Knutsford : Meet the Team

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Simon Geary MRICS

Simon Geary MRICS

Associate Partner

01565 757977

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Simon Geary MRICS

01565 757977
07921 263015

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  • Rural Consultancy
  • Commercial

Associate Partner

Simon’s professional experience lies predominantly in the following areas: commercial management, commercial service charge management, commercial sales, lettings and acquisitions, valuations and Landlord and Tenant matters, as well as leasehold property management and utility work. Originally from West Yorkshire, Simon spent nine years living and working in Borneo. He joined Fisher German’s Knutsford office in 2005 as a graduate surveyor qualifying in 2007, becoming an Associate in 2010. Married with four children, he enjoys badminton, swimming coaching and golf in his spare time.

Hugh Maxfield MRICS FAAV

Hugh Maxfield MRICS FAAV

Partner

01565 757971

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Hugh Maxfield MRICS FAAV

01565 757971
07788 144709

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  • Rural Consultancy

Partner

Hugh qualified as a surveyor in 2003 and has been at Fisher German in Knutsford since 2008. He advises on a wide range of mainly rural property related matters including valuation – for all purposes including secured lending, taxation and matrimonial; sale and purchase – including conducting regular auction sales; promotion of land for development and negotiation of option agreements and compensation and compulsory purchase. Hugh advises on agricultural finance and is an agent and valuer for the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AMC). He is a RICS registered valuer and immediate past president of the Cheshire Agricultural Valuer’s Association.

Matthew Burton MRICS FAAV

Matthew Burton MRICS FAAV

Associate Partner

01565 757973

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Matthew Burton MRICS FAAV

01565 757973
07584 473768

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  • Rural Consultancy

Associate Partner

Matthew works in the land management department at Knutsford and joined after graduating from Harper Adams in 2008. He divides his time between rural estate management work and professional work including, pipeline compensation work, telecoms, planning and valuations. Matthew enjoys all forms of sport - participating and viewing - and spends a lot of time out walking and running with his two dogs and watching his fiancée competing on her horse.

Helen Thomas FNAEA

Helen Thomas FNAEA

Agency Assistant

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Helen Thomas FNAEA

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  • Property Agency

Agency Assistant

Helen’s role is Agency Assistant for the Knutsford office and effectively has sole responsibility for all agency related enquires from lettings, estate agency and commercial sales and lettings This involves setting up and marketing properties, conducting viewings and assisting with market appraisals, setting up tenancies and agreeing sales. She is the face of all things agency for the Knutsford office for all the estates they manage and extraneous clients. In addition, Helen carries out the main reception duties for the office. Helen has been in the industry for thirteen years, primarily in lettings throughout East and South Cheshire and North Wales. Helen started her agency career with Countrywide Property Group before moving on to Strutt & Parker in Chester to head up their letting department before moving into country sales. Helen passed her NAEA diploma in Residential Sales in 2011 and ARLA exams in 2002.

Claire Riddlestone MRICS

Claire Riddlestone MRICS

Surveyor

01565 757975

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Claire Riddlestone MRICS

01565 757975
07918 677565

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  • Rural Consultancy

Surveyor

Claire joined Fisher German having completed an MSc in Rural Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural University. Part of the rural consultancy team, Claire assists Hugh Maxfield in the Knutsford office. Outside of work, Claire enjoys running, walking and spending time with friends and family.

Hugh Platt MRICS FAAV

Hugh Platt MRICS FAAV

Associate Partner

01565 757985

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Hugh Platt MRICS FAAV

01565 757985
07971 811892

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  • Rural Consultancy

Associate Partner

Hugh joined our Knutsford office in May 2016 as an Associate Partner in the Rural sector. He is primarily involved in the management of the Tatton Estate and divides his time between its varying agricultural, residential and commercial portfolios. Hugh has previously undertaken a wide range of estate management and professional work for firms in Cheshire and Leicestershire. Outside work, Hugh enjoys most sports and travel. In particular, he is a keen runner and is regularly found in training for his next marathon.

Jonty Rawcliffe BSc (Hons)

Jonty Rawcliffe BSc (Hons)

Graduate Surveyor

01565 757983

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Jonty Rawcliffe BSc (Hons)

01565 757983
07971 811931

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Graduate Surveyor

Having just graduated from the Royal Agricultural University with a degree in BSc Hons Rural Land Management, Jonty is eager to continue his interest with a career in this field. Jonty is a keen sportsman, particularly playing rugby, cricket and squash, while also having an interest in field sports. In addition, he is also a big fan of Northampton Saints.

Jeremy Phillips MRICS

Jeremy Phillips MRICS

Business Development Manager

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Jeremy Phillips MRICS

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  • Business Support

Business Development Manager

Jeremy's national role as Business Development Manager entails helping to grow the business across all sectors. His extensive corporate experience in managing large volume critical infrastructure and investment estates ideally places him to offer innovative business service solutions to our clients. Jeremy has been in the property profession for over 20 years having studied at Harper Adams. He qualified as a Chartered Surveyor with Strutt and Parker in 1996 and since then he has held a range of senior property positions with Clegg Kennedy Drew (Gunnerside Estate), National Grid Wireless, Arqiva and Carillion Plc. He lives in Cheshire with his wife and two children. He enjoys all aspects of rural pursuits as well as cycling, football, cricket and rugby.

James Clempner

James Clempner

Commercial Assistant

01565 757972

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James Clempner

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  • Property Agency

Commercial Assistant

In his role as Agency Assistant, James handles sales and lettings for all residential properties at Fisher German in Knutsford. He also assists with the management of two large local estates managed by the team. James spent the past eleven years working in a series of customer facing roles and was introduced to Fisher German through his wife, Jennifer, who also worked for Fisher German Knutsford in an administrative role. James lives in Chelford and is an avid rugby fan and supports Jennifer’s career in music by attending all her gigs and assisting with sound engineering.

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