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Simon Williams  MRICS FAAV

Simon Williams MRICS FAAV

MD | Chartered Surveyor & Valuer


Simon is a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (FAAV), member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and an RICS Accredited Evaluative Mediator . He has 30+ years’ experience and specialises in the following areas of rural practice:

Dispute Resolution, Arbitration and Mediation work

Single Joint Expert Appointments

Expert Determination Appointments   

Complex Inheritance, Capital Gains Tax valuations (RICS Registered Valuer)

Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 & Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 tenancy advice

Farm partnership disputes & business restructuring 

Family farm succession planning

Onshore wind and solar projects

Asset acquisition & disposal

Lowland Deer Management Plans


Simon is  our Managing Director and and oversees the running of each of our teams. Simon is a Lincolnshire Agricultural Valuers Association (LAAV) delegate to the national Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV).

Since 2006 has been chairman of the South Lincolnshire Deer Management Group (SLMDG) whose  many participating landowners manage the large population of Fallow, Roe & Muntjac  population over a large area between Grantham and Stamford  lying to the east of the A1 and  across to Bourne up to Folkingham. 

He has had a life long interest in livestock  farming in particular and runs a flock of sheep who all live  alongside him and his family on a small tenanted grassland farm in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds. He is married to Corinne and they have three daughters.

DD: 01507 350505 Mobile: 07968 396549

Russell Jeanes  MRICS FAAV

Russell Jeanes MRICS FAAV

Director | Chartered Surveyor & Valuer


Russell Jeanes is a Director and leads the Rural Team in all the Infrastructure work acting for landowners and farmers.

He has a wide range of experience in rural property matters and estate management and has been with Masons since 2003. 

His main areas of work are:

Compulsory purchase and compensation

Water and sewerage schemes

Road Infrastructure schemes

Gas Infrastructure & Pipelines

Electricity Infrastructure schemes

Agricultural landlord and tenant matters

Solar schemes

Annual stocktaking valuations

DD: 01507 350508 Mobile: 07966 104101

David Williams FAAV

David Williams FAAV

Consultant | AMC Agent


David Williams left his livestock auctioneering and farming roots in North Wales in 1966 to join Mason, Fuller Chatterton & Haxby as it was then, and became a partner in 1968. He has practised throughout the region for approaching 60 years and is widely regarded as a senior and authoritative figure in the profession. After becoming an agent for AMC in 1972 David is the longest serving and most experienced AMC agent in the country. Through longevity, diligence and hard work he has transacted more AMC business than any other single agent. David was national President of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuer’s in 1996 and was on the Lord Chancellors Panel of Arbitrators for three decades. He is vastly knowledgeable about the area's farming families and is often called upon to give our clients the benefit of his experience and knowledge particularly in times of difficulty and when major decisions are required. Having sold cattle in the market every week throughout his career, David handed over the auctioneering reins to Russell and now keeps an eye on Oliver. He is a consultant to the firm doing Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AMC) broking and advice and is a director of the livestock market business Louth Market Ltd.

Mobile: 07974 268207

Tim Needham  BSc Hons

Tim Needham BSc Hons

Consultant | AMC & Agribusiness Advisor


Tim is a Lincolnshire farmer with over 25 years of experience in farm management and splits his working time between the family farming business and consultancy work. The farm is mainly arable, growing combinable crops, sugar beet and vining peas alongside a beef fattening unit. He is also chairman of Stemgold Peas Ltd and is a member of the finance committee at The Lincolnshire Agricultural Society. He has worked with Masons since 2005 and specialises in:

  • AMC
  • Farm Business Advice
  • Farm Business Development
  • Farming Structures
  • Preparation and Management of Contract Farming Agreements
  • Budgeting and Cashflow
  • Farm Support Payments & Environmental Schemes

DD: 01507 350515 Mobile: 07721 513232

Lucy Turner BSc Hons MRICS FAAV

Lucy Turner BSc Hons MRICS FAAV

Associate | Chartered Surveyor & Land Agent


Having graduated from Harper Adams University with a First Class Honours Degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management, Lucy relocated from her home county of Shropshire, to Lincolnshire, to join Masons professional team in July 2019. She then went on to qualify as a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers.

Lucy's main role in the firm is within Masons Rural, assisting director Russell Jeanes undertaking an array of professional client work namely infrastructure and utilities. As a RICS Registered Valuer, she also assists with a wide range of valuation work. On a Monday afternoon, Lucy also assists with the weekly Livestock Market which includes clerking the sales alongside the auctioneer, and getting involved with the sorting and droving of both sheep and cattle.

Outside of work, Lucy lives with her partner on his family farm and enjoys spending time there or at the beach with their cocker spaniel Rolo. When time allows, she likes visiting family back home in Shropshire and travelling on holiday.

DD: 01507 350522 Mobile: 07966 591496

Lauren Chamberlin BSc Hons

Lauren Chamberlin BSc Hons

Rural Property Agent | Planning & Development


Lauren has joined Masons to assist the Rural team with their professional client work focusing particularly on Rural Planning. Having graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2012 with a degree in Planning and Property Development, Lauren worked for a private developer identifying sites for strategic development, before moving on to work within the equestrian industry for a number of years. 


Having returned to her home town of Louth in the spring of 2019, Lauren was keen to progress her career and is now aiming towards her RICS accreditation. Having previously ridden for Great Britain, Lauren now enjoys competing horses as a hobby alongside looking after her beloved Labradoodle Mollie on her partner's farm in the Wolds.

