I am always ready to take calls 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. It’s important to our clients, both tenants and landlords to know we are always there to answer any questions or deal with emergencies. 

Julie James
Working in GBP Financial Solutions dealing with mortgages and landlords with large portfolios for many years, I decided in 2009, to open my first estate agency with Gary Taylor.
I have lived in Havering for over 20 years and my knowledge of the area has enabled me to advise tenants and buyers about our community and what it has to offer.
What’s best about our business?

  • Being a family run independent agent
  • Offering comprehensive service
  • Being passionate about the job
  • Genuine care about clients’ goals
  • Working alongside the team every day, being involved in the daily running of the company

I believe that to be a good agent you have to keep up with legislation and encourage your team to do the same, so I am studying to achieve a Residential Inventories and Property Management APIP qualification. Even with this busy schedule, I am always ready to take calls – 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. It’s import_ant to our clients, both tenants and landlords to know we are always there to answer any questions or deal with emergencies.

In my spare time, I loves to walk my Miniature Schnauzer Liesl, who accompanies me in the office daily. Together, we attend training days and group Schnauzer walks, which are great fun – especially with 30 dogs running round the woodlands.

Today our group offers property owners, tenants and developers advice on all estate-related issues

Gary Taylor
Development & Finance Director

Here are my career milestones.

In 1988 I became a Financial Advisor for a major UK Life Insurance company meeting the needs of clients for Life and Pensions Investment Advice.

In 1995 I set up my own practice and with the support of highly motivated team we focused on property and mortgages in the Buy-to-Let and Commercial Property market. During that time I have won many awards for Sales Achievements, Services and Technology and for Innovation to Clients. I became a member of the Personal Finance Society (PFS).

In 2009 Julie and I expanded our company to open up GBP Estates. All those years later I still enjoy the day-to-day running of the sales and lettings department and the fact that I can offer landlords a bespoke and wide-ranging service in the area of Buy to Let Mortgages, that includes (where needed) financial advice and, of course, information on lettings service.

In 2011 we developed our services even further and set up GBP Developments focusing on acquisition and selling of commercial and residential property. This brand offers developers opportunities to purchase or sell on land with or without planning permission.

Today our group offers property owners, tenants and developers advice on all estate-related issues and it’s still a priority for me to be available 7 days a week – I know we all lead busy lives and out of office hours are important to our clients.

Paul Ziff
Group Manager

I have been working in sales and accounts for over 10 years. My role in the company is dealing with the overall management of our development, sales and lettings departments as well as dealing with the company accounts. I am also highly focused on the development sites that we are involved in. 

My involvement is coordinating with investors and developers on new sites involving land with or without planning, bringing parties together where opportunities arise.

Kevan Wimborne
Residential Sales Manager

My role is to expand and grow GBP Estates into an estate agency that people thinking of selling want to come to, because they want to be looked after, made to feel at ease with a more personal approach and want to be treated as individuals. Anyone can sell a property, but not everyone will take the time to really understand your needs and explore every opportunity to make sure you really do get the best price for your property. With over 35 years experience selling property in London, Essex, Nottingham and Spain, I’m sure I will be able to help all our clients with all their needs.

Why not call me for a confidential chat, to see if I can help you?

Rosemary Ellis
New Business Manager

I have recently joined GBP Estates having 15+ years experience of selling property both in the UK and Spain. I believe in giving customer service that is second to none and going the extra mile for our clients! I am always available to my clients by mobile phone and have built up good client relationships over the years. 

I am a people person and enjoy working as part of the team at GBP. My goal is to help increase the Sales side of the business and also give excellent customer service to our clients.
In my spare time, I like spending time with my family and my little doggies, I am also an avid reader and one day would like to have my own Library!

Monique Davis
Lettings Manager

I have been working in the sales and lettings industry for the last 5 years now. I have gained valuable experience in both sales and lettings and have accrued a vast amount of knowledge of the industry which is forever growing. I fell into estate agency after coming straight out of College and have pursued a successful career doing what I love. 

I have always been a “people person” and strive to provide excellent service to our clients. Being ARLA qualified and always on hand to provide help and advice on Lettings-related queries.
In my spare time I enjoy catching up with friends and family, holidays and going for walks with my two Pomeranian’s Ted and Lottie.

Amy Wood
Lettings Negotiator

I originally started out as an apprentice and have been working in lettings ever since I finished studying. I love working as part of the team at GBP Estates and dealing with people in general.

My aim is to assist our landlords/tenants in finding them the perfect tenant/property.  I like to spend my free time with friends and family, shopping and lazy days with my two doggies!

Bob Parmenter

Bob Parmenter
Mortgage Administrator

I started in financial services in 1992 after serving 22 years in the Army. I specialise in financial solutions for clients and deal with day to day administration side of mortgages, dealing with mortgage applications and general enquiries from clients and providers and compliance.

Grace Cridland

Grace Cridland
Senior Property Manager

I have been working in lettings for over 5 years. I started off as a lettings assistant and have worked my way up to lettings progression and now property management. I look after GBP’s portfolio of properties assisting landlords and tenants in any which way I can.  I have achieved my NFOPP Level 3 Technical Award in Residential Lettings & Property Management, and am an active member of ARLA.

Feel free to call me should you want any tenancy related advice.


Emmie Richardson
Property Manager

Initially I joined the property industry as a Property Manager apprentice, 4 years later I still love what I do. My aim is to guide tenants and landlords to the best of my ability and to give them the best possible journey throughout their tenancies. I have only recently started at GBP but I can assure with everyone’s knowledge and experience, GBP is a great asset to your selling or renting experience.

I am currently studying to become a member of the ARLA team. In my spare time, I love spending time with loved ones, eating lots of food and fussing over dogs!