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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 years were spent in Germany as my father had an RAF posting there. I too joined the RAF, and served 6 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 Batcheller Monkhouse, Tunbridge Wells in 2017, as a Landlord Agent and am now an Associate Partner. We act for clients throughout the United Kingdom, who range from individual property owners to national corporate and investment property owners, Local Authorities and Government departments. In my spare time I enjoy our garden at home, am interested in bees and have my own hives.

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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 Sandhurst, Kent as the daughter to a farming family and very much involved within our local rural community. 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 and was made an Associate Partner in 2017. My role primarily revolves around Estate Management for a number of private clients. If I’m not working I can be found riding my horses, going for 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

Partner

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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, Rural Consultancy, Valuations and Development Agreements. As an AMC Agent and Valuer I have assisted landowners and farmers to expand and diversify their businesses. I am an Assessor for the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence. In 2018-2020 I was Chairman of the Sussex and Adjoining Counties Agricultural Valuers Association. 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

Partner, Head of Lettings

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Clare Sheffield
MARLA

Partner, Head of Lettings

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Born in Scotland I moved with my family to England in 1995, settling in Bexhill. I started my Lettings career in Tunbridge Wells in 2003. I greatly enjoy the challenge of leading the Lettings department across all four offices at Batcheller Monkhouse. At home in Goudhurst, I have a young family and a pet house rabbit. My relaxation is cooking and enjoying the countryside.

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Kirsty Castle MRTPI AIEMA

Partner Planning

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Kirsty Castle
MRTPI AIEMA

Partner Planning

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Having completed my degree in Environmental Planning and postgraduate qualifications in Town Planning at Anglia Ruskin University, I worked for a number of local authorities in Essex in their planning enforcement and development management teams and the enforcement section at Westminster City Council. I moved to the private sector working for a planning consultancy in Kent for 10 years where I was able to broaden my knowledge and experience. In 2015 I joined Batcheller Monkhouse. I love working in conjunction with my colleagues to provide solutions which cover a range of professional planning and development areas.

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Leo Hickish FRICS FBIAC

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Leo Hickish
FRICS FBIAC

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Perhaps inevitable that, as the son of a Land Agent in Cornwall, I would identify rural surveying as the perfect career. Graduating from the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester in the mid ‘80s my first job was an assistant agent at Cowdray Park in West Sussex. The opportunity to open a new office for a national firm in Hertfordshire drew me away from Sussex. Looking to implement what I had learnt in both environments with the challenge of starting a new private enterprise I joined Tom Bodley Scott to create the professional department at Batcheller Thacker, Tunbridge Wells in 2002. It has been my great pleasure to help lead the professional department and much of my time is spent on strategic estate and tax planning and wider development. Life away from the office still involves horses and other means of transport including cycling.

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Mark Haffenden

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Mark Haffenden

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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 have a detailed knowledge of the town market, surrounding villages and countryside, and have over the years sold a huge variety of property. With my wife and 3 children we made our home in the town and are very much an integral part of where we live. 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 in Estate Management in 1992, I chose to go straight into Estate Agency. Over the years I have gathered extensive experience in all aspects of property, however I specialise in land, farms and equestrian property. I feel lucky to head an extraordinarily talented and motivated team here at the Battle Office. Away from the office I enjoy all aspects of country life, from growing my wild flower meadow to caring for my suckler herd of Sussex Cattle.

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Oliver Robinson MRICS

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Oliver Robinson
MRICS

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My specialism in development for housing and commercial property has grown from an early interest. The interaction between landscapes and environments and how they are shaped by human intervention, led to me completing a Geography degree at Newcastle University. I started work with a national surveying firm in Maidstone whilst working towards my MRICS Qualifications, and a Masters in Surveying from Reading University. After 2 years travelling in Hong Kong, I joined Batcheller Monkhouse in 2010. I focus on advising landowners on the best course of action for bringing forward strategic land for development together with dealing with the sale of the land following the grant of planning. Away from the office my passion is rugby and cricket. I have now hung up my playing boots and get most of my exercise from chasing after my 2 young children.

