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Olympic sailing champion aims to make waves in estate agency

Olympic sailing gold medallist Eilidh McIntyre has embarked on a new adventure as she joins Henry Adams estate agency. 

Eilidh, who won an Olympic Gold medal for Team GB at Tokyo 2020, announced her retirement from sailing earlier this year and plans to make waves as a negotiator in the regional agency’s Haslemere office.

She said: “I’ve always loved property, interior design, meeting people and helping them succeed, so after stepping back from competitive sailing with Team GB, I knew estate agency was the right route for me. 


“My integrity means a lot to me, so I wanted to join a professional estate agency with strong values which is what led me to Henry Adams. I’m quite a bold person so I got in touch and jumped at the chance to join the Haslemere team. 

“In my first few days. I’ve been learning so much about compliance and conducting viewings. Even answering the phone, which I thought would be easy, is competitive here.”

There are definitely synergies with estate agency and sailing, Eilidh said, adding: “Sport is about much more than the physical aspect.

“It’s also making sure logistics are all in order, equipment is serviced and in the right place at the right time, and keeping on top of travel arrangements. You do have to be very organised and disciplined, as well as focused on your team and your skills.”

Toby Miller, partner at Henry Adams, added, “We are delighted to welcome Eilidh to our Haslemere office. She’s enthusiastic, high-achieving and a quick learner so it’s great to have her on board.

“I’m sure she’ll prove very valuable in helping our clients and customers get their sales across the finish line. In the meantime, I think we need to organise a Henry Adams team sporting challenge between all our offices, we have a distinct advantage with Eilidh on the team.”


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