Our Team

Leonia Newman Leonia Newman Director & Co-Founder - Garrington Relocation View Profile
Emma Atkinson Emma Atkinson Director View Profile
Jonathan Hopper Jonathan Hopper Managing Director View Profile
Lynne West Lynne West Operations Manager View Profile

Leonia Newman Director & Co-Founder - Garrington Relocation

Leonia offers a wealth of experience spanning many years in the national and international relocation sectors. She is respected as a relocation professional for providing a first class service to clients.

In her early career Leonia set up her own relocation company helping London families to move to the Home Counties. She began to appreciate the needs of busy clients; not only finding the right property, but also the accompanying lifestyle, formed by schooling, the commute, and local amenities.

Through her extensive network of business contacts Leonia next headed up a niche relocation consultants for film actors. Out of this intriguing challenge she became an industry expert discussing property matters for Real Estate TV.

Building on this success, Leonia founded a relocation company serving high profile corporate clients buying and renting in prime central London. She helped over 500 executives, working for the world’s most prominent and successful corporations, to find homes in the capital.

After many years of relocating families from all corners of the globe, Leonia was ideally placed to join forces with Garrington Relocation to develop our industry-leading brand.

Emma Atkinson Director

Looking for a new challenge, Emma joined Garrington Relocation in January 2015.  Her extensive knowledge of the relocation industry and global network well place Emma to assist in the facilitation of national and global contracts.

Emma graduated with a 2:1 in Law and holds a qualifying LLB Bachelor of Laws Honours degree, specialising in Commercial Contracts alongside both International and European Law.

Having worked in relocation for more than 5 years, Emma has a keen eye for strategy and commercial awareness, delivering compliant and process driven service methodologies to many global clients during her career.

Her focussed approach to service excellence has developed and implemented a full supply chain methodology, ensuring the most robust controls are in place to manage a vast global supply chain.

Emma’s passion for compliance extends to the EuRA Quality Seal Accreditation, where in 2013, Emma secured the first EuRA Global Quality Seal with no non-compliances.

Having internationally relocated herself, Emma understands the concerns, frustrations, pressures and stress a relocation can create.  Her detailed knowledge, coupled with first-hand experience and understanding, well equips her to assist in the development of products and services tailored to meet the needs of both our clients and their transferees.

Jonathan Hopper Managing Director

Jonathan has an enviable track record of success spanning 20 years in the property and relocation industry. As Managing Director of Garrington, he leads a company that has represented numerous clients in multi-million pound transactions and in turn developed a respected industry profile, through the strategic growth of a market leading brand.

Jonathan is a council member of the UK’s Association of Relocation Professionals and is a former council member of the UK’s National Association of Estate Agents. He is frequently called upon as an authoritative voice for market insights with articles published in The Financial Times, Canary Wharfand City magazines, The Sunday Times and Bloomberg.

A past recipient of the ‘Best UK Property Finder’ award, he is continuously striving to hone his skills having completed leadership programmes at Cranfield Management School and an MBA at Ashcroft International Business School in Cambridge.

As a prominent creative thinker and entrepreneurial problem solver, Jonathan is passionate about working with relocation clients, and enjoys exploring the driving forces that push successful businesses to their highest potential.

Lynne West Operations Manager

Throughout her career Lynne has worked mainly in the areas of Office Management, Event Management and Customer Service. In this time she gained experience being a PA at board level, organising trade shows and heading up a customer service team.

After nearly 20 years working mainly in the Telecommunications industry, Lynne decided that it was time for a new challenge. In 2009 the opportunity arose to join the Garrington team in a key role as an Operations Manager. With a wealth of administrative experience coupled with extensive customer service skills, Lynne ensures that the operational side of Garrington runs smoothly and efficiently. As an important linchpin of the organisation, Lynne’s support to the management team and network of associates is invaluable.

When not at work, Lynne enjoys spending time with her family and is an active committee member of her son’s football and cricket clubs.