We are pleased to give you an insight into our team. Please do not hesitate to contact individual members using their email links to benefit from their expertise.
Keith Enevoldsen, FNAEA
Keith Enevoldsen was born in Guernsey and educated at Elizabeth College. Having originally worked for the Civil Service, he entered into Guernsey's property market as an Open Market negotiator in the eighties. After ten very successful years he found a fresh challenge in the world of retail finance - selling money! However, he missed the cut and thrust of the property market and joined Martel Maides in 2001 as a Local Market negotiator; becoming the department manager in 2003 and a Director of the Company in 2004. A fully qualified Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents, Keith brings a formidable mix of enthusiasm, experience and professionalism which clients and applicants expect from Guernsey's leading property agency. Also a qualified Auctioneer, Keith can sometimes be found selling chattels and furniture on Thursday afternoons at our Auction Rooms. He tries to keep some spare time for boating, sea fishing and any competitive sport he can find!
Nick Renny, MRICS
Nick is a Chartered Surveyor with more than 30 years experience in the UK, USA and Channel Islands and has an extraordinary breadth of commercial property knowledge. He is the Director in charge of the Commercial property department and is an RICS Registered Valuer. Nick is also a director of Martel Maides Auctions and in his capacity as a Licensed Auctioneer he has auctioned a wide variety of properties from fields and farmhouses to follies and mansions and holds the island record, having sold a single property at auction for £5 million. When not selling, leasing, valuing or advising on the full and varied range of commercial property on the island, he can be found sailing or surfing in local waters.
With an honours degree in Fine Art, Richard’s early career path rather incongruously led him to a ten year stint in shellfish farming and through a period in property renovation before arriving at Martel Maides. He has been one of the island’s leading negotiators specialising in Open Market sales for over 25 years has been privileged to sell many of the Island’s finest homes - quite often, more than once! There's not much about the intracacies of the Open Market that he doesn't know. Richard is also a director of Martel Maides Auctions and a founding member of the Guernsey Property Forum.
Terry Gardiner, MRICS
Terry was born in London but was raised in the United Arab Emirates. Initially educated in Abu Dhabi’s sunshine, it was a shock when he was sent to secondary school at Stonyhurst College in the depths of Lancashire. Terry read Real Estate Management at Oxford Brookes University then worked with the Island Development Committee in Guernsey before returning to London. He qualified as a chartered surveyor at Cluttons in the West End and during his several years in London also worked with DTZ in their Curzon Street office. He has experience in both residential and commercial property and returned to Guernsey in 2008 to join Martel Maides Commercial. Terry deals in all aspects of commercial property and is an RICS Registered Valuer.
Before finding her true vocation in property, Claire’s career path took her through a number of different customer facing roles both on and off the island. Having joined Martel Maides in 1999 and worked through various departments, she is now rapidly establishing a reputation in residential sales for unrivalled customer service and has successfully found homes for an ever increasing number of very satisfied clients.
Senior Local Market Sales Consultant
Esther was born and educated locally and, after spending time travelling around the world, regards Guernsey as the most beautiful and unique place to live. Having spent most of her career working in various areas of the finance sector, she joined Martel Maides in 2008 to turn her hobby of finding houses for friends into a full-time job.
Local Market Sales Consultant
Following his education at Elizabeth College, Stuart’s professional path has centred around various service orientated businesses. His early career involved to a role within a highly regarded local recruitment firm, where his sales and client relation skills were honed. This facilitated a position within one of the islands longest standing estate agencies where Stuart undertook all aspects of property sales and management and it was this experience that led the to creation of his own small property sales company. Some time away from the sector within the family business clarified his desire to return to property and he has been with Martel Maides since 2016.
Kelsey Van Katwyk
Born in Guernsey, Kelsey was educated at St Sampsons High and then the Guernsey Grammar School Sixth Form Centre. After completing her A-Levels, Kelsey spent a year at University studying Primary Teaching. Upon returning to the Island she took up employment in the Property Department of a local law firm. Realising her love for property, Kelsey moved in to the property market working as a Lettings Negotiator for a local firm for two years which then led her to join the Sales Team at Martel Maides in 2017.
