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Directors

James Potts

James Potts

Managing Director

About James

With a career in property sales approaching its 20th year, James is one of the area’s most respected professionals. Previously as a partner in the largest independent chain, he set-up and ran their busiest offices while overseeing the sales network. Oscar James is his baby, literally. For his young son Oscar gives the business its name. Married to Victoria and devoted father of two, James’ professionalism and vast experience provides the inspiration and driving force behind the company.

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Victoria Potts

Victoria Potts

Director - Customer Support

About Victoria

Providing service excellence is the mainstay of our business. Vicky heads-up our dedicated customer support and liaison, to provide the vital conduit between our clients and our agency team. Her role, unique to Oscar James, is to create a seamless link in ensuring feedback is always delivered, updates are regularly given and moreover, that our customers know precisely what is going on at every stage of the sales process.

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Market Harborough Branch

Chloe Underwood

Chloe Underwood

Branch Manager

About Chloe

Having worked in the estate agency industry for a number of years now, previously with a corporate company, Chloe has extensive knowledge and experience with all aspects of buying and selling houses. Chloe joined our team in the summer of 2018 and immediately hit the ground running! Chloe’s wealth of experienced has provided us with a strong all-rounder, capable of providing accurate valuations and also being a valid member of the sales team she is a true asset to Oscar James.

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Paul Clarke

Paul Clarke

Assistant Manager

About Paul

Born and bred in Kettering and having previously worked for the postal service for 14 years, Paul boasts that no-one knows the town quite as well as he does. Being part of the team for many years, Paul has developed a fantastic understanding for the local housing market, and alongside both his knowledge and friendly aura, Paul is the perfect person to help with your buying or selling journey.

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Dave Addison

Dave Addison

Financial Director

About Dave

With 25 years’ experience in the finance arena, chartered accountant Dave jumped at the chance to work alongside James and Vicky when the opportunity arose in early 2021. His passion for numbers and attention to detail keeps everyone on their toes and ensures that we run a very well-oiled ship. Dad of four girls, Dave loves spending quality time with his family, getting in the gym and the simple things in life.

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Northampton Branch

Matthew  Price

Matthew Price

Branch Manager

About Matthew

Matthew has worked as an estate agent in Northampton for 20 years and has built up an excellent reputation amongst the local community. Matthew has lived in Northampton all of his life and attended Northampton School for Boys. Over the last 20 years he has worked for the largest independent estate agents and has become one of the areas local investment specialist with his likable and infectious personality, Matthew prides himself in offering an excellent level of customer services and a wealth of local knowledge in the Northampton property market.

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Stephanie  Mackenzie

Stephanie Mackenzie

Senior Sales Negotiator

About Stephanie

Steph joined the Oscar James team in 2020 after leaving the hospitality industry with years of experience as a General Manager. This wealth of experience in customer service and management makes Steph an outstanding member of the team. With her friendly, bubbly personality, Steph tries to make the buying process as stress free as possible, being readily contactable for all of her clients. Although only being with the company for a short period of time, Steph is already a multi award winner, winning ‘negotiator of the month’ on a few occasions!

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Courtney Wyatt

Courtney Wyatt

Senior Sales Negotiator

About Courtney

Having worked in this industry for over five years, Courtney has a considerable amount of knowledge when it comes to Estate Agency. Courtney understands the urgency of going above and beyond for her Vendors and Purchasers. She joined Oscar James in her favoured role of Sales Negotiator after an expansive Lettings career where she was running her own branch. Courtney mixes her invaluable knowledge and vibrant personality which is sure to give you the best service possible.

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Kettering Branch

Anele Paige

Anele Paige

Branch Manager

About Anele

Anele has been on the property scene in Kettering for decades! Her incredibly bubbly and outgoing personality is infectious. Her passion and desire to make Oscar James the number one choice for home movers locally shines through with everything she does. Anele joined the team in the summer of 2017 and has a sound understanding for all aspects of buying and selling, she is undoubtedly a rock within the organisation!

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Rachel  Oban

Rachel Oban

Assistant Manager

About Rachel

Rachel has been in the property industry for over 10 years. Being born and raised in Kettering her extensive knowledge of the local area, along with her bubbly personality, goes a long way to making her successful in her role. Rachel loves what she does and her passion for property shines through, she can think of nothing better than helping people move into their dream homes.

