Staff

As a company we are very proud of our colleagues and the service level they strive to provide for our clients. A testimony of their commitment to the values of the Company are the length of service of many of them. As a team they provide a professional service with integrity, compassion and empathy for their clients.

Patricia Christophers Patricia Christophers

Patricia Christophers

Like my husband Alan I was born in Helston and i supported him in starting Christophers estate agency in 2002.  From the begining i worked in a part time capacity and in 2004 I became full time working along side my husband in the Helston office contributing to the expansion of lettings along side the traditional estate agency.  I work soley in the Helston branch where I am mainly responsible for the accounts and lettings procedures of the business.

I attended Halwin Primary school in Porkellis then  Helston Comprehensive and undertook further education under the University of Plymouth studying Special Educational Needs graduating in 2003, this was followed by a BA Hons degree in Education from the University of Worcester graduating in 2013.

I was previously employed in the sales industry and also worked in interior design. This has complemented the house sales business immensely and gave me an interest in house staging which has proved to be particularly useful with houses that were proving a little difficult to sell.

Flora Day is extremely important to me and in 2005 I was honoured to be chosen to be part of the leading set for the Midday Dance. What made it even better was that both of my children were playing in Helston Town band a few yards ahead of me. My hobbies include painting and textiles using the beautiful scenery around Helston and the coastal areas for inspirational ideas.

 

Garry Tremayne Garry Tremayne

Garry Tremayne

I was born and still live in the coastal village of Mullion. I am married to Lisa and have two grown up children, Gemma and Ben and have been blessed to have two grandsons and three granddaughters.

My hobbies are cricket and football and in my spare time I coach the youngsters of The Lizard peninsula cricket at Mullion cricket club along with running the under 11s,13s and 15s team and on occasions I still turn out for the village seconds on a Saturday, during the winter i coach Lizard Argyle under 18s football team.  If I am not found down at the club I am on the coastal footpath or on Dartmoor walking my three dogs Freddie (Flintoff)  Lilly and Nellie ( Springers )



When I left school I worked at the Polurrian hotel where I eventually became manager but in 1997 I decided it was time for a career change so I joined a corporate estate agency and I worked with Alan Christophers for 5 years, I was delighted when Alan and Patricia announced that they were setting up Christophers and offered me the job as branch manager in Mullion. I have been exceptionally lucky to work for such great employers who allow us, the staff, to use the best of our abilities to ensure our clients are given the best advice with their interests our absolute priority.

We do not sell mortgages/finance or conveyancing, just houses through basic old fashioned estate agency! I have been very proud and privileged to work from our Mullion office which covers the whole of The Lizard peninsula and thank everyone for all there support and trust which has been shown to me over the past years.
 

Anita Callar Anita Callar

Anita Callar

I was born and brought up in Porthleven and moved into Helston in 2004. I worked for a solicitors in Falmouth for two years then a position in a local solicitors in Helston came up and I worked for them for a further two years. I left the solicitors to have my daughter and to concentrate on being a mum. In the new year of 2010 I was itching to go back to work and I joined Christophers in the February.

I am based in the Porthleven office which to me is ideal, as I am from Porthleven, know the village very well and have strong local knowledge.

I enjoy spending time with my family, socialising, shopping and having completed the Brighton marathon in April 2017, I love to run and go to the gym. 
 

Ian Jones Ian Jones

Ian Jones

I have lived and worked in Helston for most of my life and was educated locally.  I am married to Louise and have two young children.  I joined Christophers in 2011 having worked for another local Cornish Company for 26 years in various sales environments.  In this time I have amassed a wealth of knowledge which I now bring to the Christophers name.

I like the outdoors whether it being walking, cycling or enjoying all that our beautiful County offers.  I am also a big sports fan - none more so than the glorious Manchester United, which I hope will not deter any prospective clients!

I am very enthusiastic and pride myself on delivering the highest standards of customer service.

Carole Jeffery

Carole Jeffery

Born in Cardiff, I first came to Cornwall as a fifteen year old accompanying my friend and her family who originated from the county. I loved what I saw and decided I would like to live here. In 1981 I was able to make the move, my two sons were educated here but have had to move away to follow their chosen careers.

My husband Clive is a third generation builder from a family firm located just outside Helston and we share an interest in property and architecture.

I retired from Cornwall Council after over 25 years service with no intention of further employment. However when an opportunity arose to work for Christophers, I was excited at the prospect as it was something I had always wanted to do. I bring enthusiasm tempered with an understanding about the many reasons people have for moving from one home to another.

I enjoy walking the coast path and love to spend time on the beaches. A keen member of Helston and District U3A I enjoy various activities ranging from Table Tennis to learning (!) Mandarin.

