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Alex Wilks MRICS FAAV

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Alex Wilks
MRICS FAAV

Partner

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I grew up as a farmer’s son in West Sussex where I now live with my family today. Training and qualifying with RICS and CAAV membership in 1999 I initially worked in East Anglia for a highly respected Agricultural Surveyor and Auctioneer. After a further four years working for a national property firm, mostly on a large family estate in the Midlands I returned to Sussex and joined Batcheller Monkhouse in 2004, where I specialise in Estate management, Valuations and Planning and Development. I lead the Pulborough Professional office and advise clients on a wide range of issues. With 3 young children, my home life is pretty hectic and together we all enjoy the countryside and when time allows I will be out shooting with my spaniel.

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Andrew Mallard MRICS

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Andrew Mallard
MRICS

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Primarily from Kent, although my early were spent in Germany as my father had an RAF posting there.  I too joined the RAF, and served for six years. After which I studied for a Land Management degree at De Montfort University.  In 1999 I commenced working in the Telecommunications Consultancy with Smith Woolley, in Cambridge.  I joined the Batcheller Monkhouse Telecoms Department, Tunbridge Wells in 2017, as a Landlord Agent and am now an Associate Partner.

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Alistair Cameron MRICS FAAV

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Charlotte Pearson-Wood MRICS FAAV

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Charlotte Pearson-Wood
MRICS FAAV

Partner

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I grew up in the local village of Sandhurst, Kent as the daughter to a farming family and very much involved within our local rural community. Having finished school I studied Rural Land Management at The Royal Agricultural Collage, Cirencester before working for 3 years in Wiltshire where I gained my Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Qualifications (MRICS) and accreditation to be a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (FAAV). In 2014 I returned to Sussex to work for Batcheller Monkhouse in the Tunbridge Wells Professional team and was made an Associate Partner in 2017. My role at Batcheller Monkhouse primarily revolves around Estate Management for a number of private clients. I am lucky in that I am also involved in a diverse portfolio of other private client work including the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AMC), grant funding applications for farmers, tenancy negotiations and valuation. There really is no such thing as a dull day in the office. I have lived and been brought up in this area my whole life and feel privileged to live in such an amazing place. If I’m not working I can be found riding my horses, going for big long exploratory walks around the High Weald or on the beach on a wet, windy and wild day.

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Chris Tipping FRICS FAAV

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Chris Tipping
FRICS FAAV

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I qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2006 and joined the Tunbridge Wells office of Batcheller Monkhouse in 2013. I am now based at the Haywards Heath office, where with David Blake we have established a Rural Professional department. I have an in-depth background in Estate Management and specialist knowledge of Rural Consultancy, Valuations and Development Agreements. As an AMC Agent and Valuer I have assisted many landowners and farmers to expand and diversify their businesses. I am an Assessor for the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence which enables me to mentor and help further careers for graduates. I regularly act on behalf of landowners affected by Compulsory Purchase schemes. In 2018-2020 I was Chairman of the Sussex and Adjoining Counties Agricultural Valuers Association. With my wife Jo and our two small children we are renovating our home, and when time allows I enjoy travelling, football and mountain biking. One of my aspirations is to cycle the whole South Downs Way in a single day.

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Clare Bartlett MRTPI PIEMA

Partner Planning

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Clare Bartlett
MRTPI PIEMA

Partner Planning

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I grew up in West Sussex and studied City & Regional Planning at Cardiff University. I started my career in the public sector before joining a London-based property consultancy where I gained experience in residential, leisure and rural planning as well as in Environmental Impact Assessments. After 5 years I relocated back to Sussex and joined the Batcheller Monkhouse, Pulborough Planning team in 2016. I have over 20 years experience in all aspects of planning and EIA coordination and pride myself in providing honest advice and being a problem solver, which is a much needed skill in planning! I live in Sussex with my partner Andrew and dog Jeff. Weekends are spent running over the South Downs trying to wear out the dog (and me).

