Meet the Stephensons Team


Ian E Reynolds FRICS BSc (Est Man) - Managing Partner

Ian has over 48 years experience of the Greater York property market and is the leading authority on residential development land in the North of England. Whether you have a single building plot or a large development site in excess of 100 acres Ian can provide expert advice on your asset and how to maximise it.


Nick Kay MRICS - Partner

Having joined Stephensons in 2002 becoming a Partner of the company in 2010, Nick has over 16 years of experience of the North Yorkshire Housing market qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor in 2006. Nick specialises in all areas of Residential Property including residential sales, residential lettings, development land and property auctions.



Oliver J Newby MNAEA - Partner

Having grown up in and around the villages of York, Oliver is approaching 14 years in the property industry having worked for some of the largest property organisations, both locally and nationally.

From a family with a wealth of property background this allows him to offer an extensive knowledge of the people and property of North Yorkshire. Oliver joined the company in 2008 and became a Partner in 2017. He now oversees all residential sales in the York and Haxby office, and is on hand to provide sound and sensible property advice.

James E Reynolds BA (Hons) MRICS - Partner & RICS Registered Valuer

James has over 14 years post qualification experience as a Chartered General Practice Surveyor, having previously worked for Sanderson Weatherall. He has considerable knowledge of the Yorkshire market and deals with all aspects of commercial property including; valuation advice for secured lending and company accounts; development appraisals/advice; sale, letting and purchase; rent reviews and lease renewals; none domestic rating advice and commercial property management.

York Office

Chris Hill FNAEA - Associate Partner & Residential Lettings Manager

Chris has been managing Stephensons Residential Lettings for over 23 years. He offers a personal and professional service unequalled in the area, whether it is finding the right tenant for your property, managing it in your absence or maximising the financial return when letting your property Chris and his team offer a reliable & friendly service to guide through your letting needs.


Sarah Sherwood MNAEA - Residential Sales Manager

Sarah joined the firm in 2005 as the member of the National Association of Estate Agents. An enthusiastic member of the team who is highly skilled in sales negotiation/progression and offers a vast knowledge of York and its villages. Sarah oversees our sales team deals with all Sales Progression in our busy York office and is on hand to guide buyers and sellers through the sales process.


Zak Brotherston MNAEA- Sales Negotiator

A member of the National Association of Estate Agents, Zak joined the Stephensons team in early 2016 and comes from a family experienced in property development. Being a highly motivated individual and passionate about property Zak graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University studying 'Advertising & Brand Management' and is on hand to help with all your property enquiries, whilst bringing a high level of enthusiasm to the team alongside Oliver, Sarah, Iain and Dan. Outside of work Zak enjoys socialising with friends and is a keen football fan.


Iain Jarvis- Sales Negotiator

Iain joined the Stephensons team in 2017 and comes with a wealth of property experience. Iain provides a knowledgeable service to those hoping to visit and inspect any Stephensons property along with a friend. Out of work Iain enjoys cricket and can often be found on the golf course.

Laura Bisson - Secretary & Marketing Assistant

Laura joined Stephensons in 2018 and has quickly become a popular member of the York team due to her 'bubbly' personality and constant smile. Having graduated from Oxford Media & Business School with 'Distinction with Honours' her varied daily roles include assisting the partners with secretarial work along with preparing sales and lettings marketing material whilst having the very important role of 'Social Secretary'.



Fiona Sissons - Lettings Negotiator

Fiona is 'front of house' Letting Assistant, dealing with tenancy applications & referencing and general enquiries. She's lived in the York area for many years & knows the City well. Fiona has worked for the company since 2006 and is widely experienced in all Lettings matters.
Haxby Office

Daniel Wilson
BA (Hons) PgDip MNAEA- Office Manager

Dan joined Stephensons in 2015 and quickly became a part of the Stephensons family. Since joining the company, he has undertaken further studies to become a member of both the National Association of Estate Agents and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors via Postgraduate studies at Sheffield Hallam University. Dan now offers a vast knowledge of the local property market, and is on hand to offer customers sound advice both in the selling and purchasing process. As an enthusiastic individual, Dan will advise the best strategy to market your property to its fullest potential and how to achieve the best possible price. In addition, Dan will keep a close eye on the conveyancing stage and see the sale through to completion.

