Celebrating 30 Years at the Helm with a Raft of New Recruits at Lister Haigh

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Celebrating 30 Years at the Helm with a Raft of New Recruits at Lister Haigh

John Haigh, chairman of North Yorkshire’s land and estate agents, Lister Haigh, is celebrating 30 years with the company this week by announcing five new recruits to the firm’s busy offices in Knaresborough, Harrogate and Boroughbridge.

The 101-year old multi-discipline property business has added five new members of staff lead by surveyor Richard Duffus who joins Lister Haigh from London where he has worked as a consultant for the last 4 years managing commercial property. Richard has over 30 years’ experience working in property management and agency. He will be working with Paul Johnston on residential and commercial lettings for the firm and will be based in Boroughbridge. Richard’s experience ranges from residential and commercial property in central London to rural estate management.  Originally from Coverdale, Richard is looking forward to getting back to his Yorkshire roots.

Other appointments include William Pheasey who joins as an assistant rural surveyor working closely with John Haigh at the Knaresborough office. William is a graduate of Harper Adams University and will be working on valuations, property sales and compensation claims. Samantha Paterson joins the residential property team and will be based at Harrogate with head of residential, Tim Waring. She will be working as a sales negotiator and joins Tim and Boroughbridge-based Harriet Naish Bain. 

Two administrative appointments, Gill Harris at Knaresborough and Annie Thompson at Boroughbridge complete the new starters at Lister Haigh.

John Haigh says, “It is important to recruit the right individuals who can work together as a team and we are delighted to welcome them all. We offer a very professional service which is built on developing close working relationships. I am proud to have been a part of this team for 30 years and I look forward to moving Lister Haigh forward with these individuals and the rest of our highly experienced professionals. The range of work we now undertake ranges from new road schemes, land management consultancy and agricultural advice, valuation and residential property sales to architecture and design, and planning and development issues. The extent of this work now is certainly far beyond what I could have imagined thirty years ago.

Caption: left to right: John Haigh, Samantha Paterson, Annie Thompson, Richard Duffus, Gill Harris, William Pheasey