MEET OUR PEOPLE
Giles Ferris BSc (Hons) MRICS
Managing Director & RICS Registered Valuer
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Giles Ferris was born in Sherington near Newport Pagnell and was educated locally in Bedford.
Going on to attend De Montfort University, Giles qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1998 whilst working for Luton Borough Council.
Giles gained his considerable experience whilst working for Douglas Duff, a local large firm of Chartered Surveyors where he was a member of the Professional Department, advising corporate clients throughout the country on a wealth of commercial property matters.
The opportunity to acquire Stimpsons Eves in 2005 allowed Giles to expand an already well known and highly respected firm of Chartered Surveyors, injecting new life and enthusiasm where he has worked hard to create a more client friendly practice which he felt was considerably lacking in the market place at the time.
Giles is married with a young family and in his spare time enjoys restoring classic cars (with particular interest in VW campervans), skiing and surfing.
Finance & Office Manager
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Shelley was educated in Milton Keynes and joined a local property management company as an Accounts Assistant, working her way up to Accounts Manager.
Shelley joined Stimpsons Eves to work alongside Hannah Hurd in the Property Management Department in August 2012 and is considerably experienced in all sectors of property accounts.
Whilst still overseeing these functions, Shelley has been promoted to Office and Finance Manager and now looks after the company finances as well as day to day office management.
In her spare time Shelley enjoys music festivals, spending time with friends and family and loves to bake.
Martin Patchett BSc (Hons)
Commercial Agent Consultant
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Martin was educated at The Portsmouth Grammar School and went on to The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.
Based in Manchester and London for approximately 20 years, Martin moved on to an Oxfordshire Lettings and Commercial Property Agency, where he headed up the Commercial Agency business, for 8 years, before transferring the business to Stimpsons Eves in January 2010.
Specialising in Commercial Agency Martin has established a wide and varied client base in the local area around Bicester, Banbury and Buckingham, adding to the established business of Stimpsons Eves.
Having been involved with local business in Bicester over many years, Martin is currently serving as the Vice Chairman of the Bicester Chamber of Commerce
A keen sailor, Martin has taken part in many well known regattas over the years, including Cowes Week and several RTI races.
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Hannah attended Dame Alice Harpur School in Bedford and has worked for several large local companies in commercial property management for over 10 years.
Having joined Stimpsons Eves’ Property Management Department at the Bedford office in 2012 Hannah specialises in service charge administration, rent collection and general day to day property management services, working alongside Kate and Shelley.
Hannah, who is married with a young son, who enjoys swimming, fitness classes, music and attending live music concerts.
Kate Henry BA (Hons) MSc
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Kate has lived in Bedford for in excess of 15 years, having grown up in the North Bedfordshire villages and attended Sharnbrook Upper School and Sixth Form. She took a brief departure from the local area to attend university in Nottingham, where she completed a BA (Hons) in Sociology and a MSc in Real Estate.
She has been with Stimpsons Eves full time since 2014 after completing several spells of work experience in her summer holidays from education, and is currently on a structured training programme to achieve her MRICS status.
Her day to day role is based in the Property Management team, whilst also dealing with Professional work, including lease renewals, rent reviews and other landlord and tenant matters which arise.
In her spare time Kate enjoys cooking, reading and long walks with her favourite pooch.
Kimberley Gould BSc (Hons)
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Kimberley joined Stimpsons Eves in the Summer of 2015, as an Agency Surveyor in the Milton Keynes office. Kimberley has a wealth of experience in the property industry, having started as a Junior Property Manager in London and, after 5 years in the city, joining a large measurement survey company closer to home.
Keen to move into the world of commercial property, she has commenced a degree with the College of Estate Management and Stimpsons Eves are supporting her towards becoming a Chartered Surveyor.
In her spare time she enjoys baking, pilates and spending time with her family.
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Josh was born and educated in Bedford. Since leaving school Josh has worked within the retail sector as well as Bedford College, whereby he helped establish a new department which offered recruitment for students.
Josh works within the Bedford office as a commercial agent and is presently working towards a BSc (Hons) in Real Estate Management at the University College of Estate Management, in order to become a qualified Chartered Surveyor.
In his spare time Josh enjoys socialising with his friends. He also likes football.
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Joanne was born in Bedford and continues to live within the town, providing her with substantial knowledge of Bedford town centre and the surrounding suburbs and villages.
Joanne has worked in property since 1990, starting in the residential market, moving to the commercial property market in 1996 and over the years she has established close working relationships with many of the town’s landlords and tenants.
After a short career break raising her two girls, Joanne returned to work joining our Stimpsons Eves Bedford office in October 2011.
Joanne enjoys aerobics and running and spending time with her family.
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Tracie joined Stimpsons Eves at our Newport Pagnell office in 2014 as a Team Secretary, and provides administrative support for all our offices.
In her spare time Tracie enjoys singing and spending time with her toddler grandson!