Andrew was educated in Easingwold, Bishop Burton College and then Newcastle University where he graduated with honours in Agriculture and Estate management. Whilst at University, being a young entrepreneur, he purchased two properties to rent out in the Leeds area and that’s where his love of property began.
After graduating Andrew initially began his career in farming and whilst that is also one of his life’s passions the passion for property took over and he decided to diversify into Estate Agency in 2002. Andrew purchased the business of Waite & Co Horsforth and since then has acquired both the Guiseley and Otley Offices and joined forces with his two brothers Ian and Peter. Andrew believes in a strong and hard working ethic and bases his business practices on being independent and family run where commitment, dedication and quality of service is paramount.
Andrew and his two brother’s focus on what the customer wants and they ensure that their full range of services are available seven days a week and early evenings to allow their clients the opportunity to take advantage of viewings and valuations at times to suit their busy lifestyles. Andrew now resides in Rawdon with his wife and four young children and is heavily involved in the local community.
Tracey has been working in the estate agency industry since 1986 and has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Tracey began her career in the Bramley area of Leeds working for a small independent estate agent. Throughout her career she has experienced the corporate and independent worlds of estate agency and quickly decided that the work ethic and personal service offered by the independent estate agent determined a definite pathway which she wanted her career to take.
Tracey moved to work in the Horsforth area of Leeds in 1989 and this is where she has settled and remained. Tracey is highly regarded and respected within the profession and has a wealth of valued and loyal clients. She now holds the position of area manager overseeing the Horsforth residential sales and lettings divisions and the Guiseley and Otley offices. Tracey has an extremely strong work ethic, focused on family values and ensures that her loyal, committed and motivated teams are on top of their game and provide a first class service to all of our clients.
Richard was educated at Northallerton College and completed his A levels before leaving to commence his further higher education at Leeds Metropolitan University. Rich graduated in 2010 and commenced his working life, firstly, in recruitment. In 2012 Richard found an opportunity to diversify his career path to Property and joined the company, working from the highly successful flag ship office at Horsforth as a trainee sales negotiator. Rich quickly moved up the ranks to senior sales negotiator and then to assistant manager.
Richard has proven his excellent abilities and provides a top class, professional service to all of his clients. He is an extremely organised and motivated individual who heads up the superb sales team at the Horsforth Branch. Rich successfully completed his Technical Award in Residential Estate Agency in 2013 and holds the position of Residential Sales Manager.
Phillip has always lived in Horsforth, Leeds and attended Horsforth High School where he achieved his GCSE’s and A-Levels. In 2010 Phil joined Leeds City College studying business where he progressed to his final year in 2012 finishing his degree at Leeds Metropolitan University; graduating BA Hons in business. After a short break following his studies Phil joined the company at the Horsforth office in 2013 as a trainee sales negotiator. With his hard work, commitment and training Phil quickly progressed to a fully qualified sales negotiator achieving his MNAEA in September 2014. Phil is now an accomplished negotiator who is extremely dedicated to his clients and provides a first class service in all aspects of his role. Phil is an exceptional communicator and a highly driven and motivated individual, ensuring that he achieves the best possible price for the properties under his care and provides a comprehensive after sales service and holds the position of Head of Prestige and Assistant Sales Manager at the Horsforth Office.
Jamie who is originally from Hull attended Wolfreton School and achieved his A levels in sixth form. At a young age Jamie decided that further education wasn’t for him and very early on wanted to grasp working life head on. His career set off in the hospitality and catering industry working in bars and then restaurants. Jamie soon worked his way up to management level and excelled in customer service and engaging with his clients. Jamie moved to Leeds in 2007 when he decided that he wanted his career to move forward in a different direction. Jamie joined a large conveyancing firm and instantly fell in love with the property market, conveyancing and all aspects of the industry but Jamie missed the client engagement. Within a short space of time he moved to a successful Leeds city centre estate agent valuing and negotiating in both sales and lettings and he quickly set up excellent working relationships with a substantial client portfolio. Jamie joined the Hardisty team in April 2014, Valuing at the Horsforth office and has never looked back since! Jamie lives locally and has an excellent knowledge of the area and has now achieved his MNAEA.
