Meet the Team

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Paul Howard - Partner

Tel: 01903 212210


Paul, our good will leader and captain of the ship, was born in Reading and grew up in a small village nearby called Tilehurst, after school he built a business in construction, which he then moved to Basingstoke and eventually London until in 2004 when he met Sarah, they married in 2006 and settled into their home in Worthing with Sarah’s two daughters & Pauls four daughters… the family home is always busy at the weekends!!!

Howard & Co was born from Paul and Sarah’s amalgamation as they had noticed that there was a lot more an agency can offer to their clients in Worthing. From those early days they have grown the business by providing the same service that would expect to one and all.

One of our promises is that we always like to give the service we would like to receive. Rarely do businesses deliver above expectations these days but we always strive to do that here, and Worthing has been good to us in return, that’s why Paul loves it here so much!

Paul recognises that there is a huge challenge to house people locally and nationally in the UK and the service we provide needs to be the very best available.

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Sarah Howard - Partner

Tel: 01903 212210


Sarah is Pauls better half and was born in Hamble, raised in Southwick and moved to Worthing in the mid 80’s where they now live just around the corner from the office in the Poets District.

Having raised two daughters, Katie and Beckie, and after a career as a legal executive, Paul and Sarah took the leap of faith and ventured into the property industry with the launch of Howard & Co in 2007 and they’ve not looked back since, helping numerous landlords, tenants, sellers and buyers with their own journeys at the same time!

Sarah loves Worthing for everything it offers, but especially being able to walk along the Seafront, and the biggest highlight of her various roles at the head of Howard & Co. is that no two days are ever the same, with each week capped off by seeing happy people move into their new homes.

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Luigi Deluca-Bell - Branch Manager & Property Manager

Tel: 01903 212210


If Paul is the captain of our ship, Luigi is without question its helmsman, each day guiding it on a safe passage through everything a modern agency must contend with!

Born and raised in Worthing and now living nearby in Broadwater, Luigi has been in residential property since 2011, starting as a property manager with a large residential company in Brighton before joining Howard & Co in the same role in 2014 and, within 2 years, transcending to the take the reigns as the branch manager.

Luigi takes immense pride in his work and loves to maintain his love for property in his private life, taking inspiration from other peoples homes and applying it in his recent renovation project at home which, he says, is in the perfect location, with Worthing having everything he needs on the doorstep, including some outstanding greenspace… perfect for exploring with his dog.

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Chris Stephens - Property Consultant

Tel: 01903 212210


Chris joins us as our independent property consultant bringing over two and half decades of industry experience to enrich our client care and our determination to be one of the top agents for service in the area.

Born in Germany, believe it or not, and after a few years moving around as part of the RAF family, he finally settled here in Worthing, starting out in his career with General Accident Property Services on a work experience placement at the tender age of just 15.

Chris still lives in Worthing with his family and launched his property consultancy business in Summer 2020, and we’re just delighted to have him on board! His knowledge and love of the Town is unrivalled, and you’ll often catch him jogging the seafront in the early morning to catch the sunrise before starting his day at the office.

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Connor Hendrie - Negotiator

Tel: 01903 212210


Connor brings the office to life with a cheeky smile and a laugh or ten throughout the day! Born and raised in Littlehampton where his family settled after retiring from life in the RAF, he purchased his first flat with his partner, Lucy, in Worthing at the end of 2019.

Joining Howard & Co as a Negotiator from another local agency, Connor brings experience in both residential sales and lettings, and knows the town like the back of his hand, after all, he is our man for viewings, loving life on the road and helping people find the right home for them.

The best part of Worthing for Connor, well, by his own confession he likes to eat out when he can, so it has to be the amazing choice of restaurants!

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Jake Moore - Junior Negotiator

Tel: 01903 212210


Jake is the most recent addition to the growing Howard & Co. team, born, raised, and residing in Worthing, he truly is a local lad and loves the town, its many pubs and the nightlife!

After four years in a customer service environment and with family connections in property, Jake felt the timing was perfect to make a start in a career in property and has big aspirations to climb the ladder as quickly as possible!

Jake looks after our viewings with tenants and buyers and approaches every day with a positive attitude, loving the fact that every day is different to the last!

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Maria Bezencon-Danes - Administrator

Tel: 01903 212210


Maria brings Mediterranean culture, friendliness, and compassion to the team, born and currently residing in our beautiful seaside town but spending much of her childhood with her family in Italy.

Coming to us as a simply amazing administrator and looking after much of our referencing and day to day operation, Maria has just started out in the property sector but brings an abundance of customer service experience after 12 years in the travel industry.

Maria thrives under the pressure of a tight deadline, loves finding the right home for the right client and getting them moved in no time at all, and when she is not at the office, she loves nothing more than cocktails with the girls and going for longs walks on the beach or countryside with her beloved pooch, Ralph.