Meet the Team
Sales and Lettings
Craig Johnson – Office Manager
Craig opened the Newcastle-under-Lyme branch of Belvoir in April 2008 and has taken the business from strength to strength. Craig has helped his branch win several local awards including best letting agent and best overall agent in Stoke-on-Trent in 2016 with AllAgents.co.uk. As well as managing the busy office, Craig's main role is to meet new customers and to discuss their individual needs. Whether it be lettings or sales, Craig will share his expert property knowledge to assist you in making the right decision and achieving the results you need.
Mathew Ziemann – Assistant Manager
Mathew started with Craig in April 2008 and has assisted in building the business to where it is today. Mathew's main role is to show prospective tenants around rental properties and to ensure the tenants meet the requirements of the landlord. Mathew manages the negotiators in the office and also supports Craig in many of his roles.
Annie Chidlow – Lettings Manager
Annie started in January 2013 as an Administrator. Annie worked very hard and soon got promoted to become a Property Manager. In 2018 Annie was promoted again to Lettings Manager. She now manages the lettings team of negotiators, maintenance and inventory & inspection coordinators. Annie's main role is to ensure inspections are all carried out, maintenance is being handled quickly and efficiently and property move out inspections.
Susan Newton – Inventory & Inspection Co-ordinator
Susan started in August 2014 and has been essential in ensuring tenants are maintaining properties to the standard they were when they moved in. Susan's main role is to draw up detailed inventory and condition reports of rental properties, including photographs. Tenants sign this report upon move in and this is used to check them out when they vacate. Susan also carries out regular inspections of rental properties to ensure tenants are looking after them well.
Chelsey Wright – Negotiator
Chelsey started with us in October 2016 and assists Mathew in ensuring suitable tenants are found to match a landlords requirements. Chelsey assists in processing tenant reference checks, drawing up tenancy agreements, arranging viewings and carrying out viewings.
Jacqueline Steele – Inventory & Inspection Co-ordinator
Jacqueline started with us in April 2017. Her main role is to carry out property inspections and to draw up inventory and condition reports along side Susan. Jacqueline has over 10 years experience in the lettings industry, having managed a lettings team for her previous employer. Her wealth of knowledge will be an asset to our team.
Melissa Harding – Sales Negotiator & Lister
Melissa started in August 2017 in our Sales team to assist with the rapid growth of property sales. Melissa carries out property viewings, manages all negotiations between buyers and vendors and liaises with all parties to see a sale through to completion. Melissa also assists with property valuations and arranging financial services, mortgages and conveyancing.
Molly Farrelly – Assistant Property Manager
Molly started with us in February 2018 and is the first point of contact for any tenants reporting a repair being needed. Molly co-ordinates all aspects of maintenance between tenants, contractors and landlords to ensure a speedy resolution. Molly is also responsible for ensuring all safety certificates are upto date on rental properties.
Simon Johnson – Sales Valuer
Simon joined us in December 2018 as a residential sales valuer. Simon has worked in Estate agency across North Staffordshire and parts of Cheshire, since 2004 and has a wealth of experience. Growing up and living in Newcastle Under Lyme, as well as being educated in the area, I have gained so much local knowledge, and understand how important it is to look after our customers, as they put so much faith and trust in Estate Agents, to help them through such a stressful process. The most enjoyable part of my job is without doubt, seeing the happiness of our customers when we sell their home. A good estate agent, should be a good communicator, be open and honest, give best advise and never over promise, then under deliver. This is what attracted me to take up this opportunity with Belvoir.