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Philip Arnold BSc MRICS
Director, Chartered Surveyor
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Philip has been operating in the geographical area covered by Budworth Hardcastle since 1984. Over that period he has gained a vast reservoir of knowledge in relation to Northamptonshire and Peterborough, where he was based for six years of his career.

Philip deals with the promotion of development land as part and parcel of his primary specialisation in development consultancy. In addition to involvement in residential land deals, he has also brought forward a number of retail parks in the sub region and more recently has been involved in a significant number of employment parks linked to the major urban growth witnessed across north Northamptonshire and into north Cambridgeshire.

Outside of the office, he has a keen interest in rugby, football and cricket, but foolishly finds himself held captive by a two-acre wilderness which he continues to insist is in fact his garden.

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Steven Banks BSc (Hons) MRICS
Director, Chartered Surveyor
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Steve has been based in Northampton since joining Connell Wilson in 1995 and joined Budworth Hardcastle in 2004, setting up the Kettering building surveying department.

Steve has considerable commercial and industrial expertise across the full range of building consultancy services, having acted for clients locally and nationally. Steve has surveyed premises prior to their freehold and leasehold acquisitions, has acted in project monitoring/employer's representative roles on new-build projects, has coordinated the refurbishment/remodelling of industrial, distribution, retail warehouse and office premises and has successfully acted on behalf of both landlords and tenants with regards to dilapidations claims.

Away from the office, Steve enjoys sports including rugby, cycling, running and golf. Hailing from the Merseyside Riviera he is also a lifelong Liverpool FC supporter.

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James Barker
Surveyor
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James has a number of years' experience in professional building surveying services and construction projects over both the commercial and public sectors. Project work includes a variety of historic and new-building types, including office, retail and industrial/warehousing.

James is involved with contract administration, project management and landlord and tenant matters including dilapidations negotiations.

Outside of work James is a keen cricketer, although family life and injuries are starting to reduce the time he spends on a cricket pitch.

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Mark Budworth MRICS
Director, Chartered Surveyor
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Mark has approximately 30 years' experience in the surveying profession. He initially worked in London for six years before moving back to Northamptonshire in 1990 to join a regional practice prior to becoming a founding partner in Budworth Hardcastle.

Mark's experience covers most elements of general practice surveying with a strong agency and professional base acting for corporate clients, banks, pension funds and private individuals in providing agency, valuation, property management and Landlord and Tenant Act advice. He is a member of the RICS Valuation faculty and a Registered Valuer.

Socially Mark enjoys most sports and is involved with the running of a local football club, and, when time permits, he watches Leeds United and Northampton Saints.

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John Burditt BSc (Building Surveying) MRICS
Chartered Building Surveyor
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John has 40 years' experience working in the built environment for local authorities, contractors, specialist contractors and Governmental organisations.

John has specialised in commercial building surveying, including quinquennial surveys, planned preventative maintenance surveys, building cost re-instatement assessments and building defect analysis. John is also qualified to administer principal designer duties required by the Construction Design & Management Regulations on building projects.

John has a wide range of experience, ranging from working on projects at historic monuments and Listed Buildings through to conversion of economically redundant premises and fit out of modern buildings.

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Fraser Cruickshank BSc (Hons)
Surveyor
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Fraser has recently joined Budworth Hardcastle after gaining experience at Prop-Search in Northampton.

He has gained experience in commercial agency and is looking to expand his skills into general practice surveying.

As part of his continuing development, Fraser is studying for an MSc in Real Estate at Nottingham Trent University. On completion of his studies he is keen to commence on the RICS path to becoming chartered.

When not in the office Fraser enjoys spending time driving and maintaining a variety of vintage machinery including steam traction engines.

Fraser's other interests include shooting, sailing and watching rugby.

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Tom Freer MRICS
Assoc Dir, Head of Prop Man
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Tom has been based in the Midlands area since 2006, covering the UK first as an agency surveyor and then as a management surveyor. After working for Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) for five years, he joined Budworth Hardcastle in 2011 and is based in the Kettering office overseeing the managed portfolio located in various sites all over the UK.

