Jon Ablewhite MRICS
Jon Ablewhite is a business partner and one of the founders of Morley Riches Ablewhite.
Jon was born and educated in Colchester. He has always worked in the property sector, starting as a Trainee for a well-known firm of chartered surveyors in 1983. A couple of years after and Jon moved to another property company, acting as Manager of the Commercial Agency Department until 1992.
Jon then became one of the Directors for a private practice in Colchester, specialising in commercial property management. With a substantial background in sales and letting of commercial property and his experience in professional work such as valuations, rent reviews and managing property for various clients, Jon helped to set up Morley Riches and Ablewhite in 2001.
Jon enjoys working with a passionate team of professionals and the strong business relationships they build with their clients. Jon has worked in the property sector for over 30 years and has seen the industry change, becoming more customer-centric, with clients who need practical help, guidance and advice when it comes to their property enquiries.
He thinks this is what’s special about Morley, Riches and Ablewhite. Setting up their own company meant they could become the chartered surveyors who do it the right way, providing clients with the right, honest advice, making business a pleasure to do.
On Jon’s days off, you will find him following the national rugby and cricket teams. He enjoys good food, drink and company, and to balance this, he tries to keep fit too. You’ll often find him running, cycling and playing the odd game of badminton when he can.
Tea or coffee? Strong, white and usually sweet but I’ve recently given up sugar.
Early bird or night owl? Night owl – ask the wife!
10 mile countryside bike ride or cosy sofa and wood burner? Having just purchased a bike, I should probably say the former!
Red wine or white? Red preferred, especially thin French reds such as Fleurie, Morgon and Beaujolais.
Books or films? Films mainly, although I do enjoy military history books, not so keen on fiction.
Shopping or fishing? Neither really.
Vanilla crème brulée or farmhouse cheese board? Cheese every time, which is why I’m now on statins!
Choice of colour: Olive green or fuchsia pink? Yes, if pushed it’s olive green but my favourite colour is blue.
Cats or dogs? Cats, we have two ginger toms at the moment and have always had cats.
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice or the autobiography of Richard Branson? I had enough of Jane Austen at school however, like I said before, I really only read military history.
Winter or summer? Summer every time!
Downton Abbey or Human Universe? Downton Abbey
Football or Tennis? Neither, I’ve lost patience with footballers. I enjoy cricket and rugby, and always try to catch Wimbledon on the television.
Twitter or Facebook? Neither, I’m a complete dinosaur – I’ve only just started texting fairly recently.