Claire was born and spent her childhood here in Bristol, but left our fair city for the sights and sounds of Portsmouth (cue lots of large ships and the delights of fresh sea air) to attend university, reading for a degree in Quantity Surveying. Little did she know, not only would she leave Portsmouth with her degree, but also with the man of her dreams (our very own Richard D!). She then headed for London, and it was here that Claire qualified as a Chartered Surveyor. After spending several years in the property industry in both London and Bristol, Claire took a career break in order to raise their two children. She returned to the work place in 1999 as our accounts manager, and has since brought us into the 21st Century, updating our accounts systems from paper to computer as well as setting up our email accounts! In her spare time Claire is a keen tennis player, likes to keep fit and also loves settling down to exercise her mind with a good crossword.