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.

Stef Knapper

Managing Director

I’m a local lad! Born and raised in Stoke-on-Trent so I know this city like the back of my hand. I have been working in the property industry for around 27 years now, both in residential sales and ...

Janine Stops

Company Director

I started out in estate agency in the boom market of 1988 with a company in Leicestershire -a baptism by fire into the property business for sure-and I’ve never honestly looked back since! In 1991 ...

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 walk to w...

Rachel Breeze

Business Development Co-Ordinator

I have worked in Estate Agency since 2013 and it was the best choice I have made in my career. I thoroughly enjoy working in the property industry and get such a buzz from the outcome of the job wh...

Chelsey Tuff

Sales Manager

I have worked within the property industry for over eight years and I can’t imagine working within any other sector! I love my role here at Heywoods as no two days are ever the same. I am passionat...

Jade Skelton

Senior Valuer

I’ve worked within the property industry for over 10 years now but my passion and drive for the industry never lessens. I’ve always lived in Kidsgrove but have covered Newcastle and surrounding a...

Derith Brown

Sales Progressor

I have worked in Estate Agency for over 30 years and covered all aspects of the job. I am passionate about property and giving the best service possible to help clients through the moving process. ...

Ryan Porter

Property Sales Negotiator

Previously working in the Insurance industry, I have recently moved over to Estate Agency as I love the idea of speaking to the general public and helping them find their dream home. Outside of wor...

Anne-Marie Johnson

Viewings Representative

I joined the Heywoods team in September 2020 as a viewing representative. I really enjoy the job and have four years previous experience showing buyers and tenants around what could be their next h...

Lottie Foden

Lettings Manager

I’m originally from Stafford but I spend most of my time here in Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent. I previously worked as a Lettings Manager for another estate agents but now I feel like I h...

Natalie Harding

Lettings Specialist

I have worked in lettings since I finished college nearly 6 years ago and have loved it ever since. I have covered both aspects of property management and negotiations over the years and look forwa...

Andy Bliss

Property Manager

Having been a Property Inspector for the last 6 years I have now taken an additional role of Property Manager.  In my spare time I am a bit of a Lego buff and my collection is growing.  Holidays ar...

Fay Gribbin

Property Manager

I have been in Estate Agency for 30 plus years and in Property Management for the past 12 years, suffice to say I enjoy Lettings probably a little too much, I enjoy holidays in the Caribbean and ha...

Michael Scragg

Mortgage Advisor

I have been working in Financial Services for 27 years and have been directly involved in the mortgage arena for over 20 years, both as a mortgage broker and as a Regional Sales Manager and Directo...

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