Extensive knowledge of the property market throughout Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire

The Dourish & Day branches are located in the heart of Penkridge and Stafford Centres and provide a light, open plan contemporary feel. We look forward to welcoming you in our offices.. We have extensive knowledge of the property market throughout Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire and we provide unrivalled expertise. Our service is second to none and our philosophy is simple; we offer a modern approach whilst embracing traditional values.

The Dourish & Day Philosophy

We strive to:

  • Stand above all other estate agents in service to our clients, acting with their interests at heart – not our own
  • Sensitively offer independent, professional advice whilst achieving the very best results
  • Maintain our well-justified reputation for uncompromising honesty and integrity

The Service

We sell residential properties, land, investment and development opportunities. As well as being experts in the traditional "private treaty" sales, we also have the unique advantage of being able to offer a prestigious Auction Service.

The History

Dourish & Day was established in 2017, with both Steve and Jeremy spending their entire career in residential property working in Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire. The Stafford office opened in March 2017, quickly followed by the Penkridge Office in July 2018. Since the launch of Dourish & Day we have quickly become the leading estate agents in both of our locations. Steve and Jeremy have a reputation for straight-talking and expert professional advice based on a comprehensive knowledge of the local areas and their extensive expertise.

Stafford Branch

Steve Dourish

Steve Dourish
Director

Steve has a fantastic track record of managing and running successful Estate Agents throughout the area. Steve had a desire to be an Estate Agent from a very early age and started working on Saturdays at his local estate agents from the mere age of 14 – and was so keen to understand the industry – he offered his services free of charge! Steve continued working Saturdays and school holidays until he left school in 1998 (we don’t think he looks old enough either).

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Jeremy Day

Jeremy Day
Director

Jeremy has been working in the Estate Agency business for 21 years, having started as a junior negotiator at a large corporate Estate Agents in Cheshire. Within 2 years, he flew through the ranks and became the Branch Manager at the companies failing Stafford office. After just 18 months, Jeremys flair and hard work paid off, resulting in the office becoming one of Staffords’ market leading Estate Agents. His branch was also one of the best performing offices in the company. Jeremy’s success didn’t go unnoticed by the competition, so much so, he was head hunted by another Stafford Estate Agency, where he specialised in large and prestigious homes.

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Andy Downing-Booth

Andy Downing-Booth
Sales Manager

Sales manager Andy joined us just 3 months after we opened much to the relief of Steve and Jeremy as it meant they could finally have some sort of a life outside of their new business. Once graduating from university with a 2:1 in Economics, Andy joined the industry in 2007 and has since managed a market leading branch at another Staffordshire agency. Outside of work, he is a keen footballer, being a fan of Wolves and playing in goal for a number of different 6 a side football teams, so it's safe to say, he has a safe pair of hands! He also likes to go on walks with his cocker spaniel Milo and have days out with his son who you're likely to see waving at alpacas or diggers, both of which seem to be his favourite things...oh the life of a toddler!

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Danielle Amson

Danielle Amson
Sales Executive

Dani joined us very quickly after we opened in March 2017 having previously been in the customer service industry for a number of years. Formally she graduated University with a 1 st Class with honours degree, would you believe it, in Policing and Criminal Investigation. This Inspector of Property loves nothing more than to scrutinise the needs and desires of buyers to find their perfect home, helping them to visualise their future. Out of the busy office, Dani enjoys spending quality time with her Fiancée and their French Bulldog, as well as time at the gym and swimming pool, having previously competed to a National level- no wonder she likes to WIN!!

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Jessica Hollins

Jessica Norton
Sales Executive

We thought we had picked Jess up from the Cirque du Soleil as a Trapeze Artist with the skills she has in balancing a busy work and home life! Fear not though, our Queen of Juggling knows exactly how to handle three children as well as working full time in our Stafford office. Jess was mystery shopped 3 times, (unbeknown to us) and as a result of the service she gave, we won a Gold award in customer service as the best agent in Stafford. Having studied property management and with an impressive knowledge of the local area of Stafford and knows a hack of how to get black marker pen out of children’s clothes there isn’t much this busy lady can’t do!

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Georgia Chaplin Park

Georgia Chaplin-Park
Sales Executive

Having made Steve and Jeremy’s ears bleed at her interview at 5pm one Friday with her extremely chatty nature, Georgia, who joined us with Estate Agency experience from one of our competitors, spends her weekends enjoying a gin and tonic and a horseride ... but probably not in that order! Our shopaholic, shoe loving country girl loves spending time with her boyfriend and taking their two dogs on long country walks, as well as climbing the Wrekin on a regular basis...the bad news is, we can all still hear her chatting from down here!

