AJR MANAGEMENT LTD
Meet The Team


Senior Management Team
ABOUT US

Meet the Team

Andrew Read
Andy is the founder and Managing Director of AJR and what he lacks in imagination (Andrew John Read), he more than makes up for in sporting prowess as the self-proclaimed Office Number 1 in Table Tennis and Pool.

Andy has always seen AJR as a family business delivering exceptional customer service and those are the two main drivers in his working life, ensuring that all staff feel valued as part of the AJR family and that our clients always feel we have exceeded their expectations.

Andy and Deb work well together both inside and out of the office and can be found going to any Leicester Tigers or England Rugby match possible with their two children, Sebastian and Isabelle, as well as eating out in the best restaurants they can afford and walking Diamond and Amber, the family Labradors.

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Andrew Read
Andrew Read
Managing Director

Debbie Read
Debbie has two children, two Labradors, enjoys a weekly Zumba class and likes dining out and going to the theatre. She also enjoys a good book - when she gets the time!

She started her working life at the Halifax Building Society, which she loved and is where she met her husband, and our Managing Director, Andy. Latterly she worked for Coors Brewers as a Strategic Sourcing Manager, leaving to start a family and support Andy with AJR.

Debbie values exceptional customer service and is very proud that the AJR Team are second to none - delivering on their promise every day. After all, she says "that is what makes AJR special".

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Debbie Read
Debbie Read
Company Secretary

Rachel Adams
Rachel is our head of systems, responsible for the design of our bespoke software although she would like to point out she is definitely not a nerd! The thing Rachel likes best about her job is the fact that there is always something new to learn and some new challenge to overcome as well as the joy of working with the fantastic team of people at AJR.

She is the mother of two grown up children who refuse to leave home no matter how hard she tries to persuade them! She also has two dogs, Doodles and Pebbles who wear her out on their early morning 4 mile walk so by half past seven every morning she is completely shattered.

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Rachel Adams
Rachel Adams
Head of Systems

Emma Clarke
Emma manages the void and managed service team here at AJR Management, with much of her ample workload in the managed service side of the business. Emma’s skills are getting utility suppliers to help her with any issues she comes across and three point turns (which she got so good at because her sense of direction – and driving - are terrible!). Emma is the one who comes out to meet prospective void clients and will manage your transition over to our service to make sure it is as easy as possible.

Emma started working with us back in 2011 straight out of university and has had a few jobs previously working in bars and offices in Nottingham and Burton.

Emma has a huge golden retriever called Max and enjoys going for long walks to tire him out. In her free time, Emma also enjoys restoring antique doll houses and watching trashy TV.

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Emma Clarke
Emma Clarke
Head of Operations
New Connections, Void and Managed Services

Sean Walker
Sean Walker is our Head of Operations for the New Build Services department at AJR Management. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the department and ensuring we strive to deliver the first-class service we are known for.

Out of pure impulse Sean recently adopted a puppy called Toby, he’s very much looking forward to endless attempts at keeping the house clean!

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Sean Walker
Sean Walker
Head of Operations
New Build Services




Management Team

Jack Greer
Jack is a member of the Builders Team at AJR Management. He has worked here since October 2014 but he swears it's been longer!

Jack's role often sees him problem solving client issues. If you’re unable to get hold of Jack when you phone it is most likely because he is engaged in a lengthy conversation with energy suppliers!

Jack is a very affable character with his own brand of humour, which never fails to bring a laugh and smile to the rest of the office (At least, he thinks he does!).

Even though he has yet to master the art of driving, Jack previously worked at a petrol station while studying mathematics at university.

Most of his hobbies involve a mouse and keyboard, but he's up for anything as long as there's a leader-board.

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Jack Greer
Jack Greer
Operations Manager
New Build Services

Hannah Simnett
Hannah joined us in October 2014 looking for a new challenge after spending years working in the bar industry.

Her biggest hobby is socialising and spending time with family but she also enjoys reading, football (watching…) and listens to far too much music. She is always up for a laugh and loves working for AJR as she gets to make this part of her daily routine (whilst working hard of course)! Her qualities are her commitment, willingness to learn and enthusiasm for delivering excellent customer service.

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Hannah Simnett
Hannah Simnett
Operations Manager
New Build Services




New Build Services Team

Sofie Bolton
After previously working in forensics Sofie joined the AJR team in October 2018.

Sofie enjoys nothing more than cuddling with her bunny, Archie, whilst watching crime documentaries. In her spare time she likes socialising with friends and family enjoying good food, good company, and drinking gin. From her background education in Art, she enjoys visiting museums, her favourites are the Louvré and the Museo Picasso Málaga.

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Sofie Bolton
Sofie Bolton
Account Manager
New Build Services

Donna Cross
Donna joined AJR in March 2019 after working for the local newspaper selling print and digital advertising.

Donna also used to have her own beauty & holistic therapy business and studied for her degree in Sport Massage & exercise therapy which she is still involved in today.