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Clare Sheffield MARLA

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Clare Sheffield
MARLA

Partner Lettings

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I started my Lettings career in Tunbridge Wells in 2003 and worked across numerous sectors, including village, town and rural property. Born in Scotland I moved with my family to England in 1995, settling in Bexhill and this has helped me to have extensive knowledge of the areas. I greatly enjoy the challenge of leading the Lettings department across all four offices at Batcheller Monkhouse, including the ever-changing rules and regulations. Keeping abreast of the extensive lettings legislation enables me to ensure my clients are constantly updated. At home in Goudhurst, I have a young family and a pet house rabbit. My relaxation is cooking and enjoying the beautiful countryside in and around my home.

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David Blake MRICS FAAV

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David Blake
MRICS FAAV

Partner

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I have been associated with farming in Sussex all my life and am fortunate to have been able to continue this involvement through my career as a Chartered Surveyor and Agricultural Valuer, qualifying in 1986. With Chris Tipping I have established the Batcheller Monkhouse Professional department at 67-69 The Broadway location. My specialism is agricultural valuations, all matters concerning farm tenancies, Basic Payment Scheme applications and land management. My lifelong experience with all farming and land-based issues, means I am able to provide advice on a huge range of subjects. I am a Tenant Farmers’ Association and AMC valuer. Also a past Chairman of the Sussex Agricultural Valuers’ Association and a long standing member of the Examination Board of the Association. At home, the farming life continues, managing my own holding and looking after the livestock.

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Derek Harvey MBA

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Derek Harvey
MBA

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Derek started working in the Telecoms sector in 1991 as a Sites Controller for Orange, then later with T-Mobile and then handling site share applications for O2, prior to joining Batcheller Monkhouse in 2009. He is a Partner in the firm’s telecom department and has been responsible for many excellent outcomes following the negotiation of lease renewals and rent reviews in rural and urban locations.

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Kirsty Castle MRTPI AIEMA

Partner Planning

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Kirsty Castle
MRTPI AIEMA

Partner Planning

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Kirsty manages the Planning team in the Tunbridge Wells office. She is an experienced Chartered Town Planner and Associate member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). Having spent 6 years employed in local government and 12 years in private practice she has handled both public and private sector projects and specialises in residential, environmental planning and educational fields. Kirsty combines in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of the planning system, key legislation and current working practices, with extensive experience in project team management and development planning work.

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Leo Hickish FRICS MBIAC

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Leo Hickish
FRICS MBIAC

Partner

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Leo has over 30 years’ experience in the management of a wide spectrum of property including farms and estates, rural businesses and commercial enterprises. He is head of the firms’ professional department, where a team of over 45 provide a full range of services to landowners, farmers, occupiers and rural businesses throughout the South East. He has a particular interest in estate/business restructuring and tax planning, together with wider skills in development and diversification.

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Mark Haffenden

Partner

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Mark Haffenden

Partner

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I have lived in Kent all my life and have an association with selling houses in Tunbridge Wells since 1985. I joined Batcheller Thacker, now Batcheller Monkhouse, when they moved from their Pantiles office to the current location of 1 London Road in 2001. I am the Partner in charge of residential agency in Tunbridge Wells and as a result I have a detailed knowledge of the town market, surrounding villages and countryside, and have over the years sold a huge variety of property, meeting a fantastic range of interesting vendors and purchasers. Batcheller Monkhouse has now been selling houses in Tunbridge Wells for 25 years and we are delighted to celebrate this anniversary. With my wife and three children we made our home in the town and are very much an integral part of where we live, enjoying the many recreational and social activities available. I have also forged strong working relationships with other local professionals. In my spare time I enjoy classic cars and motor-sport, music, tennis and walking on the Ashdown Forest.

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Matthew Braxton BSc

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Matthew Braxton
BSc

Partner

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After graduating with a degree in Estate Management in 1992 Matthew chose to go straight into the Agency side of the business. Along the way he has gathered extensive experience in all aspects of complex property transactions, with an in depth knowledge of the local market specialising in land, farms and equestrian property. He now heads up an experienced, motivated and proactive Battle Office Team. His spare time is filled by a suckler herd of Sussex Cattle, and a number of horses who Event and Team Chase. He has a love of all aspects of country life, and is impatiently waiting for his wild flower meadow to flourish.

