Sam Samuel MNAEA CRLMManaging Director
Sam started his working career in 1989 straight from school with the Royal Navy serving for six years. He returned to London and spent a year in various sales roles, selling health insurance to toy products and watches. Sam secured a stable position working for Southwark Council's Housing Department as a Housing Assistant in 1996 and completing a HND in Social Housing. Soon after promotion to Housing Officer, Sam was managing over 500 units in Peckham. In 1998, Sam was made an offer by the owner of a Letting Agency in Bromley and took up the role as a letting agent, moving on to lettings manager before launching his own agency in November 2007. During 2011 Sam was approached to merge companies by an established property management company. Edward Ashdale was born from this and was formed in February 2012.
Sam enjoys all sports, participating in rugby, football and boxing all at high amateur level. He is a focussed and committed individual, well connected and regarded highly amongst his peers. Known as a person for getting the job done, which brought him the affectionate title 'Sam the man who can'. Sam lives with his wife, daughter and two dogs in Bexley Village.
John CampoliniSenior Partner
Like Sam, John cares passionately about our company and the quality of service we give to our clients.
JC as he is known in the office, has spent over 50 years dealing with sales, lettings and development of properties in the South East of England. John has a great deal of legal experience, and is able to witness and sign various legal documents in the office.
Although officially retired from the business, he visits the office on a regular basis and when not in the office works from home. In recent times, John has spent his time seeking new opportunities and planning expansion of the firm. Ultimately, John's greatest passion for the job is ensuring a first class service is maintained.
John originates from the South of Italy and family is very important to him. He has two grand daughters, who give him great joy and keep him on his toes. He is also an accomplished musician (from heavy rock to the classics) and is also a licensed radio ham.
Kevin SpiresSenior Sales Executive
0208 466 8445
Kevin has spent the majority of his career in the City where his strong broking, and excellent communication skills were quickly recognised, culminating in great success as Desk Manager and Senior Sales Broker, in Pan European equity markets in the City.
More recently, Kevin expressed an interest in moving away from the chaotic world of the trading industry, as property has always been a great passion of his. Kevin’s progression from finance to property has been a natural and satisfying transition. He is well known for giving first class customer service, a consistent approach and strong attention to detail, whilst always ensuring a positive experience for all parties – buyers, sellers and co-operating agents.
In a short period of time, Kevin has built up a successful track record. He has helped many families and individuals to purchase homes in the local area, and prides himself on bringing about a positive outcome for all those he represents.
Achieving results, whilst maintaining excellent customer service, is of the upmost importance to Kevin.
Kevin enjoys watching football and his beloved Millwall. He also plays golf and enjoys country pub walks.
Samantha MatthewsProperty Manager/ Block Management/ Accounts Management
020 8466 8445
Driven by excellent customer service, Samantha has built a career focusing on delivering results with the clients’ needs in mind, Samantha is respected by landlords and tenants alike for her integrity and efficiency. Samantha moved from our Lettings Department to our Property Management Department, a transition that worked well as she already had established relationships with tenants and landlords. Previous experience working with trades and contractors has enabled Samantha to be able to identify issues quickly and dispatch the appropriate trades in a timely manner.
A qualification in Interior Design is an added advantage when helping landlords showcase their properties to the rental market, ensuring that they get the best return for their investment as well as the ability to liaise with landlords to ensure that their properties remain relevant to appeal to changing tenants expectations. With the restructuring of the company, Samantha is currently developing the Block Management Department and in turn works closely with Lessees and Freeholders, ensuring that legislation is adhered to and issues are dealt with promptly.
Samantha also has taken on the role of Account Management and deals with all landlord payments and general office accounts. In her spare time Samantha enjoys design and is working to qualify as a diver (warm waters only)!