The Team

The Team

Operating throughout Northern England, our team of experienced and diverse individuals continue to provide professional advice to land and property owners and occupiers. With a wide range of knowledge and expertise our team are able to find innovative opportunities to help get the most from your investment in land or property to enable to grow your business.

Whether it is negotiating a dispute, discovering a development opportunity or generating then managing energy, we are committed to maximising the potential of a job for our clients.

We combine our local knowledge with a commitment to building long lasting relationships with our clients in order to provide the highest level of service. Our team provides a range of skills and experience and are able to help with matters including residential agency, farm business advice, leisure related property services, planning and investment consultation.

Equity Partners

Robyn leads the strategic development and growth of the business and has over 30 years’ experience as a rural surveyor. With significant experience in the valuation of strategic management of property and business assets, taxation planning, dispute resolution, development as well as compulsory purchase, landlord and tenant, and estate management.
Robyn Peat

Robyn Peat Managing Partner

0333 920 2220 Ext 3207 / 07860 487038

With the firm for over 15 years Richard excels in the delivery of value through the planning system. He has considerable national experience of Option Agreements and Planning Promotion Agreements as well as Site Assembly (equalisation) and large planning applications as well as a reputation as a robust and competent negotiator.
Richard Garland

Richard Garland Partner, Head of Development & Commercial

0333 920 2220 Ext 2247 / 07738 196051

Sally is the Head of Agency & Lettings and is also responsible for overseeing the Business Support Team. Working closely with the teams across all offices to focus on the development of business strategies Sally ensures that results are aligned to the business development and growth plans.
Sally Hart

Sally Hart Partner, Managing Director

0333 920 2220 Ext 2276 / 07525 803956

Simon Britton is a Senior Equity Partner and Head of Rural at George F. White LLP, a firm of property and business consultants based throughout the North of England. He is a Fellow of the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants (BIAC), and is currently Chairman of BIAC. Previous to this Simon has been a Partner in Strutt & Parker, Director in Savills and also Andersons The Farm Business Consultants. Over the last 26 years, Simon has gained extensive experience in Agriculture and Rural based Consultancy and all its aspects, including dealing with complex family and business matters, strategic business planning, farm Management, joint ventures, enterprise diversification, DEFRA’s Subsidy Schemes and farm purchases and sales. Simon is also SFEDI Accredited and has been accepted by Business Link, DEFRA and others in similar bodies to deliver Government funded farm business advice services to an advanced level.
Simon Britton

Simon Britton Partner, Head of Rural

0333 920 2220 Ext 4201 / 07866 721146

Andrew oversees the professional valuation team and has a reputation for handling the most difficult and challenging valuation assignments. Andrew sat on the RICS Valuation Standards board for 11 years and is regularly appointed as an expert witness. Andrew is also an Agricultural Mortgage Company appointed agent.
Andrew Entwistle

Andrew Entwistle Partner, Head of Valuations

0333 920 2220 Ext 2267 / 07977 518156

George has over 40 years’ experience in the assessment of rural estates as well as agricultural and equine property. His key skills lie in the valuation of land and property, landlord and tenant negotiations, taxation planning, expert witness reports as well as the sale and acquisition of rural property, live and dead stock.
George White

George White Senior Partner

0333 920 2220 Ext 2205 / 07860 744249

Tim specialises in the sale and acquisition of property, farms, and rural estates throughout the region. A specialist knowledge of compulsory purchase and compensation along with an in-depth knowledge of rural grants/subsidies and stewardship schemes Tim also acts as an auctioneer experienced in the sale of property, live and deadstock.
Tim Michie

Tim Michie Partner

0333 920 2220 Ext 2220 / 07876 861855

Elliot has over 18 years’ experience in delivering business analysis and professional advice for farmers across all areas of agricultural business management. His areas of expertise include farm management, strategic business planning, farm appraisal, budgeting and cash-flow management as well as rural grants/subsidies.
Elliot Taylor

Elliot Taylor Partner

0333 920 2220 Ext 3203 / 07590 445301

Craig has experience in both the private and public sector and offers a full range of planning and development services specialising in Development Management (formerly Development Control).
Craig Ross

Craig Ross Partner

0333 920 2220 Ext 2212 / 07808 761908

Caroline manages estates and property portfolios helping clients to achieve maximum value from their assets whilst maintaining their core values. She is also involved with Landlord and Tenant and Compulsory Purchase claims acting on behalf of landowners and occupiers.
Caroline Horn

Caroline Horn Partner

0333 920 2220 Ext 4207 / 07469 152151


Carolyn has a wide range of specialisms but her key expertise is in the management of rural estates for high net worth clients and charitable estates. Other areas that Carolyn has an in-depth knowledge include the management of farms, single individual dwellings, Almshouses as well as compensation and compulsory purchase matters.
Carolyn Milburn

