John’s youngest daughter Alex joined the company in 2007. Having initially trained in accounting, then moving on to running her own business Alex joined Marsh and Parsons and started her career in surveying. From there she moved to Donaldsons and whilst working full time also studied a degree in Estate Management. In 2006 Alex graduated with a First Class Degree from Reading University achieving the Estates Gazette Prize for Outstanding Achievement and then went on to qualify with RICS as a Chartered Surveyor. After a short time at DTZ, following a merger with Donaldsons, Alex joined her father at The Hitchin Property Trust Ltd.