Meet the Team

Who's Who at Goodman & Lilley


Setting New Standards

Our team have each been picked purely for their unique combination of being natural, customer focused and people- friendly, who all mix a wealth of local knowledge and experiences throughout our covering areas of North Somerset and Bristol.


Guy Lilley, Director

Guy Lilley


With over twenty years of experience in the property industry, Guy started his career at a leading national agency as Junior Negotiator. Based in Cornwall, he proudly became the company's youngest ever Branch Manager at the age of 21. Since relocating to Bristol in 2002, he has successfully managed offices in Henleaze, Clifton and Portishead before co-founding Goodman & Lilley in 2010.

Richard Goodman, Director

Richard Goodman


Starting his career as a Negotiator for a national corporate estate agency in Taunton, Richard proudly holds nearly twenty years of industry experience. Head hunted by a fellow national agency for a Senior Sales Negotiator role, Richard quickly became the company's top sales person for the South of England for four consecutive years before fulfilling the Branch Manager position and gaining vital local knowledge and experience. Seven years later, he left to set up Goodman & Lilley in 2010.

John  Wootton, Head of Land & Operations

John Wootton

Head of Land & Operations

John's move to Bristol in 1988 came as a result of Birmingham based builders Bryant Homes launching in the South West where he held a Quantity Surveyor role for five successful years before moving to Alfred McAlpine PLC in 1993. Here he worked for six years as Commercial Director within the South West & Wales area. Having joined Wilson Connolly PLC as Technical Director in 1999, John's role included Development Design, Engineering and Land Acquisition & Development throughout the South West and South Wales. Notably, his career highlights include the redevelopment of Hotwells Road & the redevelopment of GCHQ in Cheltenham. In 2004, John became Commercial Director at Meadgate Homes specialising in high end luxury properties and apartments in South Wales before joining Goodman & Lilley in 2014. Within Goodman & Lilley john has overall responsibility for Land & New Homes, Lettings and Operational duties

Duncan Cleave, Henleaze Branch Manager

Duncan Cleave

Henleaze Branch Manager

Duncan joined the estate agency industry in 1988 as a sales negotiator and progressed to become Senior Manager for a highly regarded Clifton agent. Having lived in Bristol all his life, he holds an exceptional knowledge of the local area and is a well known face in Henleaze and the surrounding areas as he has been based in these locations for most of his career. Duncan prides himself on excellent customer service skills with a high level of professionalism. Outside of work, Duncan is a family man who is highly regarded in a number of sports clubs including rugby, football and hockey at all levels.

Vicky Elias, Senior Sales Consultant

Vicky Elias

Senior Sales Consultant

Vicky joined the sales team in the Henleaze office of Goodman & Lilley in 2019 as a Sales Consultant. She was promoted in 2020 in recognition of her excellent customer service and support to the management team. Vicky has had a long & diverse employment history to include 10 years at Credit Suisse First Boston in the West End & Canary Wharf in US Equities/Equity Capital Markets, and more latterly 12 years at Property Concept Ltd in Clifton village, covering all aspects of the sales role from valuations through to completions. Keen on keeping fit & cycling, Vicky has a passion for property, its restoration and interiors, foreign travel and the British coastline.

Adele Baker, Senior Sales Consultant

Adele Baker

Senior Sales Consultant

Adele has almost twenty years of experience in key account management, working in both Bristol and London. She is an effective communicator with an approachable nature and is able to develop professional relationships with clients, based on mutual goals and service standards. Adele is an excellent resource who oozes enthusiasm and lives locally, so brings with her an extensive knowledge of our surrounding areas.

Mandy Bushell, Branch Manager

Mandy Bushell

Branch Manager

Coming from a sales and financial services background in Berkshire, Mandy moved to North Somerset nearly 20 years ago. Having witnessed the various changes in the property market; particularly recently, she holds a strong understanding of the sales process from start to finish. With customer service as her priority, Mandy joined our team due to our ongoing customer focus and forward-thinking reputation.

Teresa Cox, Assistant Branch Manager

Teresa Cox

Assistant Branch Manager

Having lived in Shirehampton for all of her life, Teresa has brought an impressive understanding and knowledge of the local area to her role. Coming from a retail and management background, she is driven and experienced in customer-facing roles and worked for a nationwide estate agent for 18 years before joining Goodman & Lilley in 2017. Outside work, Teresa is a devoted family woman and enjoys travelling while also playing a valuable role in her local community as trustee for Shirehampton’s public hall.

Adam Lenik, Senior Sales Consultant

Adam Lenik

Senior Sales Consultant

Adam began his career as a Sales Consultant in the insurance industry before becoming a Real Time Analyst for Direct Line. He then decided to have a change of career and worked as a Porter at Bristol Children’s Hospital. Having returned to his Sales roots, Adam’s unique combination of sales experience and his empathetic nature mean he is able to build positive relationships with his clients which will ensure his future success in our team.

