Why Choose Us

Our Managing Director Steven Bates has over 15 years experience in the financial and property sectors.  Steven is a leading authority on the North East property market and is frequently asked for his professional opinion by the media and hundreds of our long standing clients across the United Kingdom on the subjects of property, finance and business.  


Our Operations Director Babs Peters joined the business in a consultancy capacity in 2011 before her position became permanent in 2012.  Babs is a Landlord herself and has a wealth of experience in the property industry.  Prior to working at Giraffe HQ Babs spent several years in the money management and collection business which gives her a unique insight into how best to approach each tenancy and how to solve problems when they arise.


Our Property Manager Roxy Draper worked with Steven in a previous role and was head hunted in 2015 to spearhead our Property Management function.  Roxy is articulate, firm and compassionate in her approach and is a big reason why our Property Management function is trusted by hundreds of Landlords across the UK and further afield who own property in the North East.


Victoria Murray joined the business in 2014 as an Apprentice and has quickly established herself as an important member of our team having recently been promoted to the role of Business Support Officer.  Victoria is professional, pro active and efficient with IT and emails which helps ensure that any lead or enquiry is followed up quickly.


Paul Davis joined our business in 2017 as our in house Mortgage & Protection Adviser.  Paul qualified with the Certificate in Mortgage Advice & Practice ten years ago and his friendly and professional approach is well received by our clients as he assists Steven in helping clients understand their mortgage and insurance options via our sister company Giraffe Financial LLP.


Nicola Murray joined the business in 2016 as PA to the Managing Director.  Nicola supports the overall team by assisting in answering the telephone and emails during busy periods.


Freya Elias is our Finance Director responsible for paying our Landlords their rent each month and paying our Tradesmen's invoices.  Freya is a management graduate with over 15 years management and finance experience and is thoroughly committed to the principle of treating our clients fairly and paying people promptly!  Freya is also responsible for sending our Landlords their end of year statements which make the process of submitting your Tax return a little easier.


Peter Bates is our Finance Assistant who assists Freya with the task of paying our Landlords and Tradesmen promptly each month.


Collectively we have over 50 years experience in the property and finance industry and it is for this reason that we believe you should look no further for your professional support in the property industry.

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