About Us

Jon Williams

Jon Williams


An Estate Agent since 1987, Jon Williams has worked for both independent and corporate firms as a negotiator, manager and Director. Born and bred in Paignton, educated at Hayes Road and Torquay Boys Grammar, Jon is passionate about the area and the varied range of property in and around Torbay and South Devon of which both he and fellow director Mark have an in depth knowledge.

From 1992 until 2009 Jon managed and was a director for an Estate Agency branch in Paignton building up many local, regional and national contacts in addition to overseeing offices in Torquay, Brixham and Newton Abbot. A regular contributor to BBC1 ‘s Homes Under The Hammer over the last 8 years, Jon is delighted to return to independent estate agency, combining the latest technology with expert knowledge and first class customer service.
Jon lives in Preston with his wife Maggie and three children Sophie, Alex and Olivia. When he is not working he enjoys football, golf and cricket and also plays squash badly.

Mark Hedge



Mark Hedge has been in the industry for over 20 Years. He has worked for corporate firms as a Senior negotiator, Sales Manager and Valuer, however, the majority of time has been spent in Independent Agency where he believes the client receives the best service, advice and help. He covers all aspects of agency and is involved in the day to day management of the business, valuation and still enjoys negotiation to ensure vendors achieve the best possible price.

He says our results are built around a focused quality service, strong brand image, coupled with plenty of hard work and a great Team effort. He has built strong relationships with all local solicitors which also helps for a smooth move. Mark lives with wife Debbie and has two daughters. Outside of work Mark enjoys coastal walking with the family dog and likes to keep fit at the Gym. He is a keen sportsman involving Squash, Racquetball, and Road Cycling.




Property Consultant

Roger has been an Estate Agent since 1975 in the local area having gained a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the industry in many market conditions.  Roger was born and educated locally, comes from a family who can be traced back several generations in the area and has a love of South Devon.

Over his long career he has held a number of positions in some well known corporate and independent firms in Torquay and Paignton. Roger brings a vast amount of experience, is well known in the industry and consistently maintains those sometimes lost values of true politeness and a sense of calm.

Roger covers all aspects of the business however his main roles include Valuation, Viewings and Negotiation.


Suzanne Bell

Senior Negotiator/Sales Progression

Suzanne Bell has worked in agency for over 20 years and has worked both in corporate estate agency and two independent agencies before joining Williams Hedge as their Senior Negotiator over 5 years ago. Suzanne was born and bred in Paignton and has a good local knowledge of the area also being educated in Torbay and the South Hams. Her experience in agency covers all aspects of the business but in particular she deals with all Williams Hedge’s sales progression. This involves dealing with solicitors, purchasers, vendors and surveyors on a day to day basis. She has an excellent understanding of the legal process to assist all clients when selling or purchasing a property.

Suzanne lives in Paignton with her fiancé Chris and has one son & one step daughter. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family & friends, travelling whenever possible.

Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas


Michael has worked in the industry since 2013 and has covered all aspects of Agency from Administration to viewings/offers and sales progression. He previously worked for another independent agent, so fully understands the local market and is consistent in his focus on the client and the service level required.

He is currently working alongside Suzanne to progress Sales to conclusion and providing meaningful information to help manage a client’s move.  In 2018 he will also be spending more time accompanying viewings and ensuring client’s expectations are met following initial marketing.


Debbie Storey-Day


Debbie has worked in the industry since 2000 and gained a huge amount of experience. All of this time has been spent within Torbay for Corporate Agents until joining Williams Hedge in 2013.

Debbie works as a negotiator conducting viewings and ensuring potential purchasers have good quality information to make informed decisions on their next dream home.

Her roles also include providing feedback to vendors and managing the expectation of clients needs.




Office Manager / Administration

Alison Hand previously worked for a Corporate Estate Agents in Paignton for five years and has undertaken various roles from property lettings to office administrator, sales negotiator undertaking viewings and negotiations to market appraisals.

She has been with Williams Hedge from the start of the business and is very experienced in their systems and work practices. She is responsible for the management of the office and ensuring smooth transition from initial client enquiry to full marketing and all associated system and administrative procedures.

Alison is married and has two children and she enjoys walking, running and spending time with her family and friends.




Sarah Parker previously ran a business developing property and managed a property rental portfolio. She has also worked in administration for over 15 years.

Sarah enjoys meeting people and feels that good customer service is very important. She is responsible for the office administration and systems and is a point of contact in the office for clients and customers.

Sarah is married and has two children and she enjoys travelling and spending time with her family and friends.




Danielle has recently joined Williams Hedge and is assisting with their administration. She assists with day to day enquiries, customer contact and administration.

Her roles include marketing preparation including newspaper adverts and digital marketing.

Outside of work Danielle enjoys spending time with family and friends and travelling.




Jessica is another long term employee of Williams Hedge. She assists from a home base when extra help is needed with Administration.

Her primary role is to produce accurate floor plans of all properties that come to market. Jessica has been performing this role since Williams Hedge started business and she can produce accurate plans with speed and ease.

Outside of work Jess is a keen dancer.





Chris has been moving people in Torbay & Teignbridge for over 15 years and has a wealth of experience in the local property market.

Having always worked within Independent Estate Agents where customer satisfaction is the key focus, Chris is always on hand to assist and guide you through the moving process. He undertakes all aspects of agency including valuation, marketing, on-going marketing advice, viewing, negotiation and sales progression.

Chris lives locally with his young family (and has no spare time!) but enjoys hiking on Dartmoor, visiting the local beaches and anything outdoors whenever given the opportunity!




With over ten years of experience David has worked with independent estate agents in both Torbay and Teignbridge. Born and Bred in Devon, David feels very passionate about the beautiful area we are lucky enough to live in and truly appreciates the stunning and diverse properties this County has to offer, Coastal, town and countryside.

He undertakes all aspects of agency including valuation, marketing, on-going marketing advice, viewing, negotiation and sales progression.

In his spare time he enjoys Cycling on Dartmoor and Climbing.




Lee started her career in estate agency in 2010 but has always had a keen interest in property, particularly redeveloping and refurbishing properties that need a little work. Lee has even built her own home in the past! As the office negotiator Lee will conduct viewings, providing prompt feedback and ensuring that clients expectations are met. With her keen interest and past experience Lee is great at seeing the potential in all properties. Lee lives locally and is kept busy with her family and latest home improvement project.




Jasmine is the most recent addition to the Williams Hedge team in Kingskerswell. She has always been interested in property and has combined this with the skills she has developed from completing an NVQ in Business & Administration.

She is a welcome asset to the Team and brings great enthusiasm to her role. In her spare time she enjoys the gym, yoga and socialising with friends and family.

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