Our People


Sales & Lettings

  1. Adrian Harrison

    Partner, MRICS

    Branch: Beverley

    (01482) 866844

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    Adrian Harrison

    Partner

    Adrian is the partner in charge of our offices in Beverley and Hessle and has worked in these and the surrounding parts of East Yorkshire since joining the then “Dee & Atkinson” in 1975. A qualified Chartered Surveyor, he has a broad knowledge and wealth of experience in the local property market, being not only closely involved with all property sales, but also providing the firm’s professional surveying and valuation services in this area.

  2. Sarah Walford

    Valuer/Negotiator

    Branch: Driffield

    (01377) 241919

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    Sarah Walford

    Valuer/Negotiator

    Sarah joined Dee Atkinson & Harrison in 1998 as a sales negotiator and during her time with the company she has experienced the property market 'ups and downs'. This experience enables her to give knowledgeable advice to clients which when coupled with her marketing and negotiating skills makes her an invaluable member of our Driffield team.

    Sarah also has a keen eye for interior design and an excellent knowledge of what helps to sell houses. This attention to detail means she is able to provide advice and tips on the presentation of your property in order to maximise the chance of a sale.

  3. Simon Dee

    Partner, MRICS MARLA

    Branch: Driffield

    (01377) 241919

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    Simon Dee

    Partner

    Simon is a qualified Chartered Surveyor with 30 years experience in the Driffield area and is the partner in charge of the residential sales office in Driffield.

    Simon also has the overall responsibility for the Lettings Department and has been the driving force behind our very successful property auctions.

    In 2015, following the retirement of John Atkinson, he also took over as the partner in charge of the Exchange Saleroom. Simon's late father Chris, was the brainchild behind the creation of the saleroom in 1964.

    He is the fifth generation of his family to be a partner in the firm and being a Driffield person born and bred, he has a vast local knowledge which is vital to anyone in the business of valuing property.

  4. Deena Weightman

    Office Manager & Valuer

    Branch: Hessle

    (01482) 644515

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    Deena Weightman

    Office Manager & Valuer

    Deena recently joined the residential team to strengthen our depth of service to clients in the Beverley and west of Hull regions. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience within both the lettings and sales sectors of the Industry, having previously pioneered and managed her own agency for over a decade and more recently worked as Associate Director for a local firm. She considers herself to be very passionate about her job and very focused and experienced in the demands of the industry.

  5. Chris Hughes

    Lettings Manager, MARLA

    Branch: Driffield

    (01377) 232149

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    Chris Hughes

    Lettings Manager

    Chris joined the lettings team in 2011 and although he is based in the Driffield Office he is also a vital part of our Beverley and Hull lettings team. Although he is a native of this area, he gained his lettings experience in the West Riding after injury problems ended his career as a professional rugby player.

    Chris is a friendly and enthusiastic person with an excellent knowledge of the rental market, property management and rental valuation. He is alway keen to assist and is pleasant to deal with.

    Chris passed his ARLA exams in 2014 and has worked his way up through the company to his current position as lettings Manager.

  6. Alison Johnson

    Lettings Consultant, MARLA

    Branch: Driffield

    (01377) 232149

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  7. Karen Smiles

    Sales Negotiator

    Branch: Hessle

    (01482) 644515

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    Karen Smiles

    Sales Negotiator

    Karen has been looking after our vendors in West Hull and surrounding villages since April 2008, helping many people to find and successfully purchase their dream home in as smooth and easy a transaction as possible. She is also able to help landlords and tenants in the rental side of our business. Karen's love for her job helps her to provide a friendly, professional and conscientious approach to her customer’s needs, liaising with all parties at various stages of the process, Karen does her utmost to ensure it is as stress free as possible for what will be for most, the biggest purchase they make or that all important decision to sell their prized possession.

  8. Jeanette Kean

    Sales Negotiator

    Branch: Beverley

    (01482) 866844

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    Jeanette Kean

    Sales Negotiator

    Jeanette joined the company in 2005 after working for an estate agency in York. She feels very lucky in that she loves her job and that her skills are in being able to deal with any person and possible situation with understanding and compassion, as she only ever wants to achieve a positive outcome for everyone.

    She considers that If you have to do a little bit extra to get a result for the client, then that’s just part of the job. The most gratifying outcome for Jeanette is handing the keys over on completion day to a "thank you for your help," or for those who move around a lot to come back and say "I'm back again", or to receive personal recommendation from a seller’s family or friend.