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Ross Attwood BA (Hons)

Partner, Head of Agency, Pulborough

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Ross Attwood
BA (Hons)

Partner, Head of Agency, Pulborough

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I have been helping clients move house since leaving University in 1985. I embarked on my estate agency career in London before moving to West Sussex in 2001. Due to this I have amassed a wealth of experience providing honest and professional advice to both buyers and sellers. I am married with two children. Outside of work I am an avid motorsport fan. I enjoy tinkering with my old MX5 and I relish a game of golf when time permits.

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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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Tom Bodley Scott MRICS FAAV

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Tom Bodley Scott
MRICS FAAV

Partner

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I have over 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. I the Telecoms department at Batcheller Monkhouse and continue to be very active in defending landlords’ interests during the review of the Electronic Communications Code. Furthermore I have helped the RICS prepare their Valuation Guidance Note on the new Code.

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Wendy Stirk

Partner, Head of Agency

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Wendy Stirk

Partner, Head of Agency

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After 18 years working in the Investment Management industry, with a passion for property and working with people, I changed career paths to move into Estate Agency in 2006. I joined Batcheller Monkhouse in 2014. I live in Wadhurst, East Sussex. I love the village life and being part of the community. In my spare time I am a member of the local Amateur Dramatics group and greatly enjoy the beautiful countryside.

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Andrea Furness MAAT ACA

Management Accountant

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Andrea Furness
MAAT ACA

Management Accountant

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After working for Batcheller Monkhouse for 18 months as an Accounts Assistant, I left to complete my Chartered Accountancy exams in practise. Once I gained my ACA accreditation, I moved back to Batcheller Monkhouse in 2019 to head up the ever-growing Accounts team. Outside of the office I enjoy horse riding, keeping fit and scuba diving.

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Anne Gregory

Accounts Administrator

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Bethany Thomas BSc (Hons)

Graduate Surveyor

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Bethany Thomas
BSc (Hons)

Graduate Surveyor

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I grew up in the rural area of Horam, East Sussex with most of my upbringing spent on the family farm. Having studied Real Estate at Oxford Brookes University, I returned home to Sussex in 2020 to work for Batcheller Monkhouse as a graduate land agent in the Tunbridge Wells Professional team. I regularly assist with the management of rural estates, as well as a range of other professional work including grant funding applications and tenancy negotiations. I am currently studying towards attaining my Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) qualifications.

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Bradley Caines

Viewings Assistant

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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 in 2014 as a Viewing Assistant, 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 as a Negotiator. I greatly enjoy my job and am passionate about helping buyers find their perfect home. 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.

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Carl Underhill

Associate

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Carl Underhill

Associate

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Having graduated from Kent University, I have been in Estate Agency for well over 30 years now, with much of that time spent with a leading firm in Central and North London. I moved to Battle with my wife and 4 children in 2014 and was lucky enough to join the hugely experienced and successful team at the Battle office in 2019. In my spare time I enjoy beach walks with my family, playing golf (badly), the gym, and I am an avid reader.

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Carly Williams

Lettings Accounts Manager

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Carly Williams

Lettings Accounts Manager

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I have over 20 years experience in Credit Control and financial administration, and I pride myself on my diligence and hard work which led me to Batcheller Monkhouse 7 years ago. Throughout my employment history within wildly varying sectors, I want to deal with clients with a happy disposition and enthusiastic approach. I love spending time with my family and walking my dog, any chance I get.

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Caroline Smith

Viewings and Saturday Assistant

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Cathryn Cracknell

Accounts Administrator

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Charlotte Catton-Giltinane

Planning Assistant

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Charlotte Catton-Giltinane

Planning Assistant

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I joined Batcheller Monkhouse is 2016 shortly after moving to West Sussex from Surrey and worked within the Estate Management department as a Secretary. Prior to joining Batcheller Monkhouse I worked as an Executive Assistant at Centrica for almost a decade! Since joining BM, I moved teams to work within the Planning department and this is where I discovered my love of Planning. During this time I undertook an apprenticeship to become a Town Planner which I completed in the summer of 2021! I live in Pulborough with my husband, daughter and two rather adventurous dogs. If I am not cooking I spend the rest of my time discovering new walks and gardening.

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Chris Bliss

Associate

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Chris Bliss

Associate

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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 in 2014. Having grown up in West Sussex, my experience and knowledge means I am well placed to help both our town and rural clients. At the weekend, I can often be found encouraging on the sidelines at football, rugby and gymnastic events. Running and occasionally cycling help me keep fit and I still retain my passion for travel.

