Meet the Team

Meet the extensive and experienced team here at sbliving.

Simon Bland


As Director and Shareholder for sbliving I work full time to ensure the continued success of sbliving in providing an excellent service to both our landlord and tenant clients. I founded sbliving in 2007 and the brand has enjoyed consistent growth and success through hard work and referrals from satisfied clients.
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Elina Bland

Head of Property Management

As Head of Property Management for sbliving, I work full time to guarantee the continued success of sbliving in providing a superb service to both our landlord and tenant clients. I started work full time at sbliving in July 2012. Before this I worked for sbliving part time helping out and getting to know the business.
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Vanessa Taylor

Maintenance Supervisor

My name is Vanessa Taylor, I’ve lived in Leeds my whole life. I left school and started working in a lettings agency, as its always been my passion to work in the property industry.  Having worked at that company for 9 years, I then joined the sbliving and have been very happy since. My passion […]
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Mollie Butterworth

I’m 21 years old and moved to Leeds three years ago to study Psychology at university, upon recently completing my degree, and having worked in hospitality and retail alongside my degree, I was looking for a career change when I came across the idea of lettings. I have always loved house-hunting for my student houses […]
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Tom Richardson

Letting Negotiator

Hello, my name is Tom Richardson and I’m one of the newest members of the team at sbliving, having joined as a Letting Negotiator in October 2016. Initially after leaving school I trained and qualified as a car sprayer, and spent five years fulfilling this role.  I always took great pride in delivering a quality finish […]
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Papillon cross with Pomeranian – comes to work every day and monitors the office.
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Papilllon cross with Chihuahua – comes to work every day and mainly chills out and does some monitoring.
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Tamika Hitchman


Before joining the sbliving team, I worked in financial services as an administrator when I first moved to Leeds in 2015. This has prepared me for working in an office environment and taught me how to be accurate and organised. I joined sbliving recently as receptionist. I get to have the pleasure of greeting all […]
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Petra Sabova


I moved to Leeds in 2012 after I finished school back in my home country of Slovakia. I got a full time job and I also decided to study Business and Administration at Leeds City Colleague to get some extra qualifications. Having completed my studies, I’ve ended up going into retail but my real dream […]
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Carolyn Coxon

Property Management

I am originally from Newcastle-Upon- Tyne and have a background in Film and Television for which I completed A degree at Newcastle College. However, my interest in property has always been there and led me on a different career then I originally planned. Within the sbliving team, I’m responsible for general property management affairs. My […]
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Karl Johnson

Head of Sales & Lettings

As Head of Sales and Lettings for sbliving, I strive to ensure our Tenants find their ideal Property, whilst Landlords are completely satisfied and reassured that we are best placed to entrust with their investment. I began working with sbliving many years ago as a Lettings Negotiator, and am now delighted to have returned to […]
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James Slattery

I originally moved to Leeds from Durham in 2013 to study at Leeds Beckett University. Having enjoyed myself in Leeds so much and after developing some great connections and relationships I made the decision to stay in Leeds. My Educational background is in ICT which comes in handy around the office although it was not […]
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Samantha Hoyle

Tenancy Administrator

Before joining sbliving I studied for a Degree in Events Management at Newcastle College before returning to Leeds and working as a Concession Manager for a Topshop clothing brand. Having gained knowledge in customer service and Due to my keen interest in property I soon realised this was the industry I wanted to pursue a […]
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Heather Thomas

Rents Administrator

Originally from North London, I moved to Leeds after completing an English Language Degree at the University of Brighton. Once in Leeds, I opened my own Bakery Business as food is my passion and eventually realized that I wanted to try a different field in the professional world and gain further Business experience as well […]
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Kelsey Aitken

Maintenance Administrator

Kayleigh Staples

Maintenance Administrator