DD: 01507 350511 Mobile: 07534 551320

Emma  Middleton BSc Hons

Emma Middleton BSc Hons

Farm Business Management Accounts, Bookkeeping & Payroll


Emma joined Masons in November 2022 as a Rural Business Advisor and Consultant specialising in Management Accounts, Bookkeeping and Payroll. Emma has lived in Lincolnshire most of her life and grew up on the Vestbirk family farm at Ashby Puerorum. The Vestbirk name might be a familiar to many Lincolnshire farmers from her father Hans, who was a well-known and respected Agricultural Consultant in the county. Following her BSc (Hons) degree in Agriculture at Newcastle, Emma moved to Cambridge where she worked for Deloitte, gaining her accountancy qualifications and considerable accounts expertise with the leading global financial advisory firm. She later returned to Lincolnshire working for established local accountancy firm Duncan & Toplis for 5 years. Emma now lives on a mixed farm with her husband, three children, free range hens, suckler cows and some arable. Over the last 14 years Emma has provided specialist agricultural bookkeeping and management accounts to a wide range of mixed clients across all aspects of the agri-sector from livestock to arable farms in different sizes. We are delighted to welcome Emma to Masons Rural Team offering bespoke individual help to farm businesses of all sizes. From a simple review to assess where you are, to ongoing monthly help with finances, or bespoke consultancy to assess a new project, Emma’s wealth of expertise will be a huge benefit for our rural clients looking to stabilise, grow or diversify.

Henry Simpson

Henry Simpson

Rural Team Assistant


Henry joined Masons Rural Team in 2022 having enrolled in Rural Estate and Land Management at Harper Adams University. While studying, Henry works with MD Simon Williams as well as assisting other members of the Rural team. Having previously worked on the family farm, Henry has a good understanding of the industry and assists with livestock every week at Louth Livestock Market. Outside of work, Henry likes to clay shoot and has recently taken up golf.

Henry loves the diversity of working around agriculture. He enjoys getting out of the office to meet with clients in the Lincolnshire Wolds and taking a hands-on role at the market.

DD: 01507 350510 Mobile: 07534 538609

Abigail  Denby

Abigail Denby

Rural Team Assistant


Abigail joined Masons in June 2023 as assistant to the Masons Rural team.


Before supporting our rural professionals, Abi was a sales assistant at NFU Mutual for four years which has given her great contacts within the farming community. Previously Abi worked in the agricultural and auctions sector of a local property estate agency gaining considerable experience in all aspects of her current role.


Outside of work, Abi enjoys being a farmer’s wife and helping her husband on his family farm. She thoroughly enjoys spending time outdoors with her two cocker spaniels and appreciates socialising with friends.

DD: 01507 350525 Mobile: 07811 422464

Holly Glen-Gough

Holly Glen-Gough

Data Manager & Admin Support | Rural Team


Holly joined the company in 2014 after returning from Dubai as Practice Manager of a Veterinary Hospital. Prior to this she served seventeen years in the British Army as a Systems Engineer and Satellite Communications instructor finishing her time as Operations Manager. Her main role within the firm is to provide administration support to the Agricultural Professional department where she mainly deals with our professional system and invoicing.


Outside of work Holly loves travelling and walking her dog Gertie.

DD: 01507 350521

Karen Brader

Karen Brader

Administration & Support | Rural Team


Karen joined the company in 2020. Her main role within the firm is to provide administration support to Masons Rural Team. She has worked in various administration roles but primarily her experience has been with the NFU Mutual Insurance.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gardening and loves walking along the coastline in Jersey.

DD: 01507 350509

Jo  Goldby

Jo Goldby

Rural Team Assistant


Jo joined Masons in May 2024 to work alongside the fully qualified team mainly with Dispute Resolution matters, Property valuations, Landlord and Tenant issues and clients' Solar and Wind Projects.


Jo previously worked in the charitable sector for 16 years for Home-Start Lincolnshire as Office/Compliance Manager, working closely with the CEO and board of trustees bringing valuable experience to support her colleagues in the Masons Rural team.


Beyond work, Jo enjoys spending time with her partner and two Cockapoos, (Dexter & Fletcher) walking around the Lincolnshire Wolds. Her passion for the outdoors extends to mountain climbing in The Lakes and Peak District, so she keeps fit with weekly spinning and pilates classes.

DD: 01507 350526

Lindsay  Barker

Lindsay Barker

Administration & Support | Rural Team

Lindsay joined Masons in September 2023 to work alongside the Rural Admin Team. Lindsay has many years of experience in both the public and private sectors, having worked in London for over 20 years for commercial property companies and then the last 13 ½ years for a GP Surgery in Norfolk. Lindsay has always wanted to return to her hometown of Louth and in her spare time she enjoys walking, gardening, painting, reading and socialising with friends.

DD: 01507 350503

Lucy Oliver

Lucy Oliver

Administration & Support | Rural Team


Lucy joined us in August 2023 undertaking a Level 3 Business Apprenticeship while working in Administration & Support within the Masons Rural Team.


Lucy joins us with a strong set of GCSEs and is looking forward to gaining experience in an office environment while achieving a valuable qualification. She loves working in the centre of Louth and appreciates all that our market town has to offer.


Outside of work, Lucy enjoys using her home gym and watching football with her family. Her favourite walks are on the beach at Donna Nook where she appreciates the peace and tranquillity of life in Lincolnshire.


DD: 01507 350527