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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

Having worked in property in Hastings, Colin has also 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.

Lauren Borthwick - Senior Negotiator

Lauren is experienced and qualified in estate agency and brings a brilliant personality to the office. Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and dogs on long walks and is a big Harry Potter fan!

Jenny Atabey - Lettings Manager

Jenny has extensive experience managing and running her own agency, through to high volume property management.

Charlotte Hine - Property Manager

Charlotte has extensive experience working within property management and enjoys spending time with her family and her new hobby of birdwatching.

Harvey Barton - Junior Negotiator

Harvey is our newest member of the team, enthusistic and keen to help our customers.


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!