Eccles set up Sourcing Property after doing research on the London market for a PR firm. Part of her job required meeting sales and letting agents across town to discuss the latest trends. She realised buyers felt that ‘estate agents weren’t on their side. They were fed up of being called from Canary Wharf to [view] a property in West London, being told it was perfect and leaving work early, only to find it wasn’t remotely suitable.’ Instead she wanted to establish an independent agency ‘that advised clients, irrespective of what their budget was’. Her efforts paid off, as Eccles heads a seven-strong, all-female team which has advised on 180 purchases since the company was founded. It also offers property management and rental and relocation services.