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Meet the team

Meet our Team

Steve Sage 
Managing Director

I have been an estate agent now for over 29 years working in both England and Wales for independent and corporate agencies which have provided me with thorough understanding of sales and marketing and experiences that cover most situations imaginable. I am driven to provide the best service we can, which means employing the best people available to represent our customers and ensuring that they receive a first class experience whether selling, buying or letting.


Gemma Vaughan
Property Manager, Risca

Gemma began her career in property management & lettings some 20 years ago and is in charge of our expanding and highly regarded lettings business. With a key understanding of housing law and regulations she is a real asset to our team. Gemma has lived in Cwmbran all of her life and knows the area like the back of her hand – with her local knowledge second to none. Gem has fostered many useful connections within the local business community over the years, which is ultimately to the benefit of many of her clients. Always with a smile on her face and buzzing with energy, Gemma is a real people person.

Angela Talbot
Sales Manager, Risca

Angela started in Estate Agency in September 1989 and hasn’t looked back since!! Starting her career with Halifax Estate Agents, our Angela was a natural and quickly progressed to manage her own branches then made the ultimate step to own and run her own estate agencies. Angela has a wealth of knowledge having worked in most areas of the NP postcode. Angela is best placed appraising your property giving her vast knowledge of all property types in our local area. The chances are that Ang has sold a property in your street at some point during her impressive career and she will also achieve the best price for your property given her extensive negotiation experience. If you need any form of property advice, Angela is your go to person!

Nicola Bullock
Office Manager, Cwmbran

Nikki has over 20 years experience in residential sales, working for both corporate and independent agencies and has worked in the Torfaen area since 2005.

Nikki is primarily office based, providing support to the team and management of the office. Working closely with our vendors to ensure a smooth and speedy transaction in as short a time as possible.

Nikki`s real strength lies in matching buyers to properties and she frequently tops the monthly sales target. A truly all round estate agent with a wealth of knowledge and endless enthusiasm.

Rhiannon Steed
Property Manager, Risca

Rhiannon shares her time between our Risca and Cwmbran branches. With over 15 years in estate agency Rhi has managed large residential rental portfolios, directed rental departments, assisted in marketing campaigns, accounting and administration. 

Whether you are letting or selling Rhiannon is ideally placed to provide you with all of the information you require, you are in safe and cheerful hands with our Rhi! A real character!

Carol Barton
Branch Manager, Risca

Carol is the newest member of the team at Sage and Co Risca, having started at the beginning of 2019. She has over 25 years of legal experience starting her career many years ago as a legal assistant in a local Risca Solicitors and later changed career to join an Independent Estate Agency Business in Blackwood as the Office Manager dealing with all aspects of sale and valuations. Carol has found that her legal experience has been very beneficial when helping sellers and buyers with the sometimes stressful process of moving house.“I am delighted to be back in my home town doing what I love best!”

Karen French
Branch Manager, Cwmbran

Karen joined Sage and Co in October 2017. Karen came into Estate Agency in 1990; she spent over 30 years with Halifax Estate Agents and has since worked for a couple of independent agents before joining us here at Sage and Co. Karen has worked all over South East Wales, Forest of Dean, Bristol and Bath but has spent the majority of her working life in Cwmbran, Newport and Pontypool.

In her spare time Karen loves to tend to her allotment and walk her dog, Teddy. She is also a huge fan of Northern Soul and the Scootering scene!