Simon Demery BSc Hons
Associate | Head of Residential Sales
Simon has worked as a general practise chartered surveyor for 32 years in and around Louth after commencing his property career in Avon and Somerset. He is vastly experienced in residential property transactions and was the manager/valuer for the very successful Halifax Property Services branch in Louth between 1987 and 2008, before they closed it during their national policy change.
Their loss and our gain, Simon heads up our residential sales team and has a loyal following from vendors and buyers alike due to his attention to detail, personal service, fabulous presentation of properties and most importantly professionalism and integrity often lacking in some estate agents.
Simon is married and has two children who are growing up fast and in his spare time enjoys photography, cycling and if the wind blows from the east (seldom) he could well be found with his kite buggy on the beach.
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).
Debbie Walker AAT
Associate | Accounts & Finance
Debbie joined the lettings team in 2011. In 2013 she moved over to our accounts department having previously worked in banking for 19 years. Debbie now manages our accounts for the Masons & Partners LLP and three corporate trading members Masons (Rural) Co Unlimited, Louth Livestock Market and Masons (Louth) Ltd and for other associated organisations.
When not juggling numbers Debbie enjoys walking and reading and a little known fact is that she has a qualification in painting and decorating!
Wendy Taylor MARLA Inv
Associate | Head of Lettings & Management
Sheep Grading Foreman
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
Annual stocktaking valuations
Jessica Gladding MARLA TARIMP
Associate | Residential Property & Compliance
Jessica works within the Lettings and Property Management department, having many years' worth of industry experience, since joining Masons in 2017. She works closely alongside our Head of Lettings, Wendy Taylor, who both pride themselves on providing a dedicated and highly efficient service.
In 2022 Jess passed her Level 3 qualification in letting and property management to become a MARLA member. In 2024 Jess gained her Propertymark Qualifications Level 3 Award in Residential Inventory Management and Practice (TARIMP) making her an ARLA Propertymark Accredited Inventory Provider, further enhancing the professional standards of Masons Lettings team.
Business Support | Health & Safety
Angela joined Masons in February 2023 having previously retired from senior sales and marketing positions in national and international business organisations. Angela travelled extensively throughout her career working in the USA for 5 years, Asia for 7 years and Germany for 18 months. She has been responsible for sales management, business development, brand integration and streamlining business operations.
Angela joins us as Assistant to our Managing Director using her diverse experience to take on a range of projects freeing up Director time to focus on client initiatives.
Having moved to Lincolnshire in 2021 with her husband, Angela was delighted to find a ‘blank canvas’ of a rural property which allows her to fulfil her passion for gardening outside of work.
Sam Williams BSc Hons MSc
Associate | Residential Property Agent
Sam joined the Masons sales team in 2018 and since then has progressed to sales valuer and lister dealing with all types of property from town houses to rural properties with land. Sam is proactive in his approach to achieving his clients the best possible outcome, whilst delivering exceptional customer service. For his hard work and dedication to the team, he was made an Associate of the company in 2021. He has gone on to become a member of RICS and is aiming to gain his accreditation as a residential surveyor.
Sam studied Business Administration and Geographical Information Systems at Aston University, and then took a Masters post graduate degree all interspersed with farm work. Previously, having worked in a variety of agricultural service businesses in the area he then joined the family agricultural contracting business covering the North Lincolnshire area. Having always been interested in property he has been keen to get into the industry since university and is also currently renovating his own house in Louth.
In his spare time Sam enjoys spending time with friends and family, walking Labrador Millie in the Lincolnshire wolds, visiting Cadwell Park racing circuit and playing the odd game of Golf.
Administration & Support | Lettings
Georgia joined Masons in February 2023 having previously worked at family-run department store Eve & Ranshaw in Louth carrying out various administrative roles.
Georgia assists the Lettings team with administration and tenant/landlord communication and support.
Georgia moved from Essex a few years ago to Louth and loves the character of our small market town. In her spare time she tends to be down on the beach walking her two small dogs and loves to travel and experience new things. One of Georgia's goals for this year is to pass her driving test.
Marina Wittey AAT
Head of Client Accounting
Outside of the office Marina is very active and enjoys working out, swimming, and reading. Having moved to here 22 years ago, Marina loves the people, the hospitality and peace and tranquillity of the Lincolnshire countryside and wouldn’t live anywhere else.
Rosie Chetwynd-Talbot | BSc Hons
Consultant | Residential Property Agent
With a degree in Property Agency and Marketing, Rosie began working in property 2004 with the first half of her career in Central London selling Farms and Country Estates from the Head Office of an International firm. She then ran a Prime Central London Property Sales office. She returned to her beloved home county, working in all aspects of property for Masons, alongside family life. Rosie is now our Equestrian specialist and your guide to buying and selling in our exceptional riding country..
