Welcome to Alan Hawkins Property Sales & Residential Lettings.
The founder and our Father, Alan Hawkins had vast experience in the local market before his passing in 2015, having since 1983, managed two Estate Agent offices within the town, furthermore, before arriving in Royal Wootton Bassett, had built up over 10 years’ experience in Swindon.
Alan left us with a legacy and it is up to us as a family to continue this business with the same enthusiasm, passion and total commitment he always showed and delivered. We have proved we continue in this vane as enthusiastically and passionately today as he did then, by being this town’s leading Estate Agent. We have designed a new company logo incorporating the poppy to celebrate our now 20 years in business, our deep roots within Royal Wootton Bassett and also in remembrance of our dad, Alan.
The family consists of Janet, Mother (Managing Director), brothers Stephen, Paul, Kevin and Christopher, (Company Directors) with supporting staff Velda, Geraldine, Margaret, Emma and Rachel complementing the team.
In our Residential Sales Department (ground floor) you will be greeted by either Paul, Chris, Velda, Margaret or Rachel and in our Residential Lettings Department (First Floor) you will be welcomed by either Stephen, Kevin, Geraldine or Emma.
Our offices are friendly and welcoming, and our clients are guaranteed service consistency on a personal basis without the concerns of staff turnover or having to deal with staff with whom they are unfamiliar.
As a family and close-knit business, property sales and management is not just a job to us, it’s our way of life!
Paul is a company director and works in the residential sales department. He joined Alan Hawkins in 2002 having previously worked as a CeMap qualified mortgage advisor for 3 years prior. Paul is married and enjoys golf, badminton, running and cycling. A lot of his spare time is taken up being a 'caddy daddy' to his golfing son.
Steve was born in Royal Wootton Bassett before moving to Swindon. Having left School he went straight into an engineering apprenticeship for Lister Petter, before working for a mortgage/ financial broker. From here he joined Nationwide Building Society and became a Mortgage Underwriter for 10 years. Alan Hawkins Estate Agents expanded in 2005, lead initially by Steve, to incorporate a residential lettings side of the business. Since then we have grown from strength to strength, dominating the rental market within our market town and surrounding villages. When Steve’s not at work, he likes to spend time with his wife and 3 year old son Theodore. To wind down he likes to run, play competitive golf and team squash, he also goes mountain biking on the Ridgeway and at Wales bike parks with his brothers.
Kev is a company director and works in the residential lettings department and joined the business in 2006. Previously worked within the electrical industry and then kitchen designing industry, an opportunity arose within the family business offering a completely different career avenue which Kev then grasped and proceeded to learn every aspect of the lettings industry from the ground up. Kev is a family man with three children and although enjoys many sports and activities, his sporting passion is mountain biking.
Chris is the youngest of the 4 sons and was the last son to join the family business in 2014 completing Alan’s desire of having his 4 boys working together. Chris came from a run of managerial rolls in retail before joining us on the residential sales side as one of the company’s directors. Chris has proven that he is a natural and has excelled in his role and thoroughly enjoys the challenges and the variety that we experience day to day in the world of estate agency. Chris is a very chatty and likeable character and in his own time enjoys playing football, golf, horse riding and has a new found love for Skiing.
Velda is an administrator based in the sales department and is involved in all aspects of the day to day running of the office. Velda joined Alan Hawkins in 2004, having worked in the estate agency business since 1985 where she had previously worked a long side Alan at a large chain of estate Agents. Velda is married and has 2 children and devotes her spare time to her family.
Geraldine is a Lettings Secretary, she joined the Company in 2013 having worked for a local independent Heating Company and prior to this had 10 years experience in Residential Lettings. Geraldine enjoys the day to day challenges and varied work that is involved within the Lettings Department. In her spare time Geraldine likes to source and renovate old furniture, visiting vintage fairs and enjoys decorating and going to the Theatre, if she has time also attends Pilates Classes.
Margaret joined Alan Hawkins Property Sales in August 2014 as a part time administrator having previously worked as a sales office manager and also an accounts manager before taking retirement. Margaret enjoys working with and helping people achieve their goals and believes this is an asset that works well in the Property Sales and Lettings industry having worked on a temporary basis in Alan Hawkins lettings. Margaret spends her spare time at her stables, helps on a local farm especially at lambing time and also enjoys line dancing.
Emma joined the Lettings team in September 2017 as a part time Lettings Secretary. Prior to this she was a Technical Manager within the clothing industry. She is very excited about this change of career that has allowed her to learn new skills and spend more time with her young family. Emma has lived in Royal Wootton Bassett her whole life and feels that local knowledge has been an important part of being able to fit into this new role and enjoys being able to help people find a new home. Emma also works part time within school administration, is a committee member at a local pre-school where her daughter attends and is a Cub parent helper.
Rachel recently joined Alan Hawkins in March 2018. She brings with her 13 years experience within the Estate Agency Industry through Sales, lettings and New Homes. Rachel was born in Swindon, but has lived in Royal Wootton Bassett for the last 12 years with her Husband and 2 children. She loves spending time with her family and working within the town and the community. In her spare time Rachel enjoys cycling, running and cooking. She is very excited to be part of the team.