Edward Hartshorne BA (Hons)

Edward Hartshorne BA (Hons)

Edward is a Director and plays a pivotal role in the success and future of the business. He is widely regarded as the best York estate agent of his generation. From a Yorkshire farming family with close family connections in Moors and Coast, Edward has enduring knowledge of the people and geography of North Yorkshire. Resident in a village just north of York, Edward works tirelessly helping clients from valuation to completion of contracts, imparting honest advice and using his boundless energy to search out potential buyers from across Yorkshire and all corners of the globe.

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Tim Blenkin MA MRICS

Tim Blenkin MA MRICS

A Director and founder of the business, Tim was brought up in Beverley, attended Cambridge University, and initially practised in London as a Chartered Surveyor. He now has 30 years' experience in York and North Yorkshire. Always happy to talk and meet, Tim smooths the progress of sales from valuation through to completion, putting himself entirely in your hands. His experience and knowledge are legendary.

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Claire Blenkin BSc (Hons)

Claire Blenkin BSc (Hons)

A Chartered Surveyor and Director of Blenkin & Co, Claire has run the company with Tim since its formation in 1992. As well as putting to use her knowledge of properties and their values, she looks after high net worth clients who prefer to take a back-seat in the sales process. She also offers an in-house service advising incoming buyers and clients on home improvements and how to extract maximum value from a property.

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Kate Fordy BSc (Hons)

Kate Fordy BSc (Hons)

Born and bred in York, Kate resides in the heart of the city and can be seen running every morning along the Ouse accompanied by her cocker spaniel. Blazing the trail for her two children as a former pupil of St Peter’s school, she is a dedicated rugby mother, committed Francophile and familiar face around York. An office manager and full time fixture in the office, she handles all enquiries, is a bearer of good news, a solver of problems, an all-round administrator, supervisor and probably your first port of call.

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Hilary Pegrum BA (Hons)

Hilary Pegrum BA (Hons)

Since her arrival 10 years ago after a decade in London as Marketing Director for a national estate agency firm, Hilary has assisted Blenkin & Co with advertising, marketing and PR. She retains links with a number of key property writers from the national media and has forged contacts with journalists across Yorkshire. A firm advocate of the Yorkshire Wolds, Hilary lives near Malton with her GP husband, three children and two terriers.

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Alice Mackintosh

Alice Mackintosh

Alice brings to the team impeccable Yorkshire credentials as well as a reassuring link to a city shaped by chocolate as her family invented Quality Street. A country girl at heart and fine equestrian, Alice lives near Boroughbridge where she often rides out at dawn before arriving at the York office. Brought up in Wiltshire, she cut her teeth in estate agency working for Hamptons International, Bristol office. Alice may well be the one calling to report feedback.

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