Staff Profiles

Tara Burton M.A.R.L.A., A.N.A.E.A.

Tara Burton M.A.R.L.A., A.N.A.E.A.

Managing Director

Having been interested in property from a young age, I started my career with Parsons & Company in 2007 as a junior negotiator. Working hard, I progressed up the ladder learning each section of the business until January 2016 when I was offered a directorship by the company founder Neil Parsons. I was thrilled to accept his offer and two years later I found myself purchasing the business so Neil could retire having worked in the industry for nearly 40 years. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have a very loyal and hardworking team at my side and together we will continue to use traditional estate agency methods with a mix of modern-day technology to help our customers/clients for the next 40 years.

I am a very family orientated person and enjoy spending valuable time with my family when I am not working (especially my little niece and nephew). I also enjoy cooking/baking and dancing – good luck getting me off the dance floor before the last song has finished playing! Having lived in Beeston all my life, I think it is essential to keep our community spirit alive so have enjoyed various roles from being a school governor to parish councillor over time, I currently sit on the village hall committee and play my part in organising various events from our village fete to summer BBQ nights, Christmas bingo and all events in between.

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Richard Marshall M.N.A.E.A.

Richard Marshall M.N.A.E.A.

Office Manager

I entered the property industry in 2002, working for independent Estate Agents Russen & Turner in Downham Market and over time I progressed through various roles, gaining valuable agency experience across Norfolk; working in towns including King's Lynn, Swaffham, Holt and recently Wymondham. I initially joined Parsons as a Senior valuer, conducting market appraisals for both our offices, however as a team player I love getting stuck in with all aspects of day-to-day estate agency.

Outside of work, I enjoy supporting my beloved Norwich City, as well as playing the game regularly just to keep fit. I also enjoy running and walking around our beautiful county with my wife Sammy and our rescue dog Basil. Aside from fitness, I love taking time out to cook and occasionally bake, travel (mainly city breaks) and enjoying all things Norfolk!

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Michelle Arthurton

Michelle Arthurton

Senior Sales Negotiator

I started in the property industry in 1995, then working for Ewings Estate Agents in Reepham as a sales negotiator. I have continued to work in Reepham when Tops Ewings took over and then joined Parsons and Company in 2009 as senior sales negotiator. I have extensive knowledge about the local area and the people in the town and pride myself in making all aspects of selling and purchasing run smoothly and totally stress free.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending valuable time with my family and having four Grandsons keeps me extremely busy. My two black Labradors, Maisy and Bailey love the Norfolk countryside which we can experience close to home. Myself and my Husband love to take city breaks away and experience their different cultures and architecture.

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Lauren Rowland M.A.R.L.A.

Lauren Rowland M.A.R.L.A.

Senior Lettings Negotiator

Since joining Parson & Co in 2013, I started my career in property working part time as a Lettings Administrator, working my way up over the years to my current role as Senior Lettings Negotiator. I enjoy every aspect of the role from guiding first time landlords through the lettings process to the day to day management of our Dereham properties.

Working in the property industry has also enabled me to buy my first home which I have been renovating over the past few months, and I can now finally enjoy all the hard work. I enjoy keeping fit in my local gym and socialising at the weekends with my sisters and friends. My main passion however is for travel; everything from backpacking across Thailand to watching the Northern Lights in Iceland . . . but not forgetting being a big kid in Disneyworld!

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Sandra Fickling

Sandra Fickling

Lettings Negotiator

After starting my working life in conveyancing/probate and accounts I took a career change in 2009 when I joined the Reepham office as a Lettings Administrator and later progressed to a Lettings Negotiator. Having lived locally to Reepham my entire life I have extensive knowledge of the local area, and many people in it, I am therefore able to give my absolute best to our many Landlords and Tenants to ensure their queries are attended to immediately. I find my role at Parsons very enjoyable and have a great team to work alongside with.

Outside the office my family mean everything to me and I would go to great lengths to ensure my husband and two teenage sons are happy. I’m the typical mum with many hats and I can multi-task extremely well!!

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Georgia Clements

Georgia Clements

Sales Negotiator

I joined Parsons & Co in March 2019 as the office administrator to complete an apprenticeship in Business Administration and I am mainly based at our Dereham branch, along with helping out at the Reepham office when required. Since having completed my apprenticeship, I have progressed into sales negotiating and accompanying viewings, along with completing the admin. Having been raised in the town, I know the area exceptionally well which aids in giving all our clients the best service they could receive.

Outside of work, I lead a very busy life as I love to keep active by attending my local gym most nights, walking my dog and looking after my ex-polo pony, Ninja. I enjoy socialising with my friends and spending time with those that mean the most to me. As a big team-player, I also enjoy sports such as Netball, Hockey and Rounders.

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Neil Parsons

Neil Parsons

Property Consultant

Having started in estate agency in 1980 as managing partner of Potter & Co, I went on to establish Parsons & Co and am proud to say that I am Dereham's most experienced estate agent. Having retired at Christmas 2017, I am still considered as one of the team and act as a property consultant having dealt with thousands of houses for sale in Dereham and Reepham.

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Andy Bemrose

Andy Bemrose

Mortgage Advisor

I have over 25 years experience of the mortgage market and have worked with Parsons & Co since 2001. I am able to provide across the market advice and am keen to help everyone source the most appropriate source of mortgage funding and insurance.

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Tulay West

Tulay West

Mortgage Administrator

I have over 10 years practical hands on experience and am fully qualified as a mortgage advisor too. However I primarily handle all the administration for the mortgage and insurance side.

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