Andrew and Nikki’s story first began in 2004, working out of Andrew’s kitchen where they focused on Andrew’s property development portfolio. Quickly realising a mutual love of (& need for!) great coffee and a “job well done” their working relationship began.


Only a few months before, Lisa had become the “new girlfriend on the scene…” after a sabbatical at her role at KPMG, traveling in Asia, during which time there was much pining from Mr Brown! Lisa eventually relocated to Bristol, where she officially took up her role on the team and our PB family was born!


Coming together as co-founders the duties were originally split as Andrew – Sales, Nikki – Operations and Lisa – Finance.


The Portland portfolio was first established around the properties Andrew & Nikki had worked on under Andrew’s property development company, this comprised of 19 apartments across three buildings in Central Bristol. We first took form as Portland Apartments in July 2005, the name based on our final flagship development, of nine apartments, in the historic Portland Square in Bristol.


14 years on, Andrew and Lisa have been happily married for 13 years and have three kids. Nikki has yet to find the one! But in the meantime, she says having 100+ employees (kids!!) keeps her busy enough, barely a week goes by without having to put her “mum” hat on.



Meet the rest of #ThePortlandFamily here.