Rosie is a country person at heart and is happiest spending time outdoors with her little girl, two dogs, two horses and husband Ed who runs a Free Range Chicken farming enterprise.
Administration & Support | Market
Eleanor joined Masons in September 2021 while completing a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture at Riseholme College. She works part time at Louth Livestock Market every Monday and supports the rural team with accounts administration. Outside of Masons she works in a variety of roles in arable farming and livestock, driving carts and tractors, lambing and handling livestock. Eleanor is currently Chairman of Wragby Young Farmers Club. She loves working with livestock, so much so that she would love to have her own small flock of sheep. She loves living and working in the countryside because there is so much to see from the Lincolnshire Wolds to the Lincolnshire Coast, with no two places the same.
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.
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:
- Farm Business Advice
- Farm Business Development
- Farming Structures
- Preparation and Management of Contract Farming Agreements
- Budgeting and Cashflow
- Farm Support Payments & Environmental Schemes
George Sanderson MRICS
Consultant | Lettings
Violet Woods MNAEA
Associate | Senior Sales Negotiator
Violet works as a Sales Negotiator within our residential department. Having joined Masons in 2018 and accrued several years' experience Violet achieved Level 3 Award in The Sale of Residential Property to become a member of the National Association of Estate Agents.
Violet plays a vital role within the sales team. Her typical day includes anything from negotiating sales, to arranging market appraisals, to accompanying viewings and making important customer/client feedback calls.
In her spare time she enjoys socialising with friends and family and attends a local gym after work to keep fit.
Cattle Shed Foreman
Robin Nicholson BSc (Hons) FARLA
Residential Lettings Agent
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.
Residential Property & Compliance
Washdown & Biosecurity Foreman
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.
Bethany Traves joined our Sales Team in 2021, as a ‘Customer Service Apprentice’ after an impressive set of A-level results. Bethany’s day-to-day duties include meeting and greeting clients and customers, responding to customer enquiries, coordinating viewings, assisting her sales colleagues, amongst many other imperative administrative tasks, to ensure the office runs smoothly. She completed her NVQ diploma and her apprenticeship in Customer Service.
Beth has a keen eye for interior design and really appreciates the creative side of architecture and design. She likes to keep fit at a local gym after work and loves nothing more than spending time with family and friends.
Administration & Support | Sales
Margaret is a member of the sales team, working "behind the scenes" to provide admin support to her colleagues. She is a part-time member of staff attending the office four days a week and has many years’ experience of working in both the public and private sectors.
In her spare time she enjoys working in her garden and loves to travel.
Washdown & Biosecurity
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.
Washdown & Biosecurity
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.
Leila Hall joined us in summer 2022 as our 5th Customer Service apprentice with some previous experience of estate agency. Her duties include meeting clients, dealing with customer enquiries, booking viewings, and helping to compile our social media posts.
We were delighted to support her application for the Lincolnshire County Council and Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Apprentice Champion Awards and even more delighted when she won Commercial Services Champion Award in May 2023.
Having completed her apprenticeship and joined the Sales team, Leila is now working towards her Level 3 Residential Sales Negotiating course.
She loves all aspects of home design and the variety of properties we offer. Outside of the office she enjoys horse riding and spending time with family and friends.
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.
Rebecca originally a Business Student at Riseholme Agricultural College went on to work in the oil industry for 13 years, working in Guildford Surrey and Great Yarmouth / Bacton in Norfolk as Office Manager for BP, before taking a short career break to spend time with her 2 daughters and move back to Lincolnshire.
Rebecca arrived at Masons in January 2010 to help take the administration and management work load of the office facilities, HR and IT from the Partners.
When not helping us out, Rebecca manages her own holiday park and restaurant.
Washdown & Biosecurity
Sarah joined Masons part time in 2022 as a consultant Marketing Manager. Graduating with a degree in English & Philosophy from Leeds University, Sarah worked as a marketing copywriter specialising in fashion, gifts, home &lifestyle. She moved to Lincolnshire in 1994 working with a rural design agency on tourism and economic development projects while writing for leading fashion brands.
Sarah built Jim’s Yard in the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB and was Volunteer Director of Arts & Culture for the award-winning Portas Pilot team in Market Rasen while running Bricktree Gallery.
Outside work she enjoys walking and work outs and is a box office volunteer at Louth Riverhead Theatre.
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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.
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.
Administration & Support | Rural Team
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.