The Volunteer Founder Member Agents

The professionals below are all owner-managers of small independent estate and/or lettings agencies and have selflessly contributed their valuable time and input to help CIELA form.

They receive no preferential treatment, no payment and have no ownership of CIELA. Their contributions are entirely voluntary and reflect their individual and collective passion to improve the profile of independent agency as a whole, raise standards and begin to take back market share from mediocre corporate businesses.

They represent all different kinds of agency; London, rural, regional, high street and hybrid. They share one important feature: they are committed to achieving the best price and the smoothest experience for all their clients.

Among them are winners of multiple industry awards, recently started businesses, long-running business, low tech and high tech businesses.

Luke Gidney

Let Leeds


“I believe CIELA can help the industry unite”

Read Luke’s interview

Tom Bloomfield

Bloomfield Grey

“To successfully educate the public”

Read Tom’s interview

Kristjan Byfield

Base Property Specialists


“We constantly evolve and look for new innovations that create a better consumer experience”

Read Kristjan’s interview

Donald Collins

Go View London


“When you match that personal touch with our drive and determination it is a combination that helps propel our business forward”

Read Donald’s interview

Perry Power

Power Bespoke


“Independent businesses, in general, exist to serve the customer”

Read Perry’s interview

Simon Gresswell

Finlay Brewer


“We are only as good as our last deal”

Read Simon’s interview

Nick Goldsworthy

Logic Estates


“I hope it achieves something┬áno other body has achieved to date”

Read Nick’s interview

Andy Ferguson

Logic Estates


“Owner run independent agency will always offer a greater degree of service”

Read Andy’s interview

Vivienne Harris

Heathgate Properties


“A voice to the public changing historic perceptions”

Read Vivienne’s interview

Kay Smith



“Friendly, personal service, always giving our clients the time they deserve”

Read Kay’s interview

The views expressed publicly by CIELA represent the views of the incorporated charter itself, not of any individual members. Founding members are unpaid and unelected, and cannot be held liable for any CIELA actions.

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