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Richmond and Leyburn Offices

Norman F Brown FRICS
Chartered Surveyor

(01748) 822473


Norman grew up in nearby Swaledale and his local family connections stretch back for hundreds of years. He set the business up in Richmond in 1967 wanting to be his own boss, and the firm originally traded from premises in Rosemary Lane prior to having their bespoke premises built on Queens Road in the 1980's from which they trade from to this day. He gained the status of a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 1974 and has enjoyed a varied and busy career in the local property market until retiring from the day to day activities within the business in 2020. He now performs a consultancy role within the firm.  
James F Brown MRICS BSc (Hons)
Chartered Surveyor
Branch Manager/Valuer

(01748) 822473 or (01969) 622194 or

Having joined the firm in 2001 after qualifying as a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2000 and gaining work experience elsewhere having gained his surveying degree in 1998, James is proud to have followed in his father's footsteps. He oversees the overall running of the business ensuring that their long standing reputation is maintained, and undertakes all activities within the Richmond and Leyburn branches. He's constantly to looking for ways to develop and improve the business whilst ensuring that customer service remains at the core of everything they do. 
Karen Atkinson
Sales and Lettings Negotiator

(01748) 822473


Karen has over 25 years of experience within local estate agency having started her career in 1997 and joining Norman F Brown in 2014, and that wealth of experience is invaluable to the firm.

Belinda Brown BSc (Hons)
Sales and Lettings Negotiator
Belinda has vast experience in both the sale and letting of residential property, having joined the firm in 2001, graduating from Nottingham Trent University with a degree in Estate Surveying in 1998 and then working for a national chain of estate agents before joining Norman F Brown.    
Hazel Moore

Hazel provides invaluable administration support to the Richmond office. Hazel has an excellent eye for accuracy and her attention to detail is second to none and makes sure the office runs smoothly from the background. Hazel also lives locally to Richmond and joined the company in 2009.

Charlotte Hutchinson
Sales and Lettings Negotiator

(01748) 822473 or (01969) 622194 or

Charlotte joined the firm in 2022, lives locally and has a passion for property.

Bedale Office

Simon Davies BSc (Hons) FNAEA
Branch Manager/Valuer

(01677) 422282

Started his career as a Lettings negotiator in 2002. Simon has a Bsc (Hons) Property studies degree from Sheffield Hallam University and is a Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA). Simon has wide experience selling properties from £50,000 to £1,000,000 plus and has also completed the Guild of Property Professionals enhanced training scheme in Sales and Lettings. Simon played rugby for Harrogate RUFC, is a family man with two young children and joined Norman F brown in August 2017.
Anita Sygmuta
Sales and Lettings Negotiator

(01677) 422282

Anita has unrivalled professional knowledge in the Bedale area having started her career in 1994 as a Sales and Lettings negotiator. Anita lives locally in Aiskew with her family and has excellent knowledge of Bedale and the surrounding villages. Anita joined Norman F Brown in 2001 and loves being part of the team and takes the lead on the Lettings side of the business, as well as enjoying the cut and thrust of the sales world. Anita is also an Associate member of the Guild of Property Professionals and has also completed their Enhanced Lettings scheme.
Janet Harnett
Sales and Lettings Negotiator

(01677) 422282

Janet joined the company in September 2009 and is into her 9th year in the property industry and has also completed The Guild of Property Professionals Enhanced Training Scheme. Janet gets involved in all areas of the business and her favorite things are negotiating sales and creating brochures. Janet lives locally to Bedale in a village just outside of Bedale and loves spending time with her busy family outside of the office.
Emma Harris
Sales and Lettings Negotiator

(01677) 422282

Emma joined the company in January 2016 having served in the armed forces for over 10 years. Emma is now an associate member of the Guild of Property Professionals and is working hard towards completing their Enhanced Training Scheme. Emma is very particular with a keen eye for detail and is a fast learner, enjoying both the sales and lettings side of the business. A resident of Aiskew, Emma loves her family time and spends most weekends watching her children play football.
Jo Chadwick
Sales and Lettings Negotiator

(01677) 422282

Jo has worked in estate agency for the last 14 years around the Richmond, Catterick Garrison and Bedale area. This is her second time working for Norman F Brown (used to work out of Richmond office) having rejoined in February 2020, after worked for another local agent. Jo has passed the Guild of Property Professionals' enhanced training scheme for sales and lettings and is now an associate member. Jo grew up in Hackforth just outside of Bedale and has excellent local knowledge and a great track record in providing the highest levels of customer service for our clients.

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