Laura Davidson - Sales Negotiator & Administrator

Laura joined Stephensons in 2017 after working as a legal secretary for 5 years. Laura has gained lots of administrative skills and the importance of customer service. Laura quickly settled into her secretarial and marketing role in the York Office. Laura's enthusiam and drive recently saw her move offices to Haxby supporting Daniel and Emma. Laura is always on hand to assist with all sales enquiries.

Selby Office

June Simpson - Residential Sales & Lettings Manager

June has worked for Stephensons for 14 years. She has lived and worked in Selby all of her life and as a result her local knowledge is extensive. Her role within the Selby team includes running our busy lettings department, sales negotiator and secretary to the branch manager. June has always been passionate about her job and always give 100% to give the best possible service to her clients.


Mary Romaniw - Senior Sales Negotiator

Mary was born and bred in Selby and has a wealth of local knowledge and around 29 years experience in estate agency in Selby.  Mary is passionate about her work in our busy sales reception, being a highly skilled negotiator handling all aspects of sales to ensure that our clients experience a stress free sale and purchase

Tom Brooks MNAEA - Sales Negotiator  & Valuer
Tom joined the Selby team in 2015 and recently become a member of the National Association of Estate Agents.  Tom brings a high level of enthusiasm to the office, working alongside Nick, June, Mary and Carol.  Tom is on hand to deal with any enquiries and will be pleased to arrange your next viewing or market appraisal.

Carol Trifunovic Senior Sales Negotiator 
Carol joined the Selby team in 2015 having previously worked in sales and estate agency.  Carol brings a high level of customer service and is highly skilled in negotiation and sales progression, and offers a wealth of knowledge of the Selby area, York and villages.

Easingwold Office


Nick Lawrence - Associate Partner
With over 32 years of estate agency experience selling a wide range of town and country properties locally, regionally and nationally, Nick's in-depth knowledge provides our clients with expert guidance on all property matters whether you are bidding and buying or more importantly, looking to sell your property for the best price possible with the minimum amount of stress by providing you with a realistic valuation and invaluable advice on how to maximise your property's true market potential.


Sue Smith - Senior Sales Negotiator

With over 12 years of experience in residential sales and lettings in Easingwold and the surrounding area, Sue aim is to ensure our clients the smoothest move possible and provides invaluable and unwavering support through the day to day challenges that buying, selling or renting a property brings by solving problems, finding answers and chasing up the weakest links in your chain.


Debbie Hodgson - Senior Sales Negotiator

Although a Londoner by birth, Debbie unashamedly admits to being evangelical about the joys of living in Easingwold which has been her home for the last 20 years and with over 10 years of experience in residential property sales in both Easingwold and York Debbie provides a professional, efficient and friendly approach and takes enormous delight in guiding our sellers and buyers through the property sale process.

Fiona Antrobus -
Senior Sales Negotiator

With over 20 years of experience in residential property sales in both Easingwold and York, Fiona is a highly skilled negotiator who works tirelessly to achieve the best possible sale price for our clients. Her in-depth knowledge and infectious enthusiasm provides both buyers and sellers alike with a positive and proactive approach to the quite often stressful process of moving home.

Gill Glover - Sales Receptionist

Having previously worked at Boulton Cooper Stephenson in Helmsley, Gill lives locally and joined the Easingwold sales team in 2016. Gill provides our clients with a professional, friendly and efficient approach whether you are in the process of buying, selling, renting or letting a property.

Boroughbridge Office

Lin Thompson- Senior Negotiator
Lin has been successfully selling property from our Boroughbridge office since 1999. Lin thrives on the day to day challenges that buying and selling properties brings and prides herself on guiding clients sympathetically and efficiently through the sales process from the initial valuation of their property to the completion of their sale.


Julia Saul - Senior Negotiator

Julia has over 20 years estate agency experience, both in Boroughbridge and previously in London. Her efficiency and organisational skills make her an invaluable member of our sales team and provides our clients with essential advice and support throughout the whole buying and selling process.

Knaresborough Office


Kate Reynolds-Jones - Senior Negotiator

Kate is our most recent recruit joining Stephensons with a wealth of experience behind her in the Knaresborough property market. Kate is skilled in all aspects of sales negotiation and progression and boasts years of experience in property management.


Angela Atkinson -  Senior Negotiator

Angela is a key member of our Knaresborough Sales & Lettings team bringing  25 years’ experience working in Harrogate, Knaresborough & Wetherby with the majority spent in Knaresborough itself.

Her knowledge of the area and negotiation skills compliment an already thriving office. In her spare time Angela enjoys with her husband and is a keen artist, using oil, pastel and water colour.

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