About Us

With an extensive history and proven experience throughout Tendring, our services are built upon solid foundations.

ABOUT

Blake & Thickbroom

Founded in the year 2000, Blake and Thickbroom have a combined experience of over 125 years in selling properties between our four partners: Tracey Blake, Steve Thickbroom, John Gallant and Mark Richardson.

With prominent office locations in both Clacton-on-Sea and Holland-on-Sea, we aim to provide a high level of service in all areas. All members of our team are mature, professional, competent and fully trained.

We can offer you short notice free valuations with realistic and competitive commission rates.

We also offer comprehensive digital marketing of your property through our partnership with a leading marketing agency in Essex, and through major property websites such as Rightmove and OnTheMarket.

We offer our own-in house independent financial advisor for any free mortgage advice required.

Our Clacton town centre office is open seven days a week and our Holland on Sea office is open five days a week.

We’re proud to offer the most experienced valuation team within the Tendring area. Meet our team below to find out more!

Leadership

The Blake & Thickbroom Team

Steve Thickbroom
Senior Partner
Steve Thickbroom
Senior Partner
Steve started his career in estate agency in 1987, gaining almost 35 years’ experience. He and Tracey founded Blake & Thickbroom Estate Agents in 2000, opening a second office in Holland on Sea in 2010. Steve is also a member of NAEA (National Association of Estate Agency) and still enjoys being involved in the every day running of the business including carrying out valuations, viewings and sales progression. Steve has spent over 15 years specialising in the land and new homes side of the business, thus making Blake & Thickbroom leaders in this field locally.
Stevethickbroom@blake-thickbroom.co.uk
Tracey Blake
Senior Partner
Tracey Blake
Senior Partner

Tracey started her career in estate agency in 1986, in the Clacton on Sea area, gaining over 35 years local experience. Tracey still enjoys being involved in the every day running of the business and still delights in meeting new, and valued former clients. She also spends a lot of her time behind the scenes with staff training, recruitment, progression and HR.

Traceyblake@blake-thickbroom.co.uk

David Allis
Office Manager
David Allis
Office Manager

David joined Blake & Thickbroom in 2004 and offers over 30 years’ experience in estate agency. David deals with the day-to-day challenges of managing a busy office and as head of the valuation team he excels in offering our clients the professional advice and guidance required to ensure the best possible house prices are achieved.

Davidallis@blake-thickbroom.co.uk

Paul Collins
Assistant Manager
Paul Collins
Assistant Manager

Paul joined Blake & Thickbroom in 2000 only six months after opening. Paul is a senior member of the valuation team and also assists with the everyday running of the office. His main focus is with progression of sales, where he has built long standing and valued relationships with local solicitors offering an outstanding progression service.

Paulcollins@blake-thickbroom.co.uk

Andrew Elkins
Negotiator
Andrew Elkins
Negotiator

Andrew joined Blake & Thickbroom in 2014, however has been involved in estate agency for over 10 years. Andrew spends a lot of his time arranging and accompanying viewings and also advising vendors and purchasers on the ever-changing market conditions to help them with the process of buying and selling properties.

Andrewelkins@blake-thickbroom.co.uk

Jack Thickbroom
Negotiator
Jack Thickbroom
Negotiator

Jack joined Blake & Thickbroom in 2019 and deals daily with arranging and accompanying viewings, booking valuations and offering advice and feedback for all our vendors in the ever-changing market place. Jack is currently training to be part of the valuation team. He offers a positive and enthusiastic attitude when dealing with both buyers and sellers and is keen to progress to a senior level.

Jackthickbroom@blake-thickbroom.co.uk

Sarah Beckham
Sales Administrator
Sarah Beckham
Sales Administrator

Sarah joined Blake & Thickbroom in 2009 and is in charge of all administration within our Clacton office preparing property details and all correspondence to vendor and purchasers. Also assisting the sales team with her negotiating skills including booking valuations, arranging viewings and promoting properties.

Enquiries@blake-thickbroom.co.uk

Lesley Rossiter
Sales Administrator
Lesley Rossiter
Sales Administrator

Lesley joined Blake & Thickbroom in 2012, Lesley is based at our Holland on Sea office and is in charge of the management of this Office, including booking valuations, arranging viewings and promoting properties in the Holland on Sea area.

Enquiries@blake-thickbroom.co.uk

Julie Challis
Negotiator
Julie Challis
Negotiator

Julie offers 7 years’ experience in estate agency and is a newest recruit joining Blake & Thickbroom in 2021, expanding the current sales team. Julie will be spending most of her time arranging viewings, booking valuations and offering advice and feedback for all our vendors in the ever-changing market place.

Juliechallis@blake-thickbroom.co.uk

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