Chris Dodds and his wife Jane supplied this farewell message at the end of 2019, when the business was taken over by Scott Fraser and the Abbey team relocated to their Witney office...
‘Abbey Rentals started in the 1990s, more by accident than design, when we took on a handful of rented properties on what we thought of as a short-term basis. However, this changed to long-term as we took on more properties, Jane joined the business, we opened the office on High Street and the business went from strength to strength. We built up a portfolio of around 100 properties in and around Eynsham that we managed and many more where we found tenants for landlords.
‘We have enjoyed working in Eynsham and meeting so many people and introducing many others to the village; but it is time for us to hang up the keys and retire. We will miss the buzz of the office but look forward to a more leisurely pace of life, although we are constantly being told by friends who are already retired that they have never been busier!’
Chris Dodds was a founder member of Eynsham Chamber of Trade, replaced in 2007 by Eynsham Business Network, which in turn