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STAFF PROFILES

John Morfitt

Director / Valuer |

John is held in high regard throughout the property market in Sheffield. With nearly 30 years in the property market, he has become extremely well known for his dedication and enthusiasm. John is relishing being part of a new independent team and is excited to be getting back to what he does best – providing a bespoke, caring service to each and every client who walks through the morfittsmith doors. He understands that it is all about the people. When he’s not working, which is not very often, John enjoys socialising and eating out, although his favourite hobby, Housing, just happens to be his job too!!

Julie Mitchell

Finance Officer |

Julie has recently joined the team and brings with her many years’ experience in the Accounting and Finance area. The rest of the team are getting used to Julie chasing them for invoices and receipts! When Julie is not at work she spends her time with friends, is a keen walker and likes to travel.

Paul Batty

Director |

Paul brings his creative vision to morfittsmith, single handedly designing our uniquely styled offices and ensuring our marketing media fits the bill. His belief in quality marketing is the reason why your home comes to life in print, and online, and looks just as good as in real life. His motto to life is “If it exists in my mind, it must be achievable!”. In his spare time, Paul can usually be found walking Veronica (the morfitsmith mascot), in the gym (motivation permitting) or dining out.

Gerard Collins

Valuer |

Gerard moved to Sheffield in 2010 to study at Sheffield Hallam University. Upon the conclusion of his course he began a career in hospitality management cumulating in the overseeing of a 5-star Ski Chalet in The French Alps. Having taken his career in hospitality as far as he’d wished to go, he took on his first role in the property sector on the other side of The Pennine’s working in and around Stockport where he progressed from sales negotiator to Trainee Valuer before returning to Sheffield. Having joined MorfittSmith in February of 2017 he has since progressed to a Valuer and is now flourishing, combining his fresh approach to the tried and tested methods of our Senior Valuer and Director, John Morfitt. When not in the office, he can be found involved in all things football, equally enjoying both playing and watching the game. As a Carlisle fan, he holds no bias towards the red or blue sides of the city. He also spends much of his time in The Peak District which he states is the closest he’s found to replicating the beauty of The Lake District in which he grew up.

Lisa Hanson

Office Manager (Lettings) |

Lisa has recently joined Morfitt Smith, bringing with her over 8 years of experience in the Lettings industry. Highly motivated and focused, Lisa is dedicated to providing an outstanding service to all of our clients. Outside of work, Lisa is very family oriented and enjoys walking, Geocaching and holidays overseas with her family.

Rob Beal

Lettings Manager |

Rob has been involved in Estate Agency since 2003 and has passed both the NAEA and ARLA technical awards for residential property. Having excelled in a variety of roles Rob now specialises in lettings and property management. Customer service is his forte and Rob is always prepared to go the extra mile for his clients, helping in any way he can to make sure the job gets done. Sheffield is his home city and there isn’t a lot Rob doesn’t know about the area, from local schools and parks to restaurants and shops. Outside of work a lot of Rob’s free time is spent with his wife and two young sons. A keen sports fan; especially of rugby, cricket & football and although officially “retired” Rob occasionally finds time for the odd game of 5 a side, even if he pays for it the next morning.

Karen Woffindin

Sales Negotiator |

Karen has a great deal of customer service knowledge being on both sides of the house buying process. Having returned to work 4 years ago after raising her family she brings enthusiasm and knowledge of the local property market to Morfitt Smith. In her spare time she enjoys socialising with friends and family and walking the family dog.

Oliver Chrisp

Head of Marketing & Photography |

Oliver joined MorfittSmith earlier in the year to bring our Marketing & Photography in-house. Whether it’s a new home for sale or a house we have been letting for years, he makes sure that each and every property at MorfittSmith looks its very best. Oliver trained as a professional photographer and had a studio for a number of years, before later attending University. Both during and following his studies, he worked in estate agency and lettings fostering his love of stunning architecture, later specialising in marketing and sales management. His passion for photography and beautiful buildings eventually brought him back to property and he joined us here at MorfittSmith bringing all of his experience together. Outside of work he can still be found with a camera around his neck. But when he isn’t behind a lens, he is also a prop-builder, cosplayer and marksman who enjoys parkour, tai chi for broad sword and ice skating.

Rachel Carbutt

Sales Negotiator |

Rachel brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our Hillsborough office, with over 15 years experience within the industry. Her passion for property and the people shines through on a daily basis. In her spare time she enjoys jetting off to sun kissed beaches. She also enjoys dining out whilst enjoying a glass of wine or two with friends and family.

Jill Reeves

Sales Negotiator |

With her wealth of estate agency experience and dedication to Morfitt Smith and you can be sure your house sale is in safe hands. In her spare time Jill loves walking and swimming, thinking nothing of swimming several miles a week, she is hoping one day to move out of the pool and try wild swimming in a lake or river. Long haul holidays are high on Jill’s priority list, her current favourite destination is Thailand and she plans to travel to other parts of South East Asia soon. Jill thrives on the daily variety and challenges of her job and satisfaction of a job well done.

Alex Cocker

Sales Negotiator |

Alex joined the team as “The Apprentice” and after 11 months we were delighted to have our own Lord Sugar moment and say “Your Hired”. Alex is now continuing to develop his knowledge of the local housing market, his infectious enthusiasm to help and regularly receives praise and encouragement from both sellers and buyers. Alex can often be found exploring the big City of Sheffield, If he’s not working, he’s either walking the family dog or spending time with friends and family.

Dawn Morton

Sales Negotiator |

Dawn has extensive experience in property and customer service environments. She has a passion for exceeding the expectations of our clients and hence giving them an experience that will be memorable to them with excellent customer service. Dawn has a positive attitude and thrives on the team ethos at Morfittsmith. She enjoys building a relationship with our clients to ensure the sale of their property is as positive and seamless experience as she can facilitate, accompanied with the support of her team colleagues at Morfittsmith. On a personal note spending time with family and friends is very important Dawn. She enjoys spending holiday time visiting new countries and is hoping to extend this with a second visit to Asia on the horizon. After a day at the office her favourite place to unwind is an exercise class at the local gym. At weekends a walk in our beautiful countryside is her favourite place to be, followed by a relaxing read of a good book.

Wendy Bellamy

Property Manager |

Wendy has recently joined MorfittSmith having been in the lettings industry both in York and Sheffield. Wendy has 5 years’ experience to bring to the lettings team. Outside of work Wendy is dedicated to her running, having completed several marathons for charity.

Sarah Goodacre

Lettings Administrator |

With over 30 years secretarial and admin experience, Sarah’s down to earth and ‘can do’ approach make her the ideal person to help maintain the smooth running of our landlords’ properties. Having lived in Sheffield all her life, Sarah has an extensive knowledge of the local area. When not at work Sarah enjoys being at home and rescuing cats.

Sarah Matthews

Property Manager |

Sarah has recently joined Morfitt Smith and has over 7 years’ experience in the industry. Sarah prides herself on her positive work attitude and her ability to provide excellent customer service. She is currently on maternity leave with her second child until November and in her spare time she enjoys walking and spending time with her family.

 
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