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Oliver Robinson MRICS

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Oliver Robinson
MRICS

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Oliver has over 10 years’ experience acting on behalf of private landowners and farmers in the Southeast region. He is head of the firm’s valuation department with experience in valuing a wide range of properties. He also specialises in acting on behalf of landowners on development and promotion agreements and Compulsory Purchase schemes.

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Russell Parkes MRICS FAAV

Partner

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Russell Parkes
MRICS FAAV

Partner

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I have over 40 years experience in rural estate agency across the South East. As Partner, I lead the estate agency side of the firm in Pulborough and specialise in the sale of farms, estates, equestrian properties and land. Part of a farming family, I grew up on our farm in West Sussex. This is a most beautiful part of the world in which to live and work and I am lucky to have retained my strong links with the countryside. When time away from work allows, I greatly enjoy outdoor pursuits particularly village cricket and travelling, especially to go skiing.

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Simon Henkel BA Hons

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Simon Henkel
BA Hons

Partner

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I grew up and was educated in Sussex before studying Housing and Development in Bristol. 10 years working in the Central London property market for a national brand built a firm foundation for a career in property. In 2007 I returned to Sussex and in 2010 I joined Batcheller Monkhouse, Haywards Heath where I now lead the estate agency side. We have a friendly approach in the Haywards Heath office where the focus is our client and we understand buying and selling a home is an incredibly personal experience. I take pride in providing professional and realistic advice for clients and have been lucky to sell a wide variety of wonderful property across my career as well as advising clients on acquisitions. I have lived in Newick for 18 years with my wife Louise and our three children and dog. I am passionate about Newick and Sussex and unwind by riding bikes, playing sport and enjoying an outdoor lifestyle.

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Tom Bodley Scott MRICS FAAV

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Tom Bodley Scott
MRICS FAAV

Partner

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Tom has 27 years’ experience in offering advice to over 500 corporate and private landowners on all matters relating to telecom apparatus being located on their land or buildings. He is head of the firm’s telecom department and has been very active in defending landlords’ interests during the review of the Electronic Communications Code. Tom is helping the RICS prepare their Valuation Guidance Note on the new Code.

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Wendy Stirk

Partner

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Wendy Stirk

Partner

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After 18 years working in the Investment Management industry, with an absolute passion for property and working with people, I changed career paths to move into Agency in 2006, joining Batcheller Monkhouse in 2014 working, initially in the Haywards Heath office, and moving across to the busy Battle office in 2016 where I am now an Associate Partner. I live in Wadhurst, East Sussex and love the village life and community. I am a member of the local Amateur Dramatics group.

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Andrea Furness MAAT ACA

Management Accountant

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Ben Haugh MSc MRICS

Associate Commercial

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Bethany Thomas BSc Hons

Graduate Surveyor

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Carly Maltby

Negotiator

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Carly Maltby

Negotiator

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I was delighted to join Batcheller Monkhouse, Haywards Heath in 2014 as one of their Viewing Assistants, thus giving me the happy mixture of being able to work and look after my young family. In 2016 the opportunity arose to join the Sales team at Haywards Heath as a Negotiator. We sell a huge variety of houses in the town as well as country property in and around the beautiful countryside that surrounds us. Whilst bringing up our family my husband and I undertook many renovation projects enabling me to gain experience in all aspects of the property world which has been a huge advantage in my role with Batcheller Monkhouse. In this part of Sussex there are all types of property including renovations, barns, contemporary homes, cottages and apartments. I greatly enjoy my job and am passionate about helping buyers find their perfect home.

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Carl Underhill

Associate

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Carl Underhill

Associate

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Carl grew up in London and Hertfordshire moving to Battle 6 Years ago with his wife and four young children. He is entrenched in the local community and enjoys family time as well as amateur dramatics. He joined Batcheller Monkhouse in 2019 and has been in Estate Agency for more than 30 years, primarily in London and now works in the busy sales team at the Battle office.

