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Toby Brown

What is your role at tlc?

Having been mentored by my uncle who ran the business from 1968, I took over the reins with Jamie Coronna back in 2011 and am proud to be one of the directors of an excellent team.

What is your background?

I’m originally from Eastbourne and spent my school years there but have always had family roots in Earl's Court with my grandmother and three of my aunties and uncles living here.

Having completed a BA Hons degree in English Literature, a Masters in Performing Arts and a Diploma from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University in the States, my first job was with my Uncle Simon at tlc.

What values drive you?

I love to make people happy! Whether that’s by finding them their dream home or organising community events that the whole family can enjoy, there is nothing better than putting a smile on people’s faces.

What are your objectives for tlc over the next 12 months?

We are looking to grow the company but always mantain the values that we began with as a small business. 

What do you enjoy doing outside of the office?

I spend much of my free time walking Baxter with my wife Faye and son Henry in the countryside or playing golf (I would like to do this with Baxter, but he barks on my backswing!). I also enjoy going to the theatre and producing my own plays with my good chum Inge Marks. 

What is your favourite song?

Currently ‘Power’ by Little Mix!

What is one thing that might surprise people about you?

I get very emotional watching middle distance running… I cry whenever Mo Farah wins and more recently, Jake Wightman (with joy, of course!)

If you could be any animal, what would you be?

At Drama School, I spent many hours on all fours being a Husky. This was my animal according to the movement director, so I guess that’s still the case!

What are three things on your bucket list?

  1. Own a house with a chess-tiled entrance hall

  2. Go to the olympics in Paris and LA

  3. Have a single figure handicap at golf