The estate agency arm of Thomson Hayton Winkley was founded in 2012, driven to create an agency that changes the misconception of estate agents and be more forward thinking. To reinvent estate agency. To challenge the norm. To be the best.
Determined to deliver an outstanding customer experience by doing things right and by going above and beyond, building relationships and friendships along the way.
The ambition to reinvent the estate agency has defined our brand and continues to drive our success. Today we are one of the country’s most successful residential estate agencies, providing residential property sales, lettings and property management.
Keen to challenge traditions, we have been early adopters of new ways to market, sell, let, buy and rent property, embracing innovation and technology every step of the way. As a result, we’re improving the customer experience all the time. Virtual viewings and valuations, 360 photography, advanced floorplans, property video tours – we have whatever you need.
Choosing Thomson Hayton Winkley as your sales or letting agent, means working with a driven, energetic team who have their fingers on the pulse to enable you to move on with your next chapter. We’re focused on delivering the best outcomes for you, our client.
We see integrity as the greatest differentiator in the property industry and a defining quality of our business. Integrity and trust are key to the growth of our people, the business and our brand. It’s our commitment to this value that stands us apart and forms the cornerstone of our business.
We continue to be passionate about transforming the property industry, providing exceptional service and delivering outstanding results for our clients. But our ultimate passion is our people, they are our greatest asset and the most important ingredient for our future success.
Consistently outperforming our competitors on overall experience, we’re proud that our brand is synonymous with quality. Our goal is to provide unparalleled property services and be the best team. We therefore invest heavily in our excellent people, their development and our services.
Simplifying the estate agency process for our clients and network is a priority for us. We are straight-talking and help customers get from A to B in the quickest, smoothest way possible.
Collaboration and community define our culture. This community focus extends beyond our network and into our local neighbourhoods. Our staff live and breathe the areas we work in and our customers are often also friends and neighbours. We love this place!
Meet the team
Our offices across the South Lakes house some of the most productive and focused agents in the area. They are passionate, skilled, and highly trained. Let’s meet the team who make it happen.
Angela began her career in Estate Agency immediately after leaving school as a Junior Negotiator. She joined Thomson Hayton Winkley Estate Agents in 2016 and quickly progressed to become Company Director in 2019.
During this time THW has grown from a 2 branch agency to now having 4 branches covering the southern Lake District. Angela’s role is all encompassing from maintaining control and direction of the business, managing the team and maintaining an incredibly strong track record of sales results. She is dedicated to constantly evolving the company whilst ensuring a first class customer service experience.
Clare’s one of our original team and started with us back in 2012 She’s worked in the industry since 2008 and has lived locally for more than 18 years with her husband, and daughter Bethany. Completing the Hoban family are two dogs, a Collie called Bonnie, Ruby the Jack Russell and Freddie and Kenny the cats, who are Clare’s favourite (but don’t tell the dogs).
Clare’s a very popular member of our team with a hardworking and organised attitude complementing a generous, loyal and fun-loving nature. She has passed her exams to gain both the NAEA and ARLA qualifications which are a sign of industry excellence.
Likes: Watching cricket, golf, F1 and tennis.
Loves: Dancing, skiing and the occasional glass of Prosecco.
Clare’s Top Property Tip: Think like a buyer or tenant when it comes to preparing your property for sale or let. Keeping your property clean and clutter free when it’s on the market makes a big difference to how it’s perceived and gets the results you are after.
Graham’s lived in the local area all his life and has worked in the estate agency industry for more than 35 years. He is married, has two teenage daughters, Georgia and Cherry and a goldfish aptly named Supafish. Despite being in the property business since 1982 Graham’s enthusiasm still burns brightly and nothing gives him a bigger buzz than successfully listing a home and ensuring the client’s selling experience is a happy one.
Not a lot of people know: Graham is the DJ for the UK Neil Diamond Fan Club and his favourite song is Holly Holy.
Likes: Running and cycling. And music – Anything from Abba to Frank Zappa, apart from rap and heavy metal.
Loves: Barnsley FC, Graham’s first match was back in 1967. He’s also a season ticket holder at Morecambe Football Club having watched the Shrimps for the first time in 1968.
Top Property Tip: When selling or letting your home always present it as best you can. Decluttering is a must but be careful not to lose your property’s homely appeal when doing so.
Having been a business owner in the hospitality industry Amanda is our very helpful and friendly viewing agent, You can expect to see Amanda travelling around the South Lakes in our fully electric car. The element of the job that Amanda most enjoys is meeting and showing prospective buyers around properties and she loves to throw a wild card in suggesting other properties for buyers to go and take a look at.
Local lass Rebecca joined us in early 2016 and has been an estate agent for the past five years. She’s a very popular member of the office with a happy, hardworking and positive personality. She’s lived locally all her life and gives 100 per cent effort to ensuring her clients get the results they are after
Not a lot of people know: Rebecca has a Business Studies Degree from Manchester Met University.
