Land & New Homes Team


Chris Pomphrey

Land & New Homes Director

Having worked in Land and New Homes sector for the last 20 years, I have an indepth knowledge in the acquisition and selling of land, strategic planning and the selling of new home development sites. Working with land owners and developers is extremely rewarding and still extremely enjoyable


Sam Shenton

Operations Director

Sam Shenton is the Ops director and backbone at RJ. She plays a huge role across the whole company with HR, Recruitment, marketing, technology and communications and a huge long list of other responsibilities all falling under her remit. Keeping our growth plans on track is a challenging role and one that Sam gives 100% to. Keeping her head when others are losing theirs is a particular strength and utilised regularly.


Caroline Schaefer

Lettings New Business Team

Work hard – Play hard, is a concept that Caroline embraces with gusto. It’s impossible to not get on with Caroline, and her role as new business manager for our lettings department sees her building long term relationships with existing, experienced, and first time landlords.

When we asked Caroline to list her favourite hobbies she said she had two. Gin and Tonic.
Luckily for us, mixing business with pleasure is something she excels at, and her knowledge, professionalism and enthusiasm never fail to shine through.


Chelsea Parr

New Homes Sales Co-ordinator

They say buying or selling a house can be one of life’s most stressful events, my role within Richard James is to ensure this process is as smooth and “stress-free” as possible. Having experienced all aspects of Estate Agency within the last four years, I can assure you there is nothing more rewarding than building rapport with my clients, to being the bearer of great news when exchange of contracts takes place.

When out of the office, I love spending time with friends and family and am often found travelling around different cities within the UK. I enjoy yoga, history and a have a weakness for anything make-up and beauty related. I also have a real passion for fashion and Interior Design, a self-confessed Pinterest lover one may say!


Nicole Smith

New Homes Admin

Nicole is such a sweetie, we would bet our years of real estate expertise on the fact that she couldn’t say a bad word about anyone or anything. She loves Swindon, she loves her work, she loves the people she works with (yes, all of them, even you Gareth), she loves delivering great customer service (growing up wanting to be a Flight Attendant might explain that – as well as the need to feed everyone from little plastic trays) and she loves a good night in with a bag of popcorn, watching a movie, curled up in the blanket on the sofa. Bless.

Andrew Brown

Commercial Property Director

Profile coming soon…