Sascha Garcia, Senior Lettings Consultant

Sascha Garcia

Senior Lettings Consultant

Sascha built up an impressive set of skills whilst working in the charity sector for fourteen years; during that time, she was involved in public fundraising for national charities. Sascha thrives in a fast paced working environment, is proactive when working towards deadlines and has excellent problem solving skills. In her spare time, she spends time with family and friends and enjoys playing netball.

Lucy Lingley, Sales Progressor

Lucy Lingley

Sales Progressor

Lucy joined our team to oversee each of the key stages of post-sales administration - right through to the exchange of contracts, thereby allowing our Sales team to concentrate on each of their key strengths - selling houses and taking on new listings! With over 10 years of experience within Estate Agency, Lucy's skills and understanding prove pivotal to the smooth running of all our sales progression and she serves as an excellent communicator between all parties involved.

Pat Lilley, Finance Manager

Pat Lilley

Finance Manager

Having managed dental practices for many years whilst additionally supporting her husband’s accountancy business, Pat has been with us since the beginning. Based in our Cornwall hub, Pat’s wealth of experience supports the smooth running of the company’s finances on a day to day basis.

Gabbie Barton, Administration and HR Manager

Gabbie Barton

Administration and HR Manager

Following a successful career in management within a leading child care charity, Gabbie joined our team in September 2016 following her relocation to Cornwall. Having recently qualified with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (Human Resource Practice), Gabbie has responsibility for all HR issues and works alongside Pat by supporting the administrative functions of the company.



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I just wanted to say how impressed I have been with the whole team at Goodman & Lilley. A big thank you especially to Richard, Chris and Lucy. I felt that they really cared. I am glad I went...

Mrs W October 2020

Dear Mandy and Lucy, Blimey - that was not easy!Thanks so much for all your hard work over the last six months. Your support and professionalism has really got us through this - so much...


We just recent purchased a stunning new build in Portishead. The agent concerned Sascha from the Shirehampton  branch at our first viewing was so helpful in securing our offer there and then...

Mr C

“The service received from Sasha at Goodman Lilley was excellent. If it wasn’t for her we wouldn't be living in our dream home! From finding us the property, Sascha had our best...

Mr & Mrs C

I am writing to express my thanks to the staff at your Portishead office for selling my house. They have achieved in months what two other estate agents in the high st failed to do over two and a...


Thank you so much Paula and all of the Goodman Lilley team for all of your hard work, determination and excellent estate agency skills you provided for our sale. Paula couldn’t of worked...


Just wanted to let you know, you have been one of the most professional agents I have dealt with in Bristol.


Once again I really appreciate your assistance and your clarity. It has made the process easy for me to be able to fit communicating around my working hours. 


I have recently purchased a new apartment in Portishead and the service and support given by Sascha Garcia at Goodman and lilley was excellent. I am also selling a property in Clevedon and...


Yesterday we checked in our new tenant and we wanted to say thank you.  At every step of the process you have both been extremely helpful, efficient and we really appreciate the professional...


May I take this opportunity of thanking  Alex and team  for excellent service. Very professional!  


Thanks Lucy. Thanks for your excellent communication along the way. 


Thanks Lucy. The worst thing here is getting rid of so much of your home when you downsize. I still think I am taking too much. I keep looking at all my stuff thinking this is never going to fit...


I feel like I now know almost everyone in the team. Thank you for all you have done to get this sale through so swiftly especially as we are on the cusp of such a challenging time in...


Dear Alex, I am afraid that I haven't a great deal to contribute to your survey, as I have found your management service excellent and I know that as a team you are very helpful and approachable....


Claire/James/Alex -  I would just like to say thank you to you and your team, it’s been a breath of fresh air to deal with you guys. I have been through lets with multiple companies...


Throughout a long and protracted sale Teresa and her team kept us informed on regular basis. Their service was professional, courteous and efficient. We would not hesitate to recommend them to...


Excellent service from Theresa and the team who went above and beyond to assist with the sale of my property.


An impeccable service from all of the team at Goodman & Lilley. 5 star worthy. Special thanks to Paula and Lucy; for their tireless work during my house purchase. Great communication, very...


Excellent service in dealing with the sale of my late mothers property. Communication was first class which was important as I live a couple of hundred miles away. I felt involved and in control...

Mr R

Thank you so much for all the support through our move. Much appreciated Especially Chris Stribling’s help especially in the final weeks of our move. Highly highly recommended


I cannot fault Chris, Mandy and the team- a refreshing experience to find such a professional estate agent service. Communication was genuine, efficient and thorough, and nothing was too much...