Carolyn Milburn Partner

0333 920 2220 Ext 3202 / 07969 740512

Over 25 years’ experience in planning within both the private and public sector Stephanie offers a full range of services from initial feasibility assessments to the preparation of complex planning applications, appeals as well as representations for emerging development plans and participating in local plan examinations.
Stephanie Linnell

Stephanie Linnell Partner

0333 920 2220 Ext 2261 / 07702 201401

Matt is a Partner at George F. White and takes the leading providing Capital Allowances and Fixed Asset analysis for asset-rich clients. Matt also plays a key role in the management of existing and new client relationships within the commercial team across the northeast, working with large developers, institutional investors, pension funds and individual developers.
Matt Bell

Matt Bell Partner

0333 920 2220 Ext 2269 / 07776 683273

Andrew has thorough knowledge of the North East property market having practiced in the region throughout his career since 1983. He has experience in dealing with all aspects of commercial property with specialist knowledge in the motor trade and trade park sectors. An experienced landlord and tenant surveyor undertaking lease renewals and rent reviews for major clients as well as arbitration and independent expert disputes when required.
Andrew Tucker

Andrew Tucker Partner

0333 920 2220 Ext 2288 / 07586 128040

Gary’s easy manner and fair approach have engendered many a good relationship with tenants over the years, while he seeks to look after the landlord’s interests, providing property owners and investors with a complete property management service. He is an experienced landlord and tenant surveyor supervising almost all rent reviews and lease negotiations for his management clients. He is also a qualified risk assessor.
Gary Robinson

Gary Robinson Partner

0333 920 2220 Ext 2289 / 07586 128043

Daniel has worked in commercial property since 2008 and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in October 2011 and has a thorough knowledge of the North East property market as well as the wider investment market. Daniel is an experienced valuer specialising in the valuation of portfolios and high value commercial investments. Daniel is a RICS Registered Valuer and has experience in loan security valuations where he has acted on behalf of most major banks and lending institutions.
Daniel Capobasso

Daniel Capobasso Partner

0333 920 2220 Ext 2290 / 07586 128059


Melissa leads our Durham Agency office and has over 20 years’ experience in the North East property market including high wealth clients. She has worked for several regional property developers assisting with award winning sites including Newcastle Great Park, Baltic Quay and Highgate as well as many conversion projects across the region.
Melissa Lines

Melissa Lines Senior Associate, Branch Manager/Valuer

0333 920 2220 Ext 2278 / 07989 579403

Pippa has an in-depth knowledge of rural grants/subsidies working with a wide range of private and estate clients to manage applications and schemes. Pippa also oversees a portfolio of properties for the RAF Benevolent Fund as their appointed surveyor for the North of England.
Pippa Cartwright

Pippa Cartwright Associate

0333 920 2220 Ext 4216 / 07968 750137

James has a broad range of experience as a Building Surveyor across the commercial and residential sectors renowned for delivery excellent customer service combined with expert advice. A qualified Fire Risk Assessor James is also a qualified Drone Pilot, approved by the Civil Aviation Authority.
James Cullen

James Cullen Senior Associate, Head of Building Surveying

0333 920 2220 Ext 2238 / 07776 683279

With extensive experience in estate agency including a thorough understanding of both the Scottish and English housing markets. Gemma manages the agency team in Alnwick and through her network of contacts, excellent communication skills, and close attention to detail, she has established herself and her team as one of Northumberland’s leading agents.
Gemma Miller

Gemma Miller Associate, Residential Sales Manager

0333 920 2220 Ext 2202 / 07966 435104

Victoria arranges and conducts valuations, organises viewings and negotiates offers ensuring that sales progress smoothly. Keeping clients up-to-date, preparing particulars, property photography and ensuring compliance with legislation, Victoria oversees the Barnard Castle office and ensures excellent customer service is provided to all clients. Providing direction and motivation, Victoria works with the team to grow business in the local area.
Victoria Linsley

Victoria Linsley Residential Surveyor, Branch Manager

0333 920 2220 Ext 2305 / 07872 501647

Alex provides advice to clients with rural property and land assets with particular experience in dispute resolution, tenancy succession and rent reviews. Alex also has expertise in a range of valuation areas including taxation, lending security and strategic planning as well as providing assistance with compensation and compulsory purchase claims.
Alex Jackson

Alex Jackson Associate

0333 920 2220 Ext 3220 / 07834 525087

James is involved in a wide range of valuation work across the commercial, residential, development, and rural sectors on behalf of banks, pension funds, charities, as well as private property stakeholders. James also plays a key role in the negotiation of commercial leases and rent views as part of a full range of commercial services.
James Carruthers

