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Find out more about your local team in the Market Harborough office.

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Darren Edwards MRICS

Darren Edwards MRICS

Partner

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Darren Edwards MRICS

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07918 677571

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  • Renewable Energy
  • Rural Consultancy

Partner

Darren is a Fixed Share Partner and Head of the Renewable Energy sector but supplements this role with some estate management and general professional work for long standing clients. Darren has been involved in a large number of multi-technology energy projects across the UK and Northern Ireland and was responsible for overseeing the firm's first medium-scale wind development, from idea to build. He has helped a number of the UK’s leading clearing banks evolve their renewable energy lending policies and oversees the management and delivery of due diligence for those clients who have lent in excess of £40 million to associated projects. Darren graduated from the Royal Agricultural College in 2006, joining Fisher German later that year. He qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2008 and has since progressed through the firm into his current role as a Fixed Share Partner. As well as helping build the Renewable Energy sector, he also spent a number of years developing the firm's graduate recruitment and APC training programmes. Darren hails from the hills of Exmoor and can often be spotted on the racecourse, having ridden nearly 200 winners as an amateur jockey.

Harry Edwards MRICS

Harry Edwards MRICS

Associate

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Harry Edwards MRICS

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  • Renewable Energy

Associate

Harry trained as a chartered surveyor specialising in commercial property investment and then moved into the renewable energy sector over seven years ago. He joined Fisher German in September 2010 to advise farmers and landowners on diversification opportunities, principally by installing roof or ground mounted solar PV systems and wind turbines. Harry has also negotiated over 50 solar park sites throughout the country on behalf of farmers and landowners. Other areas of expertise include due diligence work on medium scale wind turbines for various lending institutions as well as a wide range of renewable energy feasibility and deployment work. Harry also works within the Commercial sector focusing on professional work for land and property owners within the Telecommunications sector. When not working, Harry is busy renovating his house and looking after his three small sons and occasionally getting to watch sport or enjoy country pursuits.

William Green

William Green

Associate

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William Green

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  • Property Agency

Associate

William works as a sales negotiator in the Market Harborough office, selling country properties from cottages to large houses and estates. He brings immense experience to the role with over twenty years in residential agency at firms including John D Wood , Cluttons and Jackson-Stops. William grew up on a Leicestershire farm and studied Rural Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester. He brings a wide perspective to his role at Fisher German, having worked in agency and portfolio management as far afield as Hong Kong and london. William also trained as a broadcast journalist at the University of Central England which led to five years presenting the news at BBC and Independent radio stations across the East Midlands. He returned home to Leicestershire from London fifteen years ago and established his own property management business. He now lives with his young family near Melton Mowbray. William enjoys traditional countryside pursuits including hedge laying and dry stone walling, he is also still a keen, if only occasional, cricket and rugby player.

Tom Heathcote MRICS

Tom Heathcote MRICS

Associate Partner

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Tom Heathcote MRICS

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  • Rural Consultancy

Associate Partner

Tom provides farm management and consultancy advice to a variety of private and institutional clients throughout the UK. His work includes business planning and structure, strategic farm business reviews and restructuring, setting up and managing contract farm agreements and subsidy matters. Tom joined Fisher German in 2007, having graduated with a Masters from the University of Reading. He is also a qualified member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants.

William Young MRICS FAAV

William Young MRICS FAAV

Associate Partner

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William Young MRICS FAAV

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  • Rural Consultancy

Associate Partner

William has a broad range of professional experience, including sales, commercial lettings, valuations, planning and development issues, particularly in rural and agricultural situations with a commercial bias.

Mark Newton FRICS

Mark Newton FRICS

Partner

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Mark Newton FRICS

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  • Renewable Energy
  • Rural Consultancy

Partner

Mark Newton headed up the Fisher German energy sector team since he started it in 2001. Fisher German was one of the first firms of Chartered Surveyors to specialise in renewable and sustainable energy. Mark is a leading expert on wind, solar, AD and all forms of renewable and sustainable energy, including battery storage and STOR Energy sites. Mark has been selected by most of the major banks to help formulate their renewable lending policy and train their managers. He has helped write the CLA Advisory Booklet on wind farms, spoken on Radio 4 and appeared on BBC1 Countryfile. Mark speaks regularly at renewable energy conferences including Energy Now and NextGen and has written many renewable farming press articles. Involved in around 300 wind farm projects, hundreds of single wind turbine projects, over 90 solar park projects. Also large numbers of commercial scale domestic and industrial solar PV projects. He and his team have been involved with over 50 AD plants, numerous RHI projects, and hydro schemes. Mark is also involved in valuations of renewable projects for banks and landowners. He was selected by the RICS in 2014-16 to deliver the lectures on ‘Valuation of Renewable Assets’ across the UK. He spoke to the Bristol Law Society annual conference in 2015 on 'Overage – valuing renewable projects'. He also specialises in Expert Witness work for solicitors in renewables disputes and he has been involved in cases in the High Court and the Lands Tribunal.

