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...

Mandy Price

PA to Chris Stops / Managing Director

I joined the Heywoods team in February 2019 and I’m relatively new to the property industry which is an exciting new challenge for me!  Over the last twenty years I’ve been working...

Craig Meredith

Operations Manager

I have been an estate agent for over 30 years now and although there have been considerable changes to how homes are marketed, doing the very best for my customers every time has remained constant....

Carl Mantle

Residential Sales Manager

I’ve been working in Estate Agency for, fast approaching, 20 years and still get that same fantastic feeling from helping people achieve their property ambitions. You may recognise me for the...

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...

Victoria Priestley

Marketing Manager & Administrator

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...

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 & Valuer

I am passionate about property and love to sell! This is my thirteenth year in Estate Agency and have re-joined Heywoods in an exciting new role as a Senior Home Moving Consultant & Valuer. &nb...

Rachel Breeze

Residential Sales Team Leader

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

Home Moving 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...

Amy Keatman

Home Moving Consultant

I love everything to do with properties!   Being in the industry, in a job I am extremely passionate about, makes my working life so easy. I have been selling houses for a few years now ...

Stef Knapper

Head Of Lettings

I’m a local lad! Born and raised in Stoke-on-Trent so I know this city like the back of my hand. I’ve been working in the property industry for around 20 years now, both in residential ...

Amy Ormond

Property Manager

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 6 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...

Carla Jackson

Senior Lettings Negotiator

I have now worked in lettings for over four years and I love helping our tenants find that perfect property! We all know how stressful it can be to move all of your belongings and start a new chap...

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...

Michael Scragg

MAB Mortgage & Protection Adviser

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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