Rory is originally from Nottinghamshire but headed further North in 2012 where he completed his degree achieving a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science at Manchester Metropolitan University. Rory moved to Yorkshire in 2013 to be with his now wife Sarah and their cockapoo Peppa! After settling in Leeds Rory began his career here in the retail sector, swiftly moving into management, however, he found that retail wasn’t his real passion and decided he wanted a more challenging and rewarding career.
He began his career in property forming part of a lettings team in a corporate agency and was quickly fulfilling a senior position, passing his NFOPP Level 3 in lettings and property management. Rory quickly found that his strength and passion was in valuing and moved specifically into a combined sales and lettings valuer role. Rory has extensive knowledge and experience having valued across North Yorkshire including Leeds, Harrogate, Ripon, Wetherby, Tadcaster. Rory joined HARDISTY AND CO in 2019 and values for the Horsforth and Otley offices and has achieved his MNAEA.
Health and fitness in his spare time, spending time with his family, in the gym or eating pizza are his favourite pastimes!
Charlotte lives locally and attended Benton Park High School until sixth form and left at eighteen with her A levels. Initially Charlotte set off on her career path working in debt purchasing in Leeds City Centre. Over four years Charlotte experienced three different roles mainly in customer and client services. Charlotte decided to have a gap year and left to travel alone, backpacking travelling in Australia, Fiji and South East Asia. During her travels Charlotte gained excellent people and life skills working in call centre sales, restaurant and bars. When Charlotte retuned to the UK she worked as par planner for a Horsforth based firm of financial advisers, mortgage brokers, wealth management for the retirement and investment planning. However, Charlotte has always had a close connection and interest in the property market as her parents have worked in property for many years and she therefore had a desire to progress within the property industry. An opportunity arose In April 2014, when Charlotte joined the Hardisty team at the flagship office in Horsforth as sales negotiator. Charlotte is already a very accomplished and professional estate agent and has achieved her MNAEA.
Rebecca has grown up in the local area all her life and moved to Farsley recently when she bought her own first home with her partner. She started her working life originally in childcare employed at a pre-school in Harrogate for nearly five years. Rebecca wanted to reach back to the roots where she grew up and moved to a nursery closer to home in Greengates. During her time there, Rebecca decided that she had a passion for more and she embarked on a career in estate agency working for a large corporate agent, where she received excellent training and a much grounded knowledge. However, Rebecca wanted to be more in touch, on a personal level, with her clients and colleagues and decided that the independent estate agent was more for her and joined HARDISTY AND CO in March 2017. Rebecca has a fantastic knowledge of the local area and excellent estate agency skills; she is a very driven individual who always goes the extra mile for her clients. Rebecca also has volunteered coaching athletics to school children and enjoys horse riding and helping out at the stables when she can alongside walking her dogs.
Ann is the mum of the three proprietors of the business and is based at the Horsforth Office. She works there as a negotiator and administrator. Ann comes from a secretarial background which has given her an excellent grounding for the estate agency industry where attention to detail is fundamentally important.
She is extremely organised, efficient and is an excellent communicator and is dedicated to providing her clients with a top class and complete service. Ann is an excellent all rounder and strives to give the best and most professional advice to all of her clients. Ann is committed to the business and is a valued and highly respected member of the team at the Horsforth Office and she is often around long after the office has closed ensuring that her clients receive an optimum service.
Ashley has lived in Horsforth and Rawdon for most of his life and attended Horsforth High School where he completed his GCSE examinations. Whilst Ashley was studying at high school he completed his work experience here and that is where his love of property began. He went on to take a part time job with the company as an office junior and administration assistant whilst attending Park Lane College where he completed his BTEC level 3 in business studies. Ashley commenced working for the company, full time in 2013 and has since qualified as a Domestic Energy Assessor in 2014. Ashley is an accomplished photographer and forms a valued part of the DEA, Photographic and administrational team based at the Horsforth Office.
