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.
Jonathan Marsh, Associate profile ›
Born and raised in Christchurch, Jonathan graduated from The Arts University College Bournemouth in 2012 with a degree in graphic design. Upon graduating, Jonathan moved to London and worked in media before moving into management within the hospitality sector. Jonathan's exceptional customer service ethos lead him to estate agency as a career path and found a local independent agent in Bournemouth to ignite his commitment and passion for the industry. Through determination and consistent unwavering effort, Jonathan quickly became the top salesperson in Bournemouth and established himself as a key contact for all matters relating to property. Jonathan has a wealth of experience having dealt with all types of property, ranging from character houses and waterside homes, town centre apartments as well as new build developments. This experience combined with Jonathan's personable approach, positive disposition and professionalism offers homeowners of Bournemouth and Poole an unrivalled level of service when the time comes to moving home.
Lucy Mines, Associate 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.
Rob McDade, Branch Manager profile ›
Rob currently lives in Bournemouth and has a near 20 year Estate Agency experience in the local area. During his career, he has built a solid reputation for being an expert in the Bournemouth, Poole and Broadstone property markets. With many returning clients and a huge network of contacts within the industry, Rob prides himself on offering a service that is second to none. In his spare time, he loves to spend time with his partner and their four children! He also enjoys the gym, being in the outdoors and is starting to realise a long term goal of travelling to different places around the world where he loves to experience new places and different cultures.
Cheryl Johnson, Senior Associate profile ›
Cheryl went into estate agency with the sole intention of providing a first class service that exceeds expectations and delivers exceptional results. Even now, with over 30 years experience in the property industry, Cheryl is still as excited and passionate about property as she has ever been and it's her passion and energy that has afforded her many recommendations and customers returning back time and time again. Cheryl oversees the smooth running of Mays of Westbourne and particularly enjoys working in the vibrant Westbourne property market, forging long lasting relationships with our vast array of clients. Outside of work Cheryl enjoys going for long walks on the beach and spending time with her family in Mallorca. A real treat for Cheryl is to pop into one of the many cafes or restaurants in Westbourne to enjoy some downtime after a busy day at the office.
Bright sunshine, white sandy beaches, clear water and a soothing sea breeze - you don't have to travel far to leave everyday life behind. Bournemouth is not considered a well-loved destination for nothing. Whether you are looking to sell or find your dream home, Cheryl can provide you with expert advice at any time and looks forward to meeting you to discuss all aspects of your property requirements.
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.
Chemene Sutton, Sales Support Coordinator profile ›
Chemene began her Estate Agency career in 2003 as a Branch Secretary. She continued to grow and develop her skills in different roles within the property industry. This has given her a wealth of experience and knowledge that allows her to provide a world class service to our clients. She is a massive support to the sales team in assisting the smooth running of our busy office in Westbourne. She understands that each and every client is important and has a passion for making sure their needs are met promptly and efficiently. When at home, Chemene loves spending time with her family, dining out, watching movies and has a recent hobby of up-cycling furniture! She also loves to travel and this is something she wants to do a lot more of in the future.
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.
Megan Middleton, Senior 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.
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.
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.