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Carly Williams

Lettings Accounts Manager

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Caroline Wakefield

Administrator

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Charles Thacker

Consultant

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Charlotte Catton-Giltinane

Planning Assistant

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Chris Bliss

Associate

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Chris Bliss

Associate

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Growing up in West Sussex I attended Steyning Grammar School before Northbrook College in Worthing. After my education and a short spell within the aviation sector I decided to go backpacking and discover the world. I initially worked in the travel industry, moving to learn estate agency in 2002, at first working in central London and in 2006 returning to work in Sussex. I joined Batcheller Monkhouse, Haywards Heath in 2014.  My experience and knowledge means I am well placed to help both our town and rural clients. I realise that moving home is a very personal and emotional experience and take great pride in giving professional and honest advice. I am confident in helping our clients through any challenges that arise. My wife and I live in Haywards Heath with our two children who both attend the local primary school. I can often be found at the weekend encouraging on the sidelines at football, rugby and gymnastics events. Running and occasionally cycling help me keep fit and I still retain my passion for travel and enjoy exploring as much as I can.

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Christian Gibson MRICS

Graduate Surveyor

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Claire Adcroft MSc MRICS

Surveyor

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Claire Adcroft
MSc MRICS

Surveyor

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Having grown up in Suffolk, I studied at Royal Holloway University of London and then The Royal Agricultural University before returning to practice in an independent firm of Chartered Rural Surveyors in Suffolk. I qualified as a Rural Chartered Surveyor in October 2019 and joined Batcheller Monkhouse, Haywards Heath in 2020. My work covers a wide spectrum of areas including RICS Red Book Valuations, Landlord and Tenant matters, Planning and Development, and Estate Management. My next goal is to become an Agricultural Valuer (FAAV).

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Edward Cheevers BSc Hons MRICS

Associate

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Edward Cheevers
BSc Hons MRICS

Associate

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Having graduated with a degree in Rural Land Management from the Royal Agricultural University in 2016, Edward has aided in the management of rural estates and their residential portfolio, as well as assisting in a wide range of professional work including the valuation of a variety of rural property, landlord and tenant matters, negotiation of access agreements and compulsory purchase.

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Emma Mason

Senior Negotiator

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Emma Mason

Senior Negotiator

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I grew up in Buckinghamshire but moved to Sussex to manage the office of an Estate Agency in Burgess Hill. To satisfy my “wander-lust” I took some time out and travelled South Africa. On my return I worked for a number of years for an Estate Agent in London, returning to Sussex to join Batcheller Monkhouse (Batcheller Thacker) in 2008 when they opened their office in Haywards Heath. I am really proud to work with such a professional, caring organisation where their combined expertise offers help in every aspect of buying and selling across the South-East, hopefully helping to make the process as stress free as possible! Now married with two daughters, we spent their early years in Brighton, but moved to North Chailey about two years ago. We absolutely love the countryside and the greater outside space this move provided. As a family we really enjoy getting together, walking, cooking and socialising. When time allows’ I love to exercise at “Spin Classes” and get away for a mini-break.

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Fiona Taylor

Secretary

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Fiona Taylor

Secretary

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My secretarial career began in a hospital, learning the noble arts of audio typing and how to decipher doctors’ handwriting, both of which have stood me in extremely good stead over the years. I have worked for solicitors, social workers and the National Trust.  Redundancy – twice – led to a leap of faith into self-employment and a wider variety of clients – including Batcheller Thacker, (the merger to become Batcheller Monkhouse took place in 2011) covering when their secretary went on holiday.  In recent years I have given up my other clients due to lack of hours in the day and now focus on Batcheller Monkhouse. When I’m not at my desk I enjoy spending time with my partner, my family and my dog. Horses have been a big part in my life; I help at local shows and enjoy my annual pilgrimage to Hickstead.  I attempt baking, not always successfully, and I talk to pigeons a lot.

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Georgi Long

Lettings Assistant

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Hannah McLaughlin

Senior Planner

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Hannah McLaughlin

Senior Planner

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Hannah McLaughlin MRTPI is a senior planner based in Pulborough. Having grown up in Sussex and being fortunate to spend a great deal of time enjoying the South Downs, she moved to Sheffield to study Town Planning and achieved her Masters degree in 2016 afterwards she took some time out to travel and explore America. After travelling Hannah started her career in planning working in the city centre of Manchester, and moving back to Sussex in 2019 to join Batcheller Monkhouse. “Being part of the Planning team at Batcheller Monkhouse, Pulborough is giving me a fantastic opportunity to work on a wide spectrum of projects, including applications for housing, commercial and agricultural development. Batcheller Monkhouse is an expanding and forward thinking firm with a number of specialist departments providing help and advice across a wide spectrum of all property and land related issues. I am really enjoying being part of the expert and diverse planning team at Batcheller Monkhouse. I became a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute in December 2018. If you have a project in mind please do not hesitate to get in touch with me or one of my colleagues here in Pulborough

