Quick Move Now is the UK’s leading buyer of residential property, offering a quick, secure and hassle-free house sale. Our experienced team, efficient processes and substantial cash reserves allow us to make immediate purchases, enabling you to sell your house quickly and move on with your life.

Directors

Hywel Luke

Then: Hywel's experience as managing director for TSB Mortgages and in business development roles at PHH, Grand Met and Ladbrokes gave him a rounded knowledge of the property and mortgage markets, and stood him in good stead for creating Quick Move Now with Mark and Steve in 1998.

Now: After 25 years working within the property industry, Hywel retired in December 2010. He still takes a keen interest in the company and often liaises with staff on key issues relating to customer satisfaction.

Interesting Fact: Hwyel loves rugby but suspects that the arrival of a new grandson may put paid to such frivolity!

It is testament to the service we give that members of staff at our solicitors have sold their properties to the company and recommend Quick Move Now because of the guaranteed sale - free from mortgages and the traditional delays.

Danny Luke

Then: Danny graduated from Swansea University in 2002 and due to his interest in property and enthusiasm for developing innovative services, started a career at Quick Move Now.

Now: Danny manages the property purchase team and works tirelessly on the development of the home buying service to make it even more friendly, stress-free and efficient.

Fact: While playing rugby in a Berkshire local derby, Danny had a disagreement with a member of the opposition. When his opponent turned round, he realised it was Zinzan Brooke, the famous All Black!
We have developed a professional team who work together to meet the needs of house sellers all over the UK. We are all dedicated to delivering a fast, supportive service and can guarantee to buy your home. Our experienced team are on hand 7 days a week with advice and information.

Property Purchase Team

Rhys Luke

Then: Previously, Rhys worked in numerous property conveyance roles for high street lenders and developed an expert knowledge, not only of the property industry, but also of the requirements of homeowners and the stresses involved when selling a property.

Now: In his role as property purchase manager, Rhys provides advice and assistance to customers all the way through the buying process, from acceptance of offer to completion. He is always willing to answer questions and makes time for every customer.

Interesting Fact: Rhys has been cage diving with crocodiles in South Africa!

Having the cash funds to support the offers we make means that Quick Move Now can truly meet the timescales of our customers and we never rely on mortgage finance. Quick Move Now prides itself on offering a secure sale and our customers appreciate that guarantee.

John Luke

Then: Before joining Quick Move Now, John worked in Account Manager and Business Development roles in varied sectors such as software, foreign exchange, and renewable energy before following his interests in the property market.



Now: John's focus is firmly on ensuring our clients receive the service they require and most importantly deserve. He manages our purchase team to ensure that we build and maintain strong customer relationships by always ensuring that we deliver on our promise to provide a quick, certain and hassle free sale. We believe our service is second to none but that needs to be proved to each and every client through every step of the process.



Interesting fact: John scored a try at Twickenham playing for his local team against Bath RFC

What we do is very simple, we buy property. However every client's requirements are different and we ensure that the service is tailored to the individual.

Julia Gee

Then: Prior to joining Quick Move Now in 2014, Julia worked for a leading furniture sales company assisting and advising customers on quality hardwood furniture. This position added to her already extensive portfolio of over 10 years worth of experience in customer service and sales focused roles. These roles have provided Julia with the right credentials to assist and support our Quick Move Now customers.

Now: In her current role, Julia forms part of the Property Purchase Team and is one of the first points of contact for customers enquiring about selling their property. Julia really enjoys her role especially the variety it brings, with no one day ever the same.

Interesting Fact: Julia used to own a horse and regularly competed in riding competitions. Julia is also a qualified nail technician and is know for having the best nails in the office!

My previous experiences have made my transition into Quick Move Now effortless. I pride myself on being a people person and get enormous satisfaction when I can personally help a customer complete on the sale of their property.

Stephen Collins

Then: Having had long standing roles for Nationwide Building Society and Oak Furniture Land, Steve joins Quick Move Now with a wealth of customer services experience.Now: As a member of Quick Move Now's Property Purchase Team, Steve has already proved himself to be a valuable member of the team, helping to assist customers to achieve a fast house sale.Interesting Fact: I'm a keen football fan and have been to over 50 football stadiums in the UK. I'm hoping to one day join Club '92' and complete the 92 pro stadiums in England and Wales from the Premiership down to League 2.
I really love the friendly atmosphere at Quick Move Now and being able to use my own experiences to provide the best customer service possible.