  9. Norma King

    Sales Assistant

    Branch: Driffield

    (01377) 241919

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    Norma King

    Sales Assistant

    Norma has been a key part of our Driffield sales team since she returned to her roots in East Yorkshire and joined the company in 2005.

    With many years working in sales and marketing Norma possesses excellent customer service and communication skills, always happy to listen and offer clients help and advice throughout the process of viewing, buying or selling property.

  10. Rose Meeham

    Lettings Negotiator

    Branch: Driffield

    (01377) 232149

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    Rose Meeham

    Lettings Negotiator

    Rose is the latest addition to our Driffield Team having joined us in April 2015. Rose has an accountancy background but more recently worked at Burton Agnes Estate where she was in charge of property maintenance for the estate. She is a key member of the lettings team and is frequently praised for her excellent customer service and diligent handling of problems.

  11. Lucy Wright

    Sales Assistant

    Branch: Beverley

    (01482) 866844

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    Lucy Wright

    Sales Assistant

    Lucy joined our Beverley office team early in 2017. Having in earlier years spent a number of school and university vacation periods helping us out in the sales office and with accompanied viewings, she quickly gained good feedback from our clients and prospective purchasers. We were therefore pleased when she approached us confirming she was looking for a career change, and she now enjoys matching our clients’ properties with the right buyers and plays an important role in the areas of sales and marketing, whether face to face, in the local press or on our website and social media.

  12. Gabrielle Edmond

    Lettings administrator

    Branch: Driffield

    (01377) 232149

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    Gabrielle Edmond

    Lettings administrator

    Gabrielle joined our busy Letting department in 2015 having previously worked locally in hospitality where she gained excellent customer service and key administrational skills and has settled into our fast-paced department with ease. Gabrielle is hardworking, dedicated and can deal with a wide range of lettings queries.

  13. Wendy Fenton

    Receptionist

    Branch: Driffield

    (01377) 241919

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    Wendy Fenton

    Receptionist

    Wendy is one of our longest serving employees having joined the company in 1995 as a full time receptionist. Her love for property and efficency meant that she quickly progressed to a role of senior negotiator.

    Following her semi retirement she now works part time bringing her vast experience and local knowledge to the lettings and sales team when needed.

  14. Toni Shipley

    Partners Secretary

    Branch: Driffield

    (01377) 241919

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    Toni Shipley

    Partners Secretary

    Toni joined the firm in 2012 but also has previous experience in working for a residential sales and letting agent. A local girl who has excellent local knowledge and has been well trained to handle the administrative duties of this busy office.

    As Toni is based in the reception area, she is also experienced in handling the wide variety of sales or lettings enquiries and she thrives on being well organised and efficient. She is also responsible for the administrative side of our property auctions.

  15. Jo Segal

    Secretary & Sales Administrator

    Branch: Beverley

    (01482) 644515

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    Jo Segal

    Secretary & Sales Administrator

    Jo is that latest addition to the Hessle office Team. she was a legal secretary living in London for 12 years but being a local girl at heart, decided to return to her roots and she has never looked back since! Before joining the company in 2014 she worked as a sales negotiator in the West Hull area for 4 years where she gained invaluable knowledge in the estate agency industry. In her words; "The most rewarding part of my job is seeing the process through from beginning to end, dealing with customers both face to face and on the telephone."

  16. Simone Duggleby

    Lettings Assistant

    Branch: Driffield

    (01377) 232149

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    Simone Duggleby

    Lettings Assistant

    Simone joined Dee Atkinson and Harrison in 2005 and has been an established member of the Driffield team for the past 7 years. Simone excels in the maintenance aspect of the Lettings Department and prides herself with good customer relations with Landlords, tenants and suppliers.

  17. Kirsty Proctor

    Partners Secretary

    Branch: Beverley

    (01482) 866844

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    Kirsty Proctor

    Partners Secretary

    Kirsty took on this position at the beginning of 2015 having previously worked as a part time PA/Administrator for another firm of surveyors. She provides a full range of secretarial, support and account services to the branch overall.

Rural

  1. David Atkinson

    Partner, FRICS FAAV

    Branch: Driffield The Exchange

    (01377) 253151

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    David Atkinson

    Partner

    David joined Dee Atkinson & Harrison in 1977 after completing 4 years in Lincolnshire gaining experience as an articled student in private practice

    Qualifying as a member of the RICS by correspondence course through Reading University in 1980. He is also a Fellow of the Association of Agricultural Valuers.

