Ex-Surrey pair discuss making the most out of their second passion.

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Tom Jewell and Chris Tremlett explained to the PCA how they have built up their property business together, shortly after sharing their expertise with younger Association members at the 2019 Futures Conference in early November.

Jewell, 28, and Tremlett, ten years Jewell’s senior, formed a friendship whilst both on the playing staff at Surrey between 2010-2014.

Although they crossed paths at the Kia Oval for a number of years, Jewell and Tremlett’s respective careers in professional cricket followed very different trajectories. The former made just 17 combined first-class and List A appearances over a five-year period, whilst Tremlett retired with 459 first-class wickets to his name, enjoying a notable career highlight when playing a key role in England’s victorious 2010-11 Ashes campaign down under.

The pair remained in touch, however, partly due to a shared interest in the property industry, and have since gone on to launch Source Property Investments, a company which “provides clients access to the best opportunities whilst delivering an end-to-end service that is necessary in building a successful property portfolio.”

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“My passion is property, my whole family are in property, so I knew I was eventually going to go in that direction. I had a starting point,” Jewell explains.

“I worked in various firms when I was at Surrey and in Sydney to get myself as much experience as possible in that industry and work out where I was going to head. I left Surrey in 2014 and set up a company which essentially involves us managing the property portfolios of various investors.”

Tremlett doesn’t have quite the same grounding in the world of property as his friend and business partner, but nevertheless developed an interest in the field during the latter stages of his career.

“Two or three years before I retired, property was my main point of interest, meaning that when I did retire I was pretty clear on the route that I wanted to go down.

“I met Tom at Surrey and helped me with my property portfolio, finding some buy-to-let investments around the country. We came up with the idea of doing that for other people, including some of the guys we knew through sport.

“Myself and Tom went through two or three years where it was very difficult but it’s been all about having a plan and now we’re at a place that we envisaged five years ago.”

Having enjoyed a successful career transition, the ex-Surrey pair felt comfortable in passing their knowledge onto younger PCA members at the Association’s 2019 Futures Conference, which took place at St George’s Park, Burton upon Trent, from 6-7 November.

As part of the two-day event, the pair took part in a ‘Career Insights Carousel Session’, and were able to give insight into the property industry with every attendee of the conference in a one-on-one setting.

“We’re trying to help these guys as much as we can, obviously around their time and their substantial other commitments,” says Jewell.

“We’re happy to have them spend some time with us and get some experience of what life is like in property.”

Tremlett added: “We all have to go through a transitional period – from cricket to whatever else in life – and it’s great to come back here four or five years down the line and share some of my knowledge with the younger guys.

“Having the PCA doing what they’re doing is great and if guys can tap into that at a young age then it’s only going to be beneficial.”

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