Experience


“John’s experience spans over 30 years in property, football directorship, race horse training, guest speaking and auctioneering  


 

John’s career in the property world started at the tender age of 10, holding the tape measure for his father measuring up houses to put on the market in his family Estate Agency. He left school at 17 to join the business and at 18 had purchased his first property deal. By the age of 19, John had taken over the business trebling its turnover in 3 years. He sold it at 24 yrs to concentrate on property development full time.

At the age of 25, John became one of the youngest Directors of a football league club when joining Cambridge United FC where he stayed for 18 years, eventually purchasing the ground and renting it back to the club along with his business partners, an issue that became controversial.

In 2007 he successfully called the top of the market making no real purchases, opting instead to fulfil another passion and to train racehorses. In 2009 John re-entered the market investing along with his long-term business partner into Auction House UK, now the largest and fastest growing property auction business in the UK.

In a further move that year, John acquired and opened a number of Fine & Country Estate Agencies across East Anglia. Fine & Country are now the largest Estate Agency group in the UK selling prestigious property.

More recently John has been invited as guest speaker, charity auctioneer, after dinner speaker and interviewed for his opinions and advice on property development


Ipswich Wharf Developments Ltd

Managing Director

2014 – Present


Auction House UK

Managing Director

A national property and land auctioneer. Largest residential and No.1 auctioneers with 40 Auction Houses in the UK.

2009 – Present

www.auctionhouse.uk.net


Fine and Country Estate Agents

Managing Director

East Anglia including Norfolk, part of Suffolk and the majority of Essex
Multi-award winning estate agency at the International Residential Property Awards. Specialising in a range of exclusive property from rural estates to luxurious houses. With Fine & Country Norwich being the most successful office having sold more properties than any other Fine & Country office in Europe.

2009 – Present

www.fineandcountry.com


Public Speaking and Auctioneering

John has a strong public profile and is often invited to speak at numerous functions and seminars as guest speaker, charity auctioneer and after dinner speaker. The most recent engagements include headlining at the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce business meeting and Auctioneer at the Conservative Dinner for Ben Gummer MP. With appearances on Sky news, regional and national television as well as interviews and opinions in the media.

2014 – Present