Our Team



Hilary Breeze (MARLA)


Hilary studied Economics and History at Durham University and then joined HBPM in 1996 from Knight Frank in London.

Hilary oversees the general running of the business including finance, administration, HR and marketing.

She is an individual member of ARLA. As well as having a Diploma in Property Valuation and Law from City Business School, Hilary passed the ARLA II Advanced Legal exam with distinction, scoring the highest marks in the country.



Diane Hopkins (MARLA)


Diane started work at HBPM in 1993 and became a Partner in 2008. Diane is responsible for overseeing customer services on a day to day basis dealing with enquiries from landlords, applicants and tenants.

Diane is an individual member of ARLA. Diane passed ARLA I with distinction and ARLA II with high merit.


Head of Residential Lettings 

Lynn Thomas (MARLA)


Lynn joined Helen Breeze Property Management in 2000 from Zimbabwe, where she worked for Estate Agents, Hagen & Hill in Mutare.

Lynn, with the support of Ellie and Lulu, is responsible for following up property enquiries for homes to rent. The team have an in depth understanding of the local market and develop excellent relationships with applicants looking to rent. They give feedback on all viewings, carry out checks to verify any tenant application and keep landlords informed at all stages.

Once an offer has been agreed the team administrators, Zoe, Ange and Laura process the tenant referencing, the drafting of tenancy agreements and all tenancy handover information as well as help with the smooth transition of moving in.

Lynn is an individual member of ARLA and passed ARLA I and ARLA II exams with high merit.



Head of Block & Estate Management 

Julie Heyworth (AIRPM)


Julie joined HBPM in 2003 and now manages our Block & Estate Management. Together with Karen and Clare, she works with Resident Management Companies who require management of any block of flats, grounds or estate, looking after the day-to-day concerns of managing a block of flats or a large estate.

Julie passed the ARLA I exam and is a Member of the Institute of Residential Property Managers.


Senior Marketing Coordinator 

Anneka Linfield


Anneka joined HBPM in the summer of 2013 and currently looks after the marketing of new lets. This involves uploading details, photos and floorplans to Rightmove, Zoopla and our website, ensuring we have the correct property information and access arrangements recorded.