Boris Smit

Then: Boris joined Quick Move Now with over 8 years experience in the retail sector. In that time, Boris worked in both customer service and sales roles.

Now: Assisting homeowners with the quick sale of their property, Boris employs his ever-increasing property knowledge and customer service skills to make the home selling process as smooth, efficient and stress-free as possible.

Interesting Fact: As a heavy metal fan, Boris can often be found in the middle of a mosh pit!

It great to work for a company that provides some certainty in uncertain times. From the initial offer right through to completion, we do what it says on the tin, and the stress-free house sale happens in the timescale you choose.

Property Management Team

Jayne Allen

Then: Jayne spent over 20 years working in customer services, using her helpful and compassionate nature to enhance her customers' experiences.

Now: Since joining the Company in 2003 Jayne has developed an expert knowledge in buying and selling property. Jayne now manages the Property Management Team and is responsible for ensuring an efficient purchase within the timescales required by our client and then the subsequent management of the resale process.

Interesting Fact: One of Jayne's holidays made headline news when she was stuck on an English Channel ferry for 12 hours in a force 11 storm.

Every property is unique, as are the needs of each client. Our job is to understand what is required, deliver on our promises and provide a service which is second to none.

Mike Hughes

Then: Mike started his working life at a mortgage brokerage assisting customers with their mortgage application; as a result he caught the property “bug” and also witnessed first hand some of the difficulties experienced by home sellers.

Now: Having been with the company since 2007 Mike has developed an extensive knowledge and understanding of the property market. Now a senior member of the Property Management Team he uses his experience to ensure that properties are assessed accurately and efficiently.

Interesting Fact: Mike managed to tick off a big part of his bucket list when he completed a skydive and to top it off, he did this in the beautiful city of Prague.

Looking at thousands of properties every year I hear constantly about home sellers who have been unable to secure a buyer despite marketing for months and months. I'm proud that we are able to offer these home owners an alternative, where they control the timescales.

Megan Ashley

Then: It was her strong background in customer services and keen interest in property which led Megan to her role at Quick Move Now.

Now: Megan has significant experience across the business but now concentrates her efforts in the assessment of properties we are considering for purchase.

Interesting Fact: Megan abseiled down the side of Guy's Hospital for the Antony Nolan Trust.

Each situation is different and each vendor wishes to sell their home for a unique reason. It is refreshing to be able to offer such an innovative service which gives homeowners the chance to sell their property without any stress or worry.

Jen Havard

Then: Jen studied Property Management and Investment at the University of the West of England (UWE) and previously worked at a pharmaceutical company.

Now: After deciding to move into the property industry and fully utilise her degree, Jen now manages the legal purchase of properties, ensuring that properties are purchased in the timescale required by the client.

Interesting Fact: Jen's interesting fact is that she doesn't have one, but is going all out to get one within the next year!!

I want to bring the customers a hassle-free house sale that is quick and easy. It is refreshing that this type of service is available for people who need to move fast for whatever reason.

Linda Byron

Then: Linda worked as PA for the Chairman, Steve Abbley, at his previous company before joining Quick Move Now and has spent 18 years in the property environment overall. Linda was Quick Move Now's first ever employee!

Now: Managing the legal completions, Linda is able to ensure property sales are as efficient and smooth as possible, giving our buyers peace of mind and a chainless purchase.

Interesting Fact: Linda completed a 50 mile horse ride in a day for charity.

In a market full of quirks and uncertainties, every day is different and each property sale is unique. The main obstacle currently is mortgage finance, so it takes a lot of dedication (and often a little luck!) to find a buyer, let alone achieve a completion.

Dawn Brown

Then: Dawn has extensive experience within the property industry. From estate agents, relocation services to rental management, Dawn’s 13-year career in property makes her move to Quick Move Now the ideal transition.Now: Bringing her wealth of property knowledge to Quick Move Now, Dawn makes up part of the property assessment team and uses her skills to assess properties that we consider for purchase in a thorough and timely manner.Interesting fact: Dawn was born in a house which later appeared on a BBC television programme because it was believed to be haunted by a haunted by a poltergeist! Spooky!
The role of assessing the properties we consider for purchase is extremely rewarding and diverse. Being able to help homeowners to sell their homes quickly and move on with the future plans is great! No day or property assessment is ever the same!

