About Us

Find out more about Stephenson Browne and meet our various teams.


Stephenson Browne are the local independent property experts for South Cheshire and Staffordshire. Established in February 1999 by our two partners, Tony Browne & Stephen Bird we offer an extensive range of houses for sale and properties to let across all price ranges. We have sales & lettings offices in Alsager, Sandbach & Newcastle Under Lyme.

Our success, even in hard times, demonstrates we’re an estate agency you can trust to achieve the result you require within your timescales. Our years of residential property selling and lettings management has given us unrivalled knowledge of the property market in your area – crucial when deciding which estate agency to choose. We know what sells, and how to best market your property to ensure you get the price you need.

And as members of the National Association of Estate Agents & Ombudsman Scheme, you can rest assured that your next move on the property ladder is in safe hands.

So whether you are buying, letting or selling, we have the friendly staff and expertise to provide the comprehensive, professional estate agency service you’re looking for.

Our expertise and success ensured that the UK’s largest relocation agent Cartus chose to exclusively link with us, and why Stephenson Browne was chosen by the country’s biggest asset management company, Connells Corporate Sales, to be their representative for the areas we cover.

Our Team


Tony Browne


Having worked his way up the ranks at the countries largest estate agency chain to board of management level, Tony decided to go it alone in 1999 with fellow colleague Stephen Bird. Together they created Stephenson Browne and grew into the areas most recognised brand in both sales and lettings. Now focused on acquisition and growth Tonys role involves further business opportunities and fine tuning whilst overseeing the sales branches at all three locations.

Stephen Bird


Stephen has overseen the running of Stephenson Browne’s rapidly expanding rental department over the last 10 years. The company now manages in excess of 450 properties as well as finding tenants for a large amount of  both one off and experienced landlords with large portfolios. Having a foundation and track record spanning many years Stephen can offer knowledgable, helpful and strategic advice to landlords in this ever changing field.



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Craig Whitney

Branch Manager

Craig joined Stephenson Browne in 2015 after successful spells managing in highly regarded areas of South Manchester & Cheshire. With a genuine passion for property, Craig is constantly looking at ways of improving the experience our clients receive and his approach has seen Stephenson Browne’s already impressive standing in Alsager as the Market Leader catapult further ahead of the local competition. If you’re thinking of selling in ST7, sitting down with Craig would be a great place to start!

Craigs highly capable team comprise of Josie Hodgkinson (senior Negotiator), Tracy Jackson (Negotiator), Margret Caddy (Sales & conveyancing co-ordinator) & Paige Bryan (Junior Negotiator).


Alsager Office. 13 Crewe Road, Alsager ST7 2EW

The Alsager Sales Team


Josie Hodgkinson             Tracy Jackson

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Margret Caddy                 Paige Bryan




Alsager lettings

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Stephen Bird


Stephen runs the largest of the three office networks lettings office in Alsager whilst overseeing the remaining two in a mentoring capacity. Alsager rentals office deals with over 250 properties per month making it the market leader in the area.

Stephen is joined by two very experienced and long standing team members, Suzanne Charters & Ally Thorley.


Alsager Lettings Office. 15 Crewe Road, Alsager ST7 2EW

The Alsager Lettings Team


Suzanne Charters     


Ally Thorley






Newcastle Sales

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Mark Tatton

Branch Manager

Mark joined Stephenson Browne in 2015 to open and run our new Newcastle Under Lyme Office. Mark is one of the companies most experienced managers having worked for another large agency for 25 years. Under Marks guidance, Newcastle office is now rapidly becoming the number one choice in the area. 

Mark is ably assisted by a strong well proven sales force comprising Jade Skelton (Senior Negotiator), Naomi Howlett (Negotiator), Gaynor Jennings (Negotiator) & Pam Huson (Negotiator)





Newcastle Office. 56 Merrial Street, Newcastle Under Lyme ST5 2AW

The Newcastle Sales Team


   Jade Skelton             Pam Huson


Gaynor Jennings       Naomi Howlett



Newcastle Lettings

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Alex Hopper

Lettings Manager

Alex joined the company in 2016 following the acquisition of Kingfisher Lettings & Management. Alex had previously worked for another large letting agent and was responsible for over 750 properties. After joining Stephenson Browne in May of 2016 the portfolio of managed properties has grown by 50% and continues to increase at a rapid pace under his leadership. 

Helping Alex run the operation is Jen Williams (Senior lettings negotiator) & Zoe Finbow (Part time assistant)



The Newcastle Rentals Team


 Jen Williams                    Zoe Finbow




Sandbach Sales

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Paul Baptist

Branch Manager

In 2007 Stephenson Browne Acquired a local firm to establish ourselves in Sandbach. Paul was part of the team we inherited and promoted to manage the office as a result. Since taking over the old company, our Sandbach office has grown by over 100% under Pauls control.

Paul has an able team of experienced professionals including Allanah Taylor (Senior Negotiator), Alison Southern (Negotiator), Jen Norton (Part time Negotiator) & Joanne Lloyd (Administrator)



Sandbach Office. 38 High Street, Sandbach CW11 1AN

The Sandbach Sales Team


Allanah Taylor       Alison Southern


   Joanne Lloyd            Jen Norton


Sandbach Lettings

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Sarah Radford

Lettings Manager

Sarah joined the company in 2017 following a successful career within a large corporate agency. Have been responsible for over 700 managed properties during that time you can rest assured that your asset is in very capable hands.  

Joining Sarah is the very experienced Debbie Gibbon with over 25 years knowledge in the business.

The Sandbach Lettings Team

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