Your Team - Offering a Century of Experience


Louis Powell

Managing Director

Louis Powell began his agency career in 1987 and enjoyed a career progression to become the youngest Managing Director of a 24 branch network of offices for the largest estate agency chain in the UK.

Keen to develop a more bespoke and discerning personal service, Charles Powell is his opportunity to provide a template for the modern boutique Estate Agency.

Louis lives with his wife Samantha and son Joe in the New Forest.

Paul Mason

Sales Manager

Paul Mason's career in estate agency began 16 years ago and his detailed local knowledge has assisted in establishing his credentials as one of the key members of the Charles Powell organisation. He has a well regarded reputation for considerate customer care. 

Paul resides in Downton with his wife Jenny and their three children. 

Steven Gready

Sales Manager

Steve’s wealth of estate agency experience has been gained in the local area and he now specialises in homes in the New Forest National Park and South Romsey areas. He possesses excellent organisational skills and his commitment to his personal clients regularly results in recommendation to their friends and family. 

Having grown up in Romsey Steve has a daughter Isabelle and now resides in Old Calmore. 

Simon Edser

Sales Manager

Simon began his estate agency career in 1987 and he has specialised in successfully selling a wide range of Southampton's finest properties. His depth of knowledge is second to none and his sales expertise, coupled with a passion for providing the best level of service to his clients has resulted in a high level of repeat business and recommendations.

Simon lives in West Totton with his wife Lynn and they have three adult daughters.

Samantha Powell


Samantha Powell has worked in Estate Agency management and marketing for 25 years. Office based, her role is to facilitate the smooth running of the operation, ensuring the Charles Powell experience is a pleasant and effective one for all clients. Sam is the catalyst of all the office activity ensuring every client is contacted on a regular basis. 



Gwen van Zyl

Branch Coordinator

Gwen is our extremely patient, empathetic and methodical customer liaison who oversees the smooth progression of all the Charles Powell sales. With a very responsible position, she manages to regularly update all clients of events throughout the process. 

Having enjoyed experience in the international property market, Gwen returned to the UK in 2014 and currently resides in Wellow. She is an active member of the Romsey Rotary Club and keeps the rest of the team in order!

Karen Richards

Marketing Assistant

Karen has worked in business management for over 20 years and assists with the innovative promotion of our properties, maximising marketing avenues and providing useful regular updates. 

Orignally from New Zealand, Karen resides in Chilworth with her husband and two children. 

Natalie Bigwood

Sales Negotiator

Natalie’s sales ability and client relationship building extends well beyond her years and she has become a valued member of the team.

She is experienced in photography and has instilled the high standard of presentation within our marketing whilst organising much of the social media aspects.

Natalie resides in Southampton with her husband Lloyd and daughter Florence. 

Emma Purser

Branch Administrator

Emma enhances the fluidity of the operation, creating and tailoring the individual marketing campaigns for each Charles Powell home.

She insists on excellent levels of presentation, communication and controls all aspects of promotion with such ease.

Emma lives in Romsey with her partner Matthew. 

Andrea Grant-Barker

Sales Negotiator

We are fortunate to acquire Andrea's considerable sales experience and skillful marketing. She has a wonderful ability to match clients to the right property by carefully ascertaining clients needs, a talent which is becoming more uncommon in estate agency. 

Andrea lives with her husband Mike residing in the oldest residential property in Romsey having restored it from a ruin into the splendid home it is now. 

Kerry Little

Property Consultant

Kerry is the latest addition to the team having enjoyed a previous career in the industry with a large corporate chain involved in selling a wide range of properties across Southampton. Her calm and reassuring persona has proved particularly pleasing for our clients who thoroughly enjoy liaising with her. Kerry lives in a home designed and built in Southampton by her and her husband Richard with their two children, Lewis and Max.

Melanie Tooke

Advertising and Marketing Director

Melanie has a wealth of experience in the London market place and heads the highly successful Knightsbridge Office, our associated brand based in Knightsbridge, London. Melanie liaises with selected Charles Powell clients offering advice and valuable marketing within the London and International market places.