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Harleston - Commercial Dept

George Walker

Commercial Surveyor

George grew up in Norwich where he attended The Norwich School. He holds a BSc(Hons) in Estate Management from The University of Reading and has 8 years of experience working in the East Anglian commercial property market dealing with all aspects of sales and lettings, acquisitions and general commercial professional matters.

He is a keen cricket player and perfects his spin bowling with Swardeston CC most summer weekends and in the winters is ever hopeful cheering on Norwich City at Carrow Road.

Harleston - Commercial Dept

01379 851038

32-34 Thoroughfare
Harleston
Norfolk
IP20 9AU

commercial@durrants.com

Heather Thomson

Commercial Secretary

Heather joined Durrants in 2016 and has a background in financial services and commercial property insurance. Working alongside George Walker in our Harleston office, she acts as the first point of contact for all commercial enquiries and undertakes all administration for the Commercial Department.

Heather has lived locally most of her life, enjoys walking her dogs and spends her spare time volunteering at a local zoo.

Harleston - Commercial Dept

01379 851038

32-34 Thoroughfare
Harleston
Norfolk
IP20 9AU

commercial@durrants.com

Auction Rooms

Auction Rooms

Mark Whistler

Auction Rooms Manager and Specialist Militaria and Sporting Gun Valuer

Mark Whistler has over 35 years experience in shooting, collecting and researching all types of firearms. He also runs the Vintage and Classic Gun Club in East Anglia and is a N. R. A. Licensed Range Office. Mark is here to help and advise on all aspects relating to firearms old and new, including legal advice, estimates for sale, and formal valuations for tax and probate.

Auction Rooms

01502 713490

The Old School House
Peddars Lane
Beccles, Suffolk
NR34 9UE

auctionrooms@durrants.com

Bev Baker

Assistant Manager

Bev is the first face you will see at the auction rooms, she prepares the catalogues, deals with payment of accounts on saleday and answers enquiries from clients and potential purchasers.

Auction Rooms

01502 713490

The Old School House
Peddars Lane
Beccles, Suffolk
NR34 9UE

auctionrooms@durrants.com

Bob Pearse

Valuer

With more than 40 years in the antiques and auctioneering world. Bob has developed a broad knowledge, specialising in Oriental Ceramics, Antiquarian Books, Stamps, Coins and Cigarette Cards.

Auction Rooms

01502 713490

The Old School House
Peddars Lane
Beccles, Suffolk
NR34 9UE

auctionrooms@durrants.com

Anna Paulding

House Clearance Co-ordinator

Anna has been at Durrants for over 3 years and is the main contact for arranging House Clearances. She also assists with preparation of catalogues, invoicing, and running sales via The-Saleroom.com

Auction Rooms

01502 713490

The Old School House
Peddars Lane
Beccles, Suffolk
NR34 9UE

auctionrooms@durrants.com

James Felgate

Assistant Valuer

Assistant valuer and main photographer for the Auction Rooms, James has been with Durrants for over 2 years. He has an interest in Militaria, Weapons, and anything that sparkles!

Auction Rooms

01502 713490

The Old School House
Peddars Lane
Beccles, Suffolk
NR34 9UE

auctionrooms@durrants.com

Melissa Porter

Administration Assistant

Mel is the newest member of staff at the Auction Rooms, and assists with everything from Photography and catalogue production to invoicing and assisting on sale days.

Auction Rooms

01502 713490

The Old School House
Peddars Lane
Beccles, Suffolk
NR34 9UE

auctionrooms@durrants.com

Building Consultancy

Diss

Trevor Musk

Director/Head of Building Consultancy, Chartered Building Surveyor

Trevor heads up the Building Consultancy Department based in Diss. Commenced career as a Building Surveyor with Richard Pither & Co, Chartered Surveyors, Diss in 1983. In 1995 Trevor formed TDM Design, then moved to Miller Mitchell Chartered Surveyors in 1998. Joined Steggles Hughes Chartered Surveyors in 2001. Qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor in 2004. Joined Durrants in Jan. 2008.

Diss

01379 642233

2b Market Hill
Diss
Norfolk
IP22 4JZ.

diss@durrants.com

John Roberts

Architect

John is an RIBA Chartered Architect and ARB registered with over 30 years of experience working mainly in the Residential, Commercial and Educational sectors on a wide variety of projects in London and East Anglia.

