Staff Profiles

Richard Sears MNAEA

Richard Sears MNAEA

Company Founder & Director

Richard has spent his life in Hemel Hempstead and now lives in Gadebridge. Richard has worked in estate agency locally for the past 15 years. He founded Sears & Co and works in the business full time carrying out valuations, viewings and generally ensuring its smooth running. Richard has an incredible passion for property and marketing ensuring Sears & Co consistently stay one step ahead of the competition. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his young family, is a keen golfer with a current handicap of 10 (just about) and is a long suffering Ipswich Town fan.

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Oliver Cooper

Oliver Cooper

Senior Sales & Lettings Negotiator

Oliver joined the Sears & Co team in January 2018. Oliver is Hemel Hempstead 'born and bred' like the rest of our team and attended the Adeyfield school. Day to day you will find Oliver accompanying prospective buyers and tenants on viewings, carrying out property valuations and dealing with queries at the office. In his spare time Oliver is a self confessed car enthusiast.

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Stacey Gorham

Stacey Gorham

Client Relationship Manager

Stacey re joined Sears & Co in 2021 after her original 3 year stint with the company back in 2014. Stacey has over 10 years agency experience dealing with some of the most prestigious homes in Hertfordshire & Bedfordshire. Day to day Stacey will be responsible for all aspect of 'after sales' dealing with solicitors and ensuring cases reach completion. Stacey is also responsible for client care ensuring All the vendors at Sears & Co receive the best possible service. Outside of the office Stacey enjoys playing tennis and is partial to an afternoon tea. (and a glass of champagne)

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Kay Smith

Property Manager

Kay is the latest addition to the team at Sears & Co joining in early 2020. Kay will be responsible for the smooth running of the letting department. This includes tenancy creation & renewals, dealing with repair and maintenance issues and generally liaising with landlords on a day to day basis. Key has also been local to Hemel Hempstead for the majority of her life, outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her family and all manor of crafting activities.

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Michelle Day

Lettings Support & Administration

Michelle joined Sears & Co in the summer of 2020 following a number of years in the travel industry. Day to day Michelle is responsible for showing buyers & tenants around properties and dealing with booking enquiries in the office. Outside of work Michelle enjoys spending time with her young family and is kept busy by their sporting activities.

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Ruth Tomlin

Weekend Sales support

Ruth of course also lives in Hemel Hempstead and has done for a number of years. Like Sue, Ruth has also been with Sears & Co since the beginning, her role in the company is to ensure once a sale has been agreed it progresses through to completion. This includes liaising with buyers,sellers and solicitors to maintain communication throughout all our transactions. When out of the office Ruth prefers nothing more than a 'proper' cup of coffee and spending time with her family.

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