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Edward Hartshorne BA (Hons)
Managing Director


Owner and Managing Director of the business, Edward works tirelessly seven days a week as the lynchpin and driver of the company’s current and future success. He imparts straight-talking advice and uses his boundless energy and experience to seek out new business and deliver successful outcomes to deals. A graduate of Newcastle University he is from a farming family with close connections in the Wolds, Moors and Coast, and has enduring knowledge of the people and geography of North Yorkshire. He currently lives with his family in a former vicarage outside Malton.

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.

Jo Hollins MNAEA
Sales & Office Manager


Jo Hollins has joined Blenkin & Co as part of a planned expansion of the business. She brings with her twenty years’ of valuable experience in top flight estate agency. A resident of York, Jo has acquired a considerable knowledge of the city having built her career here gaining experience within all aspects of the industry. She is a full-time fixture in the office, bringing her specialist skills as a sales negotiator as well as handling enquiries, solving problems and being responsible for running the administration of the office.

Angela Brader MNAEA
Sales Director


From an established farming family in the Wolds, Angela is an equestrian and keen sportswoman. She joined Blenkin & Co having been in property sales since 2000 with 18 years’ experience 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.

George Metcalfe BSc(Hons)
Graduate Surveyor


The newest member of the team George recently joined after graduating with a first class honours degree in Real Estate. He is in the process of becoming a Chartered Surveyor with one more year remaining to complete his qualification. A local boy, George went to prep school in Terrington where his love for sport and country pursuits was cemented. His passion for property began at a young age as his family have a long history in construction and property management.

Kate O’Sullivan BSc (Hons)
Client Account Manager


Kate was formerly a pupil of St Peter’s school where her children were also schooled. She lives in York with her husband and is a fluent French speaker. Formerly the Office Manager, Kate has now stepped back from the day-to- day running of the office and is offering her support to the rest of the team in a part time role as well as covering the accounts.

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