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Dominic Conaghan

Dominic Conaghan

Sales Negotiator

About Dominic

Dom’s previous background was coaching and teaching primary school children physical education, Dominic has worked in over 50 schools and has worked with literally 1000’s of children. He loved what he did but wanted a new challenge, he thought Oscar James was a perfect fit for his outgoing, helpful and vibrant personality and he was right, he’s now an invaluable member of our team!

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Ali Ernest

Ali Ernest

Sales Negotiator

About Ali

Having worked in the industry for over 5 years dealing with both second-hand and new build properties, Ali has a wealth of knowledge all round, from the build of a property right the way through to collecting keys which makes him the reliable agent his clients can trust. Ali joined the Oscar James team in 2021 where he is delivering excellent customer service to his hometown of Kettering.

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Chanel Smith

Chanel Smith

Mortgage Administrator

About Chanel

Chanel previously worked as a Client Liaison Officer on a welfare team. After deciding It wasn’t for her anymore, she was ready for a new challenge. Chanel started her journey at Oscar James at the beginning of 2022 as a Mortgage Administrator working alongside the Mortgage Brokers. Her goal is to complete her CeMAP exams and become a qualified Mortgage advisor by gaining the knowledge and having the support from the other advisors. If you enquire an update on a mortgage application feel free to drop her an email and she will be happy to help!

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Burton Latimer Branch

Jade Williams

Jade Williams

Branch Manager

About Jade

Having worked in the industry for nearly a decade, and being a Burton Latimer local herself, Jade has a wealth of experience and local knowledge. Jades bubbly personality is one of her biggest assets and she is truly passionate about delivering top customer service. Running the Burton Latimer Branch along with her sister Jess, there is a fantastic sense of teamwork within the branch, helping to give our clients a very professional yet personal experience.

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Jess Gardiner

Jess Gardiner

Assistant Manager

About Jess

Having worked in the Burton Latimer branch from the get go, Jess understands the importance of going above and beyond, and along with her extensive knowledge of the area, it’s no surprise her hard work helped to achieve ‘The Negotiator of the Year award 2020’. Working alongside her sister, Jess’s likable personality and strong customer service skills are a true asset to the company

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Corby Branch

Craig Neal

Craig Neal

Branch Manager

About Craig

Starting as a Sales Negotiator for a well known corporate agent in Corby; Craig started his career in estate agency approximately ten years ago and hasn’t looked back since. Having successfully managed teams in both a Lettings & Sales environment, Craig brings an extensive knowledge of the property market but also of Corby itself too. Mix this with a larger than life personality and you have the perfect person to assist with buying or selling your home.

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Sophie Roy

Sophie Roy

Sales Negotiator

About Sophie

Having worked in Corby for over three years, Sophie has an immense amount of knowledge on the area. Sophies infectious personality shines through, she thrives on finding her clients their dream home and is there to support them on their journey. Sophie will endeavour to ensure your buying journey is as stress free as possible. If you’re looking to buy in Corby or surrounding areas then give Sophie a call and she will be more than happy to help!

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Zach Farden

Zach Farden

Sales Negotiator

About Zach

Zach joined Oscar James in 2022. With 8 years of experience, Zach has worked in all areas of estate agency, from starting off in lettings, to then operating his own branch on the sales side. Zach believes in delivering the highest level of customer experience and prides himself on his 5 star reviews.

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Wellingborough Branch

Daniel Ward

Daniel Ward

Branch Manager

About Daniel

Daniel has a wealth of experience in the industry, not only is he backed with a decades worth of industry knowledge running successful estate agency branches across the county but he is a local lad who lives and breathes Wellingborough, Rushden & Higham Ferrers. Daniel is extremely passionate and his natural likeability is the reason why clients trust and rely on him to deal with their biggest asset.

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Charlie Moore

Charlie Moore

Senior Negotiator

About Charlie

Having worked in the estate agency industry for a number of years previously with a Corporate company, Charlie has the knowledge and experience to deliver a fantastic service. Born and raised in Northamptonshire, and having worked in four different locations throughout the county in the estate agency industry, Charlie boasts great knowledge of the area. If you are considering moving then why not get in touch and give him a call (or email) and he will be happy to help!

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Paige Scanlon

Paige Scanlon

Assistant Manager

About Paige

Paige has over 10 years worth of experience in estate agency and previously ran her own branch for 5 years in Rushden. She prides herself on providing fantastic customer service to keep you at ease through the buying and selling process from the very start to finish. Paige’s friendly and proactive manner really shows her passion for the job giving a great experience for all customers of Oscar James.