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Christine Dadswell MSc MRTPI

Senior Planner

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Christine Dadswell
MSc MRTPI

Senior Planner

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Following completion of a masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning Christine started her career working for a local authority before moving to a private sector consultancy becoming a Charted Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) in 2016. She joined Batcheller Monkhouse in 2021. Christine has experience across the planning sector from small scale commercial projects to larger scale residential developments. She particularly enjoys working on projects involving heritage considerations as well as projects for bespoke contemporary dwellings. In her spare time Christine enjoys baking, walks in the Sussex countryside and also volunteering for a local befriending charity.

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David Blake MRICS FAAV

Consultant

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David Blake
MRICS FAAV

Consultant

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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 established the Batcheller Monkhouse Professional department in Haywards Heath. My specialism is agricultural valuations, all matters concerning farm tenancies, Basic Payment Scheme applications and land management. 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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Edward Cheevers BSc (Hons) MRICS

Associate

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Edward Cheevers
BSc (Hons) MRICS

Associate

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I graduated with a degree in Rural Land Management from the Royal Agricultural University in 2016. I aid 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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Edward Sargeant BSc (Hons)

Senior Negotiator

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Edward Sargeant
BSc (Hons)

Senior Negotiator

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I have a wealth of experience in residential property sales combined with a BSc in Land Management from the Royal Agricultural University. I spent the first part of my career working in Residential Sales in Herefordshire before moving to Sussex to work in Business Development. Outside of the office, I am a qualified professional shooting instructor and enjoy running, clay pigeon shooting, golf and walking my dog.

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Emer Edwards BSc (Hons) MRICS

Surveyor

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Emer Edwards
BSc (Hons) MRICS

Surveyor

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I grew up on the Pevensey Marsh in East Sussex and have always had a love for the countryside. I studied Rural Land Management at the Royal Agricultural College and then spent three years working in North Northumberland where I gained my RICS qualifications (MRICS). I moved home to Sussex last year and joined the Rural team in Tunbridge Wells in February 2022. Outside of work I can normally be found on a horse or walking my dog, Mango.

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Emily Fenton

Head of Agency, Haywards Heath

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Emily Fenton

Head of Agency, Haywards Heath

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Since the year 2000 I have been an Estate Agent, working mainly in the home counties and across Surrey, Sussex and Kent for some large, well known corporate agencies as well as some small and individual independent firms. I have a detailed knowledge of Haywards Heath and the surrounding villages as my family have lived in the area for many years and I reside in the beautiful Ashdown Forest. At home I have a keen interest in historical architecture and I am a fully-fledged member of the National Trust. I enjoy long walks in the forest with my huge German shepherd and I thoroughly enjoy cooking and entertaining family and friends.

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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. However, 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 Agents in London, returning to Sussex to join Batcheller Monkhouse (Batcheller Thacker) in 2008. I live in North Chailey with my family, and outside of the office I absolutely love the countryside and walking, cooking and socialising.

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Fiona Taylor

Administrator

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Fiona Taylor

Administrator

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My secretarial career began in a hospital, audio typing and deciphering doctors’ handwriting. I have worked for solicitors, social workers and the National Trust. I later decided to go self-employed with a wider variety of clients, one being Batcheller Thacker. I now focus entirely on Batcheller Monkhouse. I enjoy spending time with my partner, my family and my dog, and horses have always been part of my life.

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Hamish Payne BSc (Hons) MLE

Graduate Surveyor

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BSc (Hons) MLE

Graduate Surveyor

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I grew up in rural Aberdeenshire having also spent a large portion of my childhood in Cairo. For my degree I attended the University of St Andrews and attained a BSc in Geography and then subsequently a Masters in Land Economy from the University of Aberdeen. I am a graduate in the Telecoms team at Batcheller Monkhouse and am developing experience in matters relating to the New Code such as Lease Renewals, Wayleave Agreements and New Lettings. In addition I manage some of our client’s portfolios and conduct Rent Reviews. My ambition is to attain my chartership to become a member of the RICS. In my spare time I greatly enjoy sport and in particular rugby, boxing and cricket.