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Andrew Clarke

Andy Clarke
Sales Executive

Andy joined us in the summer of 2019 and comes with 16 years worth of experience in the industry having worked for two other estate agents in both Stafford and Cannock throughout the whole of that period. You will hear him from a distance with his Cannock accent, which us Staffordians are still trying to interpret today, but don’t worry, we’re trying to teach him how to speak properly! Estate agency comes very easy to Andy and offers him brief respite from his three kids who keep him more than busy in the hours not spent in the office. Days off are spent with the kids and his wife as well as the occasional light run which helps to keep all of the carbs off that he munches during work hours. He claims that bringing up three kids has boosted his immunity to catching the common cold, but on the rare occasion he does, you can be sure that the whole world knows he is struggling with a bit of man flu.

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Gurvinder Dhami

Gurvinder Dhami
Sales Executive

Our Gurvinder, known as Gin, joined us following the completion of his A- Levels and continues studying towards a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management to further his career in Estate Agency. Since joining the team he has brought a lot to the table, including over 2 years of industry experience, a “can do” attitude , his very charming personality as well as, the most important factor, his mums AMAZING samosas!! Outside of work, Gin loves keeping fit, having lost over 8 stone it is something he intends to keep up!!  Away from the gym, Gin can often be found getting himself pampered at the barbers or at home catching up on his favourite Netflix shows. He loves going out and drinking a few too many glasses of Gin!! But considering that he was nicknamed after the drink, how can’t he?!

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Teegan Scarrott

Teegan Scarrott
Sales Executive

After her departure from air traffic control with the RAF where she worked for 10 years, Teegan was cleared to land at Dourish & Day in the Summer of 2019. Whilst not learning her trade as the next big estate agent negotiator, she has two children and a husband, all of whom keep her extremely busy. She enjoys family days out as well as spending as much time horse riding or wind surfing as possible, so boasts extremely good balance...a perfect attribute for catching the perfect shot of a property in a tricky position, so we’re sure she’ll flourish in the industry!

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Karen Oates

Karen Oates
Sales Executive/Accompanied Viewing Assistant

Karen joins us from the travel industry, so brings with her 32 years worth of transferrable skills, going from selling people their dream holiday, to selling people their dream home! She hails from Liverpool so enjoys time visiting her beautiful former city as well as socialising with friends and family. Karen has lived in Stafford for over two decades so what she doesn’t know about the county town could be written on the back of a postage stamp! She enjoys countryside walks at the weekend to chill out after a long week at work as well as holidays in the sun and after her years in the travel industry, she knows all of the best spots to visit so if you’re after the perfect holiday to chill out after a big house move, she’s the perfect person to ask!

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James Sargeant

James Sargeant
Sales Executive

James started on a week’s work experience at Dourish & Day and just couldn’t keep away. If you pop in on a Saturday, you’ll spot him helping out the full time members of staff and making sure that everything has been kept in order during the last working week. You could say he’s the oil that keeps the hard working machine that is Dourish & Day Estate Agents working with all of the admin that he completes in one day! Outside of Dourish & Day, he is working towards completing his engineering diploma and studying business at the JCB Academy so we’re not sure if he’s the next Steve Dourish, Jeremy Day or Anthony Bamford! When he isn’t a sucker for punishment and either working or studying, he enjoys sports such as boxing and mountain biking.

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Keith Wright

Keith Wright
Accompanied Viewing Assistant

Keith joined Dourish & Day having retired from a career in the Military/Civil Service/United Nations.  He immediately fitted in with the team here and brings his own personal knowledge of the property market (he has after all moved 13 times to date) to our accompanied viewings team. Keith is a man who says it as it is and brings an open and honest approach to his work which our clients appreciate and one of his accolades is to be able to give clients some vision on properties that need a bit of TLC. He lives in Stafford and has an abundance of local knowledge. With five daughters and seven grandchildren, Keith says it was either a case of coming back to work or opening a crèche. Luckily for us at Dourish and Day, we won!

