About Us

Founded in 2000, Atlantis identified an opportunity for a new approach to property. The proposition was one of aggressive acquisition and long-term ownership, rejecting the conventional acceptance of a cyclical buying and selling model.

Through this strategy, Atlantis Holdings – the group's investment arm – has over ten years built a formidable portfolio throughout the United Kingdom, in the process becoming one of the country's most prolific private landlords. With a working capital in excess of £5.2m, Atlantis Holdings continues to be active in searching out high yield opportunities.

This year, as our domestic investments and trading businesses continue to thrive and expand, we have taken considerable strides to increase our international activity. With our first overseas investments already complete, 2015 promises to be our most exciting year yet.

The Board

  • John Sykes

    Founder and Chairman Read Bio
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    John is the founder, Chairman and ultimate owner of the Group. An inspirational and visionary leader with an entrepreneurial instinct, John guides and oversees the long-term direction of the group.

    Heavily motivated and influenced by his late father and with an underlying passion for property, John’s unique drive for success has led to the continual growth of the Group to where it is today. With the company’s strong foundations behind him John is now looking forward to further expansion based on the same considered principles that have served the Group so well to date.

    With the business having expanded on an international scale John is based in The Bahamas. He is a family man and is married to Sally. They have four children Annabelle, Charlie, Jessica and Little John.

  • Andrew Strong

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    Andrew is Chief Executive Officer of the Group and responsible for the total management and day-to-day running of the individual trading businesses.

    Andrew became Managing Director of the group in 2006 and oversaw the acquisition of the company’s commercial division, Chilvers Page. This appointment also led to Andrew taking the reins of the group's estate management division, which has subsequently enjoyed impressive growth. In 2013 Andrew handled the company’s largest acquisition to date.

    More recently, Andrew was a member of ARMA’s technical committee, where his technical expertise in property helped members keep up to date with changes in the leasehold management sector.

    Andrew lives in Newbury with his wife Anong, and their two children James and Katie.

  • Mark Head

    Chief Operations Officer Read Bio
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    Mark is overseeing an exciting development of an oversees project.

    Passionate about customer service, prior to working for Atlantis he has worked in the hospitality industry and previous roles include operations management, leisure and community centre management.

    Previously responsible for 67 bedrooms and the BMW leading training facility on a large 250 acre conference venue, he also oversaw the construction, pre-opening and running of a forty bedroom lodge.

    A secondment to South Korea saw him assist Tesco PLC with the development and pre-opening of a £30m training facility on a small eco island near Incheon.

    Mark especially enjoys running, golf, snooker and bodyboarding and spending time with his two sons, Bailey and Owen.

  • Koichi Nicholas

    Chief Financial Officer Read Bio
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    Koichi is the Group’s Chief Financial Officer and manages the Group’s finances, planning, record-keeping and reporting.

    Since joining the company in 2012, Koichi has been promoted from within to his current position and holds particular expertise in Residential Service Charge Accounting, along with a great depth of experience in representing clients at the First-Tier Tribunal: Property Chamber.

    Koichi is a strategic thinker and is ranked among the top 100 chess players in the UK!

  • Leila Mountain

    Director of Asset Management Read Bio
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    Leila is responsible for the asset management of the Group’s property portfolio.

    Overseeing the running of numerous trading shopping centres, commercial, residential and ground rent assets, Leila’s role is wide-ranging and sees her travel all over the UK.

    Leila has been a key player in some of the company’s most significant acquisitions and re-developments to date and is currently heading up the consolidation of the Group’s existing assets to gain maximum value from within.

Our Projects

Find out more about Atlantis Group's broad expertise. Here you'll find detailed information and analysis of both completed and ongoing projects. From our property development activities and our efforts into sustainable and renewable energy, to our new leisure offering; a comprehensive resource for investors and our customers alike.


Atlantis continues to record impressive year-on-year growth.
Turnover from our last financial year increased by 22%
Profit from our last financial year increased by 76%.
Property assets owned by the Group total £19.75m.
Other assets increase this total to £20.2m.

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Corporate Responsibility

Atlantis recognises the importance of conducting all of our business ethically and responsibly. We are committed to lessening our environmental impact, reducing energy consumption and sourcing responsibly. This benefits our companies, employees and the local economies and ecosystems in which we operate.


    We're helping to protect the environment for future generations by improving efficiency across all of our operations. All companies in the group ensure that all materials are recycled, exceeding all current legislative guidelines. We’re proud that this has been part of all of our businesses since our launch back in 2000.


    Waste energy is perhaps the biggest environmental issue facing business, and we’ve gone to the greatest lengths to ensure that every single aspect of our business have this at the fore of all they do. Our buildings use energy efficient LED lighting and our HQ returns 20 kWh to the grid each month through our solar panels.


    Working towards improving social and environmental standards in our supply chain is a natural extension of our corporate responsibility efforts. Where possible, we only source sustainable materials through a network of ethical suppliers and manufacturers based as close to our sites as possible.


Our HQ in Reading is home to a team of over 75 people, with other staff operating our regional offices around the country. Our companies are always looking for exceptional talent to join our growing teams. So if you’re looking for career progression that your current role cannot provide, then get in touch and tell us what sets you apart.

  • Equal

    Atlantis is an equal opportunities employer. Our organisation’s founding principles are innovation, progression and diversity throughout every service, every department and every company. We are committed to providing a platform for individuals to flourish and develop professionally without fear of discrimination.

  • Selection

    Our process is centered on making sure that we get a feel for you as an individual. This means our hiring process is quite fluid, and gives you a chance to shine. Once you’ve been selected for that first stage, you've already impressed us. It's then down to you to demonstrate why you’re ready for the challenges and rewards of working with us.

  • Personal

    Within Atlantis we pride ourselves on the identification and development of outstanding talent. If you choose a career with any company in the Atlantis Group, you can expect focussed, job-specific training alongside universally recognised educational courses. We will always work as hard as you to make sure you fulfil both your personal and professional goals.

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