About CHK Mountford
CHK Mountford is a long established letting agent with over 30 years’ experience in the Surrey lettings market. Specialising in Residential Lettings and Property Management, CHK Mountford offer both landlords and tenants an unrivaled and comprehensive letting service, at the same time adapting to each client’s individual wishes in order to meet their requirements. Having won the Gold award for ‘Best Lettings Agent in Surrey & the South East’ for the past three consecutive years (2017, 2018 and 2019) at the ESTAS property awards, CHK Mountford are certainly leaders in their field. CHK Mountford is committed to ensuring our client’s properties are showcased and marketed within appropriate media including major property portals and with a combination of editorial features and property adverts in both lifestyle magazines and local newspapers. Our web presence is second to none, having been longstanding contributors to all the acclaimed property portals to include Prime Location, Rightmove and Zoopla. CHK Mountford are a professional and very well respected Letting Agency, we have been successfully letting and managing properties for over 30 years. CHK Mountford has long been a major influence on the Surrey lettings market and always presents both an excellent and interesting choice of properties available for rent. We strive to source good quality tenants for our clients and offer an unrivalled letting and managed service to landlords and tenants. We have a dynamic, enthusiastic and highly experienced, specialist letting team.
CHK Mountford's Status
Large Business (250+ employees) South East Status: Recruiting
- Love what we do
- Working smart
Daisy Chain Says
“CHK Mountford are a family-friendly company that embrace flexible working.”
Polly Ogden Duffy's Experience
I'm the managing Director of CHK Mountford and have two young children, aged 1 and 3. I have always been career driven, but have equally never been prepared to compromise on having a family. I know from personal experience it's possible to work flexibly and deliver the same or better result. I encourage my teams to consider flexible working if it suits them and we will generally try to support our employees where possible to work around them.
1. What were, or are, the biggest challenges you faced going back into the work place having had children?
Childcare! Great childcare is worth its weight in gold. Once I found the right arrangement I didn't worry for a moment. But as a first time mum, this was a terrifying thought. I found my childcare provider by the time I was 5 months pregnant - I like to be organised!
2. How did your career change after having children?
I have progressed in my career since having children, as I have found a great balance. I work flexibly when required and as I love what I do it's easy. I also have a better understanding of what challenges my employees may have being able to understand their family commitments.
3. How do you balance your career with your family?
I work full time but on a flexible arrangement. The weekends are very important to me with the family and I value that time immensely. I tend to wake earlier these days and am in the office often before my children wake up, but it means I can be home to see them in the evenings.
4. How has working for CHK Mountford enhanced your family/ work life balance?
I work for, and with great people. We are a grown up, forward thinking business and consider ourselves a family. It's really important that we all have a work life balance as I personally believe happy people produce better results.
5. If you could give your ‘pre-children’ self, one piece of advice about being a working mother, what would it be?
Find a company that believes in supporting their workforce and cares about their employees. Look at how your colleagues are treated and if your firm supports women (and families) on their return to work then sounds like you are onto a winner. Being a working mum is the hardest thing you will ever do but it's also the most rewarding. You will be setting a great example to your children.
6. What is it about this industry that appeals to you?
I love property and people. Most people in property tend to be quite personable, and therefore you will meet some wonderful people along the way. They will also tell you that they love to be a little nosy and see inside lots of different properties and generally our clients are very happy to show you around. I get to meet lots of different people every day, see wonderful homes and the buzz of a moving someone into their dream home is a lovely feeling.