Our local team of experts are eager to hear from you. Here’s a little about them.
Dom joined Ashton’s new homes team in 2022 and, with over 20 years of new homes sales experience, has certainly enhanced Ashton’s sales force! Dom’s ethos is always to give great service, go the extra mile, and the personal touch is a must, especially as buying a home can be stressful and, at times, difficult to navigate. Dom has consistently received five-star reviews from purchasers complementing the developer’s aim of providing the best customer journey. To relax, Dom enjoys spending time with his family and gardening.
Joining Ashtons in 2019, Emily works in our Land & New Homes department as a Senior New Homes Associate. She brings over seven years’ experience of living and breathing the local property market and is an experienced valuer who prides herself on giving honest and detailed advice. She has lived in Welwyn Garden City for the majority of her life, and few know the area better than she does. If you're looking for a new build property across Hertfordshire, she is definitely the person to see! In her spare time, Emily is a self-confessed lover of 80’s and 90’s music and enjoys trying new, exotic cuisines.
Emma joined the Ashtons group in 2021 as part of the acquisition of Putterills Land & Development Ltd. Emma has worked in the industry for almost twenty years and has gained a wealth of experience in both sales and lettings during that time. Emma joined the New Homes department in July 2016 and quickly become an integral member of the team. She is highly motivated and takes pride in paying close attention to detail and providing excellent customer service to all our clients. Outside of work, Emma loves holidays and leads a busy life with her family, cats and dogs!
Graduating from Oxford Brookes University with an Honours Degree in Land and Planning, Giles Hastings is our Senior Land Manager and a member of the Royal Institute of Town Planning. Giles previously worked for a large national house builder before joining Ashtons eleven years ago and has since used his expertise to secure a number of high-profile developments for our clients. He works closely with local authorities, planners and an extensive network of contacts. Giles is also a keen traveller, with a passion for polo and shooting.
Jason joined Ashtons in 2022 and has over 22 years’ experience in the industry, including an impressive career as Regional Manager and then Director for a Land and New Homes business in London. Jason has a reputation for exemplary professionalism and discretion and also has experience working at the highest end of the industry, selling luxury homes in Radlett, before deciding to focus on his passion for Land and New Homes. Outside of work, Jason’s two main passions are football and his family (although not in that order!).
Leading the Land & New Homes team, Jonathan has practiced in the residential sales market for over twenty years now, over half of which have been spent with Ashtons. He has specialised in Hertfordshire for the last fifteen years, building long term relationships with house builders and developers alike. Outside of the office, Jonathan is a keen cyclist who likes to travel, and father to two very energetic young boys!
Kay joined the Ashtons family in 2021, with over 20 years’ experience in both New Homes and Residential Sales at Putterills, first as a Senior Sales Negotiator and Valuer before setting up the dedicated New Homes department in 2007. Kay is responsible for the management and co-ordination of New Homes sites across Hertfordshire and South Bedfordshire, ensuring that our developer clients receive an exceptional level of service and proactive marketing advice. Kay has lived in Welwyn Garden City, Knebworth and Stevenage for all her life, so knows the local area very well, particularly the local property market! Outside of the office, Kay spends most of her time enjoying outdoor activities including running with a local club, horse-riding and competing in local riding club activities (falling off regularly too!).
Kirstie brings a huge amount of industry expertise to her role as Sales Coordinator for our Land & New Homes team. Kirstie helps our clients with every stage of their property journey, from ‘offer accepted’ to handing over that bottle of champagne on completion! Approachable and friendly, with a can-do attitude, Kirstie has developed an excellent understanding of our clients’ needs and prides herself on delivering exemplary levels of customer service. Away from the office, Kirstie enjoys spending time with her family, going on weekend walks and ‘brunching’.
Verity joined Ashtons in 2015 as a Weekend Viewing Guide before joining the team full-time on our Graduate/Trainee Sales Associate programme. Verity made the decision to specialise in Land & New Homes in 2017 where she excelled, recently being promoted to Head of New Homes. When not in the office, Verity is a keen traveller and the proud owner of a self-converted campervan!