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Founded in 1871 by Jacob Stephenson, we are a proud family firm now in its 7th generation.
The firm was founded in 1871 by Jacob Stephenson, diversifying off the family farm at Wighill near Tadcaster to start auctioneering at the local market.
From these traditional agricultural roots, the business has grown through 7 generations to the present multi discipline professional partnership of today.
Our association with Stephensons Estate Agents and BoultonCooper provides an unrivalled network of 9 offices focusing on the residential and development markets across the county.
The professional team are all qualified and able to deal with every facet of rural consultancy from practical farm questions including the modern GPS technology through the Environmental Scheme maze to valuations and sales of property, large or small.
We are proud of our wide and loyal client base; and thrive on repeat instructions.
“Our breadth is our strength”
THE STEPHENSON PROFESSIONAL TEAM
Richard TaskerMRICS FAAVRICS REGISTERED VALUER
Served his apprenticeship on the Yorkshire Wolds and then moved to a family firm of auctioneers and valuers in Lincolnshire before joining the business in 1979. Specialises in machinery and livestock sales and valuation.
Henry ScottMSc MRICSRICS REGISTERED VALUER
Joined the team in 2008, and completed his MSc and professional exams whilst working with the firm. Promoted to manage the Ryedale division of the general practice business from Malton. Specialises in professional valuation; property sales, management and auctions.
Juliet DrewniakBA (Hons)FINANCE PARTNER
As a 6th generation of the Stephenson family, Juliet joined the firm over 20 years ago after obtaining a degree in Business & Finance, she is an ACCA affiliate and now heads our accounts team as Finance Partner
Johnny CordingleyMRICS FAAVRICS REGISTERED VALUER
Johnny is a fully qualified rural surveyor who joined the team in 2021 from a national firm. Johnny has experience in a range of rural professional practice work including valuations, estate management, landlord and tenant matters and renewables work.
Stewart HamiltonMA (Hons) MRICSSENIOR VALUER
Experienced rural surveyor specialising in sales & purchase, valuation, compulsory purchase & compensation, farm & estate management & business development. Stewart joined us in 2020 from a national firm and as a former AMC agent & valuer, is well placed to provide secured lending advice.
Oliver CombeBA (Hons) HND ForestryTIMBER & WOODLAND MANAGEMENT
Spent 15 years in the commercial timber industry with a national company, joining Stephensons in 2013 to run our woodland and timber division. Specialises in management and marketing.
Beth DickinsonBSc (Hons) MRICS FAAVRURAL SURVEYOR
Beth joined the team in 2019 and is a fully qualified rural surveyor. Beth comes from a farming background and covers a range of rural professional practice work including valuations, landlord & tenant and agri-business.
Chris MuirBSc (Hons) Land Management, MBPRFARM BUSINESS ADVISOR
Chris grew up on a family farm in North Yorkshire and has over 25 years' experience within the Agricultural sector, having latterly worked delivering training courses and advising on pesticides. He joins us to specialise in Countryside Stewardship, supporting the transition through to the Environmental Land Management Scheme, Rural Grants, NVZ requirements and other aspects of farm business management.
Archie StephensonBAASSISTANT RURAL SURVEYOR
The seventh generation of our family to work for the company. Whilst working at Stephensons Rural, Archie will also be undertaking his masters at the University College of Estate Management before studying for his RICS and CAAV qualifications, to become a fully qualified rural surveyor. He will be involved in all aspect of the business particularly auctioneering and professional practice.
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