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Stone: 01785 814917 | Eccleshall: 01785 851886 | Nantwich: 01270 445678 | London: 02074 098503

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Team PhotoMoving home is one of the biggest decisions you make and when the time is right for you, we understand that you need help from the experts to make sure you get the best deal. James Du Pavey Estate Agents is an independent agency founded with a single vision: 'To provide an outstanding bespoke service for each and every client'.

As an independent, local agency we offer a flexible, personal service to suit you which many larger companies cannot. Our professional and experienced sales team are dedicated to ensuring you achieve the best possible sale price for your property as swiftly and as easily as possible. You will have a dedicated team working on your behalf, each of whom will visit your property and understand your priorities and requirements. We are here to help and advise you every step of the way and we believe in a culture of openness and in talking you through the reasons behind our advice so you can be confident you are making the right decision.

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Meet The Team

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James Du Pavey BSc (Hons) DipREA FNAEA

James, aged 25, came home from work one day and announced to his new bride, “I want to start my own agency, I think it could be really good, but we’ll have to eat beans and dry bread for a few years”. …and the rest they say is history! James is basically a Labrador puppy in human form; loving, loyal, keen to please, food oriented, loves the feeling of the wind in his face, with a boundless energy and an unusual obsession for all things water based!

Eccleshall Branch

Meet our dedicated team of property experts based in the Eccleshall Branch of James Du Pavey. If you would like to get in contact, feel free to call us on 01785 851886 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Lee Davies MNAEA

Lee is renowned as the snappy dresser of the office, perhaps stemming from his secret past as a professional dancer. Now, if you can clear your mind of the image of Lee performing whatever dance you're currently imagining (we're not sure we can) then you might also like to know that in addition to the old chestnuts of walking, drinking pornstar martinis and socialising, Lee also admits to a weekly thrashing at squash by his pensioner father and regularly having his food stolen by his two kids. To make up for it he’s hoping they will make him millions as professional footballers...

Cassie Bowler

Cassie breezed into the team in July 2013 bringing with her a huge personality and an endless array of personal interests! She proudly proclaims herself current 'Sunday Dinner' champion in the 'close family league', a title she has held for over 6 years now with her ‘almost good’ chicken, ham and leek pie (not THAT close then eh, Cassie?). She proclaims the biggest love in her life to be her children, but between her crazy side, love of gin and cats, she’s becoming the perfect recipe for a Cat lady.

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Krystina Hickin

Krystina joined in July 2014 in a flurry of amazing shoes and fabulous handbags and when not 'expanding her estate agency repertoire' Krystina loves nothing more than variously wrangling her children and her dog into suitable activities! Joshua (teenager) is into cycling in a big way and Krystina says she bursts with pride watching her mini-wiggins win lots of races. Sam (dog) gets taken on lots of walks but remains hyperactive. We suggest killing two birds with one stone and attaching the dog to the child's bike. The child will go even faster with the added assistance and the dog should be suitably pooped. We're sure this behaviour is completely safe and totally legal.

Chelsea Brady

Chelsea has all the knowledge and experience to help you along the way. Chelsea is a local girl, born and bred in Stafford. Having a passion for property from day one, she started her career as a conveyancing secretary at a firm of solicitors in Stone, a skill that she puts to great use every day! Chelsea is a real girly girl and is probably the only girl to pack hair straighteners to V-Festival!!

Emily Stokes - BA(Hons)

Local girl Emily was born and raised in Stoke and after a stint in the big smoke came home to join our team in 2015, and quite frankly who can blame her?! When not slaving away on our behalf Emily likes to spend time either outdoors or dining out! Regularly enjoying trips back to that there London town she prides herself on knowing all the best places to imbibe and consume, she’s definitely the one to ask for help with dinner reservations!

Adelle Reed

Adelle likes to mimic her slightly more famous musical namesake and sing her way through the day. Much as we love individuality and innovation we have had to put our foot down when she started greeting clients with 'Hello from the other side, I must have called a thousand times', we do have some professional limits! When not busy at work and making poor Lee's ears bleed, Della is a mum to Rocco, loves all things arty and frequents galleries and as well as having an interest in home interiors. She also gets involved with two types of Salsa as she enjoys dancing as well as being an epic foodie. We can't leave without mentioning her dog, who has the most bonkers name we've yet come across, oh yes, all hail Buddy Prince Holly.

