High flyer’s 25 years

Robin Adams SUS-150729-104240001
Robin Adams SUS-150729-104240001

High flying pilot, racing driver and professional ballroom dancing teacher Robin Adams has now hit the milestone of 25 years service with Little Common estate agents Abbott and Abbott.

Robin joined Abbott and Abbott on July 16 1990, to run the firm’s Little Common office in Cooden Sea Road where she has been ever since.

In the 1960’s Robin was a well known racing driver, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Stirling Moss, James Hunt and Graham Hill, and in 1969 she became British Women’s Sports Car champion. During this time she also learned to fly.

A qualified professional ballroom dancing teacher, Robin ran her own school of dancing in Chislehurst for ten years before entering the estate agency business in London in the 1970s.

Rodney Gadsden, who has owned the business since 1978, said: “25 years ago when I heard that Robin was possibly available I knew I had to offer her the job.

“After all this time she is now something of a celebrity in the village, and has built up her own local clientele”.

Robin said: “I suppose 25 years working for the same company is quite an achievement, not just for me but for my boss who put his trust in me all those years ago.

“When I first worked in the business there were no computers, so no Rightmove or Zoopla, no digital photography, just black and white Polaroid photos, and no digital tapes, just leather tapes or a five foot rule,

“For better or worse our industry has change a lot since then. The one thing I have tried to keep is the personal service we give to everyone who comes to see us, and the more difficult the transaction the more I enjoy seeing it through to completion.

“So here am I, loving what I do, but I only wish it were 25 years ago and I was just starting out in what has proved to be a very satisfying career change. It is, quite simply, the best job in town”.

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