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Edward Hartshorne BA (Hons)
Managing Director


Owner and Managing Director of the business, Edward is the lynchpin and driver of the company’s current and future success. A politics graduate of Newcastle University he is from a farming family with close connections in Moors and Coast, and has enduring knowledge of the people and geography of North Yorkshire. Currently renovating an old rectory north of York, Edward works tirelessly imparting straight-talking advice and using his boundless energy to seek out new business and deliver successful outcomes to deals.

Kate Fordy BSc (Hons)
Office Manager


Kate lives in York and was formerly a pupil of St Peter’s school, where her children were also schooled. She is a dedicated rugby mother, fluent French speaker and proficient communicator. As the Office Manager and full-time fixture in the office, Kate handles enquiries, is a bearer of good news, a solver of problems, an all-round administrator, supervisor, and probably your first port of call.

Hilary Pegrum BA (Hons)
Marketing Director


Now Marketing Director, Hilary cut her teeth in London heading up the Marketing Department for an international estate agency. She meets every Blenkin & Co client to listen, absorb and begin the process of launching the property on to the market. Over the years, Hilary has forged strong links with key property writers from the national media and journalists across Yorkshire. She now lives in Malton with her GP husband, three children and two terriers.

Angela Brader


From an established farming family in the Wolds, Angela is an equestrian and keen sportswoman. She joined Blenkin & Co with nearly 18 years’ experience as a Senior Sales Negotiator at Carter Jonas. Widely known and respected in the industry, Angela is an excellent estate agent who expedites deals, produces successful outcomes and creates a multitude of appreciative clients and buyers across the region.

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