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Meet the Team


Phil Barrell - Director

Phil is one of the founding Directors of Apple Homes and is responsible for the marketing and over all direction of the business. In addition to this he is a regulated Independent Mortgage Adviser of 30 years standing and as you would imagine looks after the financial services requirements for all our clients.


Ken Morton - Director

One of the founding Directors, Compliance Manager and Senior Valuer for Apple Homes. Ken is hugely experienced in Estate Agency and his ability to appraise a property accurately is second to none and this coupled with his genuine and sincere personality have helped to establish Apple Homes as one of the areas most successful Estate agents. Ken has completed The Guild of Property Professionals Enhanced Training Scheme for both Sales and Lettings.


Christine Barrell - Company Secretary

Christine is our Company Secretary, proof reader and senior administrator. Aside from keeping us all in check in her inimitable fashion, she handles all the things that the rest of us hate to do and would actually be really useless at, like completing the dreaded VAT returns. She also has responsibility for producing the bespoke Apple Homes Lifestyle magazines which are issued six times a year. Christine has completed The Guild of Property Professionals training for Lettings & Property Management and is currently working her way through the Sales training. 

Loves: KFC
Hates: Wasps
Favourite Film: The Commitments
Favourite Song: Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd

Loves: Tea
Hates: Mess
Favourite Film: Braveheart
Favourite Song: In the Air tonight by Phil Collins


Loves: Family
Hates: Mushrooms
Favourite Film: Coyote Ugly
Favourite Song: Immortality by Adam Garcia (Saturday Night Fever - Theatre production) 




Peter Hatfield-Shaw - Branch Manager

Peter has been with Apple Homes pretty much since it started back in 2004. He now has overall day to day responsibility for Sales & Lettings and is a well known face in the town, due to the fact that Peter possesses a rare combination of enthusiasm, charm, old fashioned courtesy and a never say die attitude and works equally hard for both vendors and purchasers.


Michael Chatwin - Sales Negotiator

Michael joined the Apple Homes sales team in April 2016. He has quickly become an established Sales Negotiator and relishes the opportunity of doing his absolute best for vendors and purchasers alike. Michael has successfully completed The Guild of Property Professionals Enhanced training scheme for Sales.  


Lisa Thompson - Lettings and Property Management

Lisa joined the Lettings & Property Management side of Apple Homes in February 2015 and has become an essential member of the team. Joining Apple Homes with a background in mortgage administration, Lisa quickly picked up the demands of this busy department and manages to keep a cool head under, what can be at times, difficult situations. During 2017 Lisa completed The Guild of Property Professional training scheme for Lettings & Property Management and is now an Advanced Associate Member of The Guild.  

Loves: Cars
Hates: Traffic
Favourite Film: Terminator 2
Favourite Song: Ocean Drive by Duke Dumont


Loves: Harley Davidson
Hates: Spiders
Favourite Film: Road to Perdition
Favourite Song: Love, Reign O'er Me by Pearl Jam


Loves: Pasta
Hates: Birds
Favourite Film: The Greatest Showman
Favourite Song: Perfect by Ed Sheeran


Tanya Edworthy - Lettings and Property Management

Tanya is the newest edition to the Apple Homes family having started her employment with us in June 2018.  Tanya comes with Industry experience and has settled quickly into this demanding role within our Lettings & Property Management department.  Tanya is currently working through her training with the Guild of Property Professionals. If you are looking for assistance with letting a property, property management or looking for a home to rent, do call in and see Tanya. 


Ashley Barrell - Mortgage Adviser 

Ashley joined the team at Apple Homes back in May 2015 following his time at University and works under the umbrella of our sister company Security & Finance. Ashley passed his CEMAP exams in June 2016 and on 4th October 2017 was authorised as an Independent Mortgage Adviser. If you are looking to purchase a home or would like some advice on remortgaging, you can arrange an appointment to suit by emailing, telephoning or calling into our Market Square offices. 

Loves: Dogs
Hates: Olives
Favourite Film: Pretty Woman
Favourite Song: Flames - David Guetta & Sia
    Loves: Football
Hates: Coronation Street
Favourite Film: Nightcrawler
Favourite Song: Dani California by Red Hot Chili Peppers