Staff Profiles

  • Melvyn Danes

    Melvyn Danes

    Managing Director

    Having over 40 years experience in Estate Agency in the Solihull area, Melvyn was one of the founding partners of the business in 1994. Melvyn still takes overall control of the day to day running of the company and is based at our Solihull office.

    Tel: 0121 711 1712

    Email: melvyn@melvyndanes.co.uk


  • Patrick Waters BSc FRICS Chartered Surveyor

    Lettings Manager

    Patrick joined the company in 1994, when the company expanded to include a lettings and surveyors department. Having over 35 years in experience within the industry and a wealth of local knowledge, Patrick is our Lettings Department Manager based at the Shirley office.

    Email: patrick@melvyndaneslettings.co.uk


  • Adam Marshall

    Adam Marshall

    Director

    Adam joined the company as office manager of the Shirley branch in 2002. Adam has worked within the estate agency industry for over 20 years, both with larger corporate and smaller independent estate agency practices. He is responsible for the day to day running of the Shirley office.

    Email: adam@melvyndanes.co.uk


  • Louise Lane

    Louise Lane

    Associate Director

    Louise joined Melvyn Danes in December 2012, as an Associate Director. Louise has worked in the industry for over 20 years, both for independent and corporate companies throughout the Midlands. Louise manages our most recently opened office in Sheldon.

    Email: louise@melvyndanes.co.uk


  • Sheldon Office

     


  • Samantha Livingstone

    Samantha Livingstone

    Assistant Manager

    Samantha joined Melvyn Danes in September 2014, bringing with her 10 years’ experience in estate agency, previous to that Samantha worked in the mortgage industry for many years. Over the years Samantha has worked her way through the ranks and now assists in the management of our busy Sheldon office. Samantha has worked for independent and corporate companies locally and has a wealth of knowledge in the property sector.

    Tel: 0121 742 2123

    Email: samantha@melvyndanes.co.uk


  • Rob Morgan

    Rob Morgan

    Sales Negotiator

    Rob has worked in various roles within the company since 2010. Rob has worked in the industry for 9 years, for both small and large independent companies. Rob's enthusiastic personality makes clients feel comfortable and reassured.

    Tel: 0121 742 2123

    Email: rob@melvyndanes.co.uk


  • Joanna Green

    Joanna Green

    Sales Progressor

    Joanna joined our Sheldon office in February 2015 as our Sales Progressor. Having been a Legal Secretary for 28 years, Joanna has vast experience in all aspects of Conveyancing. Joanna is ideally placed to deal with buyers, seller and their solicitors, in order to see sales through to successful completions. Her friendly and professional manner is noted by our customers on a daily basis.

    Tel: 0121 742 2123

    Email: jo@melvyndanes.co.uk


  • Sonia Spellman

    Sonia Spellman

    Viewing Representative

    Sonia is Sheldon Office’s newest employee and has previously worked in the public sector for twenty years as well as running her own business. She has a wealth of personal experience in the housing market and is relishing her new role working in the busy Sheldon office.

    Tel: 0121 742 2123

    Email: sheldon@melvyndanes.co.uk


  • Solihull Office

     


  • Michelle McGowan

    Michelle McGowan

    Valuer

    Michelle has worked in the Solihull area for over 20 years, managing successful corporate estate agency branches. Michelle has taken over the valuations for Solihull branch directly from Melvyn and has already established a reputation for approachability and providing realistic advice within the local area.

    Tel: 0121 711 1712

    Email: michelle@melvyndanes.co.uk


  • Lorraine Bunford

    Administrator

    Lorraine has worked for Melvyn Danes since 2004, always being based at the High Street branch in Solihull. Lorraine is an invaluable member of the team who provides administrative support to both Melvyn and the sales team. Lorraine is also responsible for the weekly press advertising for the Solihull sales department, making sure our advertising looks fresh and interesting every week.

    Tel: 0121 711 1712

    Email: lorraine@melvyndanes.co.uk


  • Rachel Wall

    Receptionist/Negotiator

    Rachel joined the Solihul office in 2017 as receptionist and has quickly developed her role to negotiator cheerfully dealing with clients both face to face and over the telephone. Her pleasant and helpful manner has made her a welcome and invaluable member of the Solihull team.

    Tel: 0121 711 1712

    Email: rachel@melvyndanes.co.uk


  • Barbara Hewston

    Viewing Representative

    A Solihull resident through and through, Barbara has worked with the estate agency business for over 25 years, and we are privileged that she has continued to work for the company into her retirement. Her wealth of experience makes the buying process much easier for the purchasers she meets on a day to day basis.


  • Shirley Office

     


  • Pat Gilbert

    Pat Gilbert

    Assistant Branch Manager

    Pat joined the company in 2006 after working for a local independent agent. Having lived all her life in the local area brings a wealth of local knowledge and experience of selling houses. Pat assists Adam in the running of the Shirley Office and is the manager of the Wythall Branch.

    Tel: 0121 744 2801

    Email: pat@melvyndanes.co.uk


  • Vanessa Watkins

    Vanessa Watkins

    Senior Sales Negotiator

    Now Shirley offices' longest serving staff member, Vanessa joined Melvyn and Sue in 1994 as an administrator. Her experienced gained over her time within the company has lead to her current position where she is responsible for providing client feedback to our vendors whilst their property is on the market.