Outside of work John enjoys acting, directing and designing sets for community theatre and spending time with his young family.

 

Diss

01379 642233

2b Market Hill
Diss
Norfolk
IP22 4JZ.

diss@durrants.com

Hamish Lampp

Senior Planner

Hamish has over 17 years’ experience in public and private planning practice.  Having managed Council planning departments, Hamish has an in-depth knowledge of Council planning requirements.  Key areas of expertise include development appraisals, securing planning permissions, appeals and objector advocacy work.   Hamish advises on all types of  urban and rural development, from  large and small scale residential development, industrial and commercial projects to listed buildings, barn conversions and rural schemes such as intensive livestock facilities.

Diss

01379 642233

2b Market Hill
Diss
Norfolk
IP22 4JZ.

diss@durrants.com

David Rogers

Architectural Technologist

David joined Durrants in 2014 moving from a large Architectural practice in Warwickshire. He graduated with a 1st class honours degree in Architectural Technology from Coventry University & is an Associate Member of CIAT. David is a key member in producing the company’s drawing work from planning through to building regulations. He has worked on a wide range of projects, from small domestic to large commercial & retail schemes.

Diss

01379 642233

2b Market Hill
Diss
Norfolk
IP22 4JZ.

diss@durrants.com

Roz Scott

Team Secretary

Roz moved to the area from London 11 years ago, having spent over 13 years in publishing with Penguin Books & Virgin Publishing, & before that on the advertising teams of the Daily Mail & the Guardian. Roz joined Durrants in 2011 & says she loves this part of the world and enjoys being part of a close knit team. Roz loves working in her garden & says she may not be a very good gardener, but she really loves digging!

Diss

01379 642233

2b Market Hill
Diss
Norfolk
IP22 4JZ.

diss@durrants.com

Anna Wimpenny

Admin Assistant

Anna joined Durrants in 2014 as part time secretary having previously worked for a Chartered Architects and Surveyors in Bury St Edmunds. She has also worked for three high street banks and as a Group Sales Co-ordinator at UK Greetings head office. Anna enjoys movies, theatre and spending quality time with her family.

Diss

01379 642233

2b Market Hill
Diss
Norfolk
IP22 4JZ.

diss@durrants.com

Residential

Halesworth

Aidan Branch

Director

Aidan joined us in 1996 already with 20 years experience in estate agency. In 2008 he was awarded Honoured Fellowship of the National Association of Estate Agents followed by Fellowship of National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers, in 2010 he became a Member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents. With a strong belief in training and qualification, he ensures that there is at least one qualified estate agent and letting agent in each of our offices.

Halesworth

01986 872553

12 Thoroughfare
Halesworth
Suffolk
IP19 8AH

halesworth@durrants.com

Thomas Blackburn

Assistant Manger

Tom joined the company in December 2013.  He has over 30 years experience in Estate Agency in Yorkshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, he has worked in both the corporate and independent sectors and so has vast experience in all aspects of agency.  He is a Yorkshire man at heart but has now firmly set his roots down in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Halesworth

01986 872553

12 Thoroughfare
Halesworth
Suffolk
IP19 8AH

halesworth@durrants.com

Teresa Walsh

Negotiator / Administrator

Teresa joined as a Saturday and holiday cover assistant in 1996, which led to more regular hours in 1999. She qualified as a Member of the National Association of Estate Agents in 2004. Teresa is now Lettings Manager for the office and has principal responsibility for residential lettings, she became a Member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents in 2010. She is well known in Halesworth and is involved with many groups outside the office.

Halesworth

01986 872553

12 Thoroughfare
Halesworth
Suffolk
IP19 8AH

halesworth@durrants.com

Jake Stacey

Negotiator

Jake joined us as an apprentice and following the successful completion of the first stage of qualification is now continuing with his estate agency training via the NAEA and ARLA all of which complements his role as a negotiator. Away from work Jake enjoys cricket and football playing for local teams he is also involved in some coaching locally.

Halesworth

01986 872553

12 Thoroughfare
Halesworth
Suffolk
IP19 8AH

halesworth@durrants.com

Harleston

Andrew Lefevre

Area Manager

Andrew started work in estate agency in 1973 following a Business Studies course at college. He joined the National Association of Estate Agents, becoming an Associate in 1977, a full Member in 1981 and a Fellow in 1984. He is a Member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents. Andrew has owned his own business and been a Regional Director of a national chain.