James Carruthers Senior Associate - Commercial Surveyor

0333 920 2220 Ext 3225 / 07834 321481

Working within our Farm team Sally provides strategic business management and farm management services for rural clients specialising in rural grants/subsidies as well as overseeing a large Yorkshire rural estate to ensure overall delivery and management of the clients’ objectives.
Sally Britton

Sally Britton Associate

0333 920 2220 Ext 4222 / 07880 386612

Jessica provides advice to clients on wide range of rural matters and specialises in rural grants/subsidies across both the English and Scottish systems as well as professional valuations for lending security, capital taxation as well as the sale and acquisition of property across the agricultural and commercial sectors.
Jessica Clark

Jessica Clark Associate

0333 920 2220 Ext 3525 / 07912 895919

Rhys is a Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer who works within the Development team from our Newcastle office. He is experienced in both the sale and acquisition of development sites between landowners and regional/national developers. Rhys is involved in the provision of professional valuations on development properties for a range of purposes including lending and tax as well as providing development appraisals and financial viability of sites.
Rhys Jones

Rhys Jones Associate

0333 920 2220 Ext 2262 / 07776 683265

Peter is an award-winning RIBA Chartered Architect and Conservation Architect with 20 years of experience across a wide range of sectors, including residential, conservation and industrial projects. Educated at Dundee University, Peter subsequently took posts in Edinburgh and Newcastle upon Tyne. Latterly, Peter has become more focused on works to historic buildings, becoming qualified as a RIBA Conservation Architect and working on a range of listed buildings within the region.
Peter Elder

Peter Elder Associate, Head of Architecture

0333 920 2220 Ext 4214 / 07823 402935

Lindsay arranges and conducts valuations, organises viewings and negotiates offers ensuring that sales progress smoothly. Keeping clients up-to-date, preparing particulars, property photography and ensuring compliance with legislation, Lindsay operates across County Durham and Yorkshire and ensures excellent customer service is provided to all clients. Providing direction and motivation, Lindsay works with the team to grow business in the local area.
Lindsay French

Lindsay French Associate, Valuer

0333 920 2220 Ext 3237 / 07833 461650

Malcolm is an experienced commercial valuer who since qualifying in 2003 has worked for some major national and international firms. He is an RICS Registered Valuer and having practiced in the region for the majority of his career, he has thorough knowledge of the North East property market as well as the wider investment market. Malcolm carries out lease renewals and rent reviews for both landlords and tenants and also advises clients on leasehold enfranchisement cases.
Malcolm Angus

Malcolm Angus Associate

0333 920 2220 Ext 2291 / 07586 128080

Janet is a well established property manager in the North East. Janet has worked for both national and regional Chartered Surveying firms and adds her wealth of experience to the Property Management team. Within an expanding property management department, Janet’s experience is essential; managing shopping centres, multi let properties and residential blocks. As well as looking after the landlords interests Janet has developed a good working relationship with tenants, contractors and other property professionals.
Janet Young

Janet Young Associate

0333 920 2220 Ext 2292 / 07586 128087

Kristian has experience across all commercial sectors working throughout Newcastle, Northumberland and County Durham. Qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor in 2018 Kristian specialises in commercial agency, both occupational and investment, acting for property owners as well as tenants and purchasers throughout the North East.
Kristian Sorensen

Kristian Sorensen Associate

0333 920 2220 Ext 2293 / 07586 128092

Adeline joined George F. White in 2014 from a rural background and having attended Harper Adams University. She lives on a working farm in which she is actively involved. Adeline is a Senior Rural Surveyor in the Northumberland office where she has worked in a wide variety of jobs with a wide variety of clients. She is approachable, outgoing, and hard-working. She works as easily with other professionals, such as solicitors and accountants, as she does with everyone in the rural community.
Adeline Rutherford

Adeline Rutherford Associate

0333 920 2220 Ext 2236 / 07854 435328

Having been self-employed in the farming industry for many years, James has good practical farming knowledge and uses this in conjunction with his rural business degree to assist farmers and rural businesses manage their assets. James is predominantly based in our Alnwick office but works across Southern Scotland and Northern England in conjunction with our Northumberland team. James helps farmers and rural businesses in a variety of ways. including budgeting, cash flow management and analysis to helping these businesses realise the potential income from their holdings, whether this be from environmental schemes, grant work or diversification projects.
Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver Associate

0333 920 2220 Ext 2243 / 07595 057140



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George F. White is a multi-discipline team of highly experienced Chartered Surveyors, Farm Business Consultants, Land and Estate Agents, Planning Consultants, Architects, Building and Commercial Surveyors.

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