The Team

  • Edward Gorringe

    Edward Gorringe

    Group Chairman | Head Office

    Edward is the third generation of the Gorringe family to be Chairman of the company.

    An Estate Agent for over 40 years, it is often remarked that there are few homes locally that Edward has not valued or sold, or has assisted in, in some way.

    Outside of work Edward has a passion for the opera, antiques and travelling and enjoys nothing more than walking his two black labradors over the glorious Sussex countryside.

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  • David Hitchins FNAEA

    Partner | Seaford

    David gained his Estate Agency experience in both the corporate and independent sectors. He joined Rowland Gorringe as a partner in 1991.  With his extensive local knowledge and experience, David has become renowned for his friendly professional approach.

    David lives in Seaford with his wife, son and daughter. David is a keen sailor, and enjoys mountain biking.

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  • Fraser J Brooks MNAEA

    Fraser J Brooks MNAEA

    Managing Director | Head Office

    Fraser has been an Estate Agent for over 25 years, specialising in land acquisition and property development.

    Outside of work, Fraser enjoys playing golf and is the Chairman of Eastbourne Rugby Club

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  • Stephanie Bennison

    Stephanie Bennison

    Area Director of Lettings | All Offices

    Stephanie has been with us since 2010 and was integral in the creation of our award-winning lettings department, she has worked in the industry throughout East Sussex for over 25 years and has always enjoyed working with and helping others in the community, often supporting local charity events and organisations. Stephanie prides herself on offering a personal, friendly yet efficient service with integrity. A country girl at heart, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends, exploring different areas of the UK in her much-loved camper and walking her dog, she even turns her hand to a bit of shepherding when the family’s flock require it!

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  • Colin Sharp

    Colin Sharp

    Area Sales Director | Lewes Office

    Colin began his career in Estate Agency way back in 1982 as junior negotiator in the Surrey County town of Guildford. An accentuated rise through the ranks saw moves to both Haslemere and Midhurst, this before longer spells with Humberts in Chichester and along the coast with Henry Adams in Emsworth. More recently a return to Guildford as a front line broker with a national company selling prime properties in this thriving commuter belt. Outside of business, Colin enjoys theatre, sport of many varieties, travelling and long coastal walks.

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  • Ainsley Steel

    Ainsley Steel

    Lettings Manager | Uckfield & Heathfield Offices

    Ainsley joined us in our lettings department in 2019, having worked in sales and lettings for both independent and corporate agents, for over twenty years. With her friendly and bubbly personality, Ainsley works well with both landlords and tenants, always striving to offer the best possible service. Originally from York, Ainsley embraces village life here in East Sussex and enjoys many country pursuits with her partner, her son and her dog. Outside of working hours Ainsley also enjoys spending time with family and friends, socialising and fine dining. She is a keen chef; her lucky colleagues are often treated to her latest homemade creations.

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  • Leah

    Leah Aldrich

    Finance Administrator | Uckfield Office

    Leah has grown up in the local area and joined us in our lettings department in 2020. She has a valued background in customer service, being a qualified hair stylist & previously working as cabin crew. Leah has decided to leave her love for travelling as a hobby and pursue her career with Rowland Gorringe.

    Outside of work Leah enjoys socialising with friends & family and spending time with her puppy, Ivy.

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  • Julie champion

    Julie Champion

    Senior Negotiator | Seaford

    Julie has worked in Estate Agency for around 15 years and joined Rowland Gorringe in 2006. She lives in Bishopstone and loves being outdoors, walking her Bassett Hound and enjoying the beach.

    In her spare time she has a fulfilling voluntary role as a School Governor for a Special School which she has a personal affinity with as she has a son with disabilities.

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  • Oliver Stanyard

    Partner | Seaford

    Oliver has worked in estate agency for over fifteen years, predominantly based in Seaford. His role as partner includes overseeing the day-to-day running of the office and conducting valuations.  Oliver was born in Seaford and lives with his wife and two young children. 

     Outside of work, Oliver is a keen sportsman especially golf, football and cricket.

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  • Joseph Hitchins

    Sales Consultant | Seaford

    Joseph has lived in Seaford all his life so has substantial local knowledge. After finishing his qualifications in IT in the events industry, he decided to pursue estate agency and enjoys meeting clients and building rapport. Outside of work, he enjoys watching films and playing computer games but mostly playing and adding to his collection of guitars.

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  • Rupert Pharoah

    Rupert Pharoah

    Senior Negotiator | Seaford

    Rupert joined the Rowland Gorringe team in Seaford in 2012, having worked for corporate Estate Agents in Brighton and Eastbourne. He hasn’t looked back since.