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Karen Tomkinson

Karen Tomkinson
Accompanied Viewing Assistant

Karen joined us in July 2018 as an accompanied viewer in line with the opening of our Penkridge branch. Karen is born and bred in Stafford and has worked in the construction industry for over 25 years. She's down to earth with a good sense of humour along with a passion and good knowledge of property. In her younger days she was a keen pool player representing Staffordshire, Shropshire and England winning several National and World titles. Nowadays away from work she enjoys comedy and is a big fan of Stoke City FC (some would say it's a good job she likes comedy!!).

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Eileen Marland

Eileen Marland
Administrator

Eileen may be one of our most mature members of staff, but she is definitely young at heart! She brings to Dourish and Day a wealth of experience having lived and worked in the UK, Far East and West Africa.  Her varied resume includes working as a sales negotiator, school secretary, call taker for Staffordshire Police and for the British High Commission in Ghana as a personal assistant but her most fulfilling role was raising her three children. Eileen loves going to auctions trying to find the latest bargain and working in her garden. When not doing this she can be found working away with the rest of our busy team here at Dourish & Day.

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Paul Szewczyk

Paul Szewczyk
Mortgage Advisor

Paul has been with us since our journey began and is our financial adviser with over 17 years experience in the mortgage and protection industry. He specialises in helping home movers through the complexities of the mortgage market and also helps with the use of government schemes such as shared ownership and help to buy. Outside of work, Paul is married with 2 children and enjoys spending time with his family and watching sport. Paul was a talented Footballer and Cricketer in his younger years with the former taking him to university in New York on a football scholarship and a career as a semi professional footballer followed back in the UK. Now due to injury and older age, he settles for coaching both junior football and cricket teams locally but still is able to plays cricket when time allows.

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Anna Haycock

Anna Haycock
Social Media Guru

Have you ever wondered who is the face behind our social pages? Well here she is. Anna has been with us since the day we opened the doors. Bombarding us with likes, followers and digital talk which quite frankly blew our minds. Annas background is media from helping local businesses whilst working for the Staffordshire Newsletter to now enjoying scrolling through properties and articles for you guys to read online. Anna is a proper Stokie duck but has lived in Stafford for over 10 years now with her beautiful family - cute boyfriend, 2 adorable (not so little kids) and her crazy Cocker Spaniel. You can find Anna either with a constant glow around her from way too much screentime, up on the Chase enjoying the fresh air or snuggled up on the sofa with her family.

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Penkridge Branch

Clare McKiernan

Clare McKiernan
Sales Executive / Sales Progression

When we asked Clare to describe herself it went something like this: Gin, Wine, Prosecco, some Estate Experience. Actually with over 30 years in Estate Agency there isn’t much that amazes Clare during the home buying/selling process and has seen her fair share of surprises. No wonder the first three thoughts of the day relate to alcohol. With her son now grown up, Clare enjoys nothing more than to socialise with the girls and can be found most weekends at the pub (if lost please return to Dourish and Day). In contrast, our Clare really is a home bird and knows Stafford and surrounding areas like the back of her hand, having lived locally all her life. She will admit the true love of her life however is her Cocker Spaniel Jackson enjoying long walks and snuggling on the sofa.

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Nicola Hart

Nicola Hart
Sales Executive / Sales Progression

We were lucky enough to employ Nicola who bought her smile and positive attitude straight into our offices together with her wealth of experience in selling homes in the local area. When you meet Nicola, you will always be greeted with a smile. Nicola has a passion for customer service and strives to make moving home an enjoyable and exciting time for our customers. When she’s not busy helping people buy and sell their homes Nicola enjoys hiking with her dog Paddy, her most recent conquest being Scafell Pike which doesn’t surprise us as she has a thing with mountains. We’ve known her to move them before for our clients to ensure they get the best result. Nicola loves to travel with her family and enjoys nothing more than to relax and unwind with her friends, a spa and a few G&Ts!

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Clare McKiernan

Vicki Tarbuck
Sales Executive

Local Penkridge lass Vicki brings to the table a vast amount of experience in customer services having worked for a major Conveyancing employer for a number of years so knows the house selling/buying process inside out and back to front. She tells us that she comes to work for a bit of a rest from her busy home life and changes her name from ‘Mum’ at home on a regular basis. We’re not quite sure though that Vicki gets the rest that she expects as it busy…busy...busy with the phone ringing and clients coming into the office! Her biggest love is her son and spending quality family time together at the attractions and beaches. When not out and about keeping busy, Vicki spends most of her time removing glitter, glue and play dough from carpets and walls. With all the running around that she does, it’s no wonder that she enjoys drinking her weight in tea!