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Sales Progressors

Lois Kenny

Lois Kenny

Sales Progressor

About Lois

Lois joined the team after previously working within a chartered surveyors, with an extensive background in customer service, Lois is one of our sales progressors and will be your first port of call during the sale or purchase of your dream home!

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Danielle Nutley

Danielle Nutley

Sales Progressor

About Danielle

Danielle joined the Oscar James team in 2022 and has lived in Market Harborough all of her life. She has previously worked for another agent in the town and benefits from a wealth of knowledge on the buying and selling process. Danielle thoroughly enjoys assisting her clients through the sales process and goes above and beyond to meet their needs.

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Lettings

Vicki  Becks

Vicki Becks

Lettings Manager

About Vicki

Vicki joined our ever growing lettings team in 2020 and comes with a career spanning over 15 years within the industry. Her knowledge and expertise along with the other team members sets our department above any other within the county. Having started as a part time administrator for an agent in the early 2000’s, she found herself letting properties within a very short space of time, so it was a no brainer for her to try her hand at being a lettings consultant. From here there was no going back and she now heads up our letting department covering Kettering, Corby and the surrounding area.

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Lynda Rowse

Lynda Rowse

Inspection Clerk

About Lynda

Lynda has worked in the lettings industry since 2011 having previously been a secretary in residential sales. She undertook the ARLA Residential Letting Property Management qualification in 2013. She soon recognised how important a properly prepared and comprehensive inventory is and how much this can vary across the industry. A professional and a diligent approach is essential in ensuring that tenants and landlords avoid financial loss and therefore she went on to specialise in Residential Inventory Management and took an additional bolt-on qualification to support this.

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Ellie Bishop

Ellie Bishop

Lettings Manager

About Ellie

Meet Ellie, one of our youngest member of the Oscar James team. With several years of experience in both sales and lettings, she joined our Northampton sales team in 2020. Growing up in Northampton she knows the area very well and nothing is ever too much trouble. Ellie takes huge pride in ensuring she delivers the best customer service and building strong relationships with both vendors and buyers.

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Avril Jeyes

Avril Jeyes

Portfolio Manager

About Avril

Avril joined Oscar James in 2021 and it has become very apparent that she is a complete necessity to the team, her wealth of experience and calming demeanour means she is the perfect choice to manage our ever growing lettings portfolio. Not only does she reassure and go above and beyond for her landlords, but she will also always try and resolve any issues reported by our tenants. For Avril, nothing is too much trouble, working in our Burton Latimer branch alongside Jade and Jess, Avril is a cherished member of the team.

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Photographer

Dani  Bowen

Dani Bowen

Photographer

About Dani

Having studied Commercial Photography at University, our in house Photographer Dani has a wealth of experience behind a camera. What started off as a hobby that ended up evolving into a career path; Dani has become the best photographer in the business who will really showcase your home to its full potential.

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Financial Advisors

Daniel Cowing

Daniel Cowing

Financial Advisor

About Daniel

Dan’s no stranger to the local housing market, having worked for independent and corporate estate agents locally both as an agent and a financial adviser, his wealth of knowledge is invaluable to our team. Dan offers totally independent financial advice and is always happy to provide prospective buyers with advice and illustrations on the products available to them. What’s more, he will see you in any of our offices, any time alternately he’ll visit you at home if it’s more convenient!

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Paul Corcoran

Paul Corcoran

Financial Advisor

About Paul

With over a decade of experience in the mortgage market, Paul offers his wealth and experience to all of his clients. Paul prides himself in explaining the process from start to finish for his clients and cuts out the jargon which makes the buying process stress free. Not only this, Paul will offer you, your family and friends his extensive knowledge of the mortgage market and give you the best advice. More importantly he will also talk you through insurance markets to ensure you and your family are protected. Rest assured you’ll be safe in Paul’s hands!

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Alix Brown

Alix Brown

Financial Advisor

About Alix

Alix has forged an enviable reputation in the local property market over the last twenty years having worked as a financial adviser and area manager for the local leading independent and corporate agents. Always keen to use his specialist knowledge and cut through the industry jargon he is ideally placed to not only offer independent whole of market mortgage advice but also guide you through the whole moving journey. Offering a flexible approach to his work, Alix can see clients in our offices, their homes, over the phone or via video call.

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