    Tel: 0121 744 2801


  • Lucy Rodgers

    Lucy Rodgers

    Senior Sales Negotiator

    After a lengthy career in new home sales, Lucy joined our Solihull office in 2011 and following a promotion, transferred to the Shirley office in 2013. Lucy handles all of the offers made to this office, working with our vendors and seeing them through to acceptance. Lucy lives with her family locally and has an approachable manner and a vast knowledge of the industry.

    Tel: 0121 744 2801

    Email: lucy@melvyndanes.co.uk


  • Lorraine Mytton

    Lorraine Mytton

    Sales Negotiator

    Lorraine joined the Shirley office in October 2006 as a receptionist and has progressed to the position of Sales Negotiator, managing the day to day activity on the mailing list. Lorraine lived in Wythall as a child and now lives with her family in Shirley. She has a bright personality and a detailed knowledge of the local area.

    Tel: 0121 744 2801

    Email: shirley@melvyndanes.co.uk


  • Samantha Anderson

    Samantha Anderson

    Sales Progressor

    Sam first joined the team at Shirley as a receptionist in 2004, and after a brief spell away returned to her current position as contract chaser. Sam is well liked by clients and the large number of local solicitors practices she deals with daily; updating and helping our clients and purchasers as they head toward the completion of their sales and purchasers respectively. Sam is a Shirley girl through and through and still lives locally with her family.

    Tel: 0121 744 2801

    Email: sam@melvyndanes.co.uk


  • Emma Townsend

    Emma Townsend

    Administrator

    Emma joined the team in 2010 and provides administrative support to the office. Emma is the youngest member of the team and hopes to further her career in estate agency in estate agency acquiring the skills hands on.

    Tel: 0121 744 2801

    Email: emma@melvyndanes.co.uk


  • Cherie Stewart

    Cherie Stewart

    Viewing Representative

    Cherie has lived in Shirley all of her life and joined the office in 2000 as a viewing representative. She is well liked and remembered by many of the Shirley residents whom have viewed properties with her over the years.

    Tel: 0121 744 2801


  • Allan Cooper

    Allan Cooper

    Viewing Representative

    Allan joined the company in 2001, and transferred to the Shirley office in 2003 as an additional viewing representative, to assist with the increased viewing levels. Allan and his family are long standing Shirley residents, giving him a local knowledge that is second to none.

    Tel: 0121 744 2801


  • Taryn Clarke

    Weekend Receptionist

    Since joining the company in 2005, Taryn has been a popular member of the staff team. Keeping the momentum over the weekend, Taryn is responsible for the booking of appointments and registering purchasers onto the mailing list.

    Tel: 0121 744 2801


  • Lettings Office

     


  • Vanessa Coleman

    Lettings Department Manager

    Since the formation of the Lettings and Survey Department in 1993, Vanessa has worked alongside the Director, Patrick Waters. She therefore has an extremely wide knowledge and experience of the Residential Lettings Industry. Her friendly but efficient manner has helped hundreds of Landlords over the years.


  • Pamela Kenny

    Senior Lettings Administrator

    Pam joined the Lettings and Survey Department, initially on a part time basis in 1998. She works alongside Vanessa in the Lettings Office and also provides secretarial support to the Director, Patrick Waters. Pam is our troubleshooter and her thorough and persistent attention to detail invaluable to both Landlords and tenants.


  • Clare Bettridge

    Lettings Negotiator/Inventory Clerk

    Clare has been with us since 2000 and is fully involved with all aspects of the lettings process, from carrying out initial viewings through to compilation of inventories and checking tenants out of the property at the end of their term. If you have a query, she can answer it.


  • Jenny Byrne

    Lettings Administrator

    Jenny has been with the Company since 2004, initially on a part time basis. She is involved in most aspects of the lettings process, from arranging viewings to processing application forms and referencing, together with drawing up of letting agreements and inventories.


  • Wythall Office

     


  • Pat Gilbert

    Pat Gilbert

    Manager

    Pat joined the company in 2006 after working for a local independent agent. Having lived all her life in the local area brings a wealth of local knowledge and experience of selling houses. Pat assists Adam in the running of the Shirley Office and is the manager of the Wythall branch.

    Tel: 01594826555

    Email: pat@melvyndanes.co.uk


  • Anna Badland

    Anna Badland

    Sales Negotiator

    Anna is a local girl who shows her bubbly demeanour when carrying out viewings and assisting clients and purchasers with their needs and enquiries. Sales driven and highly motivated her enthusiasm for selling property is contagious.

    Tel: 01564 826555

    Email: anna@melvyndanes.co.uk


  • Jo Curry

    Jo Curry

    Administrator

    Pocket rocket Jo is our dynamic administrator whose attention to detail and organisation skills ensures the smooth running of the Wythall office and accurate presentation of advertising and internet marketing.

    Tel: 01564 826555

    Email: wythall@melvyndanes.co.uk


  • Dawn Wall

    Sales Negotiator

    Dawn is a friendly and popular resident of Wythall who has worked in all departments of Melvyn Danes since 2012. As the branch sales negotiator Dawn enjoys meeting new clients, carrying out viewings and ensuring a pleasant and smooth experience in your sale and purchase.

    Tel: 01564826555

    Email: sales@melvyndanes.co.uk