The Partners & Directors
Graham Butt, Senior Partner - FNAEA, MARLA
Graham has recently celebrated 50 years as an Estate Agent, having started his career in the 1960s working in Brighton for the original family business G S Butt & Co, before establishing his own company in Lancing, and then in 1971 opening in Littlehampton, expanding later into Rustington and Bognor Regis.
Graham sold the original business to Abbey National/Cornerstone in 1988 and became a Regional Sales Director for the South East of England. When Abbey National sold Cornerstone in 1993, Graham resigned and re-established the BUTT name as Graham Butt Estate Agents. The business soon expanded and currently has offices, in Littlehampton, Rustington, Angmering and East Preston with a separate dedicated Lettings and Property Management Department.
Graham is still actively involved in the business but also finds time to enjoy his many interests including playing golf at Ham Manor, fishing and gardening
Grant Williams, Partner - MNAEA, MARLA
After leaving school, Grant joined the Army and served Worldwide for several years in the Coldstream Guards. He attributes much of his drive, discipline and determination to lessons learnt during that period.
Grant has been an estate agent since 1990 with Mann & Co, then Alliance & Leicester Property Services before joining Graham Butt Estate Agents in 1995 as Manager of the Rustington Office, becoming a Partner in 1997, and was later involved in opening East Preston Office in 1998 and Angmering office in 2010.
He is based at the Rustington Branch overseeing both the Angmering and East Preston offices. Grant lives with his wife Wendy in Rustington and has two grown up daughters who both attended the local Angmering School. Away from the office Grant has played Rugby for both Worthing Rugby Club and Sussex Police RFC (although in his own words, very slowly and rarely nowadays)
David Butt, Partner – CeMap
David is Graham's oldest son. He started his career in 1985 working for an independent agent, in Maidstone, before joining GA as Area Manager at the Maidstone office. He joined the Family business in 2003 and is now responsible for Littlehampton Sales and Lettings, together with Land and New Homes and Marketing for the business.
He lives at Bramley Green, Angmering with his wife Carole (who works at our East Preston Office) and their two grown up sons, including James who has recently joined the family firm.
David played Cricket for Mote Cricket Club in Maidstone for almost 25 years, and played regularly for the county league sides and Football to a similar standard but now passes his spare time playing Golf at Ham Manor and can be found early morning keeping fit at the local Virgin Active.
Clare Butt, Partner
Clare was born in Rustington and has lived there all of her life. She started her Estate Agency career with Bernard Tucker Estate Agents who used to have offices in Rustington. She then joined Graham at Littlehampton in 1975, and during her career with the family business has managed both the Littlehampton and Rustington offices.
Graham and Clare have been married for over 25 years and have a daughter Holly, who has recently gained a degree in nutrition at the University of Surrey.
Gill Cox, Lettings Director – MARLA
Gill has worked for the company since 2001, starting in our sales department, then moving to lettings in 2008. She is an ARLA registered associate and enjoys the challenges that Lettings brings, and is passionate about delivering the best possible service to our landlords! Gill lives in East Preston, and in her spare time loves holidays abroad, including visiting her parents in Cyprus. She also enjoys spending time with her friends and can often be found at the local gym.