Duncan Howie MRICS FAAV

Duncan Howie MRICS FAAV

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Duncan has been involved in the rural industry for the last ten years, working for a national surveying firm for five of them. He advises landowners, farmers, investors and developers in relation to general rural professional matters including land management and development. He specialises in rural agency, both in the traditional purchase and sale of land as well as being involved in specialist site-finding services for renewable and non-renewable energy clients. Duncan is involved in the management of the 300 cow autumn calving herd in Shropshire as well as being a partner in his family’s pig and arable business based in Essex. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers. He is also past chairman of the Royal Agricultural College Student Union, of Essex Federation of Young Farmers Clubs and also the Eastern Area of Young Farmers Clubs. Duncan spoke at the Oxford Farming Conference in 2014 in favour of renewable energy at the annual Oxford Union debate. Duncan enjoys country pursuits and training his Labrador puppy Boda.

Sarah Howie MRICS FAAV

Sarah Howie MRICS FAAV

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Sarah worked at a national surveying firm for five years after graduating from the University of Cambridge having read Land Economy. Sarah has carried out work for private and institutional clients, charities, landlords and tenants, advising on estate management and landlord and tenant matters, and providing general consultancy advice to both landowners and farmers. Sarah is a partner in the family dairy farm in Shropshire and spends her time being a director of Howie, Kent & Co as well as assisting in the management of the herd of 300 dairy cows.

Sarah is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers. Sarah has also completed the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Certificate in Trusts and Estates (England & Wales).

Sarah is most at home whilst outside, with a combination of her two young children, her two Labradors and / or the cows.

James Haselwood MRICS

James Haselwood MRICS

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James joined the team at Howie Kent and Co identifying strategic land opportunities both in the renewable and non renewable energy sectors. James is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, providing sound and professional property advise to both private and public sector clients throughout the UK. James brings with him a wealth of contacts as well as experience on a range of property matters, specialising in planning and development matters, land sales and acquisitions, valuation, estate management, landlord and tenant matters. Away from the office, James’s passions are; good company, any kind of field sports and The Northampton Saints Rugby Club (when they are winning).  

Tom Ashton MRICS

Tom Ashton MRICS

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Tom joined Howie Kent & Co at the start of 2020 and is mainly involved with the specialist site-finding services for renewable and non-renewable energy clients. Alongside this he also provides planning consultancy for clients looking to develop a variety of different projects. Before joining the team, Tom was land manager for a residential developer building open market and affordable homes across Shropshire and Herefordshire. Tom has been a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors since 2016 specialising in planning & development. Prior to this he had studied Rural Estate and Land Management at Harper Adams University and during this time he was also chairman and treasurer for his local Young Farmers Club. When not in the office Tom enjoys country pursuits particularly training and working his dogs.

Becky Evans MRICS FAAV

Becky Evans MRICS FAAV

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Becky Evans joined the Howie Kent and Co team as a Senior Chartered Surveyor in 2023.
 
For the last 10 years Becky has spent her career mainly dealing with Compulsory Purchase and compensation specifically concentrating on HS2. Originally from North Wales, but now living in Shropshire, Becky always had a career in surveying in mind. She combined her experience on the family farm and her Dad’s residential sales and lettings business in North Wales and Chester and went on to study at Harper Adams University
 
Becky brings a wealth of experience to the role and is the current President of the Staffordshire Agricultural Valuers Association. Since 2020 she has been exam convenor for the West Midlands and Wales branch of the CAAV (Central Association of Agricultural Valuers) and has chaired the West Midlands group of the CAAV
 
Outside of work her two Cocker Spaniels Pepper and Tigger keep her busy alongside a passion for running Ultra Marathons.
 
Becky will be focussing on projects for our renewable energy clients and assisting HS2 clients with the completion of the claims against the scheme.

Peter Rattray MRICS

Peter Rattray MRICS

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Simon Ashfield MRICS

Simon Ashfield MRICS

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Elaine Homer

Elaine Homer

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Elaine started working at Howie, Kent & Co as Residential Lettings Co-ordinator and Secretary in September 2020. Before joining Howie, Kent & Co she worked as a Senior Administrator in the rural department of a national property consultancy firm for nearly five years. In this role she assisted surveyors with valuation reports, compensation claims, land and farm sales, property lets and management.   Elaine has worked in a variety of administrative roles from a recruitment company to an occupational health department. She has been able to utilise her previous experience to run the residential lettings department and generally assist in the smooth operation of the office.   When not ferrying her two daughters to their various sporting activities, Elaine tries to keep fit herself by walking and running. She also enjoys baking.

Martin Bryan

Martin Bryan

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Martin is currently on his placement year from Harper Adams University studying BSc (Hons) Environmental Land Management at Howie Kent & Co. Growing up in Oldbury near Birmingham, being out in the countryside meant a lot to Martin, so whenever he would he’d get outdoors and into nature, this is where his interest in the environment and sustainability came from. His interest in the renewable sector, environment, property management and development drew him to join Howie Kent & Co for his placement.

When Martin is not building on his experience and knowledge, in his free time, he enjoys time in the outdoors hiking or camping with his partner and dogs all over the UK, spending time with family and friends and getting on a holiday whenever he can, whether skiing or seeing the many historical sites around the world and a beach every now and again.

Jon Bartlett

Jon Bartlett

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Jon Bartlett joined us in Spring 2022 to expand our commercial property offering in the south-east. Jon has a wealth of experience in dealing with the rural commercial sector as well as his experience of lettings, estate management and general business consultancy. By Jon joining the team we have also been able to expand the services we provide.  Jon would welcome the opportunity to visit your site in order to review your commercial property options and to discuss our new services which include rent reviews for existing let properties.

Sarah Thurmer

Sarah Thurmer

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Sarah joined the team in summer 2019 as PA/Lettings Assistant while completing a Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP University. As Sarah learnt more about the property industry and found she enjoyed working with landlords and tenants on commercial lettings in the south-east, her role in the company evolved and is now balanced between managing the commercial lettings department and the office in Shrewsbury. Sarah’s background in law is especially beneficial when handling leases, keeping up to date with regulations, and advising landlords and tenants on their rights. Despite being based in the Shropshire office, Sarah's knowledge of Essex has grown immeasurably in the last four years and is now able to assist tenants in site-finding on various sites across the south-east. Sarah works closely with Jon Bartlett to advise rural landlords and provide good quality long-term tenants. Sarah's background is predominantly in Modern Foreign Languages, with her first degree a 2:1 BA Hons in French & Italian from the University of Reading in 2014. Since graduating Sarah has gained experience in European and UK roles in project management, IP translation, hospitality and office management. This experience allows Sarah to work closely with landlords and tenants from all backgrounds and understand and prioritise client requirements.  Sarah loves to travel and has a passion for European languages and culture.

Sarah Morris

Sarah Morris

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Sarah joined Howie Kent and Co in 2023 and handles the finances for the company.

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