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Meet the Team

As a small but service driven team, we always puts customers first. We are a close team, which combined with our leading edge technology we are are able to spend more time with our customers, ensuring we find the prefect tenants for our landlords, find the right homes for our tenants' needs and match buyers to their perfect next home! Whatever you need, we will always try our hardest to make that happen!

Kate Darbyshire - Director

Kate has over 20 years business experience, including 10 years in estate agency. She set up a successful old town estate agency when she was in her twenties, and decided to sell the business when she started a family a few years later. Kate has since run another local company and has worked for a local council managing accounts and budgets. Having lived in the Hastings area for over 15 years, and now living in Westfield, Kate has a great knowledge of the local area.

Colin Darbyshire - Sales & Marketing Manager

Colin has worked across Intellectual Property, Cyber-Security & IT for over 20 years, spanning a range of roles including Business Development & Marketing. Having also worked fora number of startup's, Colin brings a range of skills to the business and has lived in and around Hastings for more than 15 years.

Kim Wolstenholme - Property Manager

Kim has an impressive 40 years of customer service experience, including hairdressing and an insurance call centre. For the last 20 years, Kim has worked in the Property Management sector, covering the local area. Given her wealth of experience, we were delighted when Kim joined the team in 2018. Landlords, tenants and contractors are always appreciative of Kim's personal approach to property management.

Will Adams - Negotiator

Will is local to Hastings and a native of the Old Town. Will brings lots of energy and character to the office and always willing to go the extra mile to help people whether walking in through the door, or looking to find their next home to rent buy or sell. Will is your man!

Phebe Curran - Negotiator

Phebe has been with us for over a year now and is a fun and positive member of the team. Phebe brings a passion for fashion & design to the role and always has an eye for the detail of a property that no one else might see. Often the face of our our weekly Facebook Live Sessions, Phebe will be seen out and about on viewings so say hello!

Hannah Adams - Lettings Administrator

Hannah has a wealth of experience working within property lettings and is an invaluable member of the team, providing excellent customer service to all of our tenants and landlords.

Sue Quincey - Lettings Administrator

Sue has worked for John Bray for many years providing an invaluable service helping get our tenants moved into their new homes as soon as possible.

Rosemary Broome - Administrator

Rosemary has worked worked for John Bray for many years supporting the business in a number of roles as the business is constantly evolving to new technologies.

Meg - Chief Barker

Meg is the office dog. Meg will spend most of the day following people around. When this isn't happening, Meg will mostly sleep. Meg is a happy dog.


Contact Us

John Bray

72 High Street
TN34 3EL
United Kingdom

01424 421 544

About Us

John Bray is the oldest estate agent in Hastings, established in 1872. Since then we have seen many changes, but we are still locally owned, family run and independent. This gives us the opportunity to offer a bespoke service, tailored to our customers' needs. We specialise in sales and letting of unusual and distinctive properties. We are extremely proud of our tradition and unrivalled friendly service from our knowledgeable team. That is why our customers come back to us time and time again!