Dynamic, professional, effective, approachable

Everyone within our team of experienced professionals is independent minded and relishes working in a successful environment where each is able to play an integral part in delivering a good outcome for clients.

Blenkin & Co has assembled a superb team and every person has a pivotal role.

We use the services of our highly experienced viewing agents – Sarah Walker, Leni Ella, Anna Mosey and Mieke Mosey – to ensure that no opportunity is lost getting a proceedable buyer around any one of our properties seven days a week. City, country or coast, we have it covered.

Blenkin & Co team - Estate agents in Yorkshire

Meet the team

Edward Hartshorne BA (Hons)

Managing Director

Edward acquired Blenkin & Co in 2014 having worked alongside Tim Blenkin for half of its thirty-year trading history at York’s High Petergate office. Upon taking the reins Edward assembled the best team of property and marketing specialists in Yorkshire, investing in existing staff and bringing in new, experienced professionals able to flourish in a dynamic, independent environment. He has empowered the business by supporting new technologies, encouraging innovation and putting into place eco-friendly practices whilst masterminding the move to a flagship office in Bootham and securing the ‘Best Small Agent’ award at the Yorkshire Property Awards 2021.

Edward knows every one of his clients face-to-face and is renowned for his straight-talking and decisive action. He uses his boundless energy and experience to enlist the best properties across city, country and coast, going to great lengths to deliver successful outcomes. Edward has overseen a steady growth in the business with turnover on an upward trajectory. His knowledge of property values across the county is revealed by statistics that show how many Blenkin & Co properties sell within six weeks and within one per cent of their listed guide price.

A politics graduate of Newcastle University Edward is from a farming family with close connections in the Yorkshire Wolds, North York Moors and Heritage Coast. He has enduring knowledge of the people and geography of North Yorkshire, and lives with his GP wife, young daughter and Golden Labrador Finch in a village just outside the market town of Malton.


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George Metcalfe BSc (Hons)

Private Sales Broker


George, was welcomed to Blenkin & Co in 2020 after graduating with a first-class honours degree in Real Estate. He is in the process of becoming a Chartered Surveyor. Born and bred in North Yorkshire, George went to prep school in Terrington where his love for sport and country pursuits was cemented, and he completed his schooling at St Peter’s in York. His passion for property began at a young age inspired by his family’s long history in construction and property management. Now established as Edward’s sidekick, George has hit the ground running and heads up the Land and New Build division of Blenkin & Co as well as getting involved in all aspects of the business.

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Angela Brader MNAEA

Sales Director


Angela hails from an established farming and equestrian family in Thixendale, a beautiful village in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds. A keen horse rider she takes full advantage of her love of the outdoors, exploring the beautiful countryside of East Yorkshire by walking and cycling many miles each week. She joined Blenkin & Co in 2018 having been in property sales since 2000, acquiring her wide-ranging experience with UK based estate agency. Widely known and respected in the industry, Angela is our Sales Director who expedites deals, produces successful outcomes out of many precarious situations and creates a multitude of appreciative clients and buyers across the region. She is as passionate about her role within Blenkin & Co as she is about the area in which she lives; her unsurpassed local knowledge of the geography and people of Yorkshire coupled with her professional experience make her a force to be reckoned with.

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Hilary Pegrum BA (Hons)

Marketing Director


Hilary cut her teeth in central London during the 1990s starting life at an international publishing company before taking charge of the Marketing Department for an international estate agency franchise. She has been part of the team at Blenkin & Co for many years involved in the transformation and growth of the business during Edward’s tenure. As head of Marketing she meets new clients, absorbs information, and oversees the preparation of a property for launch. All advertising is booked through Hilary and her PR record is impeccable. Long established links with key property writers from the national media and journalists across Yorkshire have provided high profile opportunities for the promotion of clients’ property. Having previously enjoyed city and country life, Hilary now resides in the market town of Malton with her GP husband, children and two terriers.

Frankie Chapman BSc (Hons)

Office Manager


Frankie was welcomed to Blenkin & Co in spring 2023 after graduating from Newcastle University with a degree in Marketing & Management. Frankie was educated at Terrington Hall and St Peter’s in York where she was heavily involved in all things sporting, a passion she has maintained into adult life. Involved from the outset in her family's premium automotive business, Frankie brings with her plenty of relevant experience, there being a cross over between the property and car industries. She has taken on a business management role and is responsible for various aspects of marketing strategy as well as the day to day running of the office.

