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Our Team


Jonathan Bateman

Jonathan was born and brought up in the Lake District, before graduating from St Andrews University in Economics, Management, IT and Geography. He went on to join DTZ Residential, initially working in the residential market but shortly after focused on the new build sector.

After developing a strong client base, he moved to Savills in Sevenoaks to establish their new homes operation in Surrey, Sussex and Kent. After 10 years of service he had created the largest Savills new homes operation outside of London, with a dominant market share and one of the company’s best profit margins.

Jonathan met Simon as he built his own property portfolio within the local area, and left Savills in 2013 to start Yellow Tree Capital, where he is a shareholder.


Simon Miles FCA

As a qualified chartered accountant, Simon has always had a head for figures. He joined the Inchcape motor group shortly after qualifying, and after a successful spell as Divisional Director of their BMW dealer group he moved to Porsche to take on the role of Group Financial Director for their UK retail network.

In 1996 an opportunity arose to join his brother in expanding the family business, a successful waste management enterprise. Together they were able to not only grow the business, but also diversify, resulting in the successful sale to a major operator.

Simon now has interests and investments in a recycling business based in East Anglia, alongside a civil engineering and surfacing firm in London. He is also an active shareholder in Yellow Tree Capital.


Amy Botterill

Amy has lived in Sevenoaks all of her life and was educated locally before moving to London to attend the London College of Fashion. After graduating Amy worked in the many sectors of the Sales and the Customer Service Industry.

Amy began working for Yellow Tree Capital Ltd in March 2014. As Secretary & Hospitality Manager, Amy takes care of the day to day running of the office as well as PA duties for both Directors. In addition to office management, Amy also looks after the companies corporate entertaining and hosting events at the London O2 Arena.

Outside of work, Amy has a keen interest in keeping fit, travel and cooking.


Sophie Barrett

Sophie grew up in Bromley before moving to Dunton Green in 2016. She attended the University of Kent where she obtained a First Class Honours degree in Psychology before joining Lendlease, a global construction company based in London.

Sophie worked on Elephant Park, a 10-year regeneration project in Elephant & Castle, for over 3 years where she was involved in the marketing of over 1500 residential units, both in the UK and overseas, and elevating the Lendlease brand.

Sophie joined Yellow Tree Capital in November 2016 as Sales and Marketing Manager where she is responsible for the sales and marketing of the various projects Yellow Tree Capital are involved in across Kent and South East England.


Ed Marsh

Ed was brought up in Surrey and now lives in Reigate.  He graduated from Durham University in 2011 with a degree in Physics and shortly afterwards undertook a Masters in Real Estate at London South Bank University. Ed qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in May 2016.

Prior to joining Yellow Tree Capital in January 2017, Ed worked at Savills for three years as a member of the South East Development team undertaking valuation, land agency and development consultancy.  As Development Manager he will be responsible for sourcing, analysing and managing funding and joint-venture development opportunities for Yellow Tree Capital.

Outside of work Ed is a keen rugby player and plays for his local team, Dorking RFC.