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Hannah McLaughlin MPlan MRTPI

Senior Planner

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Hannah McLaughlin
MPlan MRTPI

Senior Planner

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Having grown up in Sussex and being fortunate to spend a great deal of time enjoying the South Downs, I moved to Sheffield to study Town Planning and achieved a Masters degree in 2016. Afterwards I took some time out to travel and explore America. After travelling to explore America, I pursued my planning career working in Manchester. I became a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute in December 2018 and moved back to Sussex in 2019 to join Batcheller Monkhouse.

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Hannah Richardson

Negotiator

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Hannah Richardson

Negotiator

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My home city is Oxford which is where I began my Estate Agency career before moving to London in the early 1990’s to work for the next 18 years in the extremely busy areas of Putney, Richmond & Twickenham. The move to East Sussex in 2010 was to be nearer family and it was the best thing I ever did! I started working for Batcheller Monkhouse in Battle before moving to the Haywards Heath office and then to Tunbridge Wells where I work part time to support the team in any way I am able to, which I greatly enjoy. My spare time is spent walking my dogs and cooking for friends and family.

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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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I set out to obtain my Degree and Masters in Town Planning (MRTPI) with a view to a career in Planning; being fortunate as one of those few people that chose a Degree and Masters which could lead directly to my chosen career. I decided I wanted to be a Town Planner during a work experience placement as a teenager. I have extensive private sector planning experience, having worked for a housebuilder prior to joining Batcheller Monkhouse in 2014. I have worked on hundreds of planning applications over the past decade and more, from small scale householder applications to major urban extensions. I work alongside the RTPI, launching and co-chairing the Kent Young Planners Network, being on the RTPI South East Regional Activities Committee and guest lecturing at a number of schools and universities.

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Harry Broadbent-Combe MRICS FAAV

Associate

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Harry Broadbent-Combe
MRICS FAAV

Associate

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I 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. I 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) MRICS

Surveyor

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Helen Clouting
BSc (Hons) MRICS

Surveyor

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I grew up on a family farm situated on the Surrey/ West Sussex border. Having graduated from Harper Adams University with a degree in Rural Estate and Land Management, I joined Batcheller Monkhouse in 2019. I am currently based in the Haywards Heath Professional Department, where I qualified as a Chartered Surveyor. My day-to-day role includes stocktaking valuations, agri-environmental schemes, Basic Payment Scheme applications, valuations, assisting with farm tenancy matters, compulsory purchase work and rural estate management. I continue to help on the family farm, and in my spare time enjoy most sports or walking the dog, either on the beach or in the Surrey Hills. I am currently working towards my exams to become a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers.

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Helen Friend

Administrator

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Helen Friend

Administrator

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I moved to London from East Kent and began my administrative experience in the NHS. I then moved into the Corporate Banking world of Mergers and Acquisitions. I took a career break to look after my young family and returned to work as a general admin assistant in the professional department at Batcheller Monkhouse. I enjoy the variety of the work and the opportunities that it has presented. My role also involves central administrative tasks and I am continuing to learn new skills. Outside of work I enjoy keeping fit and going to the theatre.

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Ivan Beggs

Lettings Property Manager

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Ivan Beggs

Lettings Property Manager

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After many years in the events industry I decided to change my career but still using my existing skills of project management and customer service. Having relocated back to the countryside I was lucky enough to join Batcheller Monkhouse. Using my skills and interest in property management and looking after the integrity of the buildings, I help solve a variety of problems that tenants and landlords may experience. I enjoy golfing, cycling, watching rugby and spending time with my family rediscovering the hidden Sussex gems.

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Jacky Finch

Lettings Assistant

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Jacky Finch

Lettings Assistant

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I have enjoyed a successful career predominantly in residential Lettings. This began over 20 years ago for a firm in Sevenoaks. I later joined a national firm of Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents, attaining my FARLA accreditation in 2005. In 2015 I was ready for a change and moved to a new home by the sea. I joined Batcheller Monkhouse in 2020. Aside from my family, outside of work I enjoy reading, walking and being with our cat, Buddy.

