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Our team of RICS Surveyors provide a range of fully independent surveys for all types of residential and commercial properties located throughout the North East.

+ Emma Walker

I’m Emma, and EW Estates is my baby – well one of them at least! I’m married, with two young children and I’ve been around property for about 10 years now. I started with my Real Estate degree at Northumbria University, I then went on to run a lettings and management business for a number of years, built my own small rental portfolio and more recently, in 2018 qualified as an RICS Surveyor and Valuer – one of my greatest achievements to date. Soon to embark on an MSc, to continue to further my knowledge.

Likes: Food, sun, helping people
Dislikes: Ungrateful people, sushi, my kids’ bedtimes

+ Lee Dixon

Hello, I’m Lee and I am the office manager at EW Estates.
I’m married, and live in Gosforth with my wife, two young children and 4 year old Siberian Huskey called Lobo.

In 2007 I graduated with BA hons in Graphic Design from Northumbria University and in 2010 I completed my PGCE qualifying as a secondary school technology teacher. Over the years I’ve worked hard and held a number of senior leadership and management positions; but the one thing that links all of my work together is the passion I have for helping people and the pleasure I find in solving problems.

When I’m not in the office, I love exploring the countryside with my dog and regularly visit Scotland and the Lake district to walk the hills and peaks and If I’m not on the hills you’ll probably find me either drawing and painting in my studio, rolling around on the living room floor with my kids or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

Likes: The great outdoors, BBQ’s and good conversation!
Dislikes: Traffic, how often my mobile phone interrupts my day & ignorant people.

+ Dean Baker

I’m Dean and have been with EW Estates since June 2021. I have a background in estate agency and earlier this year qualified as a RICS Surveyor and Valuer. I live in Middlesbrough and like most Smoggies I’m obsessed with football. I have a wife, four kids, a pug and an English bulldog. I’m passionate about property and delivering a high level of service.

Likes: Football, dogs, Parmos
Dislikes: Hangovers, rude people, Tomato ketchup

+ Michael Waggett

I’m Michael and have recently joined EW Estates. I’ve worked within construction for around 14 years, starting out in Civil Engineering, before attending Northumbria university gaining a BSC honours degree in Building Surveying. Following university, I have been involved in mostly residential surveying, contract and project management. I like to spend time away from work, either with friends on the golf course or with my partner and our puppy at the beach.

Likes: Football, Golf, Holidays
Dislikes: North East weather, Traffic, being late

+ Michael Harney

I have many strings to my bow! With 50 years experience in the technical side of the building industry.
Architectural / structural steel detail technician
Contracts/ project Manager
Drainage Engineer
Building Control Officer ( local Government and private)
Structural design engineer ( steelwork)
General Practice Surveyor
Valuation Surveyor ( all modes)

Likes: One thing I did not mention is that I am a member ( ex committee due to covid) of the Newcastle Magic Circle.
I love a new challenge within the building industry and sharing knowledge within a “team” environment
I love eating out in unusual restaurants.

Dislikes: I do not like unreliable and dishonest people.
I do not like cheap wine.
I do not like arguing about politics, because there NEVER is a winner

+ Lyndsey Milburn

I’m Lyndsey and I’m a chartered surveyor, I have a masters in town planning and over 20 years experience, I have 2 children and a little cocker spaniel. Outside of work I enjoy yoga and kickboxing. 😊

Likes: People who look after their properties, Espresso Martinis, Beach
Dislikes: Trifle, Wind+Rain at the same time, Traffic jams

+ Molly Flannigan

I joined the EW Estates team in August 2021 as a graduate surveyor after studying Real Estate with Investment and Finance MSc at Heriot Watt University. I have previous experience in lettings management and sales negotiator roles. I am currently working towards my APC to achieve RICS accreditation. I take pride in a high attention to detail and ensuring exceptional customer service/satisfaction.

Likes: coffee, crime dramas, the countryside
Dislikes: littering, clickbait, heights

+ Sam Trotman

I am originally from Nottingham and attended Repton School in Derbyshire for 5 years before leaving and taking a gap year in which I travelled to New Zealand to play cricket whilst also spending time in Canada and South Africa. I returned to study at The Royal Agricultural University where I achieved a 2:1 degree in Real Estate and I can’t wait to get started within a professional working environment and working towards my chartership with the RICS.