Admin & Finance Team

John Haugh

Then: Formerly, John worked as senior vice president of finance for an international relocation company and so is an expert in making house purchases happen for clients.

Now: Since joining Quick Move Now in 2004, John has been responsible for managing finance, an important aspect of which is ensuring that the full funds to buy a property are with the solicitor on the dates specified by our clients.

Interesting Fact: John's favourite comedian is Dara O'Briain.

I have worked in the property industry for in excess of 20 years and have a wealth of experience in corporate finance and governance in particular. Being able to offer a secure purchase to clients has always been of top importance to Quick Move Now and I make sure we meet our aims.

Kirsty Batchelor

Then: Before joining Quick Move Now in 2008 and bringing her meticulous eye for detail and client satisfaction with her, Kirsty gained a wealth of financial experience in the retail and care industries.

Now: Kirsty manages the day-to-day running of our accounts department and makes sure that all finances are in place and correct for homeowners who wish to sell their properties fast.

Interesting Fact: Kirsty once bumped into Barbara Windsor when out and about in Uxbridge!

Managing funds efficiently and purchasing every property with guaranteed cash funds means that we, and our clients, avoid the financial worries and uncertainties of mortgages. We make selling a property a smooth and reliable process.

Viv Joachim

Then: Before joining Quick Move Now in 2005, Viv worked for an international relocation company in departments ranging from new homes and resale to lettings and human resources.

Now: Viv is Quick Move Now's human resources and training manager and specialises in recruitment so that the successful expansion of the company can continue.

Interesting Fact: Viv's favourite food is soup and she intrigues colleagues by bringing in a different homemade flavour every time she is in the office.

Since its inception in 1998, the company has been expanding and creating new departments; it is exciting to see such expansion and to support Quick Move Now in its continued growth and development.

Nikki Tollafield

Then: Before joining Quick Move Now, Nikki worked in the Marketing Departments for a variety of B2C and B2B companies including the prestigious Royal International Air Tattoo, drinks giant Diageo and more recently The National Self Build and Renovation Centre.

Now: Nikki currently manages the marketing functionality for Quick Move Now. Her role is to ensure our company brand is represented appropriately internally and externally.

Interesting Fact: Nikki spent 8 month in Greece working as a lifeguard. She also owns a cat with thumbs!

I'm thrilled to be part of such an efficient and successful organisation. It's genuinely great to know that we can help so many people by buying their properties directly. My role here as Marketing Manager brings a range of diverse projects and no two days are ever the same!

Linda Smith

Then: Linda's work at an estate agency and in the senior management team of an international relocation and property management company made her passionate about assisting clients and helping with property queries.

Now: Currently, Linda manages our rental portfolio and liaises with tenants, agencies and suppliers throughout England and Wales.

Interesting Fact: Whilst living and working in Malta for four years, Linda loved exploring the island on the back of a motorbike.

I have spent more than 20 years within the property industry and have assumed roles ranging from administration to project management for part exchange, rental and sales teams. I use the skills I have gained to make sure our tenants are given the best possible service and are happy in their homes.

Bethan Lane

Then: Before joining Quick Move Now, Bethan gained a wealth of experience working in various Marketing and PR roles for some prestigious companies like Brabantia, Peugeot and Nautilus Fitness. Bethan also has experience of working with a number of property clients, including those in the commercial, residential and retirement property sectors.

Now: As an integral part of the marketing team, Bethan is responsible for creating the Quick Move Now's external communications and dealing with national and regional press enquiries.

Interesting Fact: Bethan comes from a musical family with her uncle finding fame from singing the popular children's theme tune - Fireman Sam.  The musical talent extends to Bethan as she is a proficient harpist!
Being able to offer a professional home buying service, we are enabling people to move onto the next phase of their lives without the hassle they would expect if they went down the traditional routes. Hearing from the end users who have benefited from our home buying service is always satisfying!

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