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James Maiklem BSc (Hons)

Graduate Rural Surveyor

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James Maiklem
BSc (Hons)

Graduate Rural Surveyor

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After graduating from the Royal Agricultural University in 2018 with a degree in Land Management, I decide to join Batcheller Monkhouse and am currently based in the Haywards Heath Professional department. I am local to the area having grown up on a farm in Surrey where I still spend a large amount of my time to date, helping out whenever possible. My general day to day work includes Estate Management, Compulsory Purchase, Valuations as well as general Rural Consultancy that takes me across East Sussex, West Sussex and Surrey. I am keen sportsman with a particular interest in football, rugby, Formula 1 as well as field sports.

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James Wheeler

Accounts Assistant

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Jane Poile MARLA

Associate Lettings

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Jane Poile
MARLA

Associate Lettings

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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. 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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Jayne Ingman LLB PGCE

HR Administrator

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Jayne Ingman
LLB PGCE

HR Administrator

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I grew up in West Yorkshire and came South to complete a Law degree at King’s College, London. Having spent 15 years working in advertising and marketing in London agencies I decided to retrain as a teacher when I moved to Tunbridge Wells with my young family. Passionate about helping children learn the life skills of reading, writing and oracy, I developed an expertise in literacy and became a Specialist Leader of Education. I then became a headteacher combining my business and education expertise, including all aspects of Human Resources. Throughout my career I have particularly enjoyed helping colleagues develop their careers and the role of HR administrator at Batcheller Monkhouse offered me the opportunity to harness a broad range of skills and expertise. When not working I enjoy dog walking and continue to volunteer as a school governor, a role I have held in carious schools for over 20 years.

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Jenni Carn

Administrator

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Jenni Carn

Administrator

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I had the pleasure of securing a position of secretary for an estate agent after leaving school and with only a few gaps to have my two children, I have been lucky enough to continue working in Agency for most of my working life. I was fortunate enough to join Batcheller Monkhouse in 2016 to continue my passion of secretary/admin and supporting the wonderful team that we have in Haywards Heath. Having grown up in the Haywards Heath area it is nice to be back working in familiar territory. Like a lot of people I enjoy nothing more than a relaxing evening with friends and nice meal.

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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. I started my career in Estate Agency working in London for 6 years however, I was fortunate to return to the countryside selling houses in and around Rye and later Cranbrook. In 2011 I joined Batcheller Monkhouse in Tunbridge Wells. 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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Joshua Pearson BSc (Hons)

Graduate Surveyor

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Joshua Pearson
BSc (Hons)

Graduate Surveyor

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Having been lucky enough to grow up in the East Sussex countryside, I left to study Real Estate BSc(Hons) at Oxford Brookes University, where outside of my studies I enjoyed spending my time helping run the University Lacrosse Club and admiring the architecture of Oxford’s many historic pubs. After graduating with a First Class Degree I was pleased to get a chance to move back to the rolling fields of Sussex and take up my current position as General Practice Graduate Surveyor in September 2021. Predominantly operating within the Development and Strategic Land Team I enjoy working on behalf of landowners to protect their interests on both immediate and long-term development land matters, as well as undertaking a range of general practice work within the Professional Team such as Residential Valuations. My next goal is to attain RICS chartership. Outside of work I enjoy golf and tennis, as well as making it to as many Welsh rugby matches as I can.

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Julie Durrant

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I have been with the firm in its various guises since 1976. Firstly with King & Chasemore and then Monkhouse & Partners. We then merged with Bannisters and finally became Batcheller Monkhouse. I have worked with David Blake since we merged with Bannisters acting for our farming clients across the area. I live in the countryside north of Horsham and currently have 33 lambs grazing my field and, at the moment, one Labrador! My interests are horses and gardening but definitely not housework.

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Karen Coombes

Lettings Assistant

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Kate Braxton

Viewings Assistant

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Kim Abbott

New Homes Associate

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Kim Abbott

New Homes Associate

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I have been involved with property for more than 40 years. 16 of those years are in land and new homes through-out the South East. Having always lived in East Sussex, I have great knowledge of the area and offer a complete and tailored marketing campaign to showcase developments. Away from work, I greatly enjoy family time with my young grandchildren.