    He grew up in Seaford from the age of 5, and studied Graphic Design/Illustration in Essex. He fell into a ‘temporary’ job as a croupier and liked it so much he continued for another nine years, most of which time was spent working on cruise ships travelling the world. About 12 years ago, Rupert decided to settle back in Seaford where he met his wife, and they now have two young children.

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  • Megan Pierce

    Sales Negotiator | Seaford

    Megan grew up within the local area and has been working as an estate agent since 2016. With her friendly nature and positive attitude, Megan works closely with buyers and sellers, building rapport and helping them to find their perfect future home.

    Megan has just recently brought her first property in Seaford which she is currently renovating.

    Outside the office she enjoys dog walks and socialising with friends and family.

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  • Jackie Glazier

    Jackie Glazier

    Lettings Consultant | Lewes Office

    Jackie joined Rowland Gorringe in 2014 and works in the Lettings Department. Her background includes many years of secretarial and PA work as well as small businesses in the Lewes area. Jackie has lived in Lewes for many years with her husband and daughter.
    When not working, Jackie loves watching films, going for long walks on the Downs and visiting family and friends in and around East Sussex.

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  • Janie Pasqua

    Janie Pasqua

    Residential Sales Consultant | Lewes Office

    After many years of living and working abroad in various countries, Janie returned to the UK in 2018 and joined Rowland Gorringe in 2020. With a wide and varied career behind her, she is now enjoying the flexibility of working part time.

    Outside of work, Janie is a keen gardener and enjoys helping family and friends tackle garden projects. Her other favourite pastimes include meeting new people, long walks (often including a pit stop at a country pub), cooking and travel

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  • Danni Kay

    Danni Kay

    Sales Negotiator | Lewes Office

    Danni has been working in estate agency since 2010 and loves what she does. Danni prides herself on being honest and open with buyers and sellers, and doing that little bit extra.

    When not at work, Danni spends time with her partner, daughter and their French Bulldog Missy. When she gets the chance, she loves to read. Local novelists Peter James and Mike Symons are amongst her favourites!

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  • Lucia Gotch

    Lucia Gotch

    Sales Negotiator | Lewes Office

    Lucia joined Lewes Office in 2022 and has lived in the area for 18 years, bringing extensive local knowledge with her to her role in Residential Sales. Lucia prides herself on always being personable and honest. When not at work, her favourite pastimes include weight training, Pilates, reading and travel.

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  • Jo Strevens

    Jo Strevens

    New Homes Sales Executive | Heathfield Office

    Jo joined the company in early 2016, heading up our specialist New Homes Sales division, taking a leading role in the sale of the extensive range of New Homes Rowland Gorringe are offering. Having previously worked for independent estate agents in Uckfield and Tunbridge Wells.

    Out-side of working hours, Jo is often to be found riding her horse, walking her dogs or spending time with her family. She also has a vast background in Interior design and photography which she now continues to practice as hobbies.

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  • Charles Johnson

    Charles Johnson

    Senior Sales Consultant | Heathfield Office

    Charles is a valuable asset to our Heathfield branch, bringing years of estate agency experience and knowledge to the team. As the person responsible for registering clients and helping them find their dream homes, Charles is dedicated to providing top-notch service and going above and beyond to make sure his clients are happy.

    In addition to his responsibilities at the office, Charles also enjoys conducting viewings and valuations and is always happy to help clients with their free property appraisals. His ultimate goal is to make the moving process as smooth and stress-free as possible.

    When he’s not working, Charles loves spending time with his partner and their two cavapoos, and is an avid football fan.

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  • Stephanie Hemsley

    Stephanie Hemsley

    Sales Consultant | Ringmer Office

    Stephanie is the latest addition to the Uckfield office and brings a wealth of customer service experience to her new role as a Sales Consultant. She prides herself on providing the very best service for vendors and purchasers and will always go the extra mile. A local girl at heart, Stephanie has grown up in the local area and is now proud to be working for Rowland Gorringe in the town in which she grew up and lives. Outside of work Stephanie enjoys spending time with her partner and two children and going to the gym.

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  • Conner Burton

    Conner Burton

    Sales Manager| Heathfield

    Conner has joined the Heathfield team as the Sales Manager, bringing years of experience in Estate Agency, Property Valuations and attentive customer service within the local areas. Conner most enjoys the consultative side of his work, and prides himself on his approachability, as well as his honest and accurate valuations and the advice he provides our clients on moving home. Conner will always make himself available to speak to our clients, whether over the phone or in the office, and looks forward to offering his assistance. Outside of work Conner spends his time with his partner and dog on country walks to the pub. He also enjoys socialising with friends and family and watching as much football as he can!”

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