Jill: I studied French and Spanish for my degree and worked in company admin, then spent time mainly in the charity sector as a regional representative and fundraiser. Now I run our lettings business full-time along with John. John: I have had quite a varied life for a letting agent, I was in the armed forces, then left to work within the Milk Marketing Board and did a second degree in Psychology. I rode motorbikes professionally for 17 years and became the highest-qualified motorbike instructor in the UK before moving to Spain in 1999.

During the nearly ten years I was there I set up and ran two businesses, a bar and an estate/letting agency. Jill: Stone & Co is a local independent agency offering Lettings and Property Management services. Run by partners John Stone and Jill Smith, we are based in Stourbridge and cover the surrounding area.