If she is not running around after her 15 year old son, or her crazy Staffordshire Bull terrier Sensi, Donna loves nothing more than eating out with friends, indulging in cocktails, reading the latest research on natural health or watching documentaries.

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Donna Cross
Donna Cross
Account Manager
New Build Services

Murray Bosworth
Murray joined AJR Management in February 2016 after studying physics at university and working at ASDA.

Murray works as an account manager on the new build team putting his skills to use analysing data, solving problems and doing the Robot whenever he has had a couple of drinks!

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Murray Bosworth
Murray Bosworth
Account Manager
New Build Services

Laura Elson
Laura joined the AJR family in June 2016. She previously worked investigating car accidents for fraud and as an administrator for many years before joining AJR Management. She also used to be a paintball instructor.

When she is not at work Laura loves cooking and baking. She also enjoys reading, watching films and listening to live music (as her partner is in a band). Laura is also a bit of a thrill seeker and loves cliff diving, flying acrobatic airplanes, abseiling and learning survival skills.

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Laura Elson
Laura Elson
Senior Account Manager
New Build Services

Daniel Houldey
Dan began at AJR in March 2017 after deciding on a career change, having previously spent the last 11 years working in Graphic Design and Print. Having built strong skills in customer service and organisation, it has allowed Dan to fit into his role extremely well – it also means his Excel and Word documents look great! (He also played a small role in the company’s rebranding)

Out of work, Dan is currently planning his wedding with his fiancée and is counting down the days until the big day! He is also an avid sports and gaming fan, so if he is not watching one of football, F1, boxing or snooker – you will probably find him on his Xbox having a laugh with his friends.

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Daniel Houldey
Daniel Houldey
Senior Account Manager
New Build Services

Sally Jackson
Sally joined the AJR family in February 2019. She was previously the co-owner of mobile street food stall Bake My Brie for two years before joining AJR Management. Sally studied international business management and marketing in the South West of France and loves popping back to see her Mum and the Bayonne-Biarritz region she grew up in. She also enjoys watching rugby, meeting up with friends and enjoying fine food and drink.

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Sally Jackson
Sally Jackson
Account Manager
New Build Services (Site Visits)

Kirsty Lambert
Kirsty joined AJR Management in January 2017 after having worked in various sales jobs since graduating from University where she studied Music and Live Entertainments Management.

In her spare time she enjoys reading, going to see bands, socializing with friends and family and also going to the gym.

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Kirsty Lambert
Kirsty Lambert
Senior Account Manager
New Build Services

Balal Mohammed
Balal likes watching sports including football, cricket and tennis. He is currently hooked on Netflix watching literally everything and anything on there!
He joined AJR from a background in utilities as he previously worked for Npower. He also worked for Healthcare at Home and he doesn't mind the odd kebab every now and then.

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Balal Mohammed
Balal Mohammed
Account Manager
New Build Services

Rachel Morris
Before joining AJR Management Rachel was running a local Public House and had worked in that trade for 20 years which gave her the opportunity to meet some fantastic people and gain valuable skills. She absolutely loves her time with her family and has 2 teenage sons.

In her spare time she goes to horserace courses and spends time socialising with friends and family.

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Rachel Morris
Rachel Morris
Account Manager
New Build Services (Site Visits)

Jack Rogers
Before joining AJR in March 2019 Jack worked as a supermarket delivery driver, gaining experience in both driving and customer service which he has brought to his role as a site visit operative.

Outside of work Jack is a football fan, supporting Birmingham City which has definitely been a rollercoaster at times! He graduated from university in 2014 with a BSc in Music Technology, a qualification he took due to his love of music. He likes both listening and playing (he plays guitar and a little bit of piano). He also enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and her two rabbits Rosie and Reggie.

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Sophie Hirst
Jack Rogers
Account Manager
New Build Services (Site Visits)

Connor Turbayne
Connor used to work in Finance and joined AJR in November 2018 after returning from living in Thailand. Most of his hobbies include sports, especially football and F1. He is a Nottingham Forest fan which is an unpopular opinion living in Derby. He has just recently got a puppy, so he spends most of time clearing up after him and trying to stop him chewing the furniture. After work he enjoys playing on his PlayStation and taking the dog for a walk.

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Connor Turbayne
Connor Turbayne
Account Manager
New Build Services




New Connections, Void and Managed Services Team

Stella Brotherstone
Stella was born in Greece and has been living in England since the age of 4. Her hobbies are spending time with family and friends, reading, playing darts and pool, listening to music, knitting when she has the time, cooking and looking after her partner and her hamster, Cookie. She loves learning new things. The more knowledge, the better she feels.

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Stella Brotherstone
Stella Brotherstone
Account Manager
Void Services

Stacey Bull
Before joining AJR management Stacey previously worked in many customer service roles including bar supervisor and team leader on a holiday park reception in Yorkshire.

Stacey enjoys travelling and spent a year working and travelling the East coast of Australia. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family (including her golden retriever Benji), baking and going to the pub that she grew up in.

