Meet the team

Heywoods is an independent estate agent based in Newcastle-under-Lyme, which has been part of the local community since 1881.

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Heywoods is the leading independent estate agent in the Newcastle-under-Lyme area and beyond. Our reach extends throughout North Staffordshire to South Cheshire and the Shropshire border.

Your Heywoods team

We sell homes in and around Newcastle-under-Lyme, Stoke-on-Trent and across North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and the Shropshire borders. We are trusted locally as professional, experienced, honest and dedicated. At Heywoods, we love matching homes to the right people, and we have the best team to do the job.

Chris Stops


I acquired Heywoods in 1991, and am proud to have helped it grow in that time, building on the business’s heritage to become the best. My day-to-day job often involves handling out-of-the or...

Fiona Miller

Operations Manager

With almost 14 years’ experience in sales, marketing and business management, this role draws on my full skill set and is really varied, which is what I thrive on. So long as our customers an...

Tricia Coultas

Branch Manager

Managing Heywoods since 2004 has been the highlight of a career that began longer ago than I care to remember. Satisfied customers always make my day, whether it’s first time buyers picking ...

Geoff Gallimore

Residential Sales Valuer

I’ve been with Heywoods for so long I’m selling to the children and grandchildren of people I’ve sold to in the past, which is a privilege. I’ve been here from 1973 to1981,...

Paul Bagnall

Residential Sales Valuer

I have been at Heywoods since 1997 and love the work I do: meeting people and giving advice that helps people achieve what they want to do. I have worked in this field since I was 24, and it&rsquo...

Kelly Pepper

Senior Home Moving Consultant

I’ve worked in sales since I was 17 selling everything from glassware to bridal gowns. I joined Heywoods in 2006 and have been here ever since! My favourite part of my job is exceeding peopl...

Gill Barber

Senior Home Moving Consultant

I’ve been in sales for most of my life and started work with Heywoods in 2008, after my children went to ‘big school’. Having a family means I’m pretty in tune with buyers ...

Nikki Ball

Home Moving Consultant

Since leaving school I've always been in Sales & Customer service, either over the phone or in person, selling this product or that service (some more enjoyable than others) but I've never been...

David Seddon

Accompany Viewer

Newcastle has been my home all my life. I enjoy meeting and helping new buyers find their perfect home! Even though I’ve worked for Heywoods since 2006, and I still get a buzz from securing a...

Laura Aspinall

Head Of Lettings

I have worked in the lettings industry for the best part of a decade and love it now as much as I did when I first started! Assisting customers with their most valuable investment and homes is impo...

Emily Brindley

Lettings Valuer

I have been valuing properties for over five years now and thoroughly enjoy helping Landlords achieve the best possible rental for their investments. In my spare time I like to go swimming and lov...

Emma Thomas

Home Moving Consultant

Having spent several years in the financial industry. I have recently moved into the lettings sector. I’m really enjoying the excitement of helping to match people to their perfect properties...

Amanda Walmsley

Property Management Administrator

Having worked in marketing since university I decided on a change of career after my children were born. I have now worked in lettings for over five years, and I can honestly say there is never a d...

Declan Roberts

Property Management

I have been based in Newcastle-under-Lyme working in Lettings for over 5 years and all though I am not from the area I have built up great local knowledge in my short time. In which time, I have al...

Tina Lomas

Accounts Administrator

As well as my day-job I'm also the office kitchen fairy, although I'm trying to give it up. I’ve worked at Heywoods since 2003, and have lived in Clayton all my life. I'm close enough to wal...

Tina Page


I’ve worked at Heywoods since 2004, and my job is to keep everyone organised. My paperwork says Administrator, but you know what that means! The part of my job I enjoy the most is producing ...

Victoria Priestley


Born in the Borneo rainforest a country known for its tropical climates and natural beauty, why I’ve ended up in the cold and rainy British weather is a long story, but weather aside, I&rsquo...

Fallon Davidson

MAB Assistant & Para Planner

I’ve been working in Heywoods for the Mortgage Advice Bureau as the assistant and I’m a Para Planner to Martin Woodhead. Before joining the team here, I worked in the banking industry f...

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