Meet the Team

Peterlee Branch

Peterlee and the surrounding villages boast an interesting and varied range of property types. From the original terraced houses, through the extensive number of Peterlee Development Corporation solid family homes, through to high quality detached residents, this area has it all.

The Peterlee branch opened in 2003. It occupies a prominent position, highly visible on the edge of the town centre. The largely open viewing area displays the most comprehensive selection of properties available in the area.

The office team provides a unique combination of youth and experience. It is ably managed by branch manager Marion Barrett, a highly experienced estate agent with many years in the business. The youthful and enthusiastic Chantel Cowell, James Kimmitt, Lauren Foster complete the team. In such a short time this team has grown into market leaders in the Peterlee area. This speaks for itself.

Marion BarrettMarion Barrett


As is common amongst the more experienced Kimmitt and Roberts crew, Marion trained at Charles Bell, first working with Bill over twenty years ago. As manager of the Peterlee branch, her extensive experience allows her to run a highly efficient and extremely successful office, along with her young but remarkably accomplished team. Marion has sold houses in Sunderland and Houghton before being appointed by Halifax as their manager in Peterlee in the mid 1990s. She joined Kimmitt and Roberts in 2003 to run the newly opened Peterlee branch. Neither Marion nor Kimmitt and Roberts looked back. Marion is professional, thorough and extremely determined yet has retained an essential sense of humor. As anyone who as ever worked with Marion will tell you, there is only one Marion Barrett!

Chantel CowellChantel Cowell

Senior Sales Negotiator & Valuer

Chantel is an extremely dedicated member of staff who has been with Kimmitt and Roberts since 2007. She faces all problems with passion and understanding, always determined to get the best results for both the seller and the buyer. Chantel is an excellent team player in the busy Peterlee Office and is responsible for all Sales Negotations. She has also gained her technical award in Residential Estate Agency and enjoys offering clients the personal touch by ensuring she visits properties in person to enable her to pass on full knowledge to perspective buyers. 


James KimmittJames Kimmitt

Field Sales Negotiator

A dedicated and enthusiastic member of the Kimmitt and Roberts team! James can be seen in the office on the odd occasion, but is primarily based on the road, supplying inspections to vacant properties and accompaniment to viewings across all three branches. He is very thorough in his job and can point out the tiniest unnoticeable feature in a house; his attention to detail is what makes him the best in his field!!

Lauren FosterLauren Foster

Sales Negotiator

Lauren is our junior member of staff who joined the Peterlee team in February 2012 and is enjoying an apprenticeship with ourselfs. She attended Dene House Comprehensive School and has proved to be a pleasant, friendly and approachable person who enjoys dealing with clients.  She is learning 'the ropes' from the very begining of the sales process and we can already see she will make a good negotiator.