Danny has always loved the property industry from been very young; following in the footsteps of his father who runs his own property business. Danny has lived locally all his life and attended Guiseley High school where he completed his GCSE’s and A-Levels. Danny started his career working shifts at a wine bar in Guiseley, the Wetherby Whaler, coaching at Coachwise Sports and Leeds Sports Academy.
Danny has an excellent work ethic and has a real drive and enthusiasm for sales and customer service. Danny commenced his apprenticeship with us in the summer of 2017 and is a keen footballer; kickboxer enjoys the gym and loves music and attending music events and festivals.
Josh grew up in West Leeds and attended the Farnley Academy where he completed his GCSE’s. Josh wanted to broaden his education experience and left school and attended the Elliott Hudson college to complete his AS and A Level studies. Whilst he studied Josh joined Hardisty and Co as a weekend/part time negotiator where he gained excellent initial experience and knowledge.
Josh is already showing great flair as a sales negotiator and gives an excellent service to our customers. Josh is currently undergoing an apprenticeship with the business and is a very motivated and enthusiastic individual with a very professional edge and drive to ensure our clients achieve the best possible prices for their properties. In his spare time Josh enjoys socialising with his friends and family and attending music festivals and concerts.
George grew up in Baildon and attended Guiseley high school where he completed his GCSE’s. George wanted to broaden his education experience and left school and attended Leeds City College where is trained to be a fitness instructor. Whilst at college he wanted to experience work and started as a part time bartender and waiter at pub restaurant. Whilst at college George secured an apprenticeship at a fitness gym where he learned excellent customer service skills and found a real passion for working with the general public.
George also has a passion for property coming from a family of building and renovation back ground and felt that on completion of his first apprenticeship he had some really strong transferable skills and continued his journey pursuing a career in estate agency. George currently holds the position of Sales Negotiator at the Horsforth branch and still enjoys fitness and attending Leeds United football matches.
Joe is from the Yeadon area of Leeds and completed his GCSE’s at St Mary’s Catholic Academy in Menston. This was shortly followed by completing a diploma in pre-uniformed services at Harewood Barracks in Leeds City Centre. This diploma gave Joe and excellent grounding to embark on his career which began working at a loft renovation company in Kirkstall. This job gave him an excellent knowledge of the North West districts of Leeds and gave him a strong desire to work within the property industry. Joe joined Hardisty and Co in 2019 and completed his level 2 diploma in customer service in December 2020. Joe holds the position of Sales Negotiator at the Horsforth Office and is currently studying for his level 3 award in Sale of Residential Property. Joe enjoys socialising with his friends and family and loves attending live music events in his spare time.
Mollie attended Farnley Academy where she completed her GCSE’s. She then moved to the Elliott Hudson College to finish her AS and A-Levels. During this time Mollie became a Police Explorer eventually becoming a Police Cadet Leader. Mollie also worked in a popular department store during this time which lead to full time employment where she learned a lot about the need for excellent customer service and the importance of delivering quality to the customer.
Mollie decided that she wanted to pursue a professional career in the property sector and joined HARDISTY AND CO in 2018 in the position of trainee property assistant. Mollie has achieved her professional MNAEA qualification in Sale of Residential Property and enjoys socialising with her friends and family.
Luke is originally from Hull but calls Stockport home now. He completed his A levels in 2020 at Aquinas College and moved to Leeds to studying Accounting and Finance at Leeds University and is currently completing his first year. Luke is a hard-working young man who wanted a business challenge whilst studying for his degree and joined HARDISTY AND CO in January 2021. Luke has already made an excellent impression on the sales and lettings teams at Horsforth and he is looking forward to building on his professional and business experiences whilst working at HARDISTY alongside his studies. Luke enjoys sports and travel in his leisure time.
Karen has lived in Farsley for the last forty-seven years and has had a long spanning career over thirty seven years working in the banking sector having gained excellent experience in mortgages, training, risk management and project management.
Karen joined the Hardisty team at Guiseley and Horsforth in 2020 and forms a fundamental part of the weekend team and she is also a part time school exam invigilator.
Karen enjoys DIY, walking and loves watching Formula 1 racing and has attended a number of grand Prix’s!