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Hannah Richardson

Negotiator

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Harriet Richardson BA(Hons) MSc MRTPI

Associate

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Harriet Richardson
BA(Hons) MSc MRTPI

Associate

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Harriet started her career at a regional housebuilder following completion of her Undergraduate and Masters in Town and Country Planning. She joined Batcheller Monkhouse in 2014 and soon became a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). Harriet has experience across the planning spectrum from small scale mixed use developments, up to strategic land promotion for large urban extensions. She particularly enjoys working on town centre residential developments and rural diversification projects including glamping, cookery schools and farm shops. Harriet set up and co-chairs the RTPI Kent Young Planners Network and sits of the RTPI South East RAC.

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Harry Broadbent-Combe MRICS FAAV

Associate

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Harry Broadbent-Combe
MRICS FAAV

Associate

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Harry completed a Masters in Rural Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural College and then qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and Agricultural Valuer in Autumn 2015. He moved to Surrey from Devon in 2018 and joined the team working at the Pulborough office, specialising in rural valuations, utilities and compulsory purchase, farm subsidies and environmental schemes, agricultural tenancies and general professional work.

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Helen Clouting Bsc (Hons)

Graduate Surveyor

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Helen Friend

Administrator

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Jacky Finch

Lettings Assistant

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Jacky Finch

Lettings Assistant

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Originally from Sevenoaks in Kent where I lived until 7 years ago, when we moved to Fairlight in East Sussex. Fairlight is a beautiful area with its coastal walks, Country Park, stunning views and a real community feel. So glad we made the move. I have enjoyed a successful career predominantly in residential lettings. I began my lettings career in January 2000 as a Co-ordinator with Andrew Reeves Lettings and late joined Savills Lettings in Sevenoaks attaining FARLA (Fellow of the Association of Residential Letting Agents) accreditation in 2005. I managed the designated regional tenancy renewals team. At the end of 2015 I felt I was ready for “me” time and really enjoy our new home in Fairlight and my family. I returned to fully time work in 2020 at Batcheller Monkhouse Lettings as administrative assistant which I am thoroughly enjoying. Aside from my family, my main interests outside of work are listening to all types of music, reading, painting / drawing, walking and social gatherings. Oh! and our cat, Buddy. My favourite foods are Italian, Caribbean, Fish and Seafood and of course the occasional glass of red wine.

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James Maiklem BSc Hons

Graduate Rural Surveyor

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James Maule

Associate Residential Property

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James Maule

Associate Residential Property

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I grew up and was educated in Surrey where I studied Sport Science and Business Studies before taking some time out to explore Australia, South Africa and the Far East. On returning to the UK I moved to Sussex and initially worked in the travel industry, before starting my residential estate agency career in 2006, helping vendors and buyers in the busy commuter areas of Weybridge, Dorking, Horsham and the surrounding villages. In 2016 I joined Batcheller Monkhouse, Pulborough, where I am fortunate to deal with the sale of a diverse range of property in an area I know well and am genuinely passionate about. I take pride in giving straight-forward and professional advice to clients and endeavour to make moving house a smooth, uncomplicated and stress free process. My wife and I live in Ashington with our three sons. We like to spend our weekends exploring the Sussex countryside down to the coast. In my spare time I can be found sneaking off for a run over the South Downs which are on my doorstep.

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Jane Poile MARLA

Associate Lettings

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Jane Poile
MARLA

Associate Lettings

01444 415151


I have lived in this area all my life and worked in the Lettings Industry across Sussex and Kent for the past 20 years. Passing my ARLA Propertymark exams with a distinction, whilst working for a Financial Advisor encouraged me to start a new career in Lettings. I am proud to deliver excellent customer service and enjoy good and long-standing relationships with my landlords and tenants. Luckily, my family live nearby and I can enjoy my role as mother and grandmother. My garden is a place of relaxation with my partner. Animals have been a big part of my life, especially, dogs, cats and horses.

