Simon cut his teeth in the financial services world working for Royal liver in the 90s gaining professional qualifications in financial advice including mortgage advice, then progressing to working in the banking sector working for a number of high street banks, then in the 2000s changed to the property sector becoming a financial advisor for a corporate estate agent covering a large section of the east midlands, after a number of successful years he became friends and worked well with a likeminded successful Estate Agency branch manager Andrew Platt.
In 2006 they started right 1 estate agents in the first office on George street hitting the ground running and building swiftly adding a letting department soon after. Over the following 13 years Simon navigated the business through one of the biggest downturns in the property market.
In the last few years Simon has concentrated on the rental and HMO market, and has worked closely with industry professionals, Reglatory bodies and landlords to improve his knowledge and offering to help landlord be better prepared and ensure their properties are ready for HMO use, and guiding them through the licencing process. Also simon has found himself project managing some of the larger developments. With over 26 years in the industry, Simon has built up a wealth of knowledge and experience to enhance your relationship with Right 1.
In his personal life he likes watching MMA, his interest comes from his youth where he held a Black Belt 1st Dan in Mixed Martial Arts and also held an instructors licence, although nowadays he just enjoys spectating
Andrew set up Right 1 Estate Agents just over 10 years ago with Simon his business partner and with over 25 years of Estate Agency Experience, within the good and the bad markets have allowed Right 1 to diversify not just into selling homes for the best price & service, but having a strong rental market and sizable rental portfolio with an in depth knowledge of this market. With the overall experience and in depth know how in the property sector the team has set its stall out to be the best Independent Property agent not just in Corby but Northamptonshire. We strongly believe in our Right 1 slogan (The Agency of choice) and look forward to providing all our customers with our exceptional customer service and drive.
But on a lighter note Andrew always wanted to be a hair model…but being folically challenged …he has had to fall back to what he does best selling homes successfully
James joined our team in May 2015 as a Lettings & Property Management Apprentice. Soon after joining Right 1, James showed his passion for the property industry and his ability to learn & take on a lot of information quickly. Within his apprenticeship, James took an interest in Property Sales and managed to excel within the Sales sector expanding his knowledge further and being able to deal with all property enquiries. Once James’ apprenticeship finished, his responsibilities grew as he was promoted to Snr Sales & Lettings Advisor.
James decided to relocate to London in 2018 and took over management of a Sales Department within a fast-paced Estate Agency. Once a position to become part of the management team here at Right 1 became available, James decided to return to his hometown of Corby to work with us as our Lettings Manager. James has fantastic knowledge of the local area which allows him to provide a great service to both clients and tenants, to grow and maximise business generated and to keep all clients happy.
I am the Company Director of TMC - The Mortgage Centre (Northants) and a fully qualified mortgage consultant. I have worked within the Financial Services Industry since 1988 for various life insurance companies and have also been based within Estate Agents, before starting The Mortgage Centre (Northants) in April 2001. "I believe that every person should be given the best advice with constant communication to ensure as smooth a process as possible. This is a service industry and it is our aim to constantly strive to give the highest service and standard to every client" I have been married to Sally since 1994 who owns her own very successful kindergarten and have two wonderful sons, Samuel & Kieran, who I am very proud of and enjoy every spare minute with them all.
I am a fully licensed Adviser for Mortgages, Protection and General Insurances offering a complete service for the life of your mortgage. I have worked within the Financial Service industry over 10 years. My experience covers dealing with both the Street Lenders and the Specialist Providers. Over the years I have gone through rigorous training programmes to ensure that I meet the required strict disciplines set out by the FCA. By attending seminars and continuous on-going meetings with business development managers of the lenders I ensure that I maintain my knowledge of the ever-changing market. I am a professional offering help and advice to new buyers, house movers and remortgages.
We are deeply saddened of the passing of Steve- Lettings Manager at Right 1, and an all-round outstanding gentleman.
Steven Hammond, , peacefully passed away Saturday, 29th December, 2018. Steve passed away after a long, and hard-fought battle with Sarcoma, a rare form of Cancer. Steve and his family have been very active in raising awareness for this rare-strain of cancer.
Steve came out of retirement to work at Right1, He said retirement is not for everyone but definitely not for him. Steve spent 24 years in the forces and although he was from Corby, he spent a large part of his life seeing different parts of the world in the Royal Navy. Steve often spoke about and reflected on his time in the navy as he was extremely proud of this.
Always the first to arrive at the office in the morning! Steve worked tirelessly hard in his role as Lettings Manager and we are incredible thankful for this and honoured to have had Steve at the company. His main aim in the role was to make sure landlords and tenants got the best service he can provide, which was always the case. When things got difficult, or advice was needed, Steve was always more than happy to offer his help. Steve was an extremely pivotal part of the team, who trained many of our employees, past & present, who have a great deal to thank him for. His forces background often came in to play as he always went above and beyond and would not accept anything less than providing the best service possible.
He worked and lived in Corby for most of his life. He remembered how Corby used to look back in the 70’s, when the steel works dominated the towns skyline and was always one to tell people of the towns history. He prided himself in having a vast amount of knowledge in his role as the lettings manager, and was extremely helpful to clients, using his experience and knowledge to help people when called upon.
Steve will always be missed, we are extremely proud to have had the honour of knowing such a remarkable man, our thoughts are with all of his family and friends. May he rest in peace.
Rest In Peace my friend