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Tom Hood, Managing Partner

Tom Hood

Managing Partner

Tom is a West Countryman to the core. Born and brought up in Bristol (with a six period living in Hong Kong and Singapore ), he is an old boy of Millfield School in Somerset.

He served his 'apprenticeship' in residential and commercial estate agency with Hartnell, Taylor Cook, and has a wealth of experience in dealing with the sale of town and country properties.

He is a former president of the Bristol Property Agents Association, and is also a member of The Society of Merchant Venturers. Married to fellow business partner, Judith, Tom has two sons. Away from the office he is a keen fisherman, skier, and motor sports enthusiast.
Henry Thornhill, Partner

Henry Thornhill


Originally from London Henry moved to Bristol with his parents at a young age, and was educated at Clifton College and afterwards at Westminster College, Oxford.

Henry started his career with an agency in the capital, before heading back to Bristol to join Hydes in 2001. In the past 14 years, he has acquired an in-depth knowledge of the local property scene embracing the city, its suburbs, and the surrounding villages.

Henry lives in Westbury Park, and is married with two children. He is a keen golfer and also enjoys travel and skiing.
Judith Hood, PARTNER

Judith Hood


Judith who has 30 years’ experience in Sales and Lettings, has lived in Bristol since the early 80’s. Having been educated at the Alice Ottley School Worcester and the University of the West of England.

She has a BA(Hons) degree in Town Planning and enjoys advising on development site potential and buy to let investments. Her hobbies include skiing, walking and cooking.
Edmund Dodds, PARTNER

Edmund Dodds


Edmund was born and educated in London.

He 'cut his teeth' in the world of estate agency in the south east, specialising in sales of country homes in Kent and Surrey. He also has experience in the international property market working for a prestigious agency in south west London.

He relocated to Bristol 19 years ago, and lives with his wife, and two daughters, in Abbots Leigh. Edmund, who now has 30 years experience in the industry, is a member of the National Association of Estate Agents.

His past times include cycling, sailing and supporting his daughters through their further education and various sporting interests.

Lyndsay Davis, Office Manager

Lyndsay Davis

Office Manager

Lyndsay moved from London to raise her family and now, 30 years later, considers Bristol to be her home. A professional marketer, working for many years in financial services, she is now bringing those skills to enhance her role as Office Manager at Hydes.

Outside of work, Lyndsay likes to keep fit often with a physical challenge as her focus, enjoys walking her dog and testing out all the many food outlets that Bristol has to offer.

Karen McMahon


Originally from Wales, Karen, in common with Tom Hood, has spent time living in Hong Kong, where she ran a business.

She moved to Bristol in 1998, and has been with Hydes lettings for over ten years, concentrating on property inspections and contractor accounts.

Karen has three grown up children, currently lives in Clifton and enjoys overseas travel as often as possible - especially to Thailand - keeping alive her interest in the culture and cuisine of the Far East.

Hannah Solley


Originally from Scotland and currently living in Redland, Hannah is an Old girl of St Georges School, Edinburgh. She has a degree in Sports Science from Northumbria University and latterly a Masters in Rural Estate Management from The Royal Agricultural University.

Away from the office, Hannah is a keen lacrosse player playing for Scotland’s Women’s Lacrosse team, Bristol Bombers and enjoys skiing, walking and country pursuits.