Meet the Team
Andrew Morgan MBE and Oliver Hollis established Hollis Morgan in 2010 and alongside Associate Director Calum Melhuish are a motivated team of experienced local estate agents with a wide knowledge of land and property including family homes, investments, new homes and developments.
Andrew Morgan MBE
Director & Auctioneer
Andrew is one of the most respected and well known estate agents and auctioneers in Bristol having spent a lifetime in residential agency and on the auction rostrum and is recognised as one of the most experienced provincial auctioneers in the country. His knowledge of property is second to none which is invaluable to one of the fastest growing agencies in the region.
His love of Bristol and his obvious concern for others has led him to be involved in a huge number of charitable events throughout his career raising thousands of pounds by his entertaining charitable auctions. For this work he was awarded The MBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2013. He is chairman of several charities and is advisor to many others regarding property matters. He is currently actively involved in projects with St Mary Redcliffe church, All Saints Clifton and Clifton Village BID and other organisations in Bristol.
We Say: His ability to bring solutions and humour to tense property negotiations is legendary.
He Says: Every day is exciting and “Let’s see if we can achieve a little more”
Education He says he is still learning every day !!
Home: Clifton with his wife, Elisabeth
Dream Home An isolated wreck in the country with no modern facilities
Job Satisfaction Property runs in Andrews veins and cannot wait for the next instruction. He imbues this enthusiasm into the younger members of staff and takes great pride in the meteoric expansion of Hollis Morgan.
Best Skill Ruthless on the rostrum with a statesman’s touch
Director & Auction Valuer
Olly has worked in Estate Agency since 2003, beginning his career as Andrew’s junior negotiator ( Tea Boy! ) at a local independent firm before moving on to auction assistant and eventually running the sales department. Olly then founded Hollis Morgan with Andrew in 2010.
Having been brought up in Clevedon his family moved to Bristol in the early 90’s where with his two brothers he attended Clifton College. As a gap year after school he worked as a swimming pool salesman in Oxford before moving to Cardiff to complete a Marketing Degree before moving back to Bristol to start his career in property.
We say – Able to cut through the waffle and quickly identify what needs to be done.
He Says – I’m listening…you tell me what you want and we will make it happen!
Education – Clifton College, University of Life ( briefly! ) University of Cardiff
Home – Having lived in Clifton for the previous 15 years Olly and his wife Jodie have moved out to Backwell to take on a "wreck" with their daughter Tilly and two Basset Hounds - Bo and Badger!
Dream Home – A Miami style white cube in Ladye Bay Clevedon overlooking the channel or anywhere with a fishing lake!
Job Satisfaction – From opening Hollis Morgan in 2010 with one telephone and a computer and only 1 flat to sell to now seeing a thriving and motivated team of individuals who enjoy coming to work.
Best Skill – Straight talking and always with his infectious grin… he will quickly spot the commercial opportunity or angle and then seek to turn it into a star!
Nick was brought up in Gloucestershire and studied for a Property Management and Investment Degree at the University of West England. He followed his traditional family career into the property industry, joining Hollis Morgan in 2012. Nick is responsible for auction viewings and he covers the whole of our active region
What we Say - Ever reliable with a level headed approach to life.
What he says – I can get to anywhere in Bristol in under 20 mins in my Mini!
Education - The King's School Gloucester and UWE
Home - Garden Flat in Clifton close to all the Pubs!
Dream Home - Detached manor house in Long Ashton, with a paddock to practise his “short game” ( we would suggest much more practice is required given his recent form! )
Job Satisfaction - Dealing with a wide range of properties from small building plots, Prime Investments or Medieval Ruins.
Best Skill – Plucking deals out of nowhere on some of the most challenging properties / scenarios
Calum joined Hollis Morgan in 2012 having previously worked for an independent chain of Estate Agents in their Henleaze Branch. Joining as a sales negotiator he quickly progressed to head up the Residential Sales Team and we were delighted to invite him to become an associate director in September 2015.
What we Say – He is wise beyond his years and is a real long term asset to the firm.
What he says – I’ll have it on the market in 24 hours!
Education - Chew Valley School
Home – Calum is a serial property addict - always renovating houses and on the move to the next one - we struggle to keep up with where he is living at any given time!
Dream home - Penthouse apartment at Bridge House
Job Satisfaction - Personal recommendations and then being able to back that up with an excellent service.
Best Skill – Negotiation and managing the sale with meticulous attention to detail.
Residential Sales Manager
Mike was brought up in Chew Magna and then North Bristol and he joined Hollis Morgan in 2014. Mike worked for number of years as a sales negotiator at a chain of Estate Agents in their branch covering BS9.
