Meet our Team
Lilliput Sales & Head Office
Elliott Pollard, Managing Partner profile ›
Originally from London, Elliott moved to Somerset and then to Bournemouth in his early teens, where he attended Canford School in Wimborne. Since then he has accrued 30 years of local estate agency experience and founded Mays with Vanessa over 20 years ago.
Elliott has a real passion for estate agency and is actively involved on a day to day basis. He is a strong believer in honesty and integrity. His sales ability and experience has led him to consult successfully for many developers and builders, both local and national, and he is often asked to give his judgment about the viability of development sites.
Elliott is a keen sportsman and plays squash, tennis and golf as often as possible, juggling these alongside family life with Vanessa and their young son.
Vanessa Clements, Partner profile ›
Vanessa has lived locally all her life and was educated at St. Mary’s Gate School for Girls in Southbourne. Vanessa has 30 years’ worth of estate agency experience, having begun by working for Black Horse Agencies and then managing an office for Alliance and Leicester. After a brief spell in marketing at McCarthy & Stone, the UK's leading developer of retirement homes and apartments, she helped Elliott found Mays over 20 years ago.
Vanessa, whose love for property is infectious, strives to give each client a high level of customer service through her advice and personal attention.
Vanessa loves to travel to warmer climes with her family. She enjoys pilates and long walks on the beach.
Lee Gladdis, Senior Associate profile ›
Having worked in the property sector for 23 years, Lee has experience of a wide range of locations, properties and individual buying and selling scenarios. He established himself initially in the London and Home Counties marketplace and previously owned a successful estate agency in Hertfordshire before moving with his family to Dorset in 2009.
Lee has a good all round business sense, including strong marketing, negotiation and presentation skills. He puts his success and longevity in the industry down to having a professional and mindful attitude, coupled with an ethical approach based on trust and honesty.
Lee embraces living a life in Dorset with his wife and young children, making the most of the beach and countryside that surround this beautiful area.
Jo Bound, Senior Sales Negotiator profile ›
Since her estate agency career began back in the early nineties, Jo has had plenty of experience of negotiating sales through all market conditions.
Having previously been a director of her own family run estate agency, Jo and her family moved to Dorset to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. She has now worked for Mays for several years, establishing herself as an important member of the team.
Lucy Mines, Senior Negotiator profile ›
Lucy started her career in estate agency as a negotiator in Bristol in 2000 aged just 19. After two very happy and productive years there she was given a 12 month sabbatical to travel to South East Asia and Australia giving her the ability to gain priceless life experience maturing both personally and professionally. Returning in 2003 Lucy was given the challenge of expanding the portfolio as Senior Negotiator. Lucy worked her way up the ladder to Branch Manager in her office within the beautiful Mendip Hills. Lucy moved to the Poole area in 2015 and joined our team in the Lilliput Branch bringing her wealth of Estate Agency experience with her.
Lucy spends her spare time with her partner enjoying being so close to our wonderful beaches partaking in water sports and being out and about exploring the beautiful coastal area of Dorset.
Susan Davies, Personal Assistant profile ›
Growing up in the Poole area, Susan has spent the majority of her working life in the Financial Services Industry, making a jump into Estate Agency in 2014, joining the Mays Team.
Susan supports all three branches working as the Company Secretary and Personal Assistant to the partners of Mays, specialising in the Marketing, HR and Recruitment needs of the company and ensuring a high level of service is offered across the business. Susan has run a number of successful promotional campaigns for the company.
Living in Lower Parkstone, in her spare time she loves spending time at her beach hut with her four children.
Ed Pitcher, Branch Manager profile ›
Ed started his working life in London building a career in Harrods of Knightsbridge. In 2004 he took a career change when he moved to the Bournemouth area becoming an Estate Agent working in all areas of agency.
Ed became a member of the Mays establishment in early 2012 working from the Westbourne branch. He brought with him his wealth of experience, professionalism and a strong positive work ethic.
He is firmly focused on giving first class property market insight, customising best individual positioning strategies for each property he is marketing to achieve a sale in the best interests of his client and delivering great customer service to each and every one.
Ed is married and lives in Poole with his wife and young daughter.
Jack Downes, Senior Negotiator profile ›
Jack started in estate agency straight from sixth form when living in his home town area of Harpenden in Hertfordshire. He worked there for 18 months learning all aspects of agency before making the move to the south coast to live in Bournemouth and continue his flourishing career here. He worked for a corporate agency for a year here learning all about our beautiful area before moving to us at Mays. Jack is experienced in all areas of residential agency and has great customer service skills combined with vast knowledge for his years.
