6 THE GFW FAMILY Several new faces have joined our team in the last few months and we highlight just a few of our latest team members below: LAUREN ATTLE Property Manager Lauren is one of our Property Managers based at our Newcastle GFW Letting office; Lauren looks after all of our managed properties from Alnwick right through to Bedale. Lauren helps tenants with any queries or questions they have about the property and to make moving a little more stress free. KEVIN AYRTON Associate Kevin is a Chartered Town Planner with over 15 years of practical planning experience gained in both the private and public sector. Kevin offers a full range of planning and development services with a particular focus on the more major and complex cases such as development management, inclusive of enforcement, appeals, informal hearings and public inquiries. JAMES CULLEN Associate, Head of Building Surveying James has a range of experience in both commercial and residential property sectors. As a Chartered Building Surveyor, James specialises in commercial consultancy, specific defect analysis, working with listed and heritage buildings, dilapidations, party wall and building surveys. He is also a qualified drone pilot and a qualified Fire Risk assessor. REBECCA BROWN Farm Secretary Rebecca is a Farm Secretary, offering services such as book keeping, VAT returns, livestock and crop records. Being from a farming family, her knowledge and understanding enables her to work alongside farmers to ensure they receive a full and committed service, both office and farm based. DANIELLE GALVIN Graduate Rural Surveyor Danielle works alongside the agricultural team in Wolsingham whilst working towards her professional qualifications. Danielle is focused on landlord and tenant matters as well as Red Book valuations. Her role also includes negotiating and agreeing compensations claims. ANDREW JAMIESON Partner Having worked in the agricultural industry for 15 years, with both regional and national firms as a Land Agent/Farm Consultant, Andrew has developed a working knowledge and expertise of rural businesses and agriculture. Andrew leads our Northumberland and Borders farm team, whilst concentrating on growing our services in the Borders and Cumbria. ALISON BULMER Branch Manager Alison has worked within the agency industry in varying roles since 1999. She joins us in our Bedale office, running both the sales and lettings for the residential, commercial and agricultural teams. Alison can provide support and advice to look after our clients best interests. HANNAH WAFER Graduate Planner Hannah has joined the planning, architectural and development team in Alnwick as a graduate from Sheffield University. She is currently researching planning policies and legislation, assisting in the preparation of planning appraisals, submitting applications and monitoring emerging policies. IONE BETKA Graduate Rural Surveyor Ione is based in our Wolsingham office and works alongside Andrew Entwistle, providing professional advice to clients on specialist matters. Ione assists Andrew with Red Book valuations for a variety of purposes, as well as AMC funding, development options, and expert witness work.