Anna Pepper

Local girl Anna joins the Eccleshall Team bringing with her 6 year’s industry knowledge. Having lived in Eccleshall for most of her life and worked in a local pub, she is bound to bump into some of the regulars!!! Ambitious and driven Anna is also a fitness fanatic and can often be found with a pair of glow sticks in hand or teaching Funky Step! Anna has also achieved her Duke of Edinburgh - Bronze, Silver and Gold, the world's leading achievement award for young people and spent 1 week as crew on a tall ship Stavros S Niarchos! This Duracel bunny just keeps on going!

Emilie Harris

Outdoorsy Emilie loves nothing more than donning her tweeds and boots and trudging through the autumn leaves with some country music on her earphones. Sad that it can't be autumn all year round she concedes that summer is pretty good too but only on the condition she gets to sit outside on the long evenings, toasting marshmallows and gulping a bottle of Bud (other American lagers are available, although we're not sure we condone drinking them. Gin is better, as is swamp water).

Angela Jones
Angela Jones

Longstanding team member Ange loves nothing more than entertaining guests and a bit of glitter! In her spare time she is a glitter artist and face painter at all sorts of dos and events! Watch this space for the next Christmas party photos, James loves some purple sparkles after a snifter or two!

Shannon Tunks

Shannon is a girly girl through and through. When not snuggled up with her three cockapoos and an episode of Friends, she can be found hitting the shops hard. She left a career as a teaching assistant to persure her dream of working in our industry. Frankly we see plenty of transferable skills between controlling James and a room full of five year olds…

Stone Branch

Meet the dedicated staff based in the Stone Branch of James Du Pavey. If you would like to get in contact, feel free to call us on 01785 814917 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Catrina Horsley MNAEA

Catrina started our Stone office all those years ago and is an absolute cornerstone of team JDP as our longest serving member, for which she deserves a medal. She claims to be too busy to have hobbies but does squeeze in walking the office dog Tyler, shopping, spending time with her family and baking. That's more hobbies than any of the rest of the team, not bad for someone with no spare time!

Kelly Chaplin

People person Kelly puts store in the old adage of carpe diem and tries to have a good old laugh every day. That's a pretty easy ambition once working at James Du Pavey, having seen some of James' famous 'fashion forward' moments! When not giggling at the boss's ties Kelly will be out with the girlies shopping until she drops, apparently literally, so we'd best put the St John's crew on standby next time she plans a splurge! She can only then be revived with the promise of a party, can't we all?! With a wealth of experience behind her she claims the best part of her many successful years in the business has been the opportunity to meet new people, ah, bless!

Lola Green

As the mother of twins born in 2012, Lola's time is rarely her own! The kids are however starting young and apparently already like spending time with her and her husband at theme parks. When not being whizzed around on the teacups Lola will spend time on those old chestnuts of going shopping, socialising and eating out but in penance for the restaurant based over indulgence she tries to keep as fit as possible and goes running each week although we're pretty sure the twins do their bit to help keep her in shape!

Margo Evans

Margo is one of those people who just can’t stand to stand still. With more industry knowledge than even a Samba dancer could shake a stick at, we wanted to know about more about what makes her tick! Top of the list came travelling and organising parties, specifically for other people (but we suspect she might enjoy them too!) With her grown up twins having flown the nest Margo has embraced her returned freedom and indulges her wanderlust regularly with trips to South Africa. Food also made the hobbies list, with cooking, baking and Boxing Day barbecuing all being mentioned. So, unparalleled levels of experience, party organising and tip top food offerings, why wouldn’t we have begged Margo to join us!

Jasmine Horsley BA (Hons)

Jasmine, as you may be able to tell from the name, comes with an excellent Estate Agency heritage! Jas has an amazing work ethic and started young with us as a Saturday girl earning extra pocket money and over the years became an integral part of the team. Working alongside completing her degree in Geography she has come back to us full time, but keeps a little back to walk the dog, go on holiday and drink a cocktail. All hobbies which we heartily approve of!

Eleanor Harding
Eleanor Harding

Eleanor likes to come to work for a rest and some peace and quiet away from her teenage son meaning that when we finally kick her out of the office at home time she has developed an exhaustive list of hobbies to keep her absent, we mean busy. Running, dance classes and gym time all figure on the list whereas gardening definitely does not. We assume in order to provide some natural cover from the hormonal tantrums.

Pippa Atkin

Pippa started right at the beginning at JDP towers, as one of our work experience students and impressed us so much we asked her back for more, but promised to pay her this time! Pippa has always been local to Eccleshall and lives on a farm with her sister where she loves a good cuppa, long walks in the country, time with friends and family and online shopping proudly proclaiming she gets "more parcels delivered than parcel force”.