Harleston

01379 852217

32-34 Thoroughfare
Harleston
Norfolk
IP20 9AU

harleston@durrants.com

Fran Alden

Assistant Manger

Fran joined the company in 2008 after completing her A levels. She has worked in the Residential Sales department since then and successfully completed NVQ levels 2 and 3 in the sale of residential property. She has also gained the NAEA Technical Award in Residential Estate Agency which qualifies her as a member of National Association of Estate Agents.

Harleston

01379 852217

32-34 Thoroughfare
Harleston
Norfolk
IP20 9AU

harleston@durrants.com

Wendy Smith

Lettings Manager

Joined the company in 2011, and has been employed in the estate agency business for many years, initially as a secretary before working her way up to becoming the Lettings Manager. She brings with her a practical yet friendly professional approach in all aspects in residential lettings and has recently been working alongside the residential sales team.

Harleston

01379 852217

32-34 Thoroughfare
Harleston
Norfolk
IP20 9AU

harleston@durrants.com

Emily Girling

Negotiator

Emily recently joined the company in 2014 after finishing her A-Levels in Business Studies, Theatre and English Literature and Language. Emily is now studying for her NFOPP Level 2 Award in Residential Property Management Practice and her Intermediate Award in Sale of Residential Property. In her spare time she enjoys a variety of dance and partakes in yearly shows.

Harleston

01379 852217

32-34 Thoroughfare
Harleston
Norfolk
IP20 9AU

harleston@durrants.com

Southwold

Lisa Brown

Residential Sales and lettings manager

Lisa joined Durrants in 2010 and took over the role of Residential Sales & Lettings Manager in 2015.  Prior to this, Lisa’s career was, for 13 years, in property law during which time she ran her own caseload working in a high volume conveyancing environment.  This legal knowledge and experience continues to prove immensely valuable when dealing with all kinds of property transactions.

Outside of work Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and tackling the restoration of her house in Reydon.

Southwold

01502 723292

98 High Street
Southwold
Suffolk
IP18 6DP

southwold@durrants.com

Roseanne Green

Assistant Residential Sales and lettings manager

Roseanne joined the company in 2000 initially in the Halesworth office before moving to Southwold as office manager in 2007 when Durrants acquired the estate agency & holiday lettings business of HA Adnams. She is a Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents & has been involved in residential agency lettings for 25 years. A well known figure within Southwold and surrounding villages, Roseanne brings a wealth of experience and knowledge. Roseanne changed places with Lisa in October 2015.

Southwold

01502 723292

98 High Street
Southwold
Suffolk
IP18 6DP

southwold@durrants.com

Fiona Carter

Residential Sales team

Fiona joined Durrants in 2014 as Viewings Assistant, before taking on the role of weekend Residential Sales & Viewings Assistant. In March 2016 Fiona took on the full time role of Residential Sales & Lettings Administrator. Fiona has worked in a variety of fields from Horseracing, Maritime & Coastguard Agency to the NHS all of which have helped her enormously in carrying out her new role. Outside of work Fiona has recently given up her old hobbies of scuba diving with sharks and walking with elephants for the more exciting past times of house renovation and gardening!

Southwold

01502 723292

98 High Street
Southwold
Suffolk
IP18 6DP

southwold@durrants.com

Penny Briggs

Residential Sales team

Penny joined the team in 2016 and has a background in matrimonial Law and a keen interest in property development and interior design.

Married to a local building contractor, she spends her spare time assisting him in the office, walking her beloved Norfolk terrier on the beach and baking as many cakes as possible.

Southwold

01502 723292

98 High Street
Southwold
Suffolk
IP18 6DP

southwold@durrants.com

Beccles

John Baxter

Manager

Graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a BA (Hons) degree in Communication Studies. He has been involved in estate agency since 1996, joining Durrants in 2004 as a negotiator. Appointed assistant manager in 2007, took over the reins of the residential department in 2008. Member of the National Association of Estate Agents, qualifying in 2007. Away from the office John is an avid sportsman & is particularly keen in football.

