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Meet the team

Mark Derrick CertPFS - Managing Director

Whether it's a new mortgage, a remortgage, a house sale or a let what sets Mark apart from the crowd apart from his extensive knowledge and experience is his never say never attitude and his ability to find a way for his clients no matter what.

Approachable and likeable Marks ability to explain things in a way you will understand makes having him on your side a real asset. His depth of experience and knowledge in both the financial services and property arena is just staggering and has been accumulated from both his 25 years of experience and his thirst for knowledge and qualifications.

He began his career in financial services with companies such as HSBC, the Woolwich and Devere & Partners as a Senior Financial Planning Manager but in 2006 decided to go out on his own set up Jarlands and bring his local town the benefit of his experience.

A local man through and through Mark is the Chairman of the Peacehaven & District Chamber of Commerce and is passionate about the growth of the local economy.

The qualification list which in his modest way he won't mention includes CertPFS with the Chartered Insurance Institute having completed Certificates in Financial Planning, Equity Release, Mortgage Advice, Financial Planning & Lifetime Mortgage Activities, Life & Pensions, R01 Financial Services Regulation & Ethics. Mark also holds the Propertymark (formerly National Federation of Property Professionals) Technical Award in Sale of Residential Property.

In his spare time Mark enjoys trying to keep up with his three sons, Ashley, Thomas & Owen, spending time with his partner Lisa, all things Rugby along with periodic (and sometimes successful) bursts of enthusiasm for keeping fit!

Owen Derrick - Multimedia Executive

With a keen eye for details Owen both creates and maintains all visual aspects and multimedia for Jarlands.

He also oversees the photography of properties to be listed on the market and ensures all images presented to clients are edited to a professional standard.
Owen's role is vital in ensuring all aspects of the client's and businesses needs are met and delivered to the highest level, covering areas such as;

  • Website development, making the website easy to use and navigate as well as pleasing to the eye whether on a pc, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.
  • Maximising client sales via optimum exposure via social media marketing including facebook, Instagram & Twitter etc.
  • Virtual 360 degree property virtual tours.
  • Video tours.
  • Floorplans.
  • Digital photography.
  • Digital communications and data protection.
  • Optimisation of our 50 inch shop window interactive TOUCHSCREEN.

In his spare time, Owen has a passion for cinematography, all aspects of film as well as making his own. When he is relaxing he enjoys music and playing both the guitar and piano.

Matt Gray - Senior Negotiator

Matt can proudly boast to have more knowledge of the housing market than just about anyone having gained a wealth of experience during his 15 years in the property industry.

Having started in a large estate agency he then moved onto the big leagues working at the sharp end in the property department at the Argus where he spent 11 years. This period gave Matt an unrivalled understanding of the market as he interacted with all the local estate agents on a weekly basis and saw just about every property that came onto the market.

This unique perspective is what makes Matt so effective, he has an uncanny ability to spot when a property is under or over priced and what subtle changes are needed to turn a property that is sticking into one that flies out the door.

In his spare time Matt is an active member of the local bowls clubs and pretends to the staff here at Jarlands that he likes to cycle even though we know his tyres are flat!

Paula Gander - Sales Negotiator

Paula is the newest edition to the Jarlands team and brings with her an ability to multi task with a mixture of common sense and calmness.

With a love for properties and people all instructions will be handled professionally with a personal touch to listen and understand your needs and expectations.

Her past experience in Senior management in the Corporate world and running her own therapy business, Paula understands the need to work to strict timelines whilst being empathetic. Paula will provide timely updates every step of the way to make everyone aware what is happening and ensure the sale/purchase is diligently handled to achieve the best outcome for you.

As Secretary for Peacehaven & District Chamber of Commerce, Paula loves to be involved with the community, providing help and support and a keen interest in the environment.  Paula loves to be out in the fresh air, walking and enjoying the great British countryside and has a passion for health and wellbeing.

David Tinney - Sales Negotiator

Possessing a strong enthusiasm for all things property and a keen interest in architecture, this relative newcomer to the south coast has been mesmerised by its charm and way of life.

Hailing from the Surrey hills, David has spent the majority of his working life in the arena of sales and customer service, most recent of which within the aviation industry, taking care of the needs of some of the biggest carriers around including Etihad and Spirit airlines to name a few.

Applying an easy going but attentive manner to the proceedings, he is always striving to provide the very best experience for his clientele.

Having also achieved success as a property investor and landlord, David hopes to make a welcome addition to the world of estate agency by coupling his new found love of the area with his drive to exceed the expectations of all parties involved in the process.

In his spare time he can be found embarking on a run at one of the various beauty spots that Sussex has to offer or indulging in the age old art of lifting heavy things at his local gymnasium.