Lynne has over 25 years' experience of secretarial and administration work within a Chartered Surveyor's office. Having previously gained experience with Hilton & Layland in Wigan, she then worked for Colleys (the Valuation Department of Halifax plc). Lynne first became John Brownlow's secretary when she joined him at the independent multi-office practice of Edwards (Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents) in Bolton and soon took on the role of Department Administration Manager. This involved organising a team of 4 Chartered Surveyors and 6 typists with the Department undertaking over 3000 survey and valuation jobs a year at the height of the property market boom.
Lynne is now the Administration Manager at Edwards Genesis and is responsible for the day-to-day smooth running of the office and administration systems.
Lynne lives in Wigan and is married with one daughter who is a graduate of Lancaster University.
Andrea originally joined Millers Estate Agents & Chartered Surveyors in 2007 and is now Secretary to Simon Miller. Andrea retains responsibility for the administration of the Commercial Property work of Millers Chartered Surveyors but having worked for Edwards Genesis and Brownlow Associates on a part-time and self-employed basis since 2011 she became a full-time employee in January 2015 and undertakes secretarial, typing and administration work for the Company. Andrea lives in Leigh with her husband and their children.
We are pleased to welcome Mollie Brownlow as a new member of staff. This is likely to be a short-lived appointment as Mollie has just graduated from Durham University with a degree in Politics and Philosophy and is now looking to start a career in marketing and event management (so if anybody knows of any suitable vacancies!) but she is gaining some valuable workplace experience in the meantime and is helping out with general office duties and administration. She is also working on a Customer Feedback Survey and has taken on the planning for this year's company calendar that will be published at the end of the year. Mollie actually took the photographs for our first two calendars many years ago!
Melanie has joined Edwards Genesis and Brownlow Associates as Administration Manager, working on a part-time/ad hoc basis, following her recent retirement from her position as School Business Manager at Clarendon Primary School in Bolton after 18 years in the role. During that time she project managed the school's move from its old Victorian building to brand new, state of the art premises. In her earlier working life Melanie worked in estate agency and was a branch manager for both Entwistle Green in Bolton and Edwards Grounds in Culcheth and having been married to a Chartered Surveyor for over 30 years she has an excellent working knowledge of the property business. She has now taken on responsibility for the administration of an ever-busy and expanding Chartered Surveying practice and will, amongst other things, be looking after finance, credit control, purchasing, software systems and compliance.
Away from work, Melanie enjoys spending time, when possible, with her 3 grown up children, baking and theatre. She plays rounders during the summer and is also a keen follower of cricket and rugby league.
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