An impeccable service from all of the team at Goodman & Lilley. 5 star worthy. Special thanks to Paula and Lucy; for their tireless work during my house purchase. Great communication, very...


Chris Stribling and the crew are a fantastic team. From the start of sale to completion, they made the whole process seamless. Very supportive and professional; can't fault them! Would...


An impeccable service from all of the team at Goodman & Lilley. 5 star worthy. Special thanks to Paula and Lucy; for their tireless work during my house purchase. Great communication, very...


Friendly and helpful service. Adam, Sophie and Theresa were a joy to deal with.


Excellent service, fees were fixed on no sale no fee basis. Theresa and her team were always on hand to answer any queries and nothing was any trouble . would highly recommend Goodman and Lilley


Super friendly team who go out of their way to help. Couldnt ask for a more engaged team to support your house sale and purchase process. Well done G&L.


Excellent staff and service, would highly recommend. Head and shoulders above the rest!


Friendly and helpful service. Adam, Sophie and Theresa were a joy to deal with.


Excellent service fees were fixed on no sale no fee basis. Teresa and her team were always on hand to answer any queries and nothing was any trouble . Would highly recommend Goodman and Lilley.


I had a very positive experience with Andrew Sawyer, estate agent for goodman & Lilley who was an extremely attentive agent in our purchase. He handled the chain and sale in a very friendly,...

Miss J

We principally dealt with Adele, her and the team did a fantastic job selling our flat in Clifton. At times during the sale the chain got quite complicated, but they were incredibly professional...


During a very stressful sale Adele and the team did a great job of holding everything together and reassuring us all the way. Adele not only found our buyers and convinced them of the potential...


Chris Stribling and the crew are a fantastic team. From the start of sale to completion, they made the whole process seamless. Very supportive and professional; can't fault them! Would recommend...

Miss M

We recently bought our dream home through Goodman & Lilley and they were brilliant. In particular Adele Baker who found the house for us and made a very bumpy purchase process as painless and...

Mr & Mrs S

After trying 2 other agents last year, Goodman and Lilley not only found me a buyer but also a place to buy, the whole process has been very simple and I've been kept well informed at...

Mr R

Goodman & Lilley have to be the most friendly and helpful estate agents that we have ever come across. We sold our house with dual agents G&L being one of them. The offer we accepted was...

Mr & Mrs C

"Wanted to say thanks for everything. Also to say how amazing Paula was. Went over and beyond to get it sorted".

Mr R

I would especially like to thank Lucy. She did the extra mile in a very stressful situation, yet always with a smile and professionalism.

Ms D

Thank you to all the staff we have spoken to. Everyone has been helpful and friendly.

Ms R

Thank you so much for all your hard work in helping me purchase my first flat, I am not sure it would have happened without you!

Miss H

Both Lucy and Andy acted very professionally at all times during our purchase. They were always on the ball, knew what was happening at all times and were always able to reply to our queries or...

Mr and Mrs T

I really want to say a big thank you to Lucy your after sales queen! She has been a tremendous support in getting this house sale over the line.

Mr and Mrs G.

Your team have been so helpful from the very beginning and I’m confident that we wouldn’t have had so much support from another agency.

Mr and Mrs G.

It’s been a joy working with you all - you're team have been brilliant throughout, so thank you to everyone involved with my house sale.

Ms B

Goodman & Lilley have been amazing! We've both been incredibly impressed at your constant professionalism & how hard you have all worked throughout the sales journey, thank you.

Mr & Mrs D

The professionalism and determination of Alex, Jack and Craig has been excellent in selling our home. You’ve constantly kept in touch and your innovative approach and willingness to go the...

Mr W

We really appreciated all of your help, ideas and really went above and beyond, thank you!

Mr& Mrs T

Just perfect - thank you to all of your lettings team for the smooth process of letting our property 

Ms J

Thanks again for all the help with our move. We love our new house and felt at home within a couple of days! We still wouldn’t be in there without your sales progression help, so thank you!

Ms O

Thank you to both the Lettings and Sales teams of Goodman & Lilley. Our lettings experience is a complete contrast to a recent experience with another local lettings agency - it...

Dr R

A very BIG thank you for all your help and understanding regarding the letting of our Henleaze property - you have been amazing...!!

Ms S

Thank you for the very professional way you carried out the sale of my Mother's property. Your attitude and enthusiasm was greatly appreciated as were the constant updates throughout.

Mr H

Please send all the team my thanks for the successful letting of our Portishead property.

Mr R

A big thank you for all the help with the sale of our property - from the first meeting, through to the sale negotiations and all the guidance with the legal aspects… selling a property...

