Meet The Team
Louise Sims - Managing Director
Having worked for some outstanding estate agents I have come to realise that I have had a love for people and property. I took a career break in 2007 realising a childhood dream of working for British Airways as an air stewardess. Being paid to visit some of the most beautiful cities; my favourite being Rome, full of history and romance, was a period in my life that I will never forget.
Urban & Country Homes started in 2012 with my business partner Linda. Opening in a recession was a calculated risk but we are thankful that the business has grown beyond our expectations.
If nothing else Urban & Country Homes offer a transparent sincere service - we are always delighted to help with any property related question or enquiry.
Linda Haycox - Director
I have lived in Dorset since the age of 13 initially in Blandford before moving firstly to Poole and then to Ferndown for 14 years. Having enjoyed a very successful career in recruitment, I realised a long held dream and moved with my husband Mike and, then two young children, Jaime and Adam, to Javea in Spain where we had over 6 happy years. Five years ago we returned to the UK and I started a new career in the property industry where I met Louise.
Having worked for a traditional agent we both realised that the industry was changing and a more dynamic approach was needed to utilise the advent of the internet in the buying of property but still maintain the level of customer service and personal touch that you don't get with an internet only agent: hence Urban & Country Homes was born. We operate right across the BH postal code area and offer a cost effective but personal service
Outside of work I enjoy travelling, tennis, cycling and generally keeping fit along with spending time with family and friends and our two dogs Monty & Pepa.
Pickle - Chief Executive
Pickle is the latest addition to the Urban & Country Homes team. With a proven track record in being cute and cuddly Pickle was the stand out candidate from 9 highly charged cockapoo puppies. Pickle works tirelessly to promote the Urban & Country Homes brand and is available for cuddles at our now extremely popular offices! We asked Pickle to tell us why Urban & Country Homes was such a good fit - 'I was recently looking to sell my kennel [I use mummy's bed now] and was attracted to the girls at U&CH due to the fantastic value for money fees of just 0.85% plus VAT. More importantly there are biscuits on tap and I've got the girls wrapped round my little paw.
Pickle is a highly experienced negotiator and will do most things for a fuss or a bone!
Selling Homes in:
- Ashley Heath
- Canford Cliffs
- Ensbury Park
- New Milton
- St Ives
- St Leonards
- West Parley