At Red Squirrel Property Shop we handle property sales, lettings and maintenance. We take pride in what we do and want it to be done to the best standard possible. We are a family run business with over 180 years’ combined experience both locally and on the mainland. We are a devoted team who dedicate our time to supply the best service possible, therefore we believe that a friendly and supportive approach and attitude is extremely important to all our customers.

Our Experienced Team

Stuart Punter, Eileen Punter, Charlie Panayi, Karen Jardine, Alex France, Thomas Moore, Beth Lockhart, Clarice Johnson, Henry Austin and Tony Crumplin.

Red Squirrel Property Shop Team

Meet the Team

Stuart Punter

I am a Director and Shareholder of Red Squirrel Property Shop. I have many years of experience and have worked in several large Estate Agencies, starting out as trainee negotiator and working my way up to Branch Manager of a major corporate branch within my first 4 years. I am City & Guilds accredited, and recognised by the Property Ombudsman Scheme. Brought up on the Island, my wife and I decided to open Red Squirrel Property Shop LTD to offer our future clients a more personal, professional and local approach to buying, selling and letting. I have listened over the years to what the public expect from their agent and have found most agents fall short of expectations. By learning from their mistakes, I was determined to buck the trend and deliver a new set of standards in Estate Agency.

Outside of work

Within my spare time I enjoy doing a variety of things. Of course, I enjoy relaxing, this could be at home with my family or friends, or at the beach on a nice summers day. I also enjoy gardening and travelling.

Eileen Punter

I am a Director and shareholder of Red Squirrel Property Shop. I was brought up on the Island, and I have been a professional landlord, property manager and property developer for over 30 years during which time I have developed a comprehensive and incisive knowledge of the lettings industry on the Island and in London. I’m always friendly and very approachable and remain acutely aware of the considerable responsibility and trust that landlords place in the team. I’m also accredited by the London Landlord Accreditation Scheme, a member of the NLA and the Isle of Wight Executive Landlord Group all helping to fully understand, first hand, what Landlords and Tenants expect.

Outside of work

Out of work I love spending time with my grandchildren (Reggie, Theo, Marcia, Toby & Ruby). I will often take them out for the day, it could be down on the beach, to the cinema or even on a nice walk. I also enjoy reading, swimming, entertaining friends & family and decorating my home.

Charlie Panayi
Managing Director

I am an exceptionally experienced, very friendly and accomplished Negotiator and Business Manager who is now responsible for managing all Red Squirrel Property Shop LTD clients. As the Managing Director I am very committed to ensuring that each Red Squirrel Property Shop LTD customer receives a stress free, first class service. Originally coming from a customer experience industry, property started out as a hobby for me, having been investing/letting/developing properties for 13 years. I have had 13 years of personal experience in both London and Isle of Wight in sales, lettings, developing and managing properties. I firmly believe in the personal and honest service that Red Squirrel Property Shop pride themselves in and I use my direct approach with all customers to try and help understand their requirements so I can help them in finding their dream home, selling within a reasonable timeframe or letting a property out promptly for them. Separate to this I also head up the worlds largest independent financial advisory, that gives our customers the benefit of putting their properties worldwide to high net worth customers.

Outside of work

Outside of work - I tend to spend most of my spare time with friends or family. Outside of that I am a keen sports enthusiast, playing football at least two times a week, gym and other exercise classes. Travelling the world is something I have always ensured I do, I aim to visit at least two new places a year around the world, whilst making sure I can fit in surfing and scuba diving!

Karen Jardine
Senior Property Consultant

As a Senior Lettings Consultant, I have over 30 years’ experience in the personal property sector. In 2011 I sold my very successful Florist business and decided to pursue my second passion...the love of property...working as a Senior Letting Consultant, I have worked closely with Landlords and Tenants ensuring a smooth process through all aspects of property letting. I strongly believe the key to a successful Tenancy is communication, keeping Landlords and Tenants informed every step of the way, whether you are a property developer with a large portfolio of properties or an individual Landlord who wants to let their property for the first time and is looking for a tenant who will love the property as much as they do. Finding a suitable tenant is of the upmost importance. I have a real passion for property and people, always wanting to go that extra mile to ensure everyone is happy. I will always offer an individual personal approach to best serve the needs of the Landlord and Tenant.

Outside of work

During my spare time I like to spend time with family and friends, I have a passion for Arts & Crafts and enjoy anything creative from Cooking, Interior Design to Flower Arranging.

Alex France
Senior Property Consultant

I have been working in estate agency for just under two years and have loved making people happy and helping them achieve purchasing their dream properties or selling cherished homes, I have recently joined Red Squirrel to continue my development within estate agency. I have joined the company with over 10 years experience and knowledge in sales, negotiating, business development and client care from my previous role as Account Manager at a large shipping company. Property has always been a passion of mine and it is great to work in a friendly family run business which delivers the highest standards to clients.

Outside of work

My spare time is spent with family, friends and our two dogs. I am always out walking at the weekends either with my family or on the golf course.

Beth Lockhart
Maintenance Administrator

I have a passion for property, as well as problem solving and a wealth of experience in customer relations. Red Squirrel have given me an amazing opportunity to gain market leading expert advice & knowledge to hone my skills as a maintenance administrator.

Outside of work

In my spare time I enjoy; spending time with my family, I’ve got 11 nieces and nephews! I also enjoy listening to music, singing and playing guitar. I love a nice Sunday walk with our Staffie, followed by a roast obviously! I can’t forget the most important love in my life – coffee!

Henry Austin
Office Administrator

I have many years’ experience as a groundsmen with a life aspiration of mine to become well-versed in the property world, with ambitions to become credible, insightful, and recognised in the industry. And with Red Squirrel as my platform for direction, this goal has become a reality.

Outside of work

I am fairly active and enjoy a wide variety of hobbies and activities in my spare time. Motorsport is a hobby I hold dearly and love to attend a racing event or two. I am also a big fan of live music and festivals; I am fond of reading books, staying active, and, equally, find exploring local and international cultures exciting.

Clarice Johnson
Sales & Marketing Apprentice

I have been undertaking work experience at Red Squirrel for the past 6 months and have developed a real passion for the property industry. Red Squirrel have given me an amazing opportunity to develop my skills and knowledge and I am very excited to deliver high standard to customers and become a member of the Red Squirrel family. I have masses of experience in customer service as I have previously worked in numerous retail & catering jobs, I am looking forward to applying the existing skills I have to my new role at Red Squirrel.

Outside of work

Outside of work - During my spare time I enjoy making memories with my family and friends. Besides this I also love going on holiday, attending music festivals and eating lots of tasty food.

Thomas Moore MBA BSc(Hons)
Inspection Officer

Thomas is the Inspection Officer for Red Squirrel Property Shop, he brings a wealth of experience in Lettings having worked at other companies around the Island and understands the importance of keeping your property in exceptional condition as well as ensuring that all regulations are met and regular safety checks are carried out.

Outside of work

When I am not working, I enjoy building or upgrading computers, boating up and down the local rivers and playing competitive online video games.