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77 Poole Road

The Team at Westbourne

Sales & Lettings

Ben Jesty

Managing Director 

Ben Jesty has been at the helm of Winkworth Westbourne since 2003. His knowledge of the Westbourne property market is second to none and Ben has taken the Westbourne office from strength to strength over the years with the help of his experienced, long-standing team and has built up a fine reputation within the local community. Ben is often asked to comment in both local and national property publications and his opinion and experience of the local market is valued by many. Ben strives to ensure Winkworth Westbourne remains the top performing office in the area by maintaining the high service levels he prides his office on. Ben was born locally and now lives in Lymington with his wife Natalie, daughter Mia and son Jack. In his spare time, Ben is a watersports fanatic and spends most of his spare time either on the Solent or enjoying a long walk in the New Forest with his family and dog followed by an afternoon at his local pub! Ben also owns Winkworth Southboure

Patrick Hester

Assistant Manager 

Patrick joined Winkworth Westbourne in January 2014 having worked for two years with another local Estate Agency. He had stood out as an excellent sales negotiator whilst working for one of our competitors and we were delighted he chose to join our enthusiastic team. He has quickly become one of our top sales performers and has built up an excellent knowledge of the local area since he joined us. Patrick is a semi-professional footballer in his spare time and applies the same dedication and teamwork as he does on the pitch, in the office and plays an important role within the Westbourne branch. Patrick is passionate about property and his knowledge of the local area is second to none. He strives to ensure that each and every one of our clients receives a first class service.

Lauren Farmer

Sales & Lettings Negotiator 

Lauren began working with us in 2015 after previously working for a local Estate Agent in Canford Cliffs. Lauren has already become an invaluable member of the team and has impressed many of the clients she has dealt with in finding them their perfect property. Lauren has a strong customer service background which is clear to see when dealing with her.

Hugh Dunsmore-Hardy


Hugh is an eminent figure in the industry and was formerly the president of The National Association of Estate Agents so his knowledge is second to none. Hugh ensures that Winkworth is constantly up to date with regards to compliance and regulation to ensure our customers are protected and receive the highest standards of service. Hugh has put in place rigorous service and compliance procedures to give our clients the confidence they are using a reputable, responsible and trustworthy agent they can rely on. He takes all feedback extremely seriously, following our approved complaints procedure.


Katy Gray

Lettings Manager 

Katy has worked in our lettings team since 2010 and has built up an impressive client base in her time with us. Katy is fully ARLA qualified and her knowledge of the ever changing lettings industry is second to none. Her excellent customer service skills coupled with her drive to constantly improve the business and the service we provide our clients has earned her an excellent reputation within the local lettings market. Katy is always happy to advise both landlords and tenants with any queries or questions they may have, hence the excellent relationships she has built with our clients. Katy lives in christchurch with her two children and loves to spend time with them when she's not in the office.

Mel Izzard

Lettings Property Manager 

Mel started working with Winkworth in 2014 after relocating to the Poole area. Mel previously worked in a busy London letting agency for a number of years where she built up an excellent knowledge of all aspects within the industry. In the early part of 2015, Mel passed all of the ARLA examinations with flying colours. Mel lives locally with her fiance and two children.

Alex Marle

Lettings Property Manager 

Alex joined Winkworth in 2013 and comes with a successful and proven customer service background. Alex prides himself on the personal service he provides to each and every client. Alex is very much a family man and married his wife Pippa, a local school teacher in 2015 and they have a beautiful daughter together. Alex is a keen sportsman and an avid Cherries supporter attending as many games as possible.