Local Market Lettings Consultant
Maxine was born in Guernsey, and has had a passion for Estate Agency since a young age. Educated at the Grammar School Sixth Form Centre, she worked in the childcare industry before joining Martel Maides in 2010 as an office secretary. In 2013 she left the island to travel, settling in New Zealand to live and work for a year. After exploring several continents she decided to return to Guernsey and rejoined Martel Maides as a Local Market Lettings Negotiator. Maxine is delighted to be working with the team once again.
Local Market Lettings Consultant
Born and raised in North Yorkshire, Charlotte moved to the island with her family in 2007 where she was educated at Ladies' College. After finishing her A levels, Charlotte read Real Estate at The Royal Agricultural University, graduating in 2016. Upon returning to the island, she started work for Martel Maides and is eager to pursue her passion for property by gaining further experience in the industry. Outside of work Charlotte enjoys nutrition, yoga and walking her dogs on Guernsey's beautiful beaches.
Lorraine Le Patourel
Local Market Lettings Consultant
Born locally, Lorraine first became interested in property when she and her husband bought their first shell of a property and fully renovated it. Since then she has moved house a few times, each time with a view to making the most of a property. Her husband now also runs a small development firm so she is often on hand to look out for interesting purchases for him and advise him on the finer points of good quality fixtures and fittings. Having worked in Estate Agency for a number of years now, and having experience in Lettings, Property Management and Sales, Lorraine’s main focus at the moment is within the Local Market Lettings Department helping clients find their ideal tenants. Lorraine has two young children so is kept busy in her personal life as well as the busy lettings department.
Senior Property Manager
Born and educated in Norfolk Judith started her career working as Head Receptionist at Centre Parcs, she then moved to Kent working as an Account Executive and back to Suffolk where she took time out to raise her 3 children. Judith moved to the Island in 2006 with her husband’s job and has worked in various jobs within the Finance Industry until she joined Martel Maides in November 2013. Her love for property management has come from her keen interest in customer services. When Judith is not working she enjoys walking her dog and socialising.
Scarlet was born in Leicestershire before moving to Guernsey where she was educated at Les Beaucamps High, The Guernsey Grammar School and Sixth Form Centre. Not quite ready to leave education, Scarlet completed a secretarial and administration course at The College of Further Education before leaving to work as cabin crew for a local airline. When the opportunity arose for Scarlet to work within the property sector, she took it without a second thought and started as a Lettings and Management Negotiator for a local estate agency. Realising her love for the property management side of her work, she decided to concentrate solely on property management and joined Martel Maides in 2014 as a Property Manager. In her spare time she enjoys running, going to the gym and shopping!
Ian was born in Guernsey and educated at Elizabeth College. He studied at Oxford Brookes University reading Real Estate Management, graduating in 2014. Upon returning to Guernsey Ian worked in the finance industry specialising in Real Estate Fund Administration. He joined Martel Maides in 2016 and is currently working towards becoming a chartered surveyor. In his spare time, Ian enjoys water sports and rugby league which he took up whilst completing his Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Born and bred in Guernsey, Laura spent several years working in the Finance Sector before moving to the property business. After a couple of years working for an estate agency as a receptionist, Laura spent five years managing a property portfolio for a local family. Laura joined Martel Maides in April 2015 as Accounts Manager and is responsible for the accounts for the large number of Residential and Commercial Properties that Martel Maides manage. In her spare time, Laura enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading and walking.
Secretary, High Street
Celena is based on reception at Martel Maides and is the secretary for the Local Market, Open Market and Commercial Department. She has worked at Martel Maides since July 2001, following a change of career after having worked in the finance sector for twelve years. Celena enjoys ballroom and Latin American dancing, specialising in the Argentine Tango, and performs regularly at both private and public events with her Burlesque dance group to help raise money for the cancer charity Click Sargent.
Secretary, High Street
Amelia was born and raised in Guernsey, completing a BTEC diploma in Art and Design at the College of Further Education, before going to Brighton University to study fashion and business studies. She then returned to the Island where she worked at Blue Islands for two and a half years, becoming a senior member of their cabin crew. Amelia is based on our reception desk, meeting and greeting clients, managing our busy diary and organising all of our advertising. When she’s not doing this she is a regular gym goer and loves travelling to far-flung places but particularly enjoys holidaying in Ibiza!