Beccles

01502 712122

10 New Market
Beccles
Suffolk
NR34 9HA

beccles@durrants.com

Bernadette Elvin

Assistant Residential Manager

Bernadette joined the company in 2009. Her main role is as a Sales Negotiator in the Diss office, but she also spends 2 days a week working at the Harleston office. She has a lot of experience in many aspects of estate agency but it is the sales negotiation and sales progression that she really enjoys most. Away from the office, she and her husband try to emulate Tom and Barbara Good on their allotment.

Beccles

01502 712122

10 New Market
Beccles
Suffolk
NR34 9HA

beccles@durrants.com

Stacey Durrant

Assistant Residential Manager

Joined the company full time in the summer of 2005. Stacey was the first member of staff to qualify as a letting agent and has subsequently qualified as an estate agent, passing both of the technical awards with flying colours and being awarded the Student of the Year Award from the Suffolk branch of the National Association of Estate Agents in 2009.

Beccles

01502 712122

10 New Market
Beccles
Suffolk
NR34 9HA

beccles@durrants.com

Pearl Felgate

Negotiator / Secretary

Pearl rejoined Durrants in summer 2001, after taking time out to have her two children, after previously working for a local building society. Although having secretarial & residential selling duties, Pearl also has great experience in dealing with the letting side of the business. She has lived in the local area all her life. Her hobbies include travelling, cooking, gardening & watching films.

Beccles

01502 712122

10 New Market
Beccles
Suffolk
NR34 9HA

beccles@durrants.com

Sandra Wyatt

Negotiator / Secretary

Sandra joined the company in 2010. She is a mother of two, with one grandson & has lived in the local area all her life. Before working for Durrants, Sandra worked for 10 years in the probate & elderly care department for a local law firm, ran a local post office for 11 years & was a receptionist/secretary with a local company. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, travelling & walking her dogs; Bruce Almighty & Skippy.

Beccles

01502 712122

10 New Market
Beccles
Suffolk
NR34 9HA

beccles@durrants.com

Diss

Mark Mugliston

Residential Manager

Mark is another relatively new face having joined us in September this year, but has 10 years of estate agency experience behind him, all of which is in the North Suffolk/South Norfolk area. Mark and Mike (above) have worked together for a number of years and share the same standards and goals – to make sure their customers buying or selling experience is the best it can possibly be by providing a first class and professional service. Away from work, Mark enjoys his role as Vice-Chair of Governors at Thomas Mills high School in Framlingham.

Diss

01379 642233

2b Market Hill
Diss
Norfolk
IP22 4JZ.

diss@durrants.com

Mike Ogier

Assistant Residential Manager

Mike joined us in May 2016 and brought a wealth of experience with him having previously worked for one of the largest estate agency businesses in the country. He is involved in all aspects of the estate agency operation at Diss, both sales and lettings, and can offer advice on property values as well as expert insight into the buying process. Mike has lived in the area for over 5 years, but is originally from Guernsey.

Diss

01379 642233

2b Market Hill
Diss
Norfolk
IP22 4JZ.

diss@durrants.com

On-site auctions

Beccles

Nicholas Rudge

Director

Nicholas qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1981, becoming  a full member of the CAAV in 1982 (Eastern Area Prize winner) whilst with Olivers in Sudbury.  He joined Durrants in 1992 and became a Director in 1994.  He has been president of both Norfolk and Suffolk Agricultural Valuers Associations and has represented Suffolk on the Council of the CAAV from 2001 – 2013.  He has over thirty-five years of auctioneering experience, and is our lead property auctioneer.  He also enjoys running on site farm and machinery dispersal sales, whatever the weather!

Beccles

01502 712122

10 New Market
Beccles
Suffolk
NR34 9HA

beccles@durrants.com

Diss

Richard Prentice

Director

Graduated in 2001 & joined Durrants in 2003. Richard became a Director in 2010 and has overseen the move to new offices in Diss & the re-branding of the firm. Richard specialises in agricultural matters, single farm payments, estate management, farm agency, environmental stewardship schemes & all forms of agricultural valuation. He’s a member of the CAAV as well as a keen auctioneer – he will sell anything if you put a lot number on it!!

Diss

01379 642233

2b Market Hill
Diss
Norfolk
IP22 4JZ.

diss@durrants.com

Agriculture

Beccles

Nicholas Rudge

Director

Nicholas qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1981, becoming  a full member of the CAAV in 1982 (Eastern Area Prize winner) whilst with Olivers in Sudbury.  He joined Durrants in 1992 and became a Director in 1994.  He has been president of both Norfolk and Suffolk Agricultural Valuers Associations and has represented Suffolk on the Council of the CAAV from 2001 – 2013.  He has over thirty-five years of auctioneering experience, and is our lead property auctioneer.  He also enjoys running on site farm and machinery dispersal sales, whatever the weather!

