Our people are our business

Our experienced staff are local people committed to providing the best possible service to our clients. We know the value of building relationships and trust with our landlord clients. When you contact Anderson's you know that you will be speaking with a dedicated letting specialist. Our staff are always friendly and you'll receive high quality advice and a focus on the quality of tenant for suitable properties. Family owned since 1998, Anderson's focus is purely professional lettings.

The team at Leicester

Chris Anderson MARLA

Director

Chris prides himself on using his approaching 30 years experience in the business to provide the highest level of service standards and personally advising each of Anderson's clients. Chris started in Leicester estate agency in the 1980's after enjoying summer work experience. Chris has worked at a corporate and an independent estate agency in Leicester. After 10 years at these two agencies on Granby Street he formed Anderson's with his wife Joanne in 1998. There are very few agents working in Leicester with the rounded and extensive knowledge Chris has of the Leicester lettings market. Chris has been a member of the NAEA and ARLA for many years. His interests away from business include local rugby, football and cricket. As an RFU Level 2 coach Chris involves himself coaching local junior rugby players and assisting the committee of his local club.

Joanne Anderson

Director

Joanne and Chris met at a previous employer in 1994. Joanne has experience of working in all areas of the lettings business and now uses her skills to meticulously run the company's accounts office. Joanne oversees all payments to and from landlords, tenants, contractors and is the personal point of contact for our landlord clients for any financial enquiries. Joanne works from her home office, balancing family and work life in her busy working week. Joanne sets very high standards of organisation and delivers consistent results for our clients with her uncompromising pursuit of perfection. Joanne is a keen lover of everything dance, she enjoys going to the theatre and watching live music. She loves to cook and spend time entertaining friends and family.

Karen Lewin

Maintenance Coordinator

Karen joined the company in 2002, initially as an administrator and lettings assistant. Since 2006 Karen has specialised in dealing with management and maintenance issues. She is constantly liaising with her approved contractors, tenants and landlords to fix all manner of issues. Karen has a very personable approach to her work, no day is ever the same for Karen and she is always busy helping someone. Away from the office Karen keeps herself fit with Pilates and some may say also her shopping. She loves to travel, spend time with family and friends and her devotion to Gary Barlow is legendary.

Karl Billington

Maintenance Manager

Karl has vast experience of dealing with building and maintenance issues, having worked for a large maintenance contractor and national new house builder. Karl joined Anderson's in 2007 and during that time he has developed and added to our established group of local contractors who can complete works for our landlord clients. As a qualified Domestic Energy Assessor Karl completes all our property EPC survey personally, giving him a detailed record and insight into all our properties. Karl keeps trim by rock climbing. He loves to spend time with his young family as well as the 'Penny' the cat and 'Huey' the dog.

Kim Blackwell

Administrator

Kim joined the company in 2011 from another local agency. She quickly used her experience to make the administration role her own. Kim and Diane deal with all the company's paperwork pre and post tenancy commencement. This includes liaising and negotiating with tenants and landlords for tenancy extensions, move ins and utility transfer management. Kim enjoys going to Zumba classes and loves going to the cinema too. Shopping, eating out and spending time with family and friends are all important to Kim when she's not in her office.

Katie Bridger

 

The longest serving staff member of the Anderson's team. Katie, Chris and Joanne all worked together at their previous employer. Katie continued to work as the branch manager when Chris and Joanne formed Anderson's in 2008 but she soon joined up with them as the business expanded. Katie has nearly 20 years experience of lettings in Leicester. Katie has fulfilled all roles from administration and viewings to being the office manager. In recent years Katie has continued to work for the company on the weekends. Away from the office Katie loves spending time with her grandchildren, looking after animals and visiting Ireland.

Rita Carvetta-Pearce

 

Rita has worked in the lettings business for over 15 years. She joined Anderson's in 2006 from another local agent. If you are looking for a property to rent, Rita is the one to help. If the right tenant is there, she'll leave no stone unturned to find a good home for them. Of Italian heritage, Rita loves her family, homemade food and watching Strictly Come Dancing (preferably with a nice glass of wine).

Elaine Palfreyman

 

Elaine has 20 years experience of letting and managing properties in Leicester. She joined Anderson's in 2007. Elaine's lettings experience includes 10 years managing a local letting agency branch. Elaine enjoys meeting and advising new landlord and tenants and plays a big part in our tenant interview and referencing process. Away from the business family is the focus for Elaine and she loves going to the theatre, concerts and socialising with friends.

Linda Spence

 

Linda joined Anderson's in 2015 and has quickly settled into the 'Anderson's way' of meeting and greeting customers in our busy city centre showroom. The appointed office 'techy' who deals with our software systems and web portal updates, making sure our properties are advertised in the best possible way, as well as dealing with new tenant and landlord enquiries.

Trisha Thornewell

Administrator

Trisha works with Kim in the busy administration office ensuring all the documents are in place for our landlord and tenant clients. Trisha uses her experience of being a landlady to great affect when helping tenants and landlords. Trisha always has a big smile for everyone and you can be sure she'll be the one arranging the office Christmas tree and baubles ! Away from the office Trisha loves spending time with her new grandson, going for long walks and eating out.