Russell Parkes


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.

Ross Attwood
BA (Hons)

Head of Agency, Pulborough

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.

Edward Sargeant
BSc (Hons)

Senior Negotiator

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.

Stewart Cunningham

Lettings Negotiator

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.

Sharon Mizon

Applicant Manager

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.

Penny Goodman


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.

Alex Wilks


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.

Clare Bartlett

Partner, Planning

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).

Edward Cheevers
BSc (Hons) MRICS


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.

Harry Broadbent-Combe


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.

Hannah McLaughlin

Senior Planner

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 she 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.

Charlotte Catton-Giltinane

Planning Assistant

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.

Luke Davis

Graduate Surveyor

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.

Sophie Lawes

Graduate Surveyor

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.

Nicky Plumb


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.

Rebekah Allen


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.