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Rayleigh

Michael Hughes

Michael Hughes

BSc (Hons) FRICS FAAV FNAEA
Managing Director

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Michael is a graduate of Reading University.  He became a Partner of Whirledge & Nott in 1996.  He is company secretary of the family farm in Colchester, former chairman of the Essex Agricultural Society and past president of the Essex Association of Agricultural Valuers.  He lives in Layer de la Haye with his two rugby-mad sons.

Kate Jennings

Kate Jennings

MSc MRICS FAAV
Director

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Kate is a graduate of the University of East Anglia and the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester.  She joined Whirledge & Nott in 1997 and became a Director in 2014.  She provides general practice advice, heads up the Rural Planning team and is also well known for her Basic Payment Scheme expertise.  She is currently the President of the Essex Agricultural Valuers Association.

David Milbourn

David Milbourn

MSc MRICS FNAEA
Director

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David is a graduate of the University of Plymouth and the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester.  He joined Whirledge & Nott in 2000 and became a Director in 2014.  He provides general practice advice and heads up the Valuation team.  David also administers the Rochford Hundred Ploughing Match in his spare time.  He lives in Chelmsford with his wife and two children.

Anthony Hicks

Anthony Hicks

BSc (Hons) MRICS
Director

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Anthony graduated from Seale Hayne in 2005 and now heads up the Commercial team from our Rayleigh Office. He joined Whirledge and Nott in 2005 and became a Director in 2017. He lives near Colchester with his wife and family and administers the local farm competitions.

Caroline Homewood

Caroline Homewood

LLB (Hons)
Practice Manager

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Caroline manages the Whirledge & Nott practice and has a seat on the main board.  Her role is to focus on maintaining quality to the benefit of our clients and oversee the continuing growth of the firm.

Caroline was last a partner at a respected regional firm of solicitors.  Her property background and extensive legal knowledge make her perfectly placed for the role.

She lives with her husband and two children in Colchester.

Martin Jordan

Martin Jordan

BSc (Hons) MRICS
Associate

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Martin graduated at Reading University with first class honours where he specialised in planning and development.  He has over 20 years' experience in the property industry working both as residential developer and agent.  Martin joined Whirledge & Nott in October 2010 to head up the Development Agency department.  He lives in Leigh-on-Sea with his wife and three children.

Tim Cooper

Tim Cooper

MRICS FAAV
Associate Director

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Tim attended college at Cirencester and qualified in 1986.  He has been providing professional advice in the region for over 30 years.  Tim also supports the professional organisation as an examiner on the national board.  He lives with his wife in Woodbridge when they are not travelling or sailing. 

Richard Ramsey

Richard Ramsey

MRICS
Associate

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Richard graduated from Writtle College and the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester before qualifying in 1996.  He works part time for Whirledge & Nott providing general practice advice.  The rest of his working week is devoted to the management of Marks Hall Estate, Coggeshall.  Richard lives in Earls Colne with his wife and two children where he has completed the conversion of a listed barn.

Rebecca Savage

Rebecca Savage

BSc (Hons) MRICS

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Rebecca graduated from Reading University in 2009.  She offers general practice advice and specialises in rural planning and property acquisition.  She lives with her husband on their farm near Dunmow.

Freddie Botfield

Freddie Botfield

BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV

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Freddie graduated with a Rural Enterprise and Land Management degree from Harper Adams University in 2015.  He provides general practice advice. 

Rhega-Mai Ward

Rhega-Mai Ward

MA (Hons)

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Scholar and former head of school Rhega-Mai is a graduate of St Andrews and Maastricht Universities.  She provides general advice on a range of land management disciplines.  In her spare time, she has chosen to further her professional development by undertaking the coveted MSc in Real Estate at UCEM.

GEMMA RICHARDSON

GEMMA RICHARDSON

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Gemma has qualifications in property management and lettings.  She previously managed a large residential portfolio in central London before joining our Rayleigh team as a Property Manager.  She lives in Ipswich with her husband and son.

Millie Hollington

Millie Hollington

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Millie attended Reading University and joined Whirledge & Nott in 2015.  She helped set up the Habitat Bank and also manages a National Significant Infrastructure project.  She provides general practice advice and leads the Rayleigh commercial property management team.

Millie lives on her family farm near Chelmsford.

OFFICE CONTACT DETAILS

The Black Barn
Lubards Lodge Farm
Hullbridge Road
Rayleigh
Essex
SS6 9QG

Phone 01268 783377
Fax 01268 783388

If you are using a SatNav to get here
the postcode to use is SS6 9QW