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Jenni Carn

Secretary

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Jeremy St Clair-George

Senior Negotiator

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Jeremy St Clair-George

Senior Negotiator

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My early years were spent overseas, settling in Sussex as a teenager and then studied at The Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. From University I started my career in Estate Agency working in London for 6 years. However, I was fortunate to return to the countryside I know and love, initially selling houses in and around Rye and later Cranbrook. In 2011 I joined Batcheller Monkhouse, Tunbridge Wells as a Negotiator. Through my years of selling houses I know how stressful selling and buying property can be. As a result I strive and enjoy getting to know our vendors and buyers, guiding them through what can often be the most important decision of their lives. When I am not at work I spend my time by the sea living in St Leonards. I particularly enjoy cooking, watching rugby and am partial to playing cricket when time permits.

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Jodie Eglington

Accounts Administrator

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Kate Richards MRICS FAAV

Associate

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Kate Richards
MRICS FAAV

Associate

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Kate started her career in Suffolk where she gained a wealth of experience in a traditional rural practice and obtained her MRICS and FAAV. She then spent a couple of years specialising in a farm agency in the South West before moving home to her roots in East Sussex. She now works over a wide spectrum of areas including RICS Red Book Valuations, Landlord and Tenant matters, Farm Agency, Utilities and Estate Management.

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Kim Abbott

New Homes Associate

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Kim Abbott

New Homes Associate

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The Batcheller Monkhouse Land and New Homes Department is run by Kim Abbott who is based at our Battle office. Kim has 16 years’ experience dedicated to New Homes through-out the South East. She has worked across a broad spectrum of developments and provides a dedicated project management service to her clients. Please contact her to discuss creating a complete and tailored marketing campaign to showcase your development. Kim's knowledge of the area is second to none, she has lived in Sussex all her life and been involved with property for over 40 years. Away from work, Kim greatly enjoys family time with her grandchildren.

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Lisa Kerry

Associate

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Lisa Kerry

Associate

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I realised the Saturday job in my Dad’s Greengrocers stood me in good stead, dealing with the public, taking an interest and looking after their needs, when I started my career in Estate Agency with the local and established firm of Braxtons, working with Robert Batcheller in 1983 – A ‘Sunny Smile’ clinched the interview with a love of people and the countryside too! In 1999 joined Batcheller Thacker at Battle, now Batcheller Monkhouse to manage the applicant database liaising daily with buyers searching for their new home - a dream job for me as I can tap into all my qualities. I have always lived locally so have a real knowledge of the area and some 10 years ago moved into the community of Rye which I love!  Family and friends are important to me and I also make time for swimming, cycling, walking and church;  I am a member of the WI and a local community singing group too!

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Lorraine Shah

Telecoms Administrator

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Lydia Jefferies

Lettings Assistant

01798 877501

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Matthew Penfold

Associate

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Matthew Penfold

Associate

01798 872081


I grew up and was educated in West Sussex and began work within the property industry in 1986. I worked for 6 years in Estate Agency before taking a break to travel around Australia, New Zealand and some of the Fijian Islands in 1992 and 1993. On returning to the UK I resumed my Estate Agency career, including involvement in advising on residential developments and land, which I continue to do. In 2012 I joined Batcheller Monkhouse, teaming up with several people I had worked with in previous years. I am fortunate to be involved with a huge cross section of interesting and unusual properties, within one of the prettiest parts of the English countryside. Away from work I enjoy most sports, particularly cricket and rugby, walking on the South Downs and socialising with friends and family.

