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Our Staff

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Christopher D’Arcy

Principal Director / Founder

Christopher’s Swansea family had a history of construction within South Wales. It’s this background that gave him his interest in property. For many years he was actively engaged in the fields of Advertising, Marketing & Design. These skills that have benefited the company in promoting the customers’ properties and the business’ modern image.

Starting in the property market almost 50 years ago he is still very much involved in the development of a fully professional property service in the Swansea Bay area. Personally, he has a real love of houses and has spent his life working on and renovating a whole range of homes from modern apartments to Mumbles fisherman’s cottages and Gower farmhouses.

Although now semi-retired, he’s still busy with his family home and garden in Gower. It’s a full-time job and his two Border Terriers, Alice and Arthur really keeps him on his toes!


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Robin D’Arcy BA (Hons) LLM FARLA MNAEA MICBA

Managing Director, Marina Branch Manager

Robin has been involved with the family firm for over ten years and managed the Mumbles Branch through 2008 before moving to the Marina Branch in 2009. Having completed a Law Masters at Swansea University, he has been responsible for bringing a new level of professionalism to the local Estate & Letting market.

Robin has vast experience of the Marina property market and over the years has gained the respect of landlords and vendors alike through a dedicated and hardworking attitude. In his spare time Robin is a keen fitness enthusiast and enjoys travel, having worked in Japan and Australia.

Fellow of the Association of Residential Lettings Agents

Member of the National Association of Estate Agents

Member of the Institute of Commercial & Business Agents


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Kate D’Arcy BA (Hons)

Accounts Director / Self Cater Manager

Kate is a language graduate of Exeter University and has been responsible for managing and overseeing the company accounts since 2008. She is professional, organised and efficient, giving assurance to our landlords that their rental income is being well looked after and their accounts in capable hands.

Alongside the accounts management, Kate also manages our self cater rentals, in charge of a growing portfolio of short term rental apartments. She ensures the smooth running of all aspects of the holiday rentals giving peace of mind to guests and landlords alike and ensuring a relaxing and stress-free break.

She is a keen linguist and speaks French and Spanish, having spent periods living in both Paris and Pamplona. In her spare time, Kate enjoys yoga, running and playing the piano.


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Isobel Haworth

Property Manager

Isobel started work at Bay in Spring 2016 as a Property Manager, based at our Marina branch. At ‘front of house’, Isobel is a friendly face and is polite and welcoming and always keen to provide help and information and resolve queries. With a wealth of experience working with the general public, Isobel has excellent customer relations skills and is polite and efficient.

In her spare time, Isobel enjoys being creative, exploring new crafts and going to live music events. She also likes to keep active and enjoys various styles of dancing and is part of a local dance group.


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Lora Sainsbury

Branch Manager

Lora joined our city centre branch in Summer 2017. During her previous work experience she has gained excellent customer relations and communication skills which she brought to her new role as Property Manager. Having taken to the role very quickly, Lora was promoted to Branch Manager of our busy Marina office in 2018. She has high energy and enthusiasm for the role and has proved to be excellent in motivating the staff and creating an enjoyable working atmosphere.

Outside of work, Lora is a regular gym-goer – usually putting the rest of us to shame by completing her daily workout before 9am! The eldest of four sisters, she is very family orientated and enjoys spending time with them as well as visiting family in Spain and indulging in the Spanish culture.


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Claudio Gomes

Negotiator

Claudio started work with Bay in the Summer of 2016, where he joined the team at our newly-opened branch at St David’s Square. His enthusiasm and dedication to his role as Negotiator means that he sees a task through from start to finish with great efficiency and attention to detail. His friendly and welcoming personality means that he is a pleasure to work with, both from a colleague and client perspective.

Having grown up in Portugal, he also brings his linguistic skills in Portuguese and Spanish to the business, which is useful for some of our foreign tenants! Claudio also has a huge passion for football, Swansea City FC in particular, having previously worked for the team and alongside the footballers. When he’s not working or watching football, Claudio likes nothing more than to be at home with his partner and two young daughters.


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Anwen Cale

Accounts Administrator

Anwen joined our Marina branch in the Spring of 2014 and is now based in the accounts department at our City Centre branch, where she is responsible for the weekly processing of our landlord payments, supplier payments and liaising with tenants, as well as numerous other administrational duties. She is hard working, efficient and professional and always happy to help wherever possible.

She is currently learning Italian as well as the saxophone and takes part in yoga, salsa classes, playing tennis with her son and climbing at her local indoor climbing centre…not all at the same time. Anwen also regularly walks with her two rescue dogs and volunteers for local environmental groups on the weekends.


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Matthew Eyre

Property Manager

Matthew joined our sales and rental team in May 2019. He has vast previous experience in hospitality, front of house and customer service, which has set him in good stead to offer excellent service to our clients in his new role. He maintains a part-time job at the Beach House, a Michelin star restaurant, located in Oxwich.

Having trained as a junior Semillon, Matthew has a keen interest in creating drinks and in cooking in general. During his spare time, Matthew enjoys walking the coastal paths of Gower, travelling, and regularly visits his parents in their home in France. Having grown up in Liverpool, Matthew is an avid supporter of Liverpool FC, which raises many heated debates with his fellow colleagues!


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Sara Rees

Receptionist / Self Cater Assistant

Sara joined the team in 2018 where she began work as a receptionist in our city centre office. Since then, she has moved to our Marina branch where she continues in her admin role whilst also assisting with self-cater bookings, ensuring that everything runs smoothly and guest requests are promptly attended to. Having formerly worked for the Housing Department of the Local Authority for 38 years, Sara has a great enthusiasm for property and offers excellent and professional customer care.

In her spare time, Sara enjoys walking, supporting the Swans, and going to the theatre when possible. She is also very talented at knitting / crocheting, and has made various items for her fellow co-workers.


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Judy Beurle

Property Manager

Judy joined our Marina branch in August 2019, from her previous role as New Homes sales advisor at St Modwen Homes. She has a wealth of customer care experience having also had roles working for the DVLA and Wales Probation Trust. In her spare time, Judy has interests in gardening, interior design and baking, and frequently brings her latest baked goods into the office, much to the delight of her colleagues! Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and pets; Morgan the Bulldog, and Jam Jam the cat.

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