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Stacey Bull
Stacey Bull
Account Manager
Void Services

Danielle Houston
Dani works as part of our New Connections team arranging for supplies to be registered and meters to be fitted. She had been working as a bar manager at a pub in Derby for many years and wanted to work at AJR for a more 'sensible life' but with her colleagues questionable humour and array of strange toys on their desks she's not so sure ...

In her spare time Dani enjoys long walks with her dog Harley and going to gigs whenever she can.

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Danielle Houston
Danielle Houston
Account Manager
New Connections

Darren Inwood
Darren is a very late 30-something (45) married to Claire who has given him two boys: George and Oliver. Outside interests include watching almost any sport created, playing sport himself but less often as he’s getting older and watching his sons play sport! Like most working parents they meet up once or twice a year and enjoy the odd glass of wine, and maybe a nice meal if they’re really lucky, but of course he wouldn’t change it for the world!

On a more serious note he’s employed by AJR Management as a Void Services Account Manager in the void and managed service team. He deals with a large number of Housing Association clients and their tenants, along with daily communication with all the major utility providers, and an ever increasing amount of small independent ones. It can be a busy, sometimes stressful working environment, but he always manages to maintain his sense of humour.

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Darren Inwood
Darren Inwood
Senior Account Manager
Void Services

Gurpreet Khakh
Gurpreet joined the Managed Service and Voids team in May 2018 – keen to embark on a new challenge. Before joining the team at AJR Management, Gurpreet had worked in various roles within the childcare sector; from practitioner to manager. Gurpreet graduated from the University of Wolverhampton in 2015 with a BA Honours in Education Studies and English. Gurpreet had also spent time working in retail, event coordination and as a makeup artist. In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym, crafting, reading and travelling with friends. Gurpreet also has a massive passion for supercars, all things sparkly and anything makeup related!

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Gurpreet Khakh
Gurpreet Khakh
Account Manager
Void Services

Trina Lloyd
Trina's motto is life is simple: Live - Laugh - Love

Trina is all about living life to the full, laughing about everything she can and making sure her daughter knows just how loved she is every day. Trina is a loud and bubbly character and can pick up any task with ease. Trina just rolls up her sleeves and gets "stuff" done.

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Trina Lloyd
Trina Lloyd
Account Manager
Void Services

Hannah Louth
Hannah joined AJR in September 2018 after relocating from a small market town in Wiltshire. Before moving she worked in the complaints department of a renewable energy company. In her spare time, Hannah loves to travel and embarked on a short interrailing trip before joining AJR. She also really enjoys doing crafts and catching up with friends as and when she can.

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Hannah Louth
Hannah Louth
Account Manager
Void Services

Amy Owen-Smith
Amy joined the New connections and Voids team in July 2017. Before joining AJR Management she previously worked for the Co-Operative Bank. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her mum and when she gets chance she enjoys catching up with her friends at the pub with some good food. Most of her time is spent with her partner Chris, her 2 step children, Henry and Oliver and the new addition to the family Teddy, her dog.

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Amy Owen-Smith
Amy Owen-Smith
Account Manager
New Connections

Francesca Pare
Francesca joined AJR management in December 2018 after returning to the UK from working abroad. She has come to the conclusion that she simply does not like fruit, as despite her best intentions, it just comes to die in the fridge at work! Francesca loves dogs and enjoys spoiling her puppy, Rupert, and generally treating him better than her partner!

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Francesca Pare
Francesca Pare
Account Manager
Void Services

Sonam Shabir
Sonam joined the AJR Management team in 2019 and comes from a healthcare background to work in the Voids team. Before joining AJR Management she worked in many customer service roles including retail.

Sonam graduated from the University of Derby in 2017 with a BSC Hon in Biomedical Science. On weekends she enjoys dining at different restaurants and spends most weekends shopping!

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Sonam Shabir
Sonam Shabir
Account Manager
Void Services




Systems & Support Team

Glyn Porter
Due to our rapid expansion we required another system developer to join AJR Management. Glyn joined the AJR family early in 2016 and has now happily settled as a member of the systems team.

He previously worked for a large supermarket retailer where he had the opportunity to work in various different areas of the business as a data analyst, then a system support analyst before finally finding the career he loved in computer programing and has never looked back.

His passions include spending time with his friends and family, cooking (with varying levels of success!) and motor sport.

Glyn is the one we all bring our personal devices to when we have any issues as he’s sure to fix them for us!

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Glyn Porter
Glyn Porter
Systems Analyst

Rebecca Walpole
Before coming to AJR Management Rebecca was running a local Public House and prior to that had worked as a Sales Executive for a long time which gave her the opportunity to meet some fantastic people and gain valuable skills. Rebecca absolutely loves baking and spending time with her family and has a son who also loves baking and cooking, when she can get him off his Xbox that is.

Rebecca also has a love for animals and has two huge Japanese Akita’s and a cat who believes she has Ninja abilities. In her spare time other than baking she loves getting comfortable on the sofa to binge watch a good TV show on Netflix.

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Rebecca Walpole
Rebecca Walpole
Office Administrator


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