Stephanie Richardson MARLA
Stephanie’s early career was quite varied– selling antiques in France when she was 18 years old before working as P.A. to the famous boxer Billy Walker and his brother George in London’s Piccadilly. After a move to Kent she and her husband David renovated old properties including one of England’s first Anabaptist chapels and a bonded wine warehouse which they converted to a successful indoor market. They were also instrumental in rescuing several threatened monuments including the Grand Shaft at Dover and a redundant church which became the Landmark Community Centre.
A branch of the Richardson family had been in Wimborne for over a century and Stephanie and David always enjoyed coming down to visit them. The attractions of the area proved irresistible and they finally moved to the town in 1984. Ten years later Stephanie joined Mrs. Joan Harker and Mrs. Ann Bullman as a Lettings Manager at their original offices in East Street, Wimborne. The following year, when the two partners decided to retire, David and Stephanie purchased the business and ever since have devoted great energy to making the company what it is today. Stephanie quickly qualified as a member of ARLA Propertymark as she saw the benefits this could bring to their clients. She served for many years on the Wimborne Chamber of Trade and still found plenty of time to spend with her family.
Living in the village of Spetisbury just outside Blandford Forum, Stephanie enjoys gardening and makes the most of village life, getting involved in local activities such as yoga and the Christmas Pantomime – she made an excellent Fairy Godmother! She speaks French fluently and loves to be in France whenever she can, visiting new places, walking, canoeing or simply enjoying the local food and wine!