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Lisa Kerry

Associate

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Lisa Kerry

Associate

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I have worked for Batcheller Monkhouse for over 20 years. I started my career in Estate Agency in 1983 with the firm Braxtons and later joined Batcheller Thacker (now Batcheller Monkhouse) in Battle in 1999. I have always lived in East Sussex and moved to Rye 10 years ago. Family and friends are important to me. In my spare time I enjoy swimming, cycling, walking, church and I am a member of the WI and a local community singing group.

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Lorraine Shah

Telecoms Administrator

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Lorraine Shah

Telecoms Administrator

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Having done BA (Hons) in Fine Art, I moved to London to work as a Project Manager in the Sign & Construction industry and Account Manager in Graphic Design & Advertising. I moved to Tunbridge Wells when my children were very young (now teenagers!). I joined the Telecoms team at Batcheller Monkhouse in 2018. Outside of work I enjoy the outdoors with my dog Mabel, fitness/gym and sewing.

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Louise Gray

Viewings Assistant

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Luke Davis BA (Hons)

Graduate Surveyor

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Luke Davis
BA (Hons)

Graduate Surveyor

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Growing up in Jersey I have enjoyed many opportunities and working environments. I have worked as a dairy herdsman and in multiple heritage sector roles. I have been lucky enough to have worked in a diverse range of properties from a young age, from castles to manor houses, farms, and Georgian townhouses. I read History at the University of Kent in Canterbury, graduating with a First Class Honours in 2021. The following year, I completed a MSc in Rural Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural University. As a Graduate Surveyor, I am focussing on Estate Management and Valuations, complimented by a plethora of additional professional work. I am currently training towards my MRICS qualification.

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Lydia Jefferies

Lettings Assistant

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Max Ringer BSc (Hons)

Graduate Surveyor

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Max Ringer
BSc (Hons)

Graduate Surveyor

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Having grown up in Tunbridge Wells for almost 20 years, I am now living in Hartfield, East Sussex. I obtained a BSc (Hons) studying Real Estate Management at Oxford Brookes University in 2019. After finishing my studies, I gained valuable experience working in Property Investment and Development where I supported complex planning applications and liaised with tenants and contractors. I joined Batcheller Monkhouse in 2022 as a Graduate Surveyor in the Telecoms team and I am now developing my skills in Lease Renewals, Wayleave Agreements, Negotiation and other areas. Outside of work, I enjoy walking my dog on the Ashdown Forest and playing tennis, golf and football.

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Mérovée Churton BSc (Hons)

Graduate Surveyor

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Mérovée Churton
BSc (Hons)

Graduate Surveyor

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I graduated with a degree in Rural Land Management from the Royal Agricultural University. Having grown up in both the Sussex and Staffordshire countryside, I have an engrained passion for the rural sector and all that goes with it. I am currently based in the Haywards Heath Professional office. Recently I have been developing my experience and knowledge in Diversification and Estate Management, as well as assisting in other professional work such as Compulsory Purchase orders. I am currently working towards attaining my MRICS qualification. When I am not in the office, I can usually be found on the South Downs walking endlessly or in both the sea and rivers partaking in wild swimming.

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Michelle Young

Senior Negotiator

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Michelle Young

Senior Negotiator

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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 2 sons I returned to Estate Agency in Mayfield before joining the Tunbridge Wells team of Batcheller Thacker (now Batcheller Monkhouse) in 2005. At home, I love long walks with our Labrador and socialising with friends and family. Over the years I have been closely involved with our local rugby club, Heathfield and Waldron.

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Nicholas Webb BA (Hons) MA

Graduate Planner

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Nicholas Webb
BA (Hons) MA

Graduate Planner

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I originally undertook an undergraduate degree in History at the University of Warwick, where I had the good fortunate to undertake a final year module on the history of planning and discovered a passion for the subject. I joined Batcheller Monkhouse in 2019 as a Planning Assistant, seeking to build a career in the planning profession. Since then, I have completed my master’s degree at LSBU as part of the first cohort of Chartered Town Planner Apprentices and I am now working towards achieving my chartership to the RTPI. I have gained significant experience over my time at Batcheller Monkhouse working on projects that range from small householder applications through to large strategic sites. Outside of work I enjoy hiking on the north downs and swimming.

