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.
Janice has worked in the industry for the last fourteen years and has an excellent knowledge and superb wealth of experience in estate agency practice and valuing. Janice joined the business in 1999 after having her two children and at first worked part time. It didn’t take Janice long before she was passionate about property, the industry and the company and she very quickly increased her hours and her dedication.
Janice now holds the position of Senior Valuer at the Horsforth and Otley Offices and her commitment and dedication to her role has grown from strength to strength. She always goes that extra mile for all of her clients and provides an invaluable service to all that is second to none. Janice is extremely personable, helpful and professional and strives to give the best levels of customer service, up-to-date and completely informed advice about, the current market, property values and our high level of service.
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.
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.
Georgina completed her “A” levels at Farnley Park Academy and during her time of study began working for the Hardisty team, Horsforth, in October 2013 as a part time/weekend negotiator and administration assistant. After completing her studies she started full time with the company, in June 2014, as a full time trainee sales negotiator. Georgina has already gained a wealth of experience and a great knowledge of the local area and is already part way through her studies for her MNAEA and hopes to qualify within the next few months. Georgina is a valued, conscientious and committed member of the team who is showing the early signs of an accomplished estate agent and sales negotiator. She is hard working and always willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to service the needs of all of her clients.
Joy was born and raised in Rawdon, which is where she started her career in property working in the After Home sales department of Waite and Co, she then progressed to Easy start homes where she was a property buyer for first time buyers. Joy wanted to further her career after a number of years, and so went on to becoming a property acquisitions consultant at Manning Staintons. After a year or so she went onto Pickerings Estate Agents to become a Sales Manager.
Joy then decided it was time to take the plunge and start her own business (established in 2005 – JER Property Consultants), she has currently been running her business as a property consultant since that time. Since Joy started her own business she has gone on to be married, had two children; Jack (3 years old) and Stanley (2 years old). Due to the demand of family life Joy has started to reduce her business hours a little and is now sustaining a more stable career back in the office environment at HARDISTY AND CO, Horsforth.
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.
Paul was born and raised in Adel, Leeds and was educated at Ralph Thoresby High School where he completed his GCSE’s and A levels. Paul left school in 1998 when he began his early career in property working for a small independent estate agent. After he had gained some initial experience he left to join his father in their family business managing a small portfolio of investment properties and carrying out various duties as a surveyor’s assistant drawing floorplans and completing general administration. In 2002 Paul began incorporating into his role joinery, bathroom and kitchen fitting and general property maintenance which gave him a great platform for his role today. In 2007 he qualified as a DEA and worked successfully for himself until 2012 when he joined the Hardisty team in Horsforth. Paul achieved his APIP (Association of Professional Inventory Providers) qualification in 2014. Paul is a valued member of both the residential sales and property management teams carrying out EPC’s, photography and other associated business for the lettings division.
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.
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.
Louise is from Leeds and studied at Leeds Trinity and All Saints University College in Horsforth and graduated in 2010 with a BA Honours Degree in Childhood and Youth Studies. However, working in customer services has always been one of her life passions and before she had a career break to raise her two boys Louise worked as an Assistant Manager for a luxury beauty boutique in Harrogate. While taking her career break Louise was a volunteer helping the local Brownie Unit which she found incredibly rewarding and she enjoyed working with the girls introducing them to new skills and activities.
Louise has been living in Horsforth with her husband and family for some time now and loves the area. Louise is currently renovating her family home and enjoys family time, going to the theatre and music concerts to balance life alongside her work as a sales and lettings negotiator at the Horsforth Branch.
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.
Over the last 30 years, Jo has moved from place to place within the UK however, she settled in the local area 15 years ago and now resides in the popular village of Rawdon. After moving houses so many times, Jo feels she has experience in what buyers/sellers expectations are and has always had a keen interest in renovating property.
Jo works within the International Travel Industry and because of this prides herself on exceptional customer service; a huge part of her role as well as being a problem solver. Jo now looks to spend more time at home with her family and friends which has led her to HARDISTY AND CO to carry out accompanied viewings on a part time basis, this means she is able to work in a family run environment, and incorporate her passion for property.