Meet The Team
Guy is a highly experienced property professional with twenty two years property experience. Starting as an estate agency valuer then swiftly progressing through the ranks to the position of an estate agency Operations Director within four years in the property market. From estate agency Guy then became the Operations Director for a buy to let property investment company and house builders in Manchester centre and the company was floated on the stock market in 2006. Leaving corporate life behind Guy set up Bastion Estates in 2010.
Throughout his career, Guy has demonstrated his passion for the housing market and has proven his negotiation and brokering skills. His unrivalled knowledge of the UK property industry combined with his personable and professional approach make Guy the first point of call for many companies and individuals looking to sell and source residential property.
Simon has been working with Bastion Estates since it was founded in 2010. Alongside Simon’s own business his day-to-day role involves identifying suitable properties for investment, particularly new build properties and conversion properties. Once he’s found a great investment opportunity, that will fit with the client’s existing portfolio, Simon goes on to negotiate on behalf of the buyer to secure the best deal possible.
Simon has over 25 years’ experience in the UK property industry and has a background in surveying. He became involved in the UK property market in 1990 and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1998. His career went from strength to strength as he rose through the ranks to become the Regional Investment Manager of a large corporate property company; a long way from the pizza delivery job he had while doing his A-levels!
REGIONAL DIRECTOR (South West)
Tim started working with Bastion Estates in 2014 and is currently living in rural Devon, so manages property sourcing in the South West as well as national coverage of the UK. On a day-to-day basis his role involves property sourcing and liaising with clients to ensure that their investment property purchases stay on track.
Tim’s professional background is in overseas property, and he has worked in various exotic locations around the world; including Turkey and the Caribbean. When he moved back to the UK, he joined forces Bastion Estates primarily to work in the UK buy-to-let market. He now focuses his efforts on sourcing a variety of discounted property, including new residential developments and land purchases.
REGIONAL DIRECTOR (North)
Liam has known and worked with Guy for many years though Liam is a new addition to the growing team at Bastion Estates and a very welcome one. Liam has now been in the property industry for fifteen years, starting his career as a sales negotiator for a ‘high end’ regional estate agent and then moving on to a sales manager role for a buy to let property investment company where he spent nine years. This experience gives him an invaluable insight to the property investment market and the changing face of buy to let property investment. Liam’s professional reputation is well established and he is well known in the property world.
His speciality is sourcing houses and apartments through developer and agency contacts that he has built up over the past fifteen years. Liam said “I love the variety of the business, the different people I speak to and I’m never restricted to sourcing one specific product”.
REGIONAL DIRECTOR (North West)
Stuart officially joined the Bastion Estates team in 2018 but has known Guy since 2003 when Stuart worked in one of Guy’s estate agency offices. They have kept in contact since. He specialises in sourcing opportunities for investors and assisted living clients in the North West. Stuart loves the constant variety of his job; meeting new people and visiting different properties across the region.
Stuart started his property career working for an independent estate agent in Bolton, where he quickly progressed to branch manager. He then took a more corporate role in a larger estate agency firm, where he ran a branch with a banking counter. Stuart now describes himself as a developer and landlord, taking a more personal interest in sourcing great investment properties. He’s been developing and renting out properties in the North West for almost 20 years and has an impressive knowledge of the UK property market.
Jane joined Bastion part time in 2011 as administration manager and her role has grown over the years. Jane supports the day-to-day running of the business and when asked what her day to day job includes her answer was “what Guy tells me to do”. Jane’s extensive marketing and property experience is core to her hard-working approach to the business. Jane also does some of the property inspections and viewings as a support to the rest of the team,
Previously, Jane has worked at the Yorkshire Post for over 25 years, where she worked in a a variety of roles from area manager to her later role in the property section of the newspaper where her role involved marketing and publicity.
IT & SYSTEMS MANAGER
Robert first started supporting Bastion Estates back in 2010 though Guy and Robert have known each other since 2007. Like any IT expert Robert is a vital member of the Bastion team and offers informed, flexible and invaluable support on web, IT and systems.
Robert has been involved in the IT industry for almost thirty years. Starting his career as a IT operator for a large Huddersfield business he progressed to programming within his first year. To further his career he accepted a job in the USA and worked over the pond for five years as a consultant working for several government agencies. With the many years of knowledge and experience in multiple platforms and industries Robert’s professional reputation is exceptional and he is in demand from a growing number of businesses.
Proud to be a
to Huddersfield Town FC
OFFERING AN ARRAY
OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
ARE A LEADING LAW FIRM
AND CONVEYANCING SPECIALISTS
IF IT MATTERS TO YOU,
IT MATTERS TO US
ALL YOUR INSURANCE