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Nicky Plumb

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Nicky Plumb

Administrator

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I commenced at Monkhouse and Bannisters in January 2000 as a Secretary/Receptionist for the Sales Department. After having a baby I moved to the Pulborough Professional Department to work for Alex and his team. I have a love of farming which I inherited from my parents who farmed in and around Steyning, Sompting and Arundel and in my hey day was a keen Young Farmer. When not at work I’m busy with 4 equines, a Bernese cross puppy oh and a husband called Chris! Skiing and travelling is in my DNA and I currently live with the whole menagerie on the outskirts of Horsham.

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Penny Goodman

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Penny Goodman

Administrator

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I have worked within estate agency since 1983 in West Sussex having been involved in most aspects of the business. Primarily providing full secretarial support, my role at Batcheller Monkhouse also includes the preparation of brochures, window cards and other sales material. I live within the local area of Pulborough and in my spare time, I enjoy gardening, growing my own fruit and veg, and taking my dogs for long walks.

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Philip Trower FRICS

Consultant

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Phillippa Warden

Administration Assistant

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Quita Gilbert

Viewings Assistant

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Rachel Smith BA (Hons)

PA to the Chairman

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Rachel Smith
BA (Hons)

PA to the Chairman

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I grew up in Tunbridge Wells and Ticehurst and recently moved back to TW to raise my son after spending more than 15 years living in France and Luxembourg, including a long stint working for a European institution. I studied Modern Languages and am a qualified translator.

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Rebecca Butler

PR Consultant

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Rebecca Butler

PR Consultant

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A family background in property, drew me to estate agency and I first met Robert Batcheller in 1976. In 1987 he offered me the opportunity to work for Braxtons, to run the Battle office, which under my care became the most profitable office for the firm in the southeast! In 1991 I joined Robert Batcheller with Charles Thacker as they started Batcheller Thacker. 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 Thacker at its merger in 2011 with Monkhouse and Bannisters. I enjoy all things equestrian, walking the dog, and many creative hobbies.

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Rebecca Williams

Trainee Land Agent

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Rebekah Allen

Administrator

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Rebekah Allen

Administrator

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Having studied Business at Brighton University, I started my career over 20 years ago gaining experience as an Office Manager, Global Immigration Manager and Legal Secretary. I have worked mainly in the legal sector, both in the UK and Dubai, eventually settling in West Sussex eight years ago and joined Batcheller Monkhouse in 2018 as an Administrator supporting our Chartered Surveyors in the Pulborough office. Outside of work, my time is mostly taken up with family and running around after my two young children.

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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. Firstly, as a Partner with Braxtons a highly respected firm in East Sussex. Secondly establishing Batcheller Thacker in 1991 at Battle concentrating in the sale of country houses and cottages. Since that time the firm has expanded into other disciplines and merged to form Batcheller Monkhouse. My wife and I greatly enjoy our equestrian interests, especially eventing, together with gardening, dog walking and having fun.

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Robert Hepworth MTCP MA MRICS

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Robert Hepworth
MTCP MA MRICS

Associate

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I have around 18 years experience working as a Chartered Surveyor across the City of London and the Regional markets. During my career I have advised funds, property companies, private individuals and international investors on the acquisition, disposal and asset management of commercial property. After relocating to Tunbridge Wells with my family, I now work in the Telecoms department advising clients on achieving best value from their land/property portfolios in relation to hosting telecoms equipment. My clients include London Boroughs, County Councils, property companies and private individuals.

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Rob Lee BSc MRICS

Senior Development Surveyor

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Rob Lee
BSc MRICS

Senior Development Surveyor

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Having studied Real Estate at the University of Reading I qualified as a chartered surveyor in 2019, specialising in planning and development. After 4 years at a national practice I moved back to Sussex and joined Batcheller Monkhouse in 2021. My focus is on strategic development land in the South East but I also act for landowners on a range of development related matters. Outside of work I enjoy playing a range of sports as well as watching Brighton and Hove Albion when I can.

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Robin Whatley MRICS

Associate

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Robin Whatley
MRICS

Associate

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Having studied Real Estate Management at Oxford Brookes University, I joined a national surveying firm in 2011 and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2016. My work was principally land management before transitioning into valuation. I have also gained experience as a Landlord & Tenant surveyor, I joined Batcheller Monkhouse in 2021 and am part of the Telecoms department based in Tunbridge Wells, where my responsibilities include portfolio management for retained clients located around the country, and other land owners involved with telecoms operations. I live in mid-Sussex with my wife Sara and two young children.

