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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 20 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 Abbots Leigh, 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.

Belinda Holbrook, Lettings Accounts

Belinda Holbrook

Lettings Accounts

Belinda grew up in Shropshire and joined Lloyds Bank from university, moving to Bristol in 1997. Belinda undertook a wide range of roles as a senior manager within the Bank before deciding to take a step back from her career in 2008 to start a family. Property has always been a strong interest for Belinda, having renovated a number of houses.
India Mee, Office Sales Manager

India Mee

Office Sales Manager

Originally from a small village in Somerset, after studying in London India now enjoys the buzz of Bristol life. With her creative background and experience in high level customer service that required great attention to detail she now brings those skills to enhance her role as Office Manager at Hydes. Away from the office India designs and makes bespoke jewellery with her partner Jack. India loves watching live music, dancing, painting, and visiting art exhibitions. She also enjoys spending time outdoors, skiing, walking in the countryside and days at the beach.
Rupert Gale, Lettings Negotiator

Rupert Gale

Lettings Negotiator

Rupert moved to Bristol in 2012 and has lived in the city since then, aside from a years travel in Australia and Thailand. Rupert has a BA(Hons) degree in Business and Management with experience of working in a firm of Chartered Surveyors, Private Student Accommodation and Residential Lettings. In his spare time, Rupert enjoys going to music and comedy events. He loves photography and travelling to new places in the UK and abroad.
Emma Tappenden, Senior Sales Negotiator

Emma Tappenden

Senior Sales Negotiator

Emma grew up and was educated at St Ursula’s in Bristol . She started her career as a Nursery Nurse and managed several local nurseries before going on to work in Sales, Regeneration & Events. Emma has bought many transferable skills to Hydes which include excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Having worked for Hydes for over thirteen years, Emma has gained good knowledge of the local area and the property industry. Outside of work Emma enjoys spending time with her two daughters, walking her dog, art, cookery and yoga.
Clare Singh, Lettings Property Manager

Clare Singh

Lettings Property Manager

Originally from London, Clare has in excess of 15 years experience in residential and commercial property management, including several years spent in New York working for a luxury developer and property manager in large scale developments in Manhattan and Queens. Clare currently lives in Cotham with her husband and a bossy black and white cat. Away from the office she enjoys fitness, dance, theatre and comedy.