Who We Are

Stride & Son are an independent firm of Estate Agents & Auctioneers established in 1890.  Located in the historic Cathedral City of Chichester we initially held sales in the City's Cattle Market.  Having built on this original agricultural base we now offer a wide range of professional services.     

Running alongside our busy Estate Agents is our thriving Auction Saleroom which holds regular antique and specialist sales.

The Estate Agency is led by Tom Prower MRICS FAAV MARLA, who is a qualified Chartered Surveyor, Agricultural Valuer and Member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents. He has operated in Sussex since 2017, having worked in London as an Estate Agent in the South-West and Prime central London after leaving university.  The Estate Agency offers good local knowledge and expertise in the selling and buying process and generally assisting both vendor and purchaser through a transaction to completion.

Our History

Stride & Son is a long established local firm with a rich history dating back over 130 years when we held sales in the City's cattle market, in what is now the Cattle Market car park very close to our Auction House and Management office in St. John’s Street. The firm soon diversified from livestock auctions into property sales and lettings, land agency and property management. Our auction house now conducts regular sales of antiques, coins, silver, jewellery and toys as well as providing a house clearance service.

Based in two locations in the centre of the historic Cathedral City of Chichester we offer a wide range of professional services, including valuations of both property and chattels, utilising the expertise and experience of the firm’s qualified Chartered Surveyors and Auctioneer. Our team possesses in depth knowledge of the local property market providing our clients with expert advice.

Throughout its long history Stride & Son has adhered to the profession’s changing standards and technology, ensuring that we continue to offer the highest quality services in a modern context. Our commitment to professionalism makes us the trusted choice for surveying, valuation and property management services in the Chichester area, as well as being the City’s leading Auction House.

The Team

Our experienced team come from varied backgrounds. Most of our team have been with us for a number of years and form a vital part of the Stride and Son family.

Estate Agents

  • Tom Prower is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers.  Having started his career in London in 2013, he has practiced in Sussex since 2017 and has the knowledge and experience to undertake valuations of a wide range of property throughout Chichester and the surrounding area.  Tom does the majority of the valuation work for the estate agency. 

    Tom Prower - MRICS, FAAV, MARLA


  • Nick Stride is a distinguished Estate Agent and Chartered Surveyor with an impressive track record of over 40 years-service in the Chichester area. Throughout his career, Nick has established himself as a pillar of expertise in the local real estate market.

    Nick Stride - FRICS


  • Richard Donaldson is a highly experienced and highly motivated Estate Agent, having spent more than two decades advising clients in the local market both in Chichester and the surrounding areas.  His extensive background in the industry has solidified his reputation as a trusted and knowledgeable professional.

    Richard Donaldson

    Associate Director

  • Gillian is a seasoned professional in the property industry, boasting over two decades of dedicated service at Stride & Son.  Her career has encompassed roles as an estate agent, office manager and administrator, showcasing her versatility and depth of experience.

    Gillian Kennett

    Associate Director

  • Susie Randall is an Estate Agent with an impressive tenure of over 30 years at Stride & Son. Her long-standing commitment to the firm is a testament to her dedication and expertise in the property industry and Susie is our main contact in the office when furthering the sale process.

    Susie Randall

    Estate Agent

  • Tricia has worked at Stride & Son for over 20 years and is a dedicated and highly experienced Estate Agent known for her exceptional knowledge of the local area and straightforward communication. With a career built on a deep understanding of the region, she offers clients a wealth of insights into the local property market.

    Tricia Morrish

    Estate Agent

  • Having recently joined the Stride and Son team, Rebecca is a key member of the lettings team and has a comprehensive background in property with over 20 years experience in the industry.

    Rebecca Fox

    Lettings Negotiator

Auctioneers & Valuers

  • Peter is Saleroom Director and has over twenty years experience in the auction world, having previously worked at Sotheby’s and Bonhams. He has a good knowledge of furniture and ceramics as well a keen interest in Oriental objects. Peter is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

    Peter Parker - MRICS


  • Kevin Warne is our Saleroom Manager and has been with Strides for nearly forty years. He is an experienced auctioneer whose knowledge of the auction and antiques business is invaluable. His particular field of interest is silver, jewellery, watches, medals and militaria

    Kevin Warne

    Saleroom Manager

  • Joshua has been with us for 12 years. As a young and keen member of the auction team, Joshua is always on hand to help customers. As well as setting up and laying out the auction, Josh is our resident IT specialist and also supports with photography and social media.

    Joshua Christian

    Cataloguer, Photography & Social Media

  • Roman is a key member of the auction house team working as a cataloguer and supporting with photography and social media.

    Roman Ladd

    Watch Cataloguer, Photography & Social Media

Property Managers

  • The property management function is run by Imogen, who is also a director in the firm.  She is an Associate of the RICS, a qualified Member of the Institute of Residential Property Management, and a former winner of the British Property Federation national award for highest examination marks. She has worked for Chartered Surveyors and Accountants in Sussex for 35 years and joined Stride & Son in the year 2000.

    Imogen Stewart - AssocRICS, MIRPM


  • Deborah is experienced in leasehold property management, having worked in the sector for around 15 years, including within the retirement sector and with housing associations. Deborah has a particular interest in health and safety matters.

    Deborah O’Connell BSc (Hons), AIRPM

    Property Manager

  • Laura has worked in leasehold property management in Surrey and London for a number of years prior to moving to Sussex recently.  Laura enjoys working with Residents Management Company directors, communicating events to residents, and has a strong background in compliance matters.Laura has worked in leasehold property management in Surrey and London for a number of years prior to moving to Sussex recently. 

    Laura Snook

    Property Manager

  • Jacqui has responsibility for provision of pre-sales information (LPE1 information pack), for keeping ownership information up to date and for organising communication with home owners, as well as making sure our office function runs smoothly.  Jacqui has experience of customer service in a range of professional settings.

    Jacqui Evans


  • Bridget has responsibility for minor repairs, for arranging routine inspections and contractor visits, and for ensuring all our contractors meet their compliance obligations.  As a former Resident Management Company director Bridget is sympathetic to the challenges faced by our clients.

    Bridget Croucher


  • Anne is kept busy administering home owners’ service charge accounts and ensuring contractors are paid promptly for their work, with all the attendant record keeping this produces.   Her accounting and administrative experience has been obtained across a variety of different sectors, and she enjoys helping home owners to understand their service charges.

    Anne Scott