Jay founded HJC in 1998 in Surbiton and then opened Thames Ditton in 2000. He has thirty years experience in estate agency in the corporate sector and as an independent. Having his own estate agency allows him to help people move house without the baggage of a large organisation and all the non essential overheads which get in the way of day to day contact with his clients and colleagues. Jay is married with four grown up children and now he no longer plays rugby and cricket he has become an expert spectator.

Atri has worn many hats in her career but her love for houses, different designs and desire to help others led her to join HJC. Her academic and professional background together with her emotional intelligence gives her the strength to match right people to best properties. Atri is a firm believer in doing the right thing and she believes the success in any business is linked to the brand (staff) and she takes pride in her ethical approach.

10 years ago Tuesday made the move from Clapham to Thames Ditton with her husband to start a family – and never looked back. With 2 boys happily attending TD Junior School, she has immersed herself thoroughly into village life whilst working as a freelancer in graphic design and marketing. Having grown up in a rural village in the country, she loves the small community feel, yet on the doorstep of so much. As a keen runner and wannabe triathlete, she couldn’t ask for more with Bushy Park and the Thames tow path a stone’s throw from her house.


Melanie, with her background of city culture, brings to the team a profound understanding of office administration.  She is responsible for keeping both colleagues and clients updated at all times with supporting data where necessary. Not only is her role key to the smooth running of the office everything she does is with a smile and a cool head. Melanie is the essential cog in the machine holding all the moving parts together.