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Lettings

Ellie Bell

Ellie Bell-Jenks
Director

Without trying to sound like Liam Neeson from the film ‘Taken’ working in lettings takes a particular set of skills, skills acquired over a very long career! Having worked in lettings since she was 18 and not wanting divulge a lady’s age, we can say she has certainly been at it for a long time.  What she doesn’t know about pet policies, routine maintenance, emergency repairs and landlord/tenant law quite frankly isn’t worth knowing. Ellie’s motto of Firm but Fair goes a long way in the lettings industry and hasn’t failed her yet! Outside of work Ellie loves being outdoors, from mowing the lawn at home to wild swimming, and quality time with her husband and son is a bonus. If there happens to be wine there too, she really is living her best life. Her son Arthur is fascinated by her job and can’t wait to work in estate agency to try and ‘put together the biggest chain of house moves in the World’. We can’t wait for Arthur to join the team.

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Sarah Bryan

Sarah Bryan
Lettings Executive

Sarah burst through Dourish and Day doors in August 2018 with a beaming smile and infectious laugh, instantly becoming a massive part of the team. She is hardworking, motivated  and super organised and loves the busy day to day life of lettings. Sarah has a crazy sense of humor so life in the office is never dull with her around. When she is not in the office entertaining us she is busy entertaining her son Lewie enjoying days out to the zoo, theme parks or the cinema. She can also be found showing off her skills on the netball court, playing in a league for a local Stafford team. Sarah likes to make the most of life, spending time with her friends and family and loves nothing better than holidays or weekends away. After a hard week at work she is known to kick back and relax with a well deserved glass or two of fizz.

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Stuart Taylor

Stuart Taylor
Accompanied Viewing Assistant

Stuart recently joined us having previously been living a life of retiree, but realising quite quickly that retirement life wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be. Stuart was after a position where he could interact with people having felt that his days needed something else and realised that that something else was with Dourish & Day. Stuart is a Local Councillor, Rotarian, Fisherman and budding Gardner with a flair for sporty cars. We often wonder how much free time he actually had in the first instance with all that he does outside of work.

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Happy Customers...

  • "Dourish & Day offered a professional service throughout our move. When our chain wobbled they devoted extra time to helping ensure we completed. I found all their staff to be helpful but I would like to thank Nicola and Claire in the Sales Progression Team in particular for all their efforts. I would certainly recommend and use again."
    Luke Morgan
  • "CONGRATULATIONS 2 years of amazing work. You very successfully helped us sell our house in Acton Trussell when houses weren't going too quickly 18 months ago. That personal touch you offer certainly works. Good luck Guys you have earned it."
    Patricia Imrie
  • "Dourish & Day were the agents for the property that I bought in Stafford. I would like to say a big thank you to the team, with special thanks to Steve for all your help in what can be a very stressful time. The team offer both a professional and friendly service, proactive in trying to assist with any queries you have and keeping you up to date with how matters are progressing. Now I live in the area would not hesitate to use Dourish & Day as my agents for selling my property. Gold star service received from these agents whether on the telephone, via email or calling into the office, no matter how many times you may contact them."
    Gina Harrison
  • "*FIRST CLASS* What more can I say... From start to finish a professional service. Jeremy led the sales journey supported by his team, followed by exceptional communication from Clare as the sale progressed through to completion... Well done Team Dourish & Day."
    Mike Dewsbury
  • "*The whole team were amazing. Kept us informed at all time of what was happening with our purchase. Very professional. Would definetly recommend them to anyone Danny kept us informed at all times Nothing was too much trouble. Excellent service "
    Dawn Cingoz
  • "I have recently sold and purchased houses simultaneously with Dourish & Day and cannot fault there service. They were upfront and honest throughout the whole process. Thank you for helping me buy my dream house at a very difficult time for me. Particularly thanks to Nicola who guided me and supported me through the stressful times. I will definitely be recommending you to friends and family. "
    Cara Lloyd
  • "I am delighted with the very personal service from Dourish & Day that I have received since placing my rental property with them. Always accessible, helpful, friendly and competitive."
    Derek Plant
  • "Dourish and Day have been amazing! We are first time buyers, didn’t have a clue what we was doing but they helped us every step of the way and kept us up to date through the process. We would both highly recommend, staff are all so friendly and polite. Thank you so so much!"
    Penny Wootton

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