussex advising on property development. 

Angie Pool

Angie Pool – Director

Atelier de Linde Ltd.

Angie trained at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa before heading up Dzelik architecture in Johannesburg. She then moved to Kent and set up her own practice specialising in high end residential projects before establishing Atelier de Linde Ltd. with Tara.