Director, Martel Maides Auctions
James joined Martel Maides Auctions as a Director in January 2010, after two years acting as a consultant for the firm. He has twenty years experience within the international auctioneering and antiques field, joining Bonhams after leaving Oxford University in 1993 and progressing to Sothebys in 1998, heading the Toy Department at both firms. This period was followed by six years as an independent antiques dealer with outlets in the UK, USA and online, specialising in collectable toys and antique furniture. In addition to running the Fine Art sale division of the company, he is responsible for Martel Maides Auctions' formal valuation services for Insurance, Probate and Family Division. He is also a keen collector himself - of Bakelite and other early plastics - and is one of Martel Maides' team of resident petrol heads, with the Fine Art sale calendar carefully planned around events at Goodwood, the Le Mans 24 Hours and the British GP.
Business Development Manager
Jason joined MMA in January 2016 as Business Development Manager, after 20 years working in the Finance Industry. He joined Baring Brothers London after graduating from Bournemouth University and spent the next 10 years working in various London based Banks, including S.G.Warburg, Merrill Lynch and Bank of New York. He returned to Guernsey in 2005 where he worked for HSBC Private Bank CI Ltd up until making the decision to make a complete career change to join MMA. His love of art, design and contemporary furniture, together with his experience gained in large financial institutions should hopefully drive the auction business expansion plans. Being a small team, he also gets involved with all aspects of the auction business, including time on the rostrum!
Fine Art Valuer and Cataloguer, Martel Maides Auctions
Justin is Martel Maides Auctions' resident drummer, keeping the team abreast of cutting edge developments in the world of rock 'n' roll. Since joining the firm in 2004, he has become a favourite with many of our customers, providing a winning smile and cheerful outlook on even the busiest of sale days. He is famously hard working, to the extent that he can be found every day recuperating with a lunchtime nap. Details of his education and early career are shrouded in mystery, but having left briefly to taste self-employment in 2009, he is now back in the fold, to the joy of colleagues and customers alike.
Head Porter, Martel Maides Auctions
Michael was born in Guernsey and educated at Notre Dame du Rosaire and St Josephs Schools. On leaving school Michael served five years as an apprentice panel beater at Bougourd Bros Guernsey, a career he stayed in for 20 years. Since leaving the garage trade he worked as a glazer and store manager before being lucky enough to combine his interests in antiques with a position as Head Porter at Martel Maides Auctions, which he has held for the last 10 years.
Auctioneers Assistant / Auctioneer
Even though Shaun has only worked at MMA for a relatively short time, he has always had a love of antiques and curiosities and is an avid collector of silver. Although a born and bred Guernseyman Shaun has travelled the world extensively and has had many varied jobs as a Tree Surgeon and Youth Worker to name but a few. With his trademark moustache and loud shirts and suits he can sometimes be seen sporting lovely bow tie. He helps MMA financially by being one of their best customers as he can’t resist buying in our auctions ! His tea and coffee making skills are legendary, so much so, that they appear to be only an annual occurrence. Outside MMA, he can be found herding cows, in his kitchen cooking up masterpieces, or enjoying the odd glass of wine. Shaun will soon be on the rostrum having recently got his auctioneers license, so look out for his unique style any time soon !
Auction Administrator, Martel Maides Auctions
After completing her Education at St Denis School for Girls in Edinburgh and Aberdeen College of Commerce, Lynda started work at an Employment Agency where, after many exams and a lot of training, she managed the temporary jobs section. Lynda later worked in the hospitality industry where she was trained in all aspects of the business and worked for several different establishments, eventually gaining sufficient experience to run two restaurants in Aberdeen. Lynda came to Guernsey to continue working in hospitality and then ventured into the world of trust and company administration, met the man of her dreams, and has been here ever since! For the past ten years she has been with Martel Maides Auctions as Auction Administrator and her responsibilities include, in order of difficulty, keeping her colleagues in order and ensuring that every auction is run as smoothly and professionally as possible.
If Martel Maides Auctions ever required the services of a ‘Hit Man’ there could surely be no better choice. Suave, dapper and a crack shot, Noël has a knack when it comes to chasing up unpaid invoices. Of indeterminate age and years of experience in various professions including Quantity Surveying, Accounting, PLC Company Finance, and Trust Management, his ability to number crunch our Auction sale profits (and losses) is a great asset to our team. He is still a competitive shooter and has represented the Island at the Commonwealth Games and capped for Great Britain on no less than three times. With his experience in arms and militaria, he also acts and as our specialist consultant on such matters. He has also given almost 30 years of his spare time to the administration of the Vale Parish as Constable and is currently the Dean of the Vale Douzaine.