Likes: Settling down and watching boxsets especially Peaky Blinders, the Blacklist and any crime related TV series.
Loves: Having good times with her boyfriend, family and friends.
Top Property Tip: Do all you can to present your property well. Put yourself in a buyer’s shoes and think about what you’d like to see if you were buying a home.
Born and bred in Kendal, Joanne has been with us since 2015 and has more than 15 years’ experience as an estate agent. She is a hardworking mother and wife, who is constantly being badgered by her kids to get a pet dog. She’s approachable, dedicated, organised and very friendly and likes nothing better than when a property she has been working on completes and she’s overseen the whole process from start to successful finish. Joanne was delighted when Thomson Hayton Winkley won the Best Agent in the North East and North West in October 2017.
Not a lot of people know: Joanne is not a fan of theme parks but plucked up the courage, urged on by her children, to take a ride on one of the World’s Top 10 rollercoaster rides while on holiday in Spain.
Likes: Visiting good restaurants and having leisurely sociable meals with family and friends.
Loves: Spending quality time with her family including braving the elements to watch her children play their team sports of hockey and football. Joanne’s
Top Property Tip: Don’t forget the two C’s. Cleanliness and clutter – by ensuring your property is clean and free from clutter you give yourself a much better chance of a successful sale.
Olivia has a wide and varied background having worked previously in a range of sectors. She has also lived abroad, spending her childhood years in New Zealand before returning to the UK to settle in Kendal. Since joining the team at Thomson Hayton Winkley Olivia has quickly progressed to become an extremely motivated and pro-active Sales Negotiator with a focused ‘can do’ attitude.
Having stepped on to the property ladder herself and currently carrying out renovation works she has wonderful ideas and sees potential in every property. Olivia is an excellent communicator and is always looking for new and innovative ideas.
You might spot Olivia out and about meeting and greeting new clients or when she is out and about as she enjoys walks and exploring in the Lakes when she is not working.
James is a true local boy having lived and worked in the South Lakes area most of his life! An integral part of our lettings team as a Property Manager his approachability helps him to build excellent relationships with landlords and tenants. He has a calm nature which helps when tackling any challenging situations and is dedicated to ensure our tenants and landlords have a great experience with us.
He loves walking his two dogs and also his sport and when not watching football he plays for his local team.
Laura joined the team from a hospitality background having worked for some of the South Lakelands best known restaurants and breweries. Through hard work, determination and a desire to exceed expectations Laura is a very skilled Property Manager who prides herself on providing first class customer service to our Landlords and Tenants.
Since joining Thomson Hayton Winkley Estate Agents Laura has developed a huge passion for finding a perfect home for our tenants and takes great satisfaction from seeing our tenants starting their new chapters.
Annabel joined our Lettings Team as a trainee and has quickly progressed in being a fully-fledged Property Manager. Before joining the team Annabel spent a year in China teaching before settling back in the local area.
On her return to the UK she gained experience working in the hospitality industry. However she joined the Thomson Hayton Winkley team as she wanted to pursue her passion of working in the property industry. Annabel really enjoys helping our aspiring landlords and guiding tenants looking for their new home.
Ana is a long standing member of the team and currently heads up Sales in our offices in Grange Over Sands and Kirkby Lonsdale. Ana was born and raised in Spain and came to the UK to study before joining our team. Ana is extremely determined and dedicated to achieve the best possible outcomes in all situations. Ana is often described by both her colleagues and clients as being ‘tenacious’.
With Ana on side anything is possible! You might bump in to Ana in Grange or Kirkby as she enjoys getting involved in all things community and she is a member of KL Ladies rugby team, bookclub and you may even spot her playing with her samba band.
Amy joined the team as a Trainee Sales Negotiator at the start of 2022. Amy trained as a florist before following her dreams of working in the Estate Agency industry and brings her creative flair with her. Amy will generally be your first point of contact over the telephone and when visiting our Grange over Sands and Windemere Offices. With her caring and bubbly personality Amy takes pride in delivering first class customer service.
Amy has recently become a homeowner having bought her first home and she is an excellent point of contact for first-time buyers. Amy is loving all aspects of her role and is looking forward to progressing her career in the industry.
How can we help?
We can help with it all! Our local agents will find the right person for the job so you can get a move on.
We chose to choose THW Estate Agents as we liked the quality of your photographs and shop displays. Ana was excellent! Good communication, straightforward, we were kept in touch at all times and everything proceeded without a hitch and to our timescale. We would use your services again and would recommend you to others.
Mr & Mrs T, Allithwaite
Fantastic communication throughout the process. Very professional when a problem was identified. I would certainly use your services again and would recommend Thomson Hayton Winkley Estate Agents to others.
Mrs O, Oxenholme
Fantastic service from start to end of the process.Any issues were dealt with efficiently and communication was excellent.Its the first time we thought we got value for money when paying fees. We would definitely use this estate agents again.