Chapman Stickels’ head office is situated in the historic market town of Hadleigh in one of its most iconic buildings, the Corn Exchange. Originally built in 1813, with a full restoration in 1895 the building (Grade II Listed) had a variety of uses during its many years, sadly being largely unoccupied in more recent times. In 2019 we decided to make the building our main offices, and head office, embarking on a 6-month renovation programme, carefully preserving its unique heritage whilst updating it to provide a modern and dynamic place to work.
Robert has lived and worked in Suffolk most of his life and is a well-known and hugely respected figure in the local area, having been part of Roy Chapman & Sons, and latterly Carter Jonas. Having worked in horse racing in his early career he continues to follow his passion and can often be found at Higham Point to Point and Newmarket Races.
Robert is married to Sally and has two children Emma and Sam. Emma is the manager of Pump Gyms in Colchester and Sam is currently living and working in New Zealand.
Benedict was born and grew up in Suffolk and has worked for almost 20 years in Estate Agency, having managed Durrants in Diss for many years and then moving to Carter Jonas before founding Chapman Stickels. Benedict grew up in Polstead and surrounds and has a passion for the countryside and wildlife. Benedict is currently completing his RICS qualifications.
Cleo joined the team in late 2020, having worked together with Robert and Benedict previously at Carter Jonas. Cleo has been involved in Property and Estate Agency all of her working life. She juggles a busy work schedule with her three children, Max, Imogen, and Martha. Both Max (an exceptional sailor) and Imogen are at school at RHS. Cleo goes nowhere without Hector her loyal and occasionally obedient Cockapoo. Cleo will take over as Partner when Robert decides to work less!
Admin & Lettings Manager
Emily is the youngest member of the ChapSticks team and has been with the company since it started. We quickly realised that she is super talented and incredibly motivated. She now not only runs all the ChapSticks administration but also runs the Lettings Team (separate company). Random fact: Emily loves parrots and has two, Billy & Skip!
Rod manages our Block Management portfolio and deals with often complex issues surrounding block management. As part of his role he often negotiates between freeholders, lessors, lessees, and legal teams, as well as dealing with a host of third-party contractors in relation to the day-to-day management of our managed sites. Rod formerly worked for the BBC and decided to take on a new challenge having commuted to London for many years.
Simon has been involved in property in Suffolk for many years and formerly was a Partner at Hunters. Simon has a vast expertise in Lettings and brings a wealth of knowledge to the company as well as an intricate understanding of the local area.
Adrian has lived and worked in Suffolk most of his life, and works independently from Chapman Stickels’ offices, helping the team with advice for our clients, as well as providing independent mortgage advice. Adrian is a partner with John Charcol Mortgage Brokers.
Elsa is the newest member of the team here at Chapman Stickels. She mans the office on Saturdays, ensuring everything runs smoothly! She is currently studying for a degree in Modern History at the University of Essex, and also plays netball for BUCS.
Hector works 4 days a week and the occasional Saturday. He also juggles a busy work schedule with the demands of pining for Cleo when on appointments, as well as relentlessly chasing a toy reindeer around the office, much to the annoyance of Robert.
Created by artist Allan Drummond, commissioned by us to celebrate our opening. The original water colour is at our head offices at The Corn Exchange in Hadleigh