Lauren Walsh AssocRICS

Senior Property Consultant


Lauren, a qualified AssocRICS Surveyor, moved to East Yorkshire in 2021 having worked in residential sales as a Branch Manager for a leading independent estate agent in Wiltshire, for Hamptons International in Bath and, most recently, Connells as a Residential Surveyor. She brings with her the full weight of experience in prime property and offers tailored guidance and support to clients throughout the buying and selling process. Wiltshire born and raised, Lauren is putting down roots with her farmer fiancé, young son, and Golden Retriever; they spend their free time traversing the glorious Yorkshire countryside and coast.

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Kate O'Sullivan BSc (Hons)

Client Account Manager


Yorkshire born and a long-time resident of both Ryedale and York city centre, Kate now lives in the suburbs with her husband and can often be seen pedaling furiously to and from the office. A former pupil of St Peter’s school where her children were also schooled, she was frequently seen on the York RUFC touchline, supporting her son. When not in the office, Kate offers French tuition, enjoys walking her dogs and spending time with her grown up children and step-children. Formerly the Office Manager, Kate has now taken a step back from the day-to-day running of the office and is offering her crucial support to the rest of the team in a part time role that focuses on client accounts.

Jennifer Marsden

Lettings Manager


Jennifer heads up the expansion of the business into residential lettings. Jennifer comes with a decade of lettings experience and can either be found at the office or working from our branded Land Rover Defender, the 'mobile command centre'.

Grace Aveyard

Lettings Administrator


Grace Aveyard joined the Blenkin & Co Lettings team in January 2024 as a Lettings Administrator. Her pivotal role ensures a seamless experience for clients through the overseeing of tenancy progression and coordinating all move-ins. Her personable approach and her determination to handle all enquiries efficiently ensure the smooth running of the business and contribute to Blenkin & Co’s reputation for exceptional service. Growing up in picturesque villages bordering York Grace has a deep appreciation for the North Yorkshire countryside, and when she is not immersed in her work, she can be found in the company of her four beloved dogs.

Mieke Mosey

Viewing Agent

Mieke has known us for many years and chose to sell her own country house through Blenkin & Co. North Yorkshire born and bred she lives with her family outside Hovingham and is instrumental in responding swiftly to buyers who have expressed a need to view country property in the Howardian Hills, Moors and Coast.

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Sarah Walker

Viewing Agent

A long term York resident, Sarah brings with her considerable authority and experience when it comes to conducting viewings in the city, surrounding villages and East Riding. A writer and columnist, she is the daughter of North Yorkshire bobby and author Peter Walker who, under the pseudonym Nicholas Rhea, wrote the successful Constable series of books which inspired the TV series Heartbeat. Sarah followed in her father’s footsteps when she took over the column after his death in 2017. Now known as The Countryman’s Daughter, Sarah’s column appears weekly in the Darlington & Stockton Times and the Ryedale Gazette and Herald.

Leni Ella

Viewing Agent

Having now lived in North Yorkshire for more than thirty years, Leni is proud to call this adopted county her home. She employs her many skills with the Rowntree Players in York and is currently renovating her family home, a former rectory on the edge of the North York Moors. Leni helps us to marry people, Yorkshire and property, and assures us that there is never a dull day at work.

Anna Mosey

Viewing Agent

Anna has worked alongside Blenkin & Co for a number of years providing invaluable help conducting country house viewings. Her long acquaintance with the people and geography of the Howardian Hills is helpful to buyers who respond enthusiastically to her breadth of local knowledge.

Finch Hartshorne

Office Assistant

Our four-legged companion Finch is a vital part of our team. When Finch isn't in the office, he can be found in either City, Country or Coast, the latter being his favourite!

Blenkin & Co is a dynamic agent. We challenge traditions and are constantly innovating, striving to get the best bids on the table and sales pushed through to completion

Getting to know our clients, being able to anticipate and respond to their individual needs is key to our success.  We respond in real time to the demands of the business and are always ready to pick up the phone or respond to a DM or email outside regular working hours, evenings and weekends, never sidestepping a difficult conversation. We value our serious buyers who are increasingly mobile and international, as likely to be incomers as they are to be home-grown.

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Every one of our team has a tangible connection with the places where we regularly do business

The longstanding connections we have with the people and property of Yorkshire as well as our intimate knowledge of its geography enables us to secure sales at the highest level.  Every one of our team has a tangible connection with the places where we do business, from the city of York to Malton, Helmsley, Pickering, Easingwold, Pocklington, Beverley and the villages and countryside in between.

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