Executive Committee

Kate Watts
I have worked for the family business since leaving school in various roles, however in 1997 I took over the running of our Lettings Department.
I have 3 Lettings offices within Bradford & Kirklees and manage over 700 properties on behalf of Landlords. I am a member of the National Landlords Association and we are accredited members of NALS and The Guild of Lettings & Management. I am currently working on obtaining The BTEC Professional Diploma in Residential Letting & Management.


Nigel Scott
O’Hearne & Partners have been established for over 40 years during which time we have gained an enviable reputation for professionalism, integrity and service.
The firm is now run by partners Nigel Scott and Richard Bairstow, both qualified Chartered Surveyors who have over 30 years experience in residential sales and surveys in the Bradford area.
The firm have been members of the Bradford & District Auctioneers and Estate Agents Association since 1968 and Nigel Scott has been a member of the executive committee for over 20 years and is a former Association President.

Peter Leadbeater
As one of the oldest and best known firms of Chartered Surveyors in the North of England, Dacre, Son & Hartley have been synonymous with reliability and integrity for over 190 years. We have earned a reputation for honesty, commitment and professionalism, through dedicating ourselves to our customer's needs, winning several awards.
In addition to residential sales and lettings we have specialist commercial, land and new homes and Agricultural departments and our own financial services company.


James Watts
Robert Watts Estate Agents are a family business who have been established for over 30 years. They have over 40 staff spread over 4 sales offices and 3 lettings offices as well as offering in-house conveyancing, mortgage advice and a chartered surveying and commercial department.
I am a qualified chartered surveyor with a commercial background working in Leeds and I now run the firm’s Cleckheaton sales branch as well as undertaking residential surveys.


Whitegates was established in Bradford in 1978 and I am proud to be the Managing Director. I started in Estate Agency in 1988 and have done nothing else my entire working life sad as that may seem! I am a Fellow of the NAEA and an ARLA member. I joined Whitegates in 1988 as Trainee Valuer progressing to Area Manager in Bradford and ran Bingley, Keighley, Cleckheaton, Pontefract, Wakefield, Harrogate and York. I have owned the Whitegates Bradford franchise since 2001. We as a team specialise in Sales, Letting and Property Management and pride ourselves on our customer service.


Stuart Illingworth
Having worked in the property market for 20 years, Stuart was elected a professional associate of the RICS in 1998. Setting up Woodheads in 2001 to acquire two companies, he then joined forces with Mark Brearley & Company in 2005.
Acting in all aspects of commercial property, Stuart has experience in valuation, agency, rent review and lease renewals and has acted as LPA receiver. Woodheads now operates as a specialist commercial and residential property management company in association with Mark Brearley & Company.


John Watts
I have been in the industry for almost 20 years and member of NAEA and fellow Director of the family businesses.   Executive committee member of the Bradford & District Estate Agents Association,  having been President in 2005. Happily married with 3 young children, keen golfer and loyal season ticket holder of Bradford City.



Justin Robinson
I joined the industry in the late 1980’s and have worked in the Bradford district throughout my career. I am a qualified Chartered Surveyor and co own Hayfield Robinson. We have offices in Bradford City Centre and Keighley and focus on commercial property agency and valuation as well as offering a range of professional services attached to both commercial and residential property. We have a wide range of valued clients from the Public, Corporate and Private sectors.


Nigel Rodwell, FRICS
I am the Managing Surveyor of Colleys Bradford. Colleys is a national firm and is part of The Lloyds Banking Group.
I am a Chartered Surveyor and have worked in Bradford and the surrounding areas since 1978. I carry out surveys and valuations for mortgage lenders and buyers as well as preparing reports as an expert where there are disputes over value before the Courts



Martin Lonsdale
Martin S Lonsdale Estates Ltd have been established since 1997. Specialising in sales and lettings in North Bradford. Comprising of 5 staff we can offer mortgage advice, and are agents for distressed Spanish property sales. Personal service from our prominent main road office.



James Hart
As sad as it may be, I joined the Estate Agency industry straight from leaving school in 1989. Twenty some years later I am still here! As a professionally qualified member of the National Association of Estate Agents I have a deep routed passion for the industry and I love my job – every day is different and never boring!



Samantha Gregory
I have worked for Whitegates for nearly 25 years starting as a property consultant dealing with house sales only, about 10 years ago we ventured in to lettings. I am now the Branch Manager. I am a member of Arla and The National Association of Estate Agents and in 2009 Whitegates introduced an annual award for the outstanding member of staff which I am pleased to say I was the first employee to receive this award.