Verna Newbury Verna Newbury

Verna Newbury

I have worked at Christophers since November 2006 when I was invited to join the team when the Porthleven office opened. I have always been interested in property and I love meeting people: so this job combines both and I consider myself very fortunate to have the opportunity of meeting so many lovely people while working in such a beautiful place.

I moved to Porthleven from Helston on my 3rd birthday and grew up in the village, one of my grandparents was a fisherman and one a farmer, so I think it’s fair to say my roots are truly ‘Cornish’. The local knowledge I have, has proved to be invaluable to prospective purchasers and vendors alike.

I am married to Steve and have a grown up daughter and son. In my leisure time I love spending time with my family, walking our dog across the cliffs; especially on a windy day when you can ‘blow the cobwebs away’, kayaking around our beautiful coastline, swimming, meeting up with friends, listening to music, cooking, dancing and reading. I have taken part in various crazy charity fund raising activities from pushing a car from Helston to Penzance, cycling 36 miles in the pouring rain and howling wind as well as power walking a marathon around London in the middle of the night!

In my work I always try to remember that I am not dealing with houses but peoples HOMES!
 

Helen Hunt Helen Hunt

Helen Hunt

I spent most of my childhood in St Keverne attending the local school and then Helston Comprehensive.  Following this I went on to further education at Camborne College.

Having worked in the building trade for many years and moving home numerous times it gave me a passion for properties. I decided to make the most of this enthusiasm by seeking employment in estate agency. I secured a position with Christophers in 2007.

I now live in Helston with my daughter who shares my interest in properties and is interested in interior design. My favourite activities, other than watching house programmes, include regular sessions at the gym, walking, cinema and chilling out with family and friends.

Tom Bassett Tom Bassett

Tom Bassett

I joined Christophers Estate Agents in October 2011 after returning to Cornwall from University. I grew up in Porthleven and attended Porthleven and Helston School where I had the honour of being Head Boy. I have always had an interest in property and am passionate about the area in which I live. I am excited about joining Christophers at such an exciting time for the company.

Outside of estate agency my main love is music and have played for many local Brass Bands as well as School and County Ensembles. In 2006 I went to Birmingham Conservatoire to study musical composition where I achieved a first class honours degree. In 2010 I continued my studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London where I was awarded a Masters degree in Music. My music has been performed at various venues across the country including Symphony Hall, Birmingham, the Wigmore Hall and the Royal Albert Hall, London.
 

Debbie Carruthers Debbie Carruthers

Debbie Carruthers

Following our move to Cornwall from Sussex in 2007, my husband Steve and I have grown to love the way of life here and enjoy all the delights that it has to offer. I have always taken a very keen interest in property and worked for nearly 4 years for a residential letting agency in Helston and then a short period in the conveyancing department in a Helston solicitors office. I started working for Christophers in April 2012 in the Mullion office and have enjoyed getting to know the properties on the Lizard whether it be a modern 3 bedroom semi or a traditional Cornish cottage. When not working I spend as much time as possible walking the coast path, on the beach and exploring this beautiful part of the word.

Alan Christophers Alan Christophers

Alan Christophers

I was born in Helston and at the age of two moved to Newlyn.  I returned to Helston just after I failed my eleven plus and attended secondary school there.  I started in estate agency in 1977 and trained to be a surveyor.

I was one of the original team at Christophers alongside my wife Patricia , Garry and Sheila without whose support and help the company would not have started.

I have two children and I am fortunate to combine my two main hobbies of sport and photograpy with my pictures of Helston teams appearing form time to time in the local press.  I have followed Manchester United since 1966 but was connected to them from birth having been named after Duncan Edwards who had shortly before lost his life in the Munich air crash. In my younger years I played cricket and football for Helston.  I enjoy listening to music particularly The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Paul Simon and Coldplay.

I am very lucky to have worked alongside so many dedicated, professional, successful and genuinely nice colleagues in my time with Christophers Estate Agents.

What our clients say:

Having to sell my late dad's home of 40 years was difficult but Cristophers took all the pressure off my shoulders. Nothing was too much trouble, sympathetic and professional. A first class job, I would recommend without hesitation

Mrs H King

We would like to thank all of the staff involved with our purchase. In particular, Alan and Ian who provided us with honest and sincere answers to all of our questions and are cotinuing to provide us with an excellent follow up service since completion.

Chris and Michelle Schnepp

Thank you Alan for the efficient way that you and your staff have dealt with the selling of my property.  I would well recommend you to any other clients that you will get in the future.

Mr. Edwin Willcocks

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