Staff Profiles

Giles Birt

Giles Birt

Owner and Principal

Son of the firm’s founder, Charles Birt, Giles joined the family business in 1988 and took over as Principal following Charles’ retirement in 2000.
Giles has a degree in Urban Estate Management, and is a Professional Associate of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
He was born in Tenby. Apart from his school and college years - and a stint working in Bristol with a London-based commercial surveying practice - Giles has lived in the famous seaside town.
Outside of work, Giles’ interests include skiing, mountaineering, cycling and most activities that involve being outdoors.
He has climbed Mont Blanc and Kilimanjaro, and has recently completed an expedition in Nepal, climbing three 6000+ metre peaks!.
Giles’ favourite thing about living in Tenby is being able to finish work on a summer’s evening and be on a beautiful beach, enjoying a barbecue and watching the sun go down, within 20 minutes of leaving the office.
For help with a range of professional property services, you can contact Giles by email or by calling 01834 842204.

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Darren Long

Darren Long

Property Manager

Darren has worked at Birt & Co. since 2006. A complete football fanatic,
Darren supports Manchester United, and was recently elected to the Pembrokeshire Football League Council.
Aside from the beautiful game, Darren enjoys Indie music and is a massive Stone Roses fan.
He is married with a young daughter – the apple of his eye – and is raising her to share his taste in music and sport.
Darren says there is never a dull day in Tenby, and that whatever your age, the town has something to offer you.
He loves the coast, and can be found on a beach most weekends with his family and their dog.
If you have any questions about property management services, you can contact Darren by email or by calling 01834 842204.

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Huw Bridges

Huw Bridges

Sales Team

The newest member of Birt & Co., Huw worked for Lloyds Bank for 25 years and has lived in Tenby since he was seven, when his father became the town’s Rector. Huw has worked for Birt & Co. since 2014.
After not doing any sport since his schooldays, Huw completed his first full Ironman Triathlon in Tenby in 2015 and shed five stone during the training process.
He is now heavily involved in the sport, and sits on the Committee of the Tenby Aces, a local cycling and triathlon club. He is also an ex-Chairman of Tenby Football Club.
Married with three children, Huw loves Tenby’s relaxed pace of life, the warm welcome it offers to visitors and newcomers, and its beautiful coastline.
If you have any questions about selling or buying a home, you can contact Huw by email or by calling 01834 842204.

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Dan Symonds

Dan Symonds

Sales Team

A self-confessed “people person” whose main priority is customer care, Dan has worked for Birt & Co. since 2004.
Originally from Snowdonia, Dan travelled extensively and lived in California for over a year before settling down in Tenby, a place he says offers a great quality of life. Sports-mad and born to the outdoors – his father was a mountaineer and a Director of the Open University – Dan enjoys walking his dog, going on holiday and meeting new people.
He is happily married to a Cardiac Nurse, and has two children.
Dan loves the natural beauty of Tenby and its busy, small community feel. He believes it’s a great place to raise a family.
If you are thinking of selling or buying a home, you can contact Dan by email or by calling 01834 842204.

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Juliette Lees

Juliette Lees

Residential Letting Agent

A native of Manorbier, Juliette spent her childhood running wild on the beach and exploring the castle.
She has worked at Birt & Co. since 2012 and is passionate about travelling and natural history.
She has visited Africa, Asia, South America, New Zealand, Australia and the Galapagos Islands. She also spent time with a head hunter tribe in the Borneo jungle.
At home in Pembrokeshire, Juliette loves walking, cooking Indian, Mexican and Moroccan cuisine, and gardening. She describes Tenby as a wonderful part of the world to live in, and says the locals have a really good sense of humour.
She also says Pembrokeshire’s beaches are almost impossible to beat.
If you have any questions about residential lettings, you can contact Juliette by email or by calling 01834 842204.

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Sarah Prestwich

Sarah Prestwich

Residential Letting Agent

A Solicitor by training, Sarah has worked at Birt & Co. since 2013.
She and her husband moved back to Pembrokeshire from Surrey to raise their four children. After spending several years as a full-time mum, Sarah is happy in her new career, which often calls upon her legal knowledge.
A Rainbow and Brownie Guide Leader and a Committee Member and fundraiser for the NSPCC, Sarah is an active member of Tenby’s St Mary’s Church. She has recently taken up running, too.
Sarah lives with her family in Saundersfoot, where she loves the way of life, the people, and being near the sea.
If you have any questions about residential lettings, you can contact Sarah by email or by calling 01834 842204.

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