Directors and Associate Directors
The company is independently owned and managed by directors, who have extensive knowledge benefiting from experience within the industry and who have lived and worked in the area for many years.
The directors take an active role in the day-to-day running of our branches to ensure our customers benefit from a first-class service.
Ian Perry, BSc (Est Man) FRICS FNAEA, Chairman and Managing Director
Ian, a Chartered Surveyor, was brought up in Cheltenham where his family owned a surveying and estate agency practice. His work career moved to Cirencester in 1982 where he became the managing partner of Hobbs and Chambers, a successful local independent firm of surveyors and estate agents.
Ian’s expertise and knowledge carries across a broad spectrum relating to property matters and he is responsible for the overall direction and management of the company. Ian continues to live on the outskirts of Cheltenham with his family.
Phillip Bishop, MNAEA, Residential Sales Director
Phillip is an associate member of the National Association of Estate Agents and has previously worked for independent Estate Agents and a larger corporate, having originally joined Hobbs and Chambers on work experience from the local Faringdon school.
Phillip jointly founded the company in 1999 and lives in Cirencester with his family and his children attend school locally. He is responsible for ensuring that the Sales offices across the company achieve their objective of excellent customer service combined with complete integrity within the services offered so that the company is one that individuals will recommend to their friends.
Peter Chambers, FRICS, Land and New Homes Director
Peter, a Chartered Surveyor, joined the company in 2003 and currently lives near Cirencester with his family.
Previously, Peter was a Partner of Hobbs and Chambers, and also has experience working for a regional developer and a corporate commercial company.
Peter has extensive knowledge and expertise of planning and development issues and is responsible for the services offered by the Land and New Homes Department throughout the company.
Sarah Benson CPEA FNAEA, Director
Sarah is a Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents and has twenty years experience working in the Faringdon Office, having started her estate agency career with Hobbs & Chambers originally as a Saturday girl. Sarah became a Main Board Directors with effect from 1 January 2010.
She continues to live in the Faringdon area with her family.
She has successfully managed the Faringdon branch for the past eight years and is responsible for maintaining the company’s dominant market share.
Paul Boden, FNAEA CPEA, Associate Director
Paul, a Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents joined the Cirencester office of Hobbs & Chambers in 1988 and has worked closely with Ian Perry and Phillip ever since. He loves people and is passionate about ensuring that clients get the best possible service.
Paul has lived in Fairford most of his life and is married with 2 children and 4 grandchildren.
He has managed the Tetbury branch for 9 years and is responsible for maintaining the company’s dominant market share.