    He became a Partner in 1984 and his main area of work includes Land and Estate Management, working for both Landlord and Tenants, Sale, Lettings, Valuations and General Professional matters relating to Rural Businesses including the sale of Development Land.

    David is also an appointed Agent and Valuer for the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation and is a Partner in a small family farming business.

  2. Oliver Stones

    Partner, BSc(Hons) MRICS FAAV

    Branch: Driffield The Exchange

    (01377) 253151

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    Oliver Stones

    Partner

    Originating from Yorkshire, Oliver gained an honours degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management from Harper Adams University College, is a Member of the RICS and a Fellow of the Association of Agricultural Valuers.

    After undertaking his initial RICS training in Cambridgeshire, he returned to Yorkshire and became involved with estate management for large institutions. In 2001, he joined a national firm to develop his agency and valuation experience, alongside continuing to provide management advice on traditional landed estates.

    Oliver joined Dee Atkinson and Harrison in 2007 and became a Partner in 2009 and now provides a broad range of advice to a diverse client base throughout Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the north of England. He is particularly involved with sales, lettings and acquisitions, estate management, valuations, planning, dispute resolution and general professional matters relating to the ownership and occupation of rural property.

    Oliver is also an appointed Agent and Valuer for the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation and retains an active involvement in a family farming business.

  3. Samantha Mellor

    Associate Partner, BSc(Hons) MRICS FAAV

    Branch: Driffield The Exchange

    (01377) 253151

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    Samantha Mellor

    Associate Partner

    Sam is a Member of the RICS and a Fellow of the Association of Agricultural Valuers. Originally from Shropshire, Sam graduated from Reading University and joined Dee Atkinson & Harrison in 1997 to undertake her post graduate training before becoming a Valuer with the East Riding of Yorkshire Council and then the Senior Rural Surveyor in Yorkshire for the National Trust.

    Sam re-joined Dee Atkinson & Harrison in 2011 and provides professional advice on a range of matters including estate management, valuation, compulsory purchase and compensation, together with sales and lettings and leads the commercial property department.

  4. Nigel Clark

    Consultant, MRICS, FAAV

    Branch: Driffield The Exchange

    07768 100891

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    Nigel Clark

    Consultant

    Nigel joined Dee Atkinson and Harrison in 1988 after studying Estate Management at The Royal Agricultural College. He qualified as an associate of The RICS and a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers in 1990. Nigel is a consultant with the firm and heads the Auction team.

  5. Rebecca Horne

    Consultant, MRICS FAAV

    Branch: Driffield The Exchange

    (01377) 253151

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    Rebecca Horne

    Consultant

    Rebecca joined the Dee Atkinson and Harrison in 1997 as a graduate after completing her studies in Rural Land Management at Cirencester. She qualified as an Associate (now a Member) of the RICS in 1999, and as a Fellow of the Association of Agricultural Valuers in 2000.

    Rebecca focused her early career on rural estate management and landlord and tenant matters, with some agency and other professional work and was one of the two lead professionals dealing with the change from Arable Area Payments to the Single Payment Scheme.

    Rebecca has developed a special interest and an in depth knowledge of the Agricultural Holdings Act and in particular, succession planning and dispute resolution, and now works throughout the region advising both landlords and tenants. Since having children her role has changed into a flexible Consultant within the Rural Team, working part time.

  6. Charles Urquhart

    Consultant, MA(Cantab) FRICS

    Branch: Driffield The Exchange

    (01377) 253151

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    Charles Urquhart

    Consultant

    Charles is a Cambridge graduate with over 40 years’ experience of estate management and forestry throughout the region. Charles now specialises in Forestry and Woodland Management including advice on valuation and marketing of timber and sporting.

  7. Georgina Watson

    Associate, BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV

    Branch: Driffield The Exchange

    (01377) 253151

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    Georgina Watson

    Associate

    Georgina joined Dee Atkinson & Harrison in 2009 following completion of her degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management from Harper Adams University College, which also involved a work placement at Halifax Estates, Garrowby.

    Georgina is a Vale of York farmer’s wife and her main areas of work include land and estate management, landlord and tenant, sales, lettings, farm subsidy and conservation schemes and rural planning.

