Your Personal Estate Agents

Mark Townend

Mark has lived in Wiltshire for the majority of his life and commenced his estate agency career in 1996, working for a variety of market leading independent and corporate estate agencies. Mark has worked in the market towns of Devizes, Calne, Chippenham, Melksham and Marlborough, valuing and selling an eclectic variety of property and land.

He co-founded Appleby & Townend in 2020 with an enthusiastic commitment to fuse the traditional values of honesty, integrity and transparency, providing a personal customer service experience that is second to none with unrivalled local knowledge, whilst utilising the best of modern technology and marketing capabilities to achieve the best possible result for clients.

Mark is married to Lucy and has four daughters. He loves rugby having played both locally and at representative level before moving in to refereeing within the Dorset and Wilts county leagues. He has a passion for strength training and represented England in powerlifting at the 2019 Commonwealth Championships held in Canada, using his spare time to both train and coach in Lyneham at Swindon Barbell Club.

Mark Townend

Paul Appleby

Paul has lived in Wiltshire for most of his life and was brought up in the beautiful village of Winsley, just on the outskirts of Bradford-On-Avon towards Bath. His family owned the very successful village shop and post office and he was very fortunate to have been able to learn a lot of skills from a very young age.

He started his estate agency career in 2008, working for several well-established and leading corporate and independent estate agents, valuing and selling a variety of homes in Bath, Corsham, Trowbridge, Devizes, Chippenham, Bradford- On-Avon and all of the surrounding villages in between.

Paul has a strong background in graphic design and photography, this has enabled him to produce the best possible results for very happy clients over the years, with his impeccable attention to detail and unrivalled passion for property photography, you will feel in very safe hands indeed. Paul is married to Katie and together they have two gorgeous little boys, Bobby and Harry. He enjoys photography, most sports, mountain biking, going to the gym and can be found on the golf course when he has the time.

Paul Appleby

Luke Sword

Financial Services Partner for Appleby & Townend

Luke has lived in the South West for most of his life and was brought up in the beautiful market town of Frome.

He started his career in Financial Services back in 2007, working for Chase de Vere. This is where the journey started on the road to becoming a fully qualified financial advisor with over 13 qualifications to his name. He also spent 5 years working for a Stock Broking company where he was managing over 15 million pounds of assets for his clients. He has a Diploma in Financial Planning and Investment Advice.

Luke has a passion for meeting new people and helping them however possible, this could be helping you get on the property ladder or making sure you achieve your retirement goals of buying that boat and living abroad!. Luke is married to Sharon and together they have two children, Jack and Esmae. You can find him running most weekends along the Kennet & Avon canal, watching most sports, cooking and country walks with the family.

Luke Sword

Zander Wheeler

Architectural Services Partner for Appleby & Townend

Zander has lived in Wiltshire and the South West his whole life, where he was born and raised in the market town of Bradford-On-Avon, this town was the setting for where his passion for architecture and the built environment began.

The co-founder of Studio Zed, Zander is an architectural technician and designer with varied sector experience within the building environment. He started off his career working for one of the country's top architects as ranked by the Architect's Journal, where his knowledge towards construction technology and design was developed. He then took his knowledge and formed Studio Zed to provide architectural services within the residential sector, working on projects for domestic clients, where he finds the most satisfaction.

Zander has a background in the natural environment as well as the built, with over seven years' experience as an arboriculturist, he has a deeply seeded passion for nature where he often spends his spare time, whether wild camping in the Brecon Beacons or rambling along the Cumbria Way.'

Zander Wheeler
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