MEET THE TEAM AT Hydes of Bristol Estate Agents

Henry Thornhill, Partner

Henry Thornhill


Originally from London Henry moved to Bristol with his parents at a young age, and was educated at Clifton College and afterwards at Westminster College, Oxford.

Henry started his career with an agency in the capital, before heading back to Bristol to join Hydes in 2001. In the past 20 years, he has acquired an in-depth knowledge of the local property scene embracing the city, its suburbs, and the surrounding villages.

Henry lives in Abbots Leigh, and is married with two children. He is a keen golfer and also enjoys travel and skiing.
Edmund Dodds, Partner

Edmund Dodds


Edmund was born and educated in London.

He 'cut his teeth' in the world of estate agency in the south east, specialising in sales of country homes in Surrey and Kent. He also gained experience in the international property market working for a prestigious agency in South West London.

He relocated to Bristol in 1998, and settled with his wife in Abbots Leigh where they have been active in the local community and raised their two adult daughters. Edmund, who now has 38 years experience in the industry, is a long-established member of the National Association of Estate Agents and has a loyal following amongst many clients that he has assisted repeatedly during his time in Bristol.

His past times include walking, cycling, sailing and an interest in maintenance and running of some collectable motor cars.
Marcus Cryer, Partner

Marcus Cryer


Marcus has worked within the property industry for 25 years and brings with him a wealth of experience both as an agent and a developer, in fact Marcus worked for Hydes as a fresh-faced negotiator in the early noughties, so it is great to welcome him back as a partner.

Marcus is a very proud Bristolian, and has always lived in the city, attending Bristol Grammar School, with which he remains very involved through the Old Bristolians Society. He is a strong family man who has two Children who also attended Bristol Grammar School. In his spare time Marcus is a keen golfer and skier.
Emma Tappenden, Senior Sales Negotiator

Emma Tappenden

Senior Sales Negotiator

Emma grew up and was educated at St Ursula’s in Bristol . She started her career as a Nursery Nurse and managed several local nurseries before going on to work in Sales, Regeneration & Events. Emma has bought many transferable skills to Hydes which include excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Having worked for Hydes for over thirteen years, Emma has gained good knowledge of the local area and the property industry. Outside of work Emma enjoys spending time with her two daughters, walking her dog, art, cookery and yoga.
Matt Panes, Sales Negotiator

Matt Panes

Sales Negotiator

Matt was born in Norfolk but raised in the heat of Qatar. He moved to Bristol in 2019 with the pursuit of obtaining a degree in building surveying (still ongoing!).
Before Matt started with us in March 2020, he worked for a large UK based insurance company dealing in sales and customer service, before coming to work with us primarily on Saturdays and in between his university studies.
In his spare time, and when not studying or working, Matt is big on his football (Chelsea!) and Formula 1.
Tom Hood, Property Consultant

Tom Hood

Property Consultant


After 30 Years of tireless dedication to the Partnership, Tom has now retired and we are sure that many will join us in wishing him well.

We are delighted that Tom remains close to Hydes Of Bristol, continuing to support the business in a Consultancy role.