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Scott Smith MRICS AssocRTPI

Associate

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Scott Smith
MRICS AssocRTPI

Associate

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I joined the professional department at Batcheller Monkhouse in 2016 as an Assistant Planner and Surveyor. Having been promoted to Senior Surveyor in 2019 I undertake all aspects of valuation, planning and development. Before Batcheller Monkhouse I gained valuable experience in Asset Management with an American multinational investment bank in central London. I also held a residential and country house agency position working across Surrey and Sussex with a leading property company. I enjoy all aspects of development, diversification and valuation consultancy and I am heavily involved in strategic land agency working predominantly on residential development land across the region. Outside of work I am a keen sailor, skier and fly fisherman.

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Sharon Mizon

Applicant Manager

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Sharon Mizon

Applicant Manager

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I have lived in West Sussex my entire life, born in Horsham Hospital. I am fortunate to of had a varied career path. On leaving school, I did a hairdressing apprenticeship and followed that path for many years. I then decided to turn my hobby into a career and managed a large livery yard and riding school with up to 60 horses for several years. Retail was my next move and I went into retail management with a view to getting into property sales, which at that time proved difficult so I had a complete change and ended up as cabin crew for British Airways for 2.5 years. During lockdown I started doing some viewings for the Pulborough office and was subsequently offered the position of Applicant Manager which I thoroughly enjoy and am lucky enough to work with a very knowledgeable team who have taken me under their wing.

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Shelley Wills

Sales Negotiator

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Sonia Kisbee

Intranet Administrator and Technical Assistant

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Sophie Lawes BSc (Hons)

Graduate Surveyor

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Sophie Lawes
BSc (Hons)

Graduate Surveyor

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Having grown up in West Sussex with a love for the countryside, I have recently completed my studies at The Royal Agricultural University in Rural Land Management. I have now joined Batcheller Monkhouse and am mainly developing my experience in Estate Management. I also assist in a range of other professional work as I work towards attaining my Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) qualification.

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Sophie Marland BSc (Hons)

Marketing Assistant

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Sophie Marland
BSc (Hons)

Marketing Assistant

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I developed my interest in Marketing whilst studying International Business Management at The Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester where I graduated with a BSc (Hons) in 2019. I have experience in the events industry, having worked at several venues. I joined the Marketing Department at Batcheller Monkhouse in 2022. Away from the office I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and all aspects of living in the countryside, in particular walking my dog on our family farm in East Sussex.

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Stewart Cunningham

Lettings Negotiator

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Stewart Cunningham

Lettings Negotiator

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With over 20 years’ experience in Sales and Lettings covering a broad range of property in Sussex and Surrey, I have over this time built a strong reputation for providing honest and professional advice to buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants. I currently manage the Lettings portfolio in the Pulborough office with a personal mission to ensure I’m exceeding expectations for both landlords and tenants. Away from the office I enjoy spending time with my wife, our very spoilt cat and trips to Jersey in the Channel Islands.

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Stuart Pocock

General Manager

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Stuart Pocock

General Manager

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I started my career as an estate agent in Sussex, then spent many years in the corporate world of business data, intelligence, and software. A chance encounter lead to me joining Batcheller Monkhouse as part of the Management Committee in August 2020 bringing leadership and management experience. Outside of work I am a trustee for a local charity, and spend as much time as possible riding my trail or road bike.

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Sue Grant

Lettings Administrator

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Tilly Creed BA (Hons)

Head of Marketing

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Tilly Creed
BA (Hons)

Head of Marketing

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I graduated from Bournemouth University with a BA (Hons) Marketing Communications degree in 2019. I have also achieved the Chartered Institute of Marketing Foundation and Professional Certificates. In 2017 I embarked on an internship at Sevenoaks School, one of the top co-educational boarding schools in the UK. I joined Batcheller Monkhouse in 2019 and thoroughly enjoy all aspects of Marketing. Outside of the office I enjoy cycling, seaside walks and growing different fruits and vegetables in my garden.

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Toby Trotman BSc (Hons) MRICS

Senior Surveyor

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Victoria Braxton

Sales Negotiator

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Zoe Phillips

Administrator

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