• Meet our team

 Our people

  • John Robson
    John qualified as a chartered surveyor in 1982. Extensive estate management experience dealing with both Settled Land Act and private Estates. Valuation work including commercial property and experience in acting on behalf of clients in arbitrations and Court both on valuation and rural technical matters. Previous Commodore of Ullswater Yacht Club, he enjoys dingy racing and also flying microlight aircraft.
  • Julie Liddle
    Julie qualified in 2002 and specialises in all landlord and tenant arrangements (rural and commercial) along with property management and valuation. She negotiates many option agreements with housing and renewable energy developers and has a particular interest in rural planning. Julie is a fanatical Sunderland AFC supporter and holds a private pilot’s licence.
  • James Pyrah
    James is a graduate surveyor having previously completed a degree in Forestry and Woodland Conservation. He undertakes a wide variety of work including individual client work, overseeing the day-to-day management of estates, and specialises in woodland management and ArcGIS mapping systems. He is originally from Nottinghamshire and has a love of outdoor activities including sailing, skiing and fell walking.
  • Samantha Robson
    Samantha graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a BSc Hons in Urban Land Economics and has since worked as a management surveyor in the retail sector. Her surveying background is most useful for working with estate terriers and as accounts manager. Samantha loves a variety of sports but is most enthusiastic about sailing and skiing.
  • Felicity Robson
    Felicity assists on CAD, producing scale drawings for planning applications and is also our technical wizz for our Mac computers. She studied architectural engineering at Heriot Watt University before travelling for a few years teaching sailing and skiing. She enjoys the outdoors, road biking and working in the countryside.
  • Tomos Davies
    Tomos is a graduate surveyor and rejoined us in 2017 having previously completed a student work placement year with the firm during his university studies. Tomos holds a BSc in Rural Enterprise and Land Management from Harper Adams University and is working towards becoming a chartered surveyor. He is originally from Denbighshire in North Wales with a keen interest in history and politics. In his spare time, he enjoys shooting, fishing and badminton.
  • Jessica Heywood
    Jessica is our student surveyor and assists the team with valuations, planning, landlord and tenant issues, and estate visits. Originally from Devon, she's two years into a Rural Enterprise and Land Management course at Harper Adams university. Outside of work, Jessica is a keen young farmer, having grown up on sheep, dairy and game farms.
  • Ann Tyson
    Working as our executive PA, Ann is an integral part of the team who works alongside our directors to ensure the smooth running of the business. Ann is a Herdwick sheep farmer’s daughter and grew up on Cote Farm, Howtown. A keen walker, Ann spends much of her free time roaming the fells with her hounds. She is also a keen photographer.