Mike has quickly established himself as an invaluable member of our team and is has an excellent reputation with our clients earning him promotion to Residential Sales manager in 2017.
What we Say – He has the unusual combination of a real hunger for deals balanced with a cool headed persona.
What he Says – I bet you £10 it will be under offer by the weekend!
Education – Completed A-Level’s in Almondsbury.
Home – Just outside Newport, South Wales with his wife Laura, Cockapoo Orla and baby daughter Chloe.
Dream home - Semi-rural, long driveway, garage, and wood burning stove!
Job Satisfaction - Helping nice people find and get to move into their dream home.
Best Skill - Honesty, determination and making people feel comfortable on viewings.
Reception and Sales
Originally from France, Karine was brought up on the edge of Brittany, in her beloved city of Nantes. Further to completing a degree in Foreign Languages and Education, Karine moved to Bristol to teach French. She then worked in the airline industry until succumbing to her love for properties. She worked as Senior Letting Negotiator for a couple of Letting Agencies in Clifton until joining Hollis Morgan in September 2017.
We say: Cool, calm and collected under any circumstances.
She says: Seize the day!
Education: Angers and Nantes University in France.
Home: Clifton with daughter Lêah.
Dream home: Old bastide in Provence with a pool or an Alpine chalet.
Job satisfaction: Watching people's reaction when they find their dream home.
Best skill: Organised with attention for detail and staying calm in the heat of the battle!
Sarah joined us in 2014 and coordinates the day to day running of our business, she has lived in Bristol for nearly 30 years and worked previously for Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service in Bristol and North Somerset. She joined us from a HR & Employment law company where she has worked as a Legal Secretary for the past 2 years.
Sarah is also responsible for the auction legal process in the build up to the sale and is a vital cog in ensuring that aucton lots are able to be sold.
We say: Sarah is a can do person and a vital member of the team – full of pragmatic solutions.
She says: That’s completed now what’s next.. .
Education: Bristol (a long time ago!!!)
Home: Backwell with husband Simon and son Connor. Daughter & grandson are not too far away in South Bristol.
Dream home: Rural dwelling, on edge of Bristol, with more land for some chickens and with great walks on the doorstep.
Job satisfaction: Offering support to the team to help the office run smoothly
Best skill: Adapting to change and keeping calm under pressure, always courteous and friendly
George joined Hollis Morgan team on a Full Time basis as a Sales Negotiator in the Summer of 2016 following the completion of his Degree course in Cardiff and has hit the ground running to become a key personality in our residential sales team.
We say: George regularly displays incredible patience and understanding for such a young man.
He says: If you listen to people then you will learn something new every day!
Education: Clifton College and Cardiff University
Home: George lives in Baltic Wharf and loves the Harbourside life!
Dream home: Suburban house with a man cave & large garden
Job satisfaction: Looking after vendors with constant feedback and complete honesty.
Best skill: Calm and confident communication with a smile!
Lucinda Culpin MNAEA MARLA MAPIP
Lucinda started her property career in 2006 as a weekend negotiator for an Independent Estate Agent. After graduating from uni and having her first child she returned to work full time in the Westbury on Trym branch. Working her way up she passed all of her property exams and qualified as a member of The National Association of Estate Agents, The Association of Residential Letting Agents and The Association of Professional Inventory Providers - A genuine triple threat!
We say: Lucinda only joined us in 2018 but we can't imagine life without her!
She says: I have worked with Olly & Andrew on joint agency sales for over a decade and its great to become a fully fledged member of the team - i can't wait!
Education: Degree at Brighton University.
Home: Currently in squalor whilst undergoing a wrap around extension but always on the look out for the next project.
Dream home: A 4 bedroom detached period house with a long driveway and an outbuilding to move the other half into!
Job satisfaction: Providing invaluable advice and outstanding service.
Best skill: Local knowledge and love of construction, she was nicknamed the concrete queen!
Sarah was born in Clifton and brought up in Bristol. She trained as a Nurse and later as a Dance Movement Psychotherapist. She is also a Stained Glass Artist and has Windows in Hope Chapel Hotwells. Sarah loves Bristol for its interesting history and diversity. '' I still find nooks and crannies that I wasn't aware of as I walk and cycle around the city''.
What we say: A stylish addition to the team with many hidden talents!
What she says: 'Be kind and respectful, everybody deserves to be treated with courtesy'. And 'Always look for the good in life'.
Education: Ashton Park secondary school, Canterbury university.
Home: Happy in Clifton with her family.
Dream Home: A converted Chapel surrounded by birdsong, overlooking the sea ( oh, and a large cottage garden).
Job satisfaction: I enjoy working for Hollis Morgan in a motivated and friendly environment. The whole team are helpful and great fun to work with.
Best skill: local knowledge and love of learning.