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 ...

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...

Chelsey Tuff

Sales Consultant

I have worked within the property industry for over four 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 live i...

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 ...

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 Talbot

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...

Sam Corry

Home Moving Consultant

I have been working in the property industry for three years now and I love it. It’s so rewarding finding people their perfect home! I have just recently moved to Trentham with my partner Na...

Ben Hone

Lettings Team Leader

I started my career in estate agency as a weekend viewing assistant in London. Twelve years on having worked my way through the letting ranks, I can safely say I have experience in most of the jobs...

Alivia Shirley

Lettings Valuer

I’ve been working in the Estate Agency industry since I was sixteen starting off on an apprenticeship. Looking back, I’m so glad I made that decision to learn about the property industr...

Amy Tatler

Lettings Co-ordinater

Everyone who knows me can vouch for me when I say, I eat, sleep and breathe lettings. I was born and raised into property management and I have been a lettings coordinator for 5 years now. The lett...

Jayne Evans

Lettings Negotiator

I am delighted to be part of the Heywoods Lettings Team. Having previously being a part of a property sales team, before I had my two beautiful children, I’ve returned to the property industr...

Martin Woodhead

MAB Mortgage Consultant

I’m the Heywoods buy-to-let and first-time buyer guru, helping each through the complexities of the mortgage market. I've been with Heywoods since 2013, and a mortgage broker since 2008, and...

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