Jeri Burns

Jeri has always suffered from a large dose of wanderlust, recently visiting the location of Wild at Heart on a South African Safari. Her roving ways even lead her to a career in travel, having previously been cabin crew! These days however she seems more settled and likes nothing more than snuggling up at home with her bestie Ralph the American Bulldog.

Sara Leach
Sara Leach

Sara has been in the industry since 2006 and just loves people, but not quite as much as she loves… S.H.O.E.S. With over 100 pairs to her name, our in-house Imelda Marcos loves slipping on a pair of Jimmy Choo’s to watch the sun go down in Ibiza and readying herself to go raving. When not in The White Isle she snuggles up with her mad cat, Minnie, who loves to welcome her home with a freshly caught mouse. Sara insists she’d prefer flowers but the cat seems not to have cottoned on just yet.

Jessica Bevington
Jessica Bevington

Our Jess is a bit of a "Cracker" having studied Criminology and Sociology (and if you get that reference you're as old as we are!) and loves nothing more than a good Netflix drama on a Sunday. Full of energy and unable to say no to even the craziest of plans, Jess can usually be found out and about with friends, walking or (her favourite) shopping! Working hard to tick items off her bucket list no free moment stays unfilled!

Nantwich Branch

Meet our dedicated team of property experts based in the Nantwich Branch of James Du Pavey. If you would like to get in contact, feel free to call us on 01270 445678 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

James Latham
James Latham BA(Hons)

James is a dabber through and through, but was last seen working in Nantwich on a milk round at the age of 14. He assures us that he has gained considerable experience in the Cheshire property market since then, working in several different towns and agencies since 1996 and has finally come home to roost. In the rare hours we don't have his nose forcibly pressed to the grindstone James is a huge movie and music buff, and has recently branched out into after dinner entertainment sessions with a guitar but draws the line at singing. Rather concerningly for us he cites his other great passions as holidays with his family and drinking Bourbon; we love honesty but 'drinking and being away from work' aren't ideal CV fillers!

Matthew Watts LLB, BA (Hons)

Matt is a returnee from that there London town where he lived and worked for several years, we took him on with a view to reintegrating him back into normal society. We're getting there slowly but surely, although we still find him gently rocking muttering dark words about 'The Metropolitan Line' and sometimes trying to pay for bus journeys with a credit card but we're sure we'll have him settled in and remembering to take his wellies wherever he goes before long! One major advantage of escaping urban life is he can enjoy his favourite toy, his Merc, going above the dizzying heights of 17m.p.h. All this speed seems to have affected Matt, he can't get enough of the thrill and is now working towards his pilot's licence too. We'll have to install a runway at JDP HQ!!

Shelly Margolan
Shelly Margolan

Not only did Shelly join us bringing with her 15 years in the business, she also massively upped our fitness quota. In fact we think she does enough exercise to offset everybody else! When she's not busy climbing mountains she likes to sneak in half marathons here and there. Then, just to give the feet a bit of a rest she'll just hop out of a plane for a quick skydive, you know, as you do!

Harriet Dale

Happy Harriet loves to get out and about in her car, the newer and sparklier the better. If not driving to the yard to go riding she's off the the airport to head further afield, with Barbados next on the hit list. Whilst she's saving for that trip she makes do with simpler pleasures like a nice dinner out and a Gin & Tonic. Better get selling some more houses to get to those white sandy beaches!

Jake Skidmore
Jake Skidmore

Jake has many irons in the fire, so to speak. He loves taking a few snaps on his professional camera as well as the old CV favourite of 'socialising with friends'. However; alongside a flourishing career in Estate Agency he also helps to run his family dog agility business, which we think is great news, hopefully he'll help lick the rest of us into super quick, well-disciplined estate hounds! Although, come to think of it, none of us fancy the tunnel much...

Sandy Chapman
Sandy Chapman

Sandy takes after his ancestor Alexander Selkirk (the real life Robinson Crusoe) and has trotted all over the globe, visiting a dizzying 55 coutries and settling in no fewer than 8! Wherever he may be he doesnt like to let the grass grow under his feet and keeps himself busy with an array of alarming persuits, from completing the world's highest bungee jump or his 100th scuba dive to breaking both ankles playing rugby Sandy loves to keep himself in adventure's way!/>

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Moving home is one of the biggest decisions you make and when the time is right for you, we understand that you need help from the experts to make sure you get the best deal. James Du Pavey Estate Agents is an independent agency founded with a single vision: 'To provide an outstanding bespoke service for each and every client'.
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