Colin Kyle Stephen Hibbert Sam Collins Sam Dennison Jack Wall Ricky Mauro Tom Bush Ed Batchly Jack Oliver Jasmine Pittey Andy Whitehead Simon Windham Suzie Purser Sophie Healey

Colin Kyle


Hertford's longest serving estate agent for over 36 years, Colin has obtained unrivalled knowledge of the local housing market. Colin still lives in the area he loves, settling in the village of Hertingfordbury. Father of two and married to Mandy, his interests include country activities and pusuits and is a member of Essendon golf club. A little bit of an adrenaline Junkie, Colin's claim to fame was doing the highest bungee in the world! And competed in the Devizes to London canoe race for charity.

Stephen Hibbert


Having enjoyed a successful career within Estate Agency for over 20 years, 17 years of which at Steven Oates, has built an excellent knowledge of all aspects of the property industry. Stephen has an active role in both Hertford and Ware offices, including both sales, lettings and commercial and also heads the companies new homes department. Stephen lives in the local village of Much Hadham and along with his wife and 4 young children, enjoys tennis, squash and football, when he isn't running around after his 4 children!

Sam Collins


Sam has been a part of Steven Oates for over 15 years, having started in the office as a summer job in between university terms, he risen through the ranks to manage the office and is one of Hertford's most recognised estate agents. Having grown up in Brickendon Green on the edge of Hertford, Sam has always enjoyed being actively involved within the local community. Now living in the village of Standon with his wife and two daughters, he enjoys spending time keeping his two young ones entertained, whilst still trying to find time to fit the odd round of golf and playing racketball.

Sam Dennison


Sam’s personable friendly approach has proven to be invaluable to the Hertford sales teams, constantly achieving and breaking targets, making him a valued member of staff.

Sam has lived and worked in Hertfordshire to date and enjoys Motorsport & Travelling. His lifetime ambition is to learn to fly!

Jack Wall


Jack has worked in estate agency for over 14 years, managing offices in both Hertford and Enfield. He now lives in St.Albans with his wife Sheryl and two daughters Emily and Charlotte. Jack’s tireless passion for helping clients through the tricky process of moving home led him to be recognised by the industry at the ESTAs Awards, where he was awarded a Peoples Award.

Out of work, Jack is a keen angler and can often be found by the lake, teaching his girls how to land that big catch.

Ricky Mauro


Ricky has been recognised as a leading estate agent for over 10 years specialising in Sales, Lettings and Commercial properties. Ricky has developed a wide range of skills and good local knowledge having worked and living in the local area for most of his life. Ricky is also a family man, married to Kirsty, Ricky has 2 children, Isabella and Harrison and enjoys playing football, socialising and has a great interest in classic cars.

Tom Bush


Having been born into a military family, Tom spent much of his childhood in the Far East. He joined the Army (REME) at the age of 15 and served for 6 years. On leaving the forces, Tom joined Davies & Co. in North London in 1970, a company he then went on to own for over 30 years. Since retiring in 2008, Tom realised he missed the buzz of agency and Steven Oates were lucky enough to secure his experience on a part time basis. He has a life long love of both dogs and horses, whilst also enjoys sailing when he gets a chance.

Ed Batchly


Having been a Steven Oates for 4 years, raised in Hertfordshire, Ed has a detailed knowledge and understanding of the local property market. Ed understands that buying or selling a House is a major event in people’s lives, regardless of whether you are a first time buyer, a more experienced buyer or a seller looking to maximise on an investment already made. A keen sports man Ed also has a diploma in Personnel training.

Jack Oliver


Having been in sales for many years, Jack's proudest moment to date was opening the Ware office 5 years ago, now well established and recognised as Ware's most dynamic and professional estate agency. A family man, married to Louise, Jack has 3 children, Charlotte, Charlie, and Nancy. Jack enjoys golf, running and skiing.

Jasmine Pittey


One of the latest members of the busy lettings team, Jasmine has already established herself as a vital member of the team. With her energetic and professional attitude, she is responsible for matching tenants with the most suitable properties, along with helping run the day to day demands of one of the busiest lettings business locally. 

Andy Whitehead


Andrew has worked in the property business for over 18 years and has previously managed our lettings and management business. Prior to this, Andrew worked at Savills for 4 years where he become an ARLA licensed agent and secured some of the most prestigious residential property lets in the area.

We are delighted to have appointed Andy as Director of Steven Oates Property Management. Andrew is an expert the lettings industry and succeeds with honesty and integrity. A proud father of two and married to Morgan. Andrew enjoys golf and is a keen pool player having captained Hertfordshire for four years.

Simon Windham


Simon has been working within the lettings industry since 2003 and is fully ARLA qualified. Originally from Billericay in Essex, he moved to Hertford 4 years ago and is engaged to Lucy. Outside of work Simon regularly plays football, babminton and tennis.

Suzie Purser


With over 25 years’ experience in the property industry, Suzie has come out of retirement to join us as a Senior Lettings Consultant.

Previously the co-owner and operator of Chase Residential Lettings, Suzie has a wealth of experience as both a letting agent and landlord. With her caring approach and attention to detail, Suzie is respected as one of the leading letting agents in the Hertford area.

Any free time is spent looking after her dogs, horses and helping her daughter Maddie progress in her clay pigeon shooting career, as she was recently selected for the Team GB Talent Pathway.

Sophie Healey


Sophie began her career in lettings in 2011, where she worked as a lettings negotiator. Sophie then decided to explore other areas of the lettings industry and found a natural affinity with property management. Sophie is a key member of the Steven Oates team, managing our portfolio of over 350 properties on a day to day basis. Sophie prides herself on customer service and will go the extra mile to ensure our clients are happy.


In her spare time, Sophie enjoys travelling and can usually be found taking long walks with her dog Percy. At the end of this year Sophie will be taking part in a charity sky dive.

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