Our dedicated team of local people are our greatest strength, we pride ourselves in investing in the development of our people, creating a team of qualified, specialist property professionals.
Peter was raised in Northamptonshire, educated at Wellingborough School. He spent his first three years as a student at Shirecliffe College in Sheffield, reading Estate Management and Valuation. Peter is a Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents and has over 40 years of estate agency experience, with a passion for and an intimate understanding of the buying and selling of property in the countryside.
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Christine, during her earlier career, Christine’s early years were in Surrey, moving to North Yorkshire when she was eight, educated at Easingwold School. During her earlier career, she worked for Barclays Bank, moving from Hull, to Thirsk, then to York Parliament Street as a personal banker and then on to Kirkbymoorside Branch in 1987. In 1988 she became a mother and brought up her sons Alex and William (William now a Chartered Rating Surveyor and director with Savills in the City of London) and initially joined the business as a bookkeeper. She has been a partner in the business for over 20 years, responsible for the financial aspects of the business and conducts viewings.. Christine and Peter met through Young Farmers at a raft race at Cundall. Christine was with Easingwold Young Farmers and Peter with Helmsley. Christine has been married to Peter for over 36 years.
Christine has a keen interest in country life and has a particular interest in her dogs Tilly and Ginny and her horse Ellie, nothing makes her more happy than going out on a hack in the North York Moors National Park with her riding friends. She is an accomplished cook and great at entertaining and a true support to Peter.
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Helen is the Chartered Surveyor within the business with over 20 years experience, she is available to be commissioned to conduct independent surveys, RICs Homebuyer reports, and make in-depth inspections of the property and provide written reports, with photographs where appropriate. She is one of the last remaining local surveyors in the Ryedale area with an in depth and invaluable knowledge of the locality.
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Sharon is the PA to Peter Illingworth, Senior Sales Negotiator and deals with the HR, she has been with the business for the last 14 years and has proved herself to be a most valuable member of the team, as well a highly regarded sales professional by sellers and buyers alike. She is based in the Kirkbymoorside Office.
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Diane has been in estate agency most of her working life. She is the longest serving employee of Peter Illingworth, with over 21 years of service, primarily based at the Pickering Office, she is totally dependable and highly trusted, being a very experienced, professional skilled negotiator and administrator.
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Michele has come from a background in the banking service industry and has fitted in admirably into the Pickering Office being always genuinely helpful to clients and customers alike. She has created a great relationship with the local press and with our London marketing office by continuing to get many of our properties featured. She has been with the business for over 13 years.
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Kirsty has developed key contacts with the press and has a great eye for getting a property story, resulting in excellent media coverage for clients in both national and international press. She has been with the Mayfair Office for over 10 years. She is skilled in providing content for social media. Kirsty is keen, efficient and professional and always a pleasure to deal with.