In his spare time Jack spends much time visiting the gym and plays rugby for a local team whilst supporting his beloved Saracens and watching matches as and when he can.
Barry Young, Sales Assistant profile ›
Barry having spent his working life as a retailer in the furnishing industry, moved to Mays in 2010 to work at the Westbourne Office as a Sales Assistant to the branch on a part time basis. Barry has an affable manner and is a highly valued member of the team.
Barry moved to the Bournemouth area from Guildford around 20 years ago, and he now lives locally in Alum Chine with his wife thus giving him a good first-hand knowledge of the local area that Mays serves.
Fiona Gregson, Sales Assistant profile ›
Although Fiona is a part time member of staff at the Westbourne branch, her commitment to high levels of customer service is second to none. She started working for Mays in 2009 and lives locally with her husband and two children.
Elizabeth Lloyd, Administrator profile ›
Liz is the longest serving member of staff within the Mays group, having worked in the Westbourne office since 2004. Liz supports the day to day running of the office always greeting both clients and staff with her friendly smile and cheerful persona.
Liz lives with her husband David in Talbot Woods and enjoys spending her spare time at the gym and is a regular at the West Hants Sports Club. Liz has two daughters and four grandchildren.
Sarah Randall, Head of Lettings profile ›
Sarah Joined Mays in 2014 having previously worked for two of London’s largest corporate Lettings agencies. Sarah has worked in all levels of the property industry for the last 15 years and has built up wonderful relationship with some prominent property professionals, helping many clients to acquire substantial and successful property portfolios.
Having spent her whole career working in Residential Lettings housing various Blue Chip Companies from the UK, Ireland and Europe, Sarah aims create a department which is focused on providing excellent customer service to both landlords and tenants.
Sarah has been in the industry for 20 years and has achieved all the relevant lettings qualifications. Sarah prides herself in keeping our landlords up-to-date with the ever changing letting market and legislation.
Sarah is a keen swimmer and enjoys nothing more than a swim on local beaches.
Charlotte Hayward, Assistant Lettings manager profile ›
Charlotte has worked for the previous three years in local letting agents before moving to us here at Mays. She has combined her work with studying and now completed a degree, moving on to her Masters later on in the year. Charlotte has grown up in Poole and has substantial knowledge of the area, giving her a real insight when helping tenants find their new home.
As well as studying Charlotte spends her free time volunteering in the local community.
Theresa Adams, Senior Lettings Executive profile ›
Theresa recently joined the lettings department after many successful years working in the sales team at Lilliput. Dorset born and bred, Theresa is a well-known figure locally, and many of our clients have enjoyed working with her through successive sales.
Theresa’s two-decade career in estate agency has given her an understanding of both high-end corporate and independent firms, so our customers benefit from her insight.
In her spare time, she loves to socialise with friends.
Helen Morgan, Inspections Manager profile ›
Helen has worked for Mays residential lettings for 11 years has built up a wonderful relationship with some of our long standing landlords dealing with all aspects of property management and inspections.
She previously had a career in the tourism industry working for the Sandbanks Hotel for nearly 20 years; so her local knowledge is second to none.
Helen enjoys spending quality time with her children and walks along the beach with her beloved dog.
Megan Middleton, Lettings Executive profile ›
Megan has recently joined our lettings team at Mays in September 2016. Megan has lived within Dorset for 10 years and has a vast amount of knowledge with regards to the area we operate in. Megan is new to the lettings industry following studying qualifications within the marketing area; which benefits Mays to ensure our properties are marketted to their potential. In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym and socialising with her friends.
Bethany Barcock, Lettings Administrator profile ›
Beth has become a central part of the lettings team, handling all aspects of the business from property management, tenancy agreements, renewals and thereon. Beth works with Mays whilst studying her degree in politics and international relations, by which she hopes to graduate in 2018. In her spare time Beth enjoys socialising with friends.
Mary Marsh, Saturday Assistant profile ›
Mary started working in our lettings office in 2016 as our Saturday assistant. With her fun, friendly nature and can do attitude she has become a valuable member of our team. Mary has lived locally and with this in mind is able to guide prospective tenants towards the relevant areas and match their criterias to their new homes. Mary has two grown up children and enjoys spending her spare time gardening and socialising with friends.