Ms O

We've been delighted with the professional and personal service we have received from you all - the entire period from your valuation, instruction, advertising, open day, other viewings,...

Mr O

You were pro-active, efficient and professional. As a result we agreed the sale of our house within the required timescale to allow us to be in a strong position to purchase our next home,...

Mr & Mrs W

We found you were easily the most friendly and approachable lettings agent we've come across

Ms I

I can't thank Claire and Jacquie in Lettings enough for their efficiency. They absolutely took the stress away from my situation during troubled times following a house fire and assisted in...

Mr G

No wonder you are award winners!! This is the second time we’ve used you to sell our home - the best in Portishead by a mile; always professional, helpful and a great team who communicate...

Ms W

A  really big THANK YOU for all the extra effort you put in to secure the sale of the flat. Your after sales customer service was excellent! It was a very bumpy road at times but...

Miss L

What a journey - we wouldn't have wanted to go through what we have without you all behind us! Everyone has pushed our cause and given great advice and support when we needed it.  We...

Mr & Mrs H

Thank you Lucy once again for your tenacity in helping us exchange - we really value your professionalism and friendly communication

Mr & Mrs H

Excellent estate agents... extremely conscientious, courteous and surpassed all expectations with the best price achieved.  You went beyond the normal call of duty to sell my property...

Mr W

Thank you for being so brilliant! It's been a pleasure working with you on our property rental - you've taken the stress away from us both with your managed let. Superstars!

Mr & Mrs B

Thank you for everything! Goodman & Lilley Lettings have been a breath of fresh air to deal with in comparison to most other agencies. I'll definitely be recommending your services on the back...

Mr O

A big thank you for all your help with our move. Of all the solicitors and agents involved, Lucy was the one person I was always able to get hold of.  We'll remember the service we...

Mr & Mrs C

Goodman & Lilley were excellent from the moment they came to my property. I got very personal care throughout the process and it truly felt like they were working for me, the seller,...

Mr A

A big thank you to you and all your team at Goodman & Lilley Portishead for doing such a great job selling my Dad’s house.

Mr H

Getting to exchange has been no small task and it has relied entirely on Lucy single-handedly and tenaciously chasing the sale; something she has done at all times with the utmost...

Ms L

‘By far the best agent in Portishead - your enthusiasm and consistent contact was greatly appreciated’

Ms I

Since May we have been dealing with your Portishead Office and would like to say how professional and courteous both Jack and Lucy have been. Throughout this time Lucy has kept us informed at...

Mr & Mrs C

A BIG thank you...We would both like to thank you so much for your help, advice and determination in the sale of our property. You've done an excellent job and we certainly will be recommending...

Mr & Mrs W

It was a real pleasure to have someone who was professional, friendly and honest to deal with, and who kept us informed throughout the whole process, through the sale of our apartment. 

Mr & Mrs W

I think you have all been involved in the sale & onward purchase of our home over the last few months, in some way or another and I just wanted to say a very big thank you for all your hard...

Ms M

Thank you to the entire Goodman & Lilley team for all your help, support and professionalism – your efforts are all very much appreciated.

Ms W

You have been complete stars – without your dedication, we would have been lost. Thank you so much for everything you have done 

Mr & Mrs K

I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say that I have registered with every estate agent in Portishead today and I can honestly say that you and your team are the friendliest and most...

Miss F

Now that we are near to completion on the sale of my Mother’s property I thought I would drop you a note to thank you and your team for the friendly approach and exemplary service that we...

Ms H

Goodman & Lilley – Thank you for being so brilliant! We’ll miss speaking with you most days – I’m sure your feelings are quite the opposite – you went above and...

Mr & Mrs C

It was absolutely our pleasure to have you selling our house! You maintain a good blend of professionalism with humour and an upfront approach that we hope you never lose. We're sure it was your...

Mr & Mrs G

Even at the very end you were still more than happy to get the readings! We were very lucky to have someone keeping us informed along the way - as to how the house presents itself, client...

Mr & Mrs S

Thank you for all your help and support with the purchase of our new home. We appreciate all your hard work and are very much enjoying having our own place!

Mr F & Miss P

I had my property on the market for three months with another agent, Goodman & Lilley agreed a sale within one hour of marketing, well done

Mr H

Thank you so much for your support when selling my home, you were sensitive and kept me informed in all aspects. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone choosing an Estate Agent

Mr & Mrs P

Thank you for restoring our faith in Estate Agencies, a first class service

Dr I

As an experienced Landlord, I was impressed with the professionalism and expediency in which Goodman & Lilley carried out the letting of my properties together with the legalities...

Mr P

Thank you to all at Goodman & Lilley for your hard work, you worked brilliantly as a team. I have dealt with a lot of Estate Agents over the years and you are the best company I have come...

Mrs P