With a proud history of more than 250 years working for clients with land and property to buy, sell or rent in Essex & Suffolk.

Fenn Wright is East Anglia’s leading, independently owned partnership of Chartered Surveyors, estate agents and commercial property experts with a reputation for providing the highest level of client care. Although we’ve been around since 1768, we endeavour to mix traditional business values with contemporary methods to deliver a high level of service. We subscribe to the codes of practice defined by professional bodies that protect the interests of home buyers, sellers, tenants and landlords – as members of the RICS, NAEA and ARLA. We are also members of The Property Ombudsman.

Areas We Cover:

Essex, Suffolk


1 Tollgate East, Stanway, Colchester CO3 8RQ

Our Team

Alistair Mitchell

Alistair started his career as a land agent before joining Fenn Wright in 1991 and qualifying as a General Practice Chartered Surveyor in 1994, becoming a Partner within the Commercial Division in 2008.

He has extensive experience of the commercial property market in Suffolk and acts for a wide range of property companies, local businesses and private clients.

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Chris Jessup


Chris has been an estate agent for over 30 years within Essex and Suffolk, joining Fenn Wright in 1998. He has since forged a highly successful career and quickly gained a reputation for straight talking, honest advice. He is now Partner and ‘the agent of choice’, when selling desirable high value ‘Signature’ homes around Christchurch Park in Ipswich and the surrounding villages. He lives close to the park with his family and enjoys walking and eating out.

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Alan Williams

Senior Partner

Alan started his career with the District Valuer’s office and then worked for a national corporate estate agency before joining Fenn Wright. He has managed the Colchester and Ipswich residential sales offices, is a specialist in land and new homes and opened the Witham branch in 2002.

He became a partner of the business in 1999, was Managing Partner between 2004 and March 2021 and became Senior Partner on 1st April 2021.

One part of Alan’s role is to help grow the business and Fenn Wright’s residential sales and lettings operations have expanded through a combination of acquisition and the addition of new branches in Manningtree, Kesgrave, Sudbury and Woodbridge.

The business has also acquired Newman Commercial and Taylor and Co to strengthen its commercial property services and provide an unrivalled range of professional skills and local market knowledge.

Alan is also a director of the Essex Blind Charity.

Alan says: “Working closely with our Director of Finance and HR, and with the support of a superb team of Partners, it remains a pleasure and a privilege to be part of this amazing business which is celebrating more than 250 years in Essex and Suffolk”

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