John Hughes FIA (Scot) Est FLAA - Land Agent Auctioneer and Valuer
John Hughes has worked for us for many many years (he wont tell us how many!), so there's not many people he doesnt know and is now leading the team at NWA Professional and NWA Property. John aims to be around at each main auction sale in Kendal and Lancaster. John lives in Quernmore just outside Lancaster with partner Ann.
Telephone: 015395 66215 or 07970 830517
Michael Mashiter FRICS FAAV - Chartered Surveyor and Land Agent
Michael is now relishing his new semi-retiremed status, so we only make him work three days per week. Michael is one of the country's leading arbitrators for landlord and tenant disputes and so is the person to approach first when you think you may have an issue and need advice. He is now the Junior Vice-President of the CAAV and we are honoured Michael has been nominated for this role.
Telephone: direct line 015395 66214 or Mobile 07713 787511
Adam Day MRICS FLAA - Managing Director NWA and Mart Manager
Adam joined the company in August 2010 to head up the livestock department in Kendal and Lancaster. Previously he was a Director and Auction Manager of Cockermouth Market. A qualified Land Agent he is also a National Council member of the Livestock Auctioneers Association and is Chairman of the Cumbria Association of Livestock Auctioneers. He lives near Penrith and is married with two children.
Telephone: Mobile 07785 542738, J36 015395 66225 (direct) or Lancaster 01524 599708 (direct)
Matthew Probert BSc (Hons) MRICS FLAA - Auctioneer and Rural Land Agent
Matthew joined the company in 2009 having graduated from Harper Adams College. Matthew passed his Chartered Surveyor exams in 2012 and is now a member of the RICS. Matthew sells at both auctions and is the lead auctioneer for the Lancashire Holstein Club sales as well as selling commercial dairy, store cattle, calves, stirks and breeding sheep. Matthew lives in Garstang.
Telephone: 07760 557932 direct J36 015395 66236
Gillian Ellis - Secretary
Gillian has been with the firm for over 20 years, having first started working for Michael Mashiter at M.B. Hodgson. She is the first point of call in the office and ensures that everything runs smoothly – the team can’t cope when she is away! Outside of work she is a keen skier and heads off to the slopes every year
Telephone: 015395 66222
Rodney Coward - Farm Advisory Services Manager
Rodney joined the company to set up a brand new department which we call Farm Advisory Services, in 2006. With a background in banking and then as Group Secretary for the NFU in Ulverston for 20 years, Rodney prides himself on providing a no-nonsense service to our customers in a very cost-effective way. Rodney lives in Allithwaite and is married with two grown sons.
Telephone: 015395 66213 or 07717 548966
Carole Hodgson - Farm Advisor
Carole joined the company in March 2012 further strengthening this growing department. Carole has previously worked for the Lake District National Park Authority and Country Landowners' Association and is well-known to many of our customers. Carole will work alongside Rodney Coward in the Kendal office. Carole lives in Selside with partner, James Dixon, who is also a Director of the parent company, L&K Group Plc.
Telephone: 015395 66216 or 07717 817051
Greg Gilding BSc(Hons) MRICS Chartered Building Surveyor - Architectural Consultant and Building Surveyor
Greg qualified in 1988 and worked at MB Hodgson & Son between 1990 -1997. He has many successful and varied development and building projects built and in use throughout the North West region, including barn conversions, new build houses, extensions to listed buildings and large industrial premises. Greg has now re-joined our team and will be available to meet clients at either of our auction sites by appointment.
Telephone: 077 333 22027 or 01524 62809 (home)
Sarah Clegg - Assistant Land Agent and Surveyor
Sarah joined the team in December 2012 and is aiming to qualify as a Chartered Surveyor in 2013. She will be known to many from her work at the CLA and latterly Davis and Bowring. She lives in Kirkby Lonsdale and outside of work plays an active role within Westmorland County Agricultural Society and various other local equestrian organisations sitting on a variety of Committees
Telephone: 015395 66229 or 07795 048511