Beccles

01502 712122

10 New Market
Beccles
Suffolk
NR34 9HA

beccles@durrants.com

Emma Hume

Secretary

Emma joined Durrants in May 2015 as Agricultural Secretary to Nicholas Rudge.

Emma grew up on a local farm and has an interest in all things agricultural. Most of her time away from work is spent caring for and riding her horse.

 

Beccles

01502 712122

10 New Market
Beccles
Suffolk
NR34 9HA

beccles@durrants.com

Harleston

Nick Durrant

Director

A direct descendent of our founder, the original George Durrant, Nicholas studied structural engineering in London for BSc & MSc degrees. He also studied Oceanography in Massachusetts. Nicholas worked in the Middle East & in London for Italian & American companies before joining the family firm at the Harleston office. He became Chairman in 1993 & now specialises in Commercial, Agricultural & Litigation matters.

Harleston

01379 852217

32-34 Thoroughfare
Harleston
Norfolk
IP20 9AU

harleston@durrants.com

Nikki Reeve

Secretary / Administrator

Nikki originally joined Durrants in Summer of 2001 after completing her GCSEs. After making the decision to move away Nikki left the company but happily rejoined the team in 2013. Working for Nick Durrant at the Harleston office Nikki undertakes secretarial work in the agricultural department. She is a keen videographer and linedancer.

Harleston

01379 852217

32-34 Thoroughfare
Harleston
Norfolk
IP20 9AU

harleston@durrants.com

Diss

Richard Prentice

Director

Graduated in 2001 & joined Durrants in 2003. Richard became a Director in 2010 and has overseen the move to new offices in Diss & the re-branding of the firm. Richard specialises in agricultural matters, single farm payments, estate management, farm agency, environmental stewardship schemes & all forms of agricultural valuation. He’s a member of the CAAV as well as a keen auctioneer – he will sell anything if you put a lot number on it!!

Diss

01379 642233

2b Market Hill
Diss
Norfolk
IP22 4JZ.

diss@durrants.com

Chris Daniels

Agricultural / Commercial Surveyor

Chris graduated from The Royal Agricultural College in 2007, joined Durrants in 2010, having worked for Brown & Co in Bury St Edmunds for a year. He is based in the Harleston Office as assistant to Nick Durrant, involved mainly in farm agency, valuations and general professional work. Chris qualified as a chartered surveyor in 2013.

Diss

01379 642233

2b Market Hill
Diss
Norfolk
IP22 4JZ.

diss@durrants.com

Fiona Charnley

Secretary

Fiona joined Durrants in 2004 initially working in the Harleston office and subsequently moving to the Diss Office where she undertakes the administration for the Agricultural and Residential departments. She is a keen horsewoman.

Diss

01379 642233

2b Market Hill
Diss
Norfolk
IP22 4JZ.

diss@durrants.com

Holiday cottages

Southwold

Kathleen Stammers

Manager

Joined H A Adnams in 2003 as a personal assistant. In 2005 she became manager, joining Durrants in the same position when they acquired the business in 2007. Ten years working with home owners and the holidaymaking public have enabled Kathleen to manage this aspect of our business with confidence.

Southwold

01502 723292

98 High Street
Southwold
Suffolk
IP18 6DP

southwold@durrants.com

Martin Culwick

Holiday Lettings Accounts

Martin is responsible for dealing with accounts within the holiday lettings department. All of the income is entered by Martin on to our computerised property management software, which is then linked to our client accounts, making him essential to the smooth running of the department. Also a keen motorcyclist, you might catch him zooming around on his 1000cc Honda!

Southwold

01502 723292

98 High Street
Southwold
Suffolk
IP18 6DP

southwold@durrants.com

Lynn Willis

Administrator

Lynn Willis joined the Southwold office in June 2012 as Holiday Lettings Administrator. She previously worked in a retail environment and brings her many years of customer service to this role where she enjoys being part of the team. Lynn enjoys playing the guitar and is a qualified scuba diver!

Southwold

01502 723292

98 High Street
Southwold
Suffolk
IP18 6DP

southwold@durrants.com