    Georgina is a Member of the RICS and Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers.

  8. John Atkinson

    Consultant, FRICS FAAV

    Branch: Driffield The Exchange

    (01377) 253151

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    John Atkinson

    Consultant

    John is the third generation of the family to practice as an Agricultural Valuer and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers.

    John has over 40 years of experience and specialises in sales and purchases of agricultural land and farms, development land and landlord & tenant matters together with land management.

  9. Michele Johnson

    Receptionist

    Branch: Driffield The Exchange

    (01377) 253151

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  10. Elizabeth Dunn

    Partners Secretary

    Branch: Driffield The Exchange

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  11. Kay Pearson

    Partners Secretary

    Branch: Driffield The Exchange

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Commercial

  1. Adrian Harrison

    Partner, MRICS

    Branch: Beverley

    (01482) 866844

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    Adrian Harrison

    Partner

    Adrian is the partner in charge of our offices in Beverley and Hessle and has worked in these and the surrounding parts of East Yorkshire since joining the then “Dee & Atkinson” in 1975. A qualified Chartered Surveyor, he has a broad knowledge and wealth of experience in the local property market, being not only closely involved with all property sales, but also providing the firm’s professional surveying and valuation services in this area.

  2. Samantha Mellor

    Associate Partner, BSc(Hons) MRICS FAAV

    Branch: Driffield The Exchange

    (01377) 253151

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    Samantha Mellor

    Associate Partner

    Sam is a Member of the RICS and a Fellow of the Association of Agricultural Valuers. Originally from Shropshire, Sam graduated from Reading University and joined Dee Atkinson & Harrison in 1997 to undertake her post graduate training before becoming a Valuer with the East Riding of Yorkshire Council and then the Senior Rural Surveyor in Yorkshire for the National Trust.

    Sam re-joined Dee Atkinson & Harrison in 2011 and provides professional advice on a range of matters including estate management, valuation, compulsory purchase and compensation, together with sales and lettings and leads the commercial property department.

  3. Simon Dee

    Partner, MRICS MARLA

    Branch: Driffield

    (01377) 241919

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    Simon Dee

    Partner

    Simon is a qualified Chartered Surveyor with 30 years experience in the Driffield area and is the partner in charge of the residential sales office in Driffield.

    Simon also has the overall responsibility for the Lettings Department and has been the driving force behind our very successful property auctions.

    In 2015, following the retirement of John Atkinson, he also took over as the partner in charge of the Exchange Saleroom. Simon's late father Chris, was the brainchild behind the creation of the saleroom in 1964.

    He is the fifth generation of his family to be a partner in the firm and being a Driffield person born and bred, he has a vast local knowledge which is vital to anyone in the business of valuing property.

Fine Art Saleroom

  1. Andrew Spicer

    Saleroom Manager, Valuer & Auctioneer

    Branch: Driffield Saleroom

    (01377) 253151

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    Andrew Spicer

    Saleroom Manager, Valuer & Auctioneer

    Andrew has thirty years’ experience, having previously worked for Phillips and Bonhams. His specialities are jewellery, watches, silver, coins, medals, Art Deco bronzes, motor cars and motorbikes.

  2. Graham Paddison

    Valuer/Auctioneer, ASFAV

    Branch: Driffield Saleroom

    (01377) 253151

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    Graham Paddison

    Valuer/Auctioneer

    Graham has over forty years’ experience, he has worked for DAH for six years and previously ran an auction house in Lincolnshire. His specialities are the collectors market, ceramics and furniture.

  3. Ian Almond

    Head Porter

    Branch: Driffield Saleroom

    (01377) 253151

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    Ian Almond

    Head Porter

    Ian has ten years’ experience at DAH and is in charge of the day to day running of the saleroom.

  4. Phil Ellerington

    Porter

    Branch: Driffield Saleroom

    (01377) 253151

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    Phil Ellerington

    Porter

    Phil used to be the Head Porter but did retire only to miss the business so much he now works part time. over the years he has acquired an excellent knowledge of auctions and the wide range of chattels that pass through our saleroom.

  5. Kris Dunham

    Photographer & Porter

    Branch: Driffield Saleroom

    (01377) 253151

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    Kris Dunham

    Photographer & Porter

    Kris has been involved in antiques for many years and has a passion for history and books. Since we started taking photographs of every lot sold Kris has been behind the camera and on his computer more and more.