Tom specialises in commercial property management, asset management and professional work.

Out of the office, Tom has a keen interest in MotoGP, bike rides (with and without engines), squash and generally pottering about.

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Nicholas Galloway BSc (Hons) MRICS
Director, Chartered Surveyor
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Nick joined Budworth Hardcastle's building consultancy team in 2004 having been with Countrywide and Drivers Jonas (now part of Deloitte) prior.

Nick is involved in a wide range of building projects from new build, refurbishment, remodelling, demolition and fit out schemes, undertaking employer's agent, contract administration, project management and monitoring roles across the industrial, office and healthcare sectors. He is experienced in handling lease dilapidations for landlords and tenants, together with pre-acquisition due diligence services such as building surveys, PPM reports and Schedules of Condition. Nick is also an Incorporated Member of the Association of Project Safety.

Away from the office he spends his time with his young family.

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Jason Ghayour
Facilities Manager
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Jason joined Budworth Hardcastle in February 2015, having previously worked as a civil engineer for Waterman Aspen. Jason was seconded to Milton Keynes Service Partnership as a bridges and highway engineer.

Coming from a diverse background in management and engineering, Jason works as our facilities manager, which involves strategic planning and day-to-day operations, particularly in relation to the portfolio of our managed commercial and residential properties throughout the country.

Away from the office, Jason has a keen interest in travelling and sports and is active in amateur weightlifting.

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Elaine Hart
PA to the Directors
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Gilbert Harvey BSc (Hons) MRICS
Director, Chartered Surveyor
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Gilbert started work in Northamptonshire in September 1990 for Wilson Peacock before becoming a partner at Budworth Brown in 1994, which subsequently merged with Marriott Hardcastle to form Budworth Hardcastle.

Gilbert specialises in agency and development in Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and the wider East Midlands area and is a member of the RICS Valuation faculty and a Registered Valuer.

Outside of the office Gilbert is a keen follower of a number of sports including rugby, football and cricket and is a keen participant in sporting clay pigeon shooting.

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Will Howells BSc (Hons) MRICS
Chartered Building Surveyor
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Will joined Budworth Hardcastle's Building Consultancy team in 2016, having previously been with a local surveying practice after graduating from university.

Will has experience across a wide range of commercial building surveying services. He has managed numerous repair and refurbishment projects in the industrial, office and retail sectors and provided advice in relation to numerous freehold and leasehold acquisitions. Will has acted for both landlords and tenants on dilapidations matters, working closely with clients to achieve the best settlement possible.

Away from work, Will enjoys running and playing rugby for his local club.

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Gavin P Hynes MRICS
Director, Chartered Surveyor
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Gavin has been based in Peterborough since 1988, covering the Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire markets. He spent 16 years at Lambert Smith Hampton before joining Budworth Hardcastle in 2004 and setting up the Peterborough office.

Gavin specialises in development, asset management and investment, predominantly in the office and industrial sectors. He is a member of the Office Agents Society, Industrial Agents Society and is an RICS Registered Valuer.

Away from the office, Gavin has a keen interest in rugby and is active in a number of sports including running, skiing, golf, cycling and tennis.

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Amanda Lawrence
Surveyor
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Amanda joined Budworth Hardcastle in 2006 and is part of the commercial agency team based in the Kettering office, working alongside Gilbert Harvey and Philip Arnold. Amanda specialises in the sale and letting of all types of office, industrial and retail space in Northamptonshire and Leicestershire.

Outside of work Amanda enjoys travelling and holidays both in the UK and abroad.

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Julie Metcalfe
PA to the Building Consultancy
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Anna Pisani
Property Management Accounts
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Roxanne Sealy
PA to the Directors
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Natalie Smith
PA to the Directors
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Barbara Wrighting
Property Management Accounts
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