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Michelle Young

Senior Negotiator

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Michelle Young

Senior Negotiator

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Michelle Young is a negotiator at the Tunbridge Wells office of Batcheller Monkhouse. East Sussex is in my blood, I was born and educated in this beautiful county. Having completed a Business Studies course at College I started my first job in Estate Agency based in Hailsham covering both residential and commercial property. In 1989 I started work for Robert Batcheller in the Hailsham office of General Accident (Braxtons), then moving to work in East Grinstead and Crowborough. With a break to bring up my two sons I returned to work in Estate Agency in Mayfield before joining the Tunbridge Wells team of Batcheller Thacker (now Batcheller Monkhouse) in 2005. I really enjoy helping people to find their new home and overcome the challenges that each transaction often produces, my aim, always to endeavour to make the move as easy as it can possibly be. At home, I love long walks with our Labrador, Lara, helping one of my sons with his mobile catering business and socialising with friends and family. Over the years I have been closely involved with our local rugby club, Heathfield and Waldron. If you are thinking of buying or selling property or land please get in touch with our Tunbridge Wells team

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Nicholas Webb

Graduate Planner

01892 509280

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Penny Goodman

Secretary

01798 872081

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Philip Trower FRICS

Consultant

01798 877555

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Rachel Smith

Personal Assistant

01892 509280

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Rebecca Allen MARLA

Senior Negotiator

01892 502840

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Rebecca Butler

Marketing

01424 775577

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Rebecca Butler

Marketing

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Lucky enough to have grown up in the East Sussex countryside. My roots are firmly entrenched in the county and this corner of England is in my blood. Following a grammar school education, I undertook a farm secretary course at Hadlow, which lead to a first job working for Guinness Breweries. At the time their large hop garden holdings still remained in Sussex and Kent. However, a strong family background in property, father, uncle and grandfather all with careers in house building, development and design drew me to estate agency. However a desire, to see something of the world other than Sussex I spent a year working for a high-profile diplomatic family in Vienna, after which I returned to estate agency. In 1987 Robert Batcheller offered me the opportunity to join Braxtons; they had just become General Accident, to assist in the opening of a new branch. After a few months he persuaded me to take the challenge of running the Battle office, one of the firms’ flag ship offices, and under my care it became the most profitable in the south east!  In 1991 Robert with Charles Thacker formed Batcheller Thacker and invited me to join them. It was hugely rewarding to see the firm grow in to a respected and thriving business. Over the years I have made sure to keep abreast of technology and electronic advancements which enabled me to take the challenge of forming a marketing department for Batcheller Monkhouse at its merger. I met my husband Gerry in 1978 and we have had much fun over the years renovating our four varied homes, I greatly enjoy equestrian pursuits, walking the dog, and a whole host of creative activities.

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Robert Batcheller

Consultant

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Robert Batcheller

Consultant

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Estate agency has been my life-long career and passion on account of its many interesting facets. Firstly, as a Partner with Braxtons a highly respected firm in East Sussex. Secondly establishing Batcheller and Thacker in 1991 at Battle concentrating in the sale of country houses and cottages. Since that time the company has expanded into other disciplines and merged to form Batcheller Monkhouse. My wife and I continue to enjoy our equestrian interests, together with gardening, dog walking and having fun.

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Scott Smith MRICS AssocRTPI

Senior Surveyor

01892 509280

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Scott Smith
MRICS AssocRTPI

Senior Surveyor

01892 509280


Scott joined the professional department in 2016 as an Assistant Planner and Surveyor. Having been promoted to Senior Surveyor in 2019 Scott undertakes all aspects of valuation, planning and development. Prior to joining Scott gained valuable experience in Asset Management with an American multinational investment bank in central London. Scott also held a residential and country house agency position working across Surrey and Sussex with a leading property company. Scott is a Chartered Planning and Development Surveyor and thoroughly enjoys all aspects of development, diversification and valuation consultancy. Scott continues to grow the Development department at Batcheller Monkhouse and is heavily involved in strategic land agency working predominantly on residential development land across the region. As a brand ambassador and agile professional, Scott is always looking for ways to improve and thoroughly enjoys providing clients with a bespoke and friendly service. Outside of work Scott is a keen sailor, skier and fly fisherman.

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Sharon Mizon

Applicant Manager

01798 872081

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Sophie Horne

Lettings Property Manager

01444 415151

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Stuart Pocock

General Manager

01444 453181

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Toby Trotman MRICS BSc (Hons)

Chartered Surveyor

01892 509280

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Tilly Creed BA (Hons)

Marketing Coordinator

01424 775577

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Tom Carroll MRICS

Rural Surveyor

01798 877555

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