Likes: Cricket, Nottingham Forest, Dachshunds
Dislikes: Being Late, Wine, Carrots

+ Nicole Cowen

Hey you lovely bunch! My name is Nicole. I started the amazing journey in October 2020 and have watched EW Estates grow and expand into the professional business it is today. Before I began my apprenticeship with EW Estates I worked with horses turning poor conditioned horses into top spec performance horses. I also started my own little business with photography at the age of just 15 years old. I am a very ambitious person and love to shine!

Likes: horses, family, McDonalds
Dislikes: big headed people, naughty horses, getting out of bed

+ Ray Burt

Hi I’m Ray, I’m one of the trainee property associates at EW Estates, currently doing a Lettings and property management apprenticeship since October 2020! I’m 19 years old, and was a previous A-level student, doing, Chemistry, Biology and English. I know crazy! After exams got cancelled, I decided to join the front lines in the fight for toilet paper in Morrisons helping out with the click and collect services. Then I saw this opportunity and immediately took it. I enjoy travelling and a good Netflix binge.

Likes: Any breed of dogs, Reading, Sweet foods
Dislikes: Beans, Moths, wearing a mask with glasses

+ Jessica Downie

I’m Jessica I started at EW Estates in June and I’m the personal assistant to the director of the company, I am 25 years old and have a 5 year old son who keeps me on my toe’s daily, I love working in an office environment and completed 2 NVQ’s in business and administration and customer service once I left school. I’m only 5ft 1 but you will most definitely hear me before you see me.

Likes: Indian Food, Reading Books, Holiday’s
Dislikes: Spiders, Small space’s, Politics

+ Josh Ladigus

Hi, I’m Josh and I’m the Accounts Assistant at EW Estates, basically I just count numbers and badger others for information all day! Before I worked at EW Estates I did my A-Levels and volunteered in South Africa and Botswana. I Started in June 2021 and have quickly grown to love working for this great company. I am hoping to start a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Accountancy and further educate myself within the field. If I’m not at work I enjoy playing Football and Badminton as well as reading/writing. DC over Marvel…

Likes: Chess, Sunderland AFC, A Song Of Ice And Fire
Dislikes: Counting Numbers, Pineapple on Pizza, Imagine – John Lennon

+ Matty Macciocchi

Howdy, I’m Matty and I’m 23, I recently took the role of Marketing Assistant here at EW Estates, I’ve done quite a few bits and bobs over the years including Sales, Fireproofing and becoming a qualified Painter & Decorator to name a few. I enjoy going to see my pals whenever I have time, going to the muay thai gym and I don’t mind a good Netflix series! I have two lush little boys who I’d fight an elephant for, and an absolutely chaotic German Shepherd called Luka who definitely keeps me fit! I’m looking forward to beginning a Level 3 Marketing Apprenticeship here at EW Estates in December, providing I haven’t drove Emma up the wall with my non stop questions by then haha! I also sit next to the accounts assistant so he might end up driving me up the wall instead.

Likes: MMA/Muay Thai, Spending time with the boys, Naruto

Dislikes: People who talk over others, Accounts Assistants, Weird textured foods

+ Allirra Auld

I’m Allirra, I started at EWestates in June 2021 as an Admin Assistant, I am 18 Years Old. I have two dogs who are my babies called Zara and Milo. I went to Duchess High School in Northumberland. At school I studied beauty and became a beauty therapist and created my own company during lockdown. I then decided I needed a career change and met Emma. I intend on doing an apprenticeship and follow my dream to work in this industry. I hope to be qualified in the future!

Likes: Beauty, Making others feel special, Family and Friends.
Dislikes: Heights, Spicy Food, Spiders.

+ Matthew Duncan

Hi I’m Matthew, I am an aspiring Soldier who in the meantime is working at EWEstates as an Admin Assistant. EWEstates is assisting me in gaining experience for my chosen job role within the army, I have found EWEstates to be a great place to work as they are flexible and everyone in the office will help with whatever they can. Before working at EWEstates I was at a Military Preparation College and before that found myself studying computing at my local college where I gained a level 3 Diploma.

Likes: Crisps, Gaming, Going for runs
Dislikes:Sea Food, Boiling Hot Days, Doing Nothing

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