About Us | Choice Cottages Team
Meet the team:
√ Ninette Quine
Ninette has had a varied and successful career including owning a studio and being a ballet teacher for many years. She has owned a successful chain of fashion retail boutique stores in South Africa, a ballet apparel store and has also worked in a number of senior roles within the NHS and Insurance while studying for a post graduate degree. 10 years ago and as a property owner herself, Ninette realised that there was opportunity in Devon to offer a very high level of service when marketing properties to visitors - and so began Choice Cottages. Ninette is passionate about the business, which has grown from strength to strength over the last 10 years and has allowed bringing in additional resources and expertise from within the family and outside. From her days as a Ballet Teacher, Ninette has always believed in giving back to the community and a healthy lifestyle. To this end, she has run a number of marathons in support of her favourite charities; including the RNLI. As founder and managing director, Ninette is responsible for the overall company strategy, budget, the brand execution and image.
√ Claire Bisset
Claire joined the agency in 2006 following a career in management of finances for several racehorse and stallion syndicates in South Africa, working for a number of high profile international clients. Claire also successfully ran an industry publication for the equine industry and for many years was involved in the training of thoroughbred racehorses. Claire is now a partner in Choice Cottages and is responsible for the financial management within the agency. Claire has two children, 2 dogs, 2 guinea pigs, a hamster and is Justin's partner of many years.
√ Paul Bisset
Paul joined Choice Cottages in 2008 after qualifying as a Microsoft Engineer and thereafter a successful career in IT services for a number of large organisations, including major telecoms providers. In addition to his roles at Choice Cottages, Paul is passionate about the ocean and can often be found on Saunton beach enjoying his favourite watersport : Kite Surfing and for which he is also a qualified instructor. Paul looks after the print media publications within Choice Cottages.
√ Justin Beckley
Justin left school and worked as a professional musician/composer before beginning a career in the Leisure Industry as Regional Manager for a chain of fitness clubs. He then joined a large cosmetic house as National Account Manager for a number of brands. Moving to the UK in 2006, Justin started working for American Express and later Barclays as a Senior Relationship Manager, before the call of beautiful Devon made the decision to join the family business an easy one. Justin is now a partner at Choice Cottages and is responsible for digital marketing, social media, SEO and the website. He also acts as the resident photographer for properties and lifestyle images.