Richard Sanders BSc (Agric)

Richard Sanders BSc (Agric)

Partner

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Richard Sanders BSc (Agric)

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  • Rural Consultancy

Partner

Richard advises a range of clients on farm management issues and in particular changes relating to the single payment scheme and environmental stewardship schemes. He is also experienced in advising on contract farm agreements and farm business tenancies. As well as being married with two children, Richard is also involved with his 650 acre family farm near Northampton and has set up an on-farm composting business. Richard’s sporting activities now take second place to watching his children play sport, but he still enjoys game shooting.

John Palmer FRICS

John Palmer FRICS

Partner

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John Palmer FRICS

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07860 558080

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  • Rural Consultancy

Partner

John qualified in 1985 with Fisher Hoggarth. He is mostly employed in estate management dealing with a number of large estates in the midlands and Berkshire. He also works in investment property, development land and sales and purchases of farms. John was brought up in Berkshire but has lived in Leicestershire since 1983. He was originally a partner with Fisher Hoggarth becoming a partner with Fisher German on the merger in 2000.

Jackie Turner FCIM MMRS

Jackie Turner FCIM MMRS

Marketing Manager

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Jackie Turner FCIM MMRS

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07919 693405

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  • Business Support

Marketing Manager

Jackie looks after Fisher German’s firmwide marketing including the website, PR, event management, sponsorship, marketing literature, advertising and business development activities. A fully qualified marketer, Jackie has 20 years experience, specialising in the financial and professional services industries.

Robin Eyles MRICS

Robin Eyles MRICS

Partner

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Robin Eyles MRICS

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  • Rural Consultancy

Partner

Robin has wide ranging professional experience including the valuation of residential and agricultural properties; the purchase, sale and letting of agricultural, commercial, residential and sporting property on behalf of management clients; the negotiation of compulsory purchase compensation claims following the installation of pipes, wires, roads and flood relief schemes; and the preparation, negotiation and management of environmental schemes. Robin also manages 3,500 acres of agricultural, residential and commercial property and does a range of planning work. Robin has a Law degree from Cambridge University and over twenty years' experience as a qualified Chartered Surveyor.

Claire Herne MA FCA

Claire Herne MA FCA

Finance Manager

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Claire Herne MA FCA

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  • Business Support

Finance Manager

Claire is responsible for the Fisher German finance function, dealing with areas such as supplier payments, payroll, sales ledger and VAT. Having qualified as an accountant in 1997 with Deloitte & Touche, Claire joined Fisher German in Oct 2010 after 13 years' experience in practice and industry. She is married with 2 girls.

Adrian Jones ICAEW

Adrian Jones ICAEW

Finance Director

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Adrian Jones ICAEW

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  • Business Support

Finance Director

As Finance Director, Adrian qualified as a Chartered Accountant over 20 years ago and has gained experience across a diverse range of businesses and sectors. Prior to joining Fisher German in July 2012 he worked as a country Finance Director for Cephalon Inc, a global pharmaceutical company listed on Nasdaq, initially in the UK and Ireland and then as finance adviser to a newly acquired Swiss company. Additionally, he held the role of Finance Director at Corgi Toys and has occupied other senior finance roles at consumer brands Speedo International and Next Retail.

Rebecca Ruck Keene MRICS FAAV AAT

Rebecca Ruck Keene MRICS FAAV AAT

Partner

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Rebecca Ruck Keene MRICS FAAV AAT

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  • Rural Consultancy

Partner

Rebecca is part of Fisher German's Rural sector and manages over 6,500 acres of farmland and approximately 100 residential and commercial properties in Northamptonshire. Rebecca joined Fisher German in 2007 following a career change from accountancy to rural surveying. She has progressed through the business and was promoted to Local Partner in 2012. Rebecca has undertaken a range of general and rural practice work since joining the business, including rural land and property management, valuations, the sale of agricultural property and renewables work. Originally from Cornwall, Rebecca moved to the Midlands in 2007 where she now lives in rural Buckinghamshire.

Louise Duffin MRICS FAAV

Louise Duffin MRICS FAAV

Associate Partner

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Louise Duffin MRICS FAAV

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  • Rural Consultancy

Associate Partner

Louise is an Associate Partner working in the Rural Consultancy sector, primarily undertaking estate management work throughout Leicestershire, Rutland and Bedfordshire. Louise has been involved in a broad spectrum of property matters including landlord and tenant issues, negotiating new lettings and maintenance of agricultural and residential properties. Louise also assists with estate mapping and sale plans. In addition, she has worked on the Fisher German APC programme, assisting several graduates through the various offices who have gone on to successfully complete their RICS qualifications. Louise graduated from Harper Adams University in 2001 when she joined Fisher German, and soon qualified as a surveyor. She became a member of the CAAV the following year. Louise lives in Leicestershire with her husband and two children. She currently works part time, three days each week, and enjoys looking after her children on her days off and helping on the farm. With the little bit of spare time left, she enjoys peace and quiet in the swimming pool and experimenting in the kitchen.

