Why Us - The Team
James graduated from Southampton University in 1999 and after a brief period working in France settled in London to work for Splendid.co.uk Limited. James ran the personnel department and was responsible for 500 members of staff for four and a half years before moving to the busy lettings department of a well respected independent property company in SW London. With family connections in Edinburgh, it was an easy decision to move north of the border to join his business partner, Nicholas Webber, and to take on the challenging student lettings market by setting up Splendid Property in March 2005.
James is responsible for the day to day running of the company. His personnel talents, which were honed while dealing with hundreds of young staff in London, are much valued in dealing with landlord / tenant relations. His natural, calm negotiating skills make him popular with both sides of the letting equation.
Nicholas set up his first company, Splendid.co.uk, with business partner Darren Hobbs in 1997 while in his final year studying Drama and German in London. Splendid is a staffing agency for high society and fashion events which started life in London. With flair and zeal for customer care, Splendid is now regarded as the market leader, providing the highest quality of service nationally. In 2001 Nick moved to Edinburgh to set up a second office. With a personal portfolio of property in Edinburgh, it was at this time that he identified the need for customer service orientated property management which best serves the interests of both landlord and tenant.
Nicholas is responsible for the marketing of the company, developing the investment arm of Splendid Property Management and assisting James in the day to day running of the company. His large range of contacts in Edinburgh and his expertise and track record in starting a small company specialising in providing quality customer service and care is invaluable in assuring the future of Splendid Property Management.
Darren graduated from Manchester University in 1997 with a degree in Civil Engineering. Almost immediately he went into business with Nicholas setting up Splendid.co.uk, a company which has grown from ten members of staff to one that now employs in excess of eight hundred and has acquired a national reputation for quality. Darren was instrumental in the first discussions when setting up Splendid Property Management by providing the structure of how the company should operate. His natural ability to find logical solutions to problems has been essential in the success of Splendid Property Management.
Darren is responsible for the accounts as well as overall quality control of the company. He is constantly on the lookout for new methods of working and is in charge of keeping the all important I.T. up-to-date and running smoothly.