About us

Emma Howitt Co Founder

I have always had an entrepreneurial streak & have run many businesses since my teens. After a Zoology degree at Bristol University, I joined L’Oreal on their graduate trainee scheme. Many years later & having worked for L’Oreal Paris & Garnier in the UK and Singapore, I moved to Red Earth in Hong Kong, where I looked after business development in 16 countries.

On falling pregnant with twin boys, I knew I needed my family around me, so returned to the UK! I then ran a gluten free online cake business, which won the Gluten Free National Awards in 2010.  My passion has always been to focus on property and so Pure Abodes was founded in 2018 and the business is going from strength to strength.

We have multiple serviced accommodation apartments & are looking to grow our portfolio of properties. We are fortunate to have investors who we help grow their portfolios & make fantastic returns on their funds. My experience having travelled worldwide has enabled me to understand the needs of those travelling for work and relocating.

Sasha Marley Co Founder

Born and bred in Kent, I love to promote local businesses.  Studying Archaeology gave me a good head start on being fascinated by property before embarking on a total renovation a derelict French farmhouse, near Gaillac, a great wine region of the south of France.

After a career in financial services in the city, I was lucky to hired by of the Dragons, James Caan, broking for Barclays and cashflow products, previously working a spread betting firm Sporting Index & Société Générale Hambros investment bank.

Embarking on different start-up companies, auto interiors and design accessories, working with the famous Medici Leather brand, before a career in  recruitment working with contractors globally and helping to accommodate them whilst relocating them with their families.  Specialising within secure mobile tech and payments transactions (fintech) and including developing a mobile app for tackling snoring issues, I love emerging technologies of connected living in the smart home and IoT.  When I’m not working, you will find me on the river in a canoe and sometimes with a lovely glass of wine!

Emma and I met when our children were at the same school back in 2010 and both of them have the same name, which can be confusing sometimes! Our skills in mobile tech, finance, client liaison and operations combine well to make Pure Abodes eco conscious high tech homes from home a success now and in the future.

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