Meet The Team



Managing Director

Mortgage & Protection Consultant

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 to launch Jarlands and hasn’t looked back.


A local man through and through Mark is currently the Vice Chairman & Treasurer of the Peacehaven & District Chamber of Commerce and is passionate about the growth of the local economy and creating opportunities to support the local workforce by recruiting and training locally.


The qualification list which in his modest way he won't mention includes DipPFS 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 MARLA & MNAEA memberships and


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 in recent years the Brighton Marathon and in 2021 the Brighton Half Marathon with all three of his sons (slightly trailing behind)!


Mark is based primarily at the Newhaven office (1st Floor Finance Department).



Matt Gray

Senior Sales 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!


Matt is based in the Peacehaven office.



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.


Applying an easy going but attentive manner to the proceedings, he is always striving to provide the very best experience for Jarlands clientele, his passion for property is infectious and he has fast become a valued member of the Jarlands family.


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.


David is based in the Newhaven office.



Gareth Derrick

Finance Department

Working within the growing finance department Gareth is studying CF6 with the Chartered Insurance Institute and is a member of the Personal Finance Society having achieved his R01 paper covering Financial Services, Regulations and Ethics.


In his spare time Gareth enjoys spending quality time with his growing family, playing guitar and walking Lola, his Labrador.


Gareth is based at the Newhaven office (Finance Department, based on the first floor).



Lisa Horscraft BA EYPS

Property Department

Working in the busy property department Lisa has a keen eye for detail and uncanny ability for pricing property. Educated to degree level Lisa provides office support, mentoring and management of standards throughout the Jarlands team.


Lisa is based across the Peacehaven & Newhaven offices.



Sophie Powell

Lettings Department

Sophie works with new and existing landlords and tenants to provide service, support and management of the lettings.


Dedicated to quality of service Sophie is excited to be working towards her industry qualifications in pursuit of excellence.


Sophie in based in our Newhaven office, Lettings Department.