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Our Team

Please see below for a list of our Sales & Lettings staff members based at our superb office base in Rushden.

James Coles

Branch Manager

Having started for the company in 1996 very much as a tea maker and Office Junior, James has progressed through the company and has been Office Manager since 2001. From 1996 – 2001 James was given training and gained extensive experience that was second to none from Mike Neville himself!

Having been brought up in Rushden until the age of 5, then moving to Higham Ferrers until 2022, and more recently Thrapston, James’ passion for Estate Agency does not go unnoticed, with clients often knocking on the office window late at night telling him to go home! Outside of work James enjoys spending time with his family, walking his dog Albie and hobbling around after his son Ben, who has now started with the company as an apprentice. James’ passion outside of this is sport, in particular football, having run and managed an under 9’s to under 16’s team locally for 7/8 years, up until the end of the 2022/23 season.

James has many duties, which include overseeing the duties of the other staff members, carrying out Market Appraisals and organising New Instructions. In addition to all every day activities such as sales progression, viewings and agreeing sales. Having been at the company for such a long time now, James has collated a vast portfolio of property contacts and has a wealth of experience with regards to market trends, local areas, property values etc. If you need advice or your property sold for the best price then call James or one of his team.

Chris Brett 

Assistant Branch Manager

Chris joined the company in September 2003 as an Office Junior. Since then, Chris has worked his way up through varying roles, and is now the Assistant Branch Manager for this office, as well as leading other projects throughout our offices within the Beard Group.

Chris' main aspects at the Rushden office are carrying out Market Appraisals and organising New Instructions, arranging and carrying out viewing appointments, generating offers, agreeing sales and sales progression.

In addition to this, Chris is In charge of our social media pages, overseeing the activity levels on the property portals and websites that we advertise on, along with heading up newspaper and additional advertising and marketing.

Chris takes up a similar role within the Beard Group along with other colleagues throughout our various offices.

Proving to be an exceptional and long standing employee, having gained a great deal of experience dealing with all types of property, marketing and industry related aspects.

Outside of work, Chris has lived in the area for a long time also, enjoys playing football on a weekly basis, using his home gym, running and socialising.

Callum Gameson

Sales Negotiator

Callum has now been with the company for in excess of 4 years and deals with customers on a daily basis, arranging and carrying out property viewings, as well as agreeing sales and following this up with comprehensive sales progression through to completion.

Outside of work Callum enjoys a wide range of sports, as well as spending time with his family.

Kayleigh Reed

Residential Sales

Local to the area for nearly 30 years now, when the opportunity arose in mid-2017 to join the company, Kayleigh did not hesitate and has not looked back since!

After many years of interest in the housing industry, this was the perfect time to start a new career.

Within the office Kayleigh is head of our administration department and carries out regular property viewings also.

Outside of work Kayleigh is kept busy looking after her two young children Charlie and Bella.

Rhia De Branco

Residential Sales Weekend Negotiator

Ben Coles


Having lived locally his whole life, Ben now studies Business Administration in Northampton Collage as well as being a Full time Apprentice at Mike Neville Estate Agents. Ben deals with customers on a daily basis, arranging and carrying out property viewings, as well as agreeing sales.  

Outside of work Ben enjoys travelling and going to the gym but regularly watches all sports and plays some himself including: Snooker, Darts, Cricket and the Football over the winter season.
He also likes the occasional game of cards along with a cup of tea & a cheese sandwich with his family. 

Amy Hamilton-Ward

Residential Lettings & Property Management Manager

Sue Gardener

Residential Lettings & Property Management

Jey Sharman

Residential Lettings & Property Management

Carole Bartram

Residential Lettings Weekend Negotiator