Anthony James Estate Agents is owned and run by Mark and Lyn Cunningham who started the company in 2002, and sister Jacqui, Director of Sales and Lettings Marketing.

Our aim is to provide honest, professional advice, guiding our clients through every challenge in sales, lettings, commercial and leasehold management.

Our goal is to achieve the best price sale or rental of your property by working together, using open and honest communication alongside our core values of flexibility, adaptability and teamwork. Our goal is achieving the best price sale or rental of your property in as short a time as possible, utilising innovative marketing alongside our core values of transparency, honest communication and teamwork. Our results speak for themselves.

We are privileged to have our clients and we hope that you will enjoy working with Anthony James. We look forward to working with you.

Team AJ.

We offer:

  • professional marketing
  • a qualified team
  • a personal service
  • honest advice

We back up our service with:

  • No Sale No Fee, No Rent No Fee Service
  • No Tie in Periods
  • No Upfront Fees
  • No Withdrawal Fee
Anthony James Estate Agents

Meet the team


Mark Cunningham

Mark is a professional member of the National Association of Estate Agents (MNAEA), a NEBOSH Health and Safety qualified advisor, an Associate of the Institute of Property Management (AIRPM) and the appointed representative for Association of Residential Managing Agents ARMA-Q! Mark heads up our Leasehold Property Management Department alongside managing the operational growth of the business alongside Jacqui and Lyn and making sure the staff get their Friday morning bacon butties!


Lyn Cunningham

Originally from SA, Lyn has over 15 years’ experience in the lettings industry, is a professionally qualified member of ARLA (MARLA) and a Qualified Accountant.

Lyn manages the overall running of the company alongside Mark and sister Jacqui, overseeing the Lettings department and managing our Prosecco supplies (for the clients of course!).


Jacqui Holt
Director of Sales and Lettings

Jacqui was one of the original AJ Team working for the company in 2002! After taking time off to have her 4 children she has returned and continued take the Sales and Rental team from strength to strength and is now company Director. Jacqui is always ready with a listening ear, an uplifting chat or a kind word for both staff and clients, and is an expert mediator ensuring everyone is happy throughout the sales and rentals processes!


Nicole Trowell
Associate Partner

Nicole is one of our Associate Partners specialising in residential property sales. A property enthusiast herself, Nicole has lived, worked and raised her family locally for many years and knows Southport, Birkdale and surrounding areas extremely well- Birkdale Village being a particular favourite! Having previously worked as part of our Sales Team, Nicole is now an Associate Partner of Anthony James and carries out valuations, lists properties, negotiates sales and supports her clients through to completions well as being a consistent point of contact for her buyers looking for the perfect home.


Jessica Scott
Sales and Rentals Negotiator

Jessica joined the team after finishing her University degree in 2018 and took to estate agency like a duck to water! Having achieved her Propertymark Qualification in Residential Sales in record time, Jessica now has the responsibility of being a constant point of contact within the office, ensuring buyers, tenants, vendors and landlords are kept updated. If you have ever been in to our office you will know Jessica by her huge smile!


Karen Yates
Rentals Negotiator

Karen joined us as Rentals Negotiator with a strong background from many years experience within the sales, events and customer services industries! Karen has spent much of her life living and working in Southport and Formby and knows the local area like the back of her hand! Karen supports the rental team matching tenants with their perfect homes.


Lisa Roberts
Sales and Rentals Negotiator

Another member of the team from the early days 2006-2008, Lisa returned to us after having her two beautiful children. An invaluable member of the team with years of estate agency experience and a Landlord herself, Lisa helps buyers and tenants find their perfect property, and Landlords find their perfect tenant. Our in-house matchmaker!


Janet Ashton
Lettings Administrator

With over 25 years experience in estate agency including a decade at Anthony James, there is not a lot Janet doesn’t know! Janet puts her experience to excellent use dealing with legal documents, tenancy paperwork, gas safety certificates and property compliance helping ensure our Landlords don’t pick up any hefty fines!


Kayleigh Jackson
Property Co-ordinator

If you ask Kayleigh what her primary role is she will probably tell you it is simply being ‘awesome’. Aside from being head of the office prank patrol Kayleigh is a whizz-kid with all things tenancy related, managing inspections, inventories, property maintenance and Landlord finances. Nothing gets past Kayleigh!


Mark Singleton
Associate Partner

Mark is one of our Associate Partners specialising in residential property sales covering the Birkdale and Southport areas. Mark is a local lad with a lengthy, proven track record managing operations in a range of industries including property and finance. Mark is known for especially loving the period properties of our local area! Mark values and lists properties, negotiates sales and supports his vendors through to completion as well as keeping an eye out for the perfect properties for his buyers.


Catherine Farrelly
Senior Leasehold Co-ordinator/Mother to Leo

Having previously worked in Sales and Lettings, Catherine has spent the last few years learning all there is to know about Leasehold Property Management. Catherine works alongside Lucy managing numerous blocks on behalf of their residents as the main point of contact for accounts, maintenance and project management. She is also a pro prosecco taster!


Kieran Moore
Accounts Co-ordinator

Kieran is our resident tech whizz and can often be found devising new ways to be efficient! Kieran looks after accounts and utilities, and absolutely LOVES a spreadsheet.


Louise Cunningham
External Communications Delivery Consultant

Louise plays two vital roles within the office, both in her primary role and secondary role as Head of Health and Wellbeing. Louise monitors staff hydration levels and ensures there are always plenty of cups of tea in circulation, as well as liaising with external blue chip organisations such as The Post Office and High Street Banks.


AJ Cunningham
Director of Meet and Greet

AJ is responsible for all internal office staff complaint handling. He also mystery shops all local sandwich bars for free food during his lunchtime walk. AJ is one of the key team members on the “Meet and Greet” team.


Leo Farrelly
Director of Staff Morale

In Catherine’s own words “adorable”. Primary responsibility is ensuring all staff members have had their morning cuddle and are ready for the day. Enough said.