Louise Newton

Louise Newton

Agency Assistant

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Louise Newton

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  • Property Agency

Agency Assistant

Louise’s role entails supporting the Market Harborough Property Agency team. Her daily tasks include putting together sales particulars, arranging viewings and organising both local and national advertising. Previously, Louise was an Account Manager for a magazine subscription bureau and has always worked within a customer service environment. Louise lives in Market Harborough with her partner, Sam, and they are currently in the process of renovating their house.

Charlotte Gore MRICS FAAV

Charlotte Gore MRICS FAAV

Associate

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Charlotte Gore MRICS FAAV

01858411218
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  • Rural Consultancy

Associate

Charlotte joined Fisher German in 2011 and works within the farm management team, which involves predominantly farm budgeting, managing contract farm agreements and advising on stewardship schemes. Charlotte is a Member of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers and has recently qualified as a surveyor. Originally from a farming family in Kent, in her spare time Charlotte enjoys helping on the farm, sailing, and is also involved with the local Young Farmers Club.

James Watson AssocRICS

James Watson AssocRICS

Associate Partner

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James Watson AssocRICS

01858411274
07584 685697

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  • Utilities & Infrastructure
  • Rural Consultancy

Associate Partner

James joined Fisher German after graduating from Northumbria University in 2010. He works within the Stafford utilities team, prioritizing the majority of his time on large water contracts, working alongside George Simpson. In his spare time, he enjoys rugby, football and working his dog Nigel.

Chris Hicks MRICS

Chris Hicks MRICS

Partner

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Chris Hicks MRICS

01858411202
07808 571067

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  • Commercial

Partner

Christopher specialises in telecommunications including new sites, rent reviews, lease renewals and acts purely for landlords. He also has wide ranging professional experience in and including minerals / waste development and planning, utility advice and general professional work. Son of a Chartered Surveyor, Christopher grew up and was educated in Kent before moving to Leicestershire with his wife and two sons. Most of Christopher’s free time is spent either renovating his house or taking his eldest son to sporting activities at the weekend.

Eve Angell MRICS

Eve Angell MRICS

Associate

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Eve Angell MRICS

01858411213
07786 336921

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  • Commercial

Associate

Coming from a solid background of telecoms, since joining Fisher German in 2004 Eve has completed a Post Graduate Diploma and her APC. Eve is experienced in all aspects of telecommunications work including new sites, rent reviews, lease renewals, lift and shift and third party dispute resolution. She also deals with property, planning and valuations in the commercial sector. Her hobbies include running, cooking and walking.

Holly Parry MRICS FAAV

Holly Parry MRICS FAAV

Partner

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Holly Parry MRICS FAAV

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  • Rural Consultancy

Partner

Holly’s role has recently changed and her time is now split 50:50 between fee earning for the Rural Consultancy sector in Market Harborough and supporting the Rural Consultancy sector, taking the lead central professional role. Holly’s fee earning role entails varied general practice, specifically valuations, as a RICS Registered Valuer undertaking valuations for a range of purposes including: secured lending taxation and matrimonial, development site management and providing strategic advice to rural businesses. She has also carried out a number of large portfolio valuations and is an Agent for the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AMC). Previously, Holly was also involved in rural estate management. Within her capacity in the Rural Consultancy sector, Holly will deliver new and improved central systems to ensure best practice and improved efficiencies, manage the standard documents, improve valuation procedures and auditing, identify training requirements and implement, coordinate PR and marketing initiatives across the offices and improve internal communication across the sector. Holly joined the Market Harborough office in 2008, having completed a degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management at Harper Adams University College, before becoming MRICS and FAAV qualified in 2009. Holly was a Council member of the Midland Counties Agricultural Valuers Association for three years prior to becoming the Young Valuers Chair. Outside of work, Holly can be found competing in the equestrian field, enjoying country sports or indulging her creative side with craft projects, the latest one being a number of millinery projects.

Blair Wallace MRICS

Blair Wallace MRICS

Surveyor

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Blair Wallace MRICS

01858411283
07970 697766

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  • Rural Consultancy

Surveyor

Blair joined Fisher German in October 2016, he will be working in the rural consultancy team, predominantly doing estate management work. He graduated from Harper Adams University in 2014 and took a graduate position with Grosvenor Estate based on the Abbeystead Estate in Lancashire. He qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in autumn 2015 at Abbeystead and the work he was involved in there built on the experience he gained at Northumberland estates where he completed his placement year from University. Outside of work Blair has a keen interest in shooting, skiing, hill walking and spends a lot of his time on the family livestock farm back home in Scotland.

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