Ana Young graduated from SRUC Aberdeen in 2019 with a 2:1 in Rural Business Management BA(Hons). She is currently working towards becoming RICS qualified and is keen to gain experience in all aspects of her work. She grew up in a remote area of the Scottish Highlands where her love for agriculture and field sports began. She spends her spare time out and about with Whinnie, her working cocker spaniel.
Kate is a dual Chartered Rural Surveyor and Rural Planner with Edwin Thompson having joined the firm in 2019. Before joining the firm Kate worked as Land Agent for firms with national coverage, the Forestry Commission and also a range of planning consultant roles. Kate has, most recently, focussed on planning consultancy and has an excellent record in achieving permissions for rural, residential and commercial projects. Kate brings a broad knowledge of land agency and planning matters having worked in a variety of settings throughout Scotland. Kate lives near Peebles, in the Scottish Borders and when away from work can be found renovating properties, fell racing or distance swimming in lochs.
Suzanne went to school in the Scottish Borders and returned to the area after completing her studies. She graduated in Economics from the University of Strathclyde before gaining an MSc in Research Methods and Human Geography from the University of Reading and then a PhD in Economics. Whilst undertaking her doctorate, Suzanne worked for the Department of Real Estate and Planning and tutored undergraduate Land Managements students in Property and Investment Economics. Suzanne holds the National Federation of Property Professionals Level 6 Technical Award in Residential Lettings and Property Management. Suzanne assists in the day to day running of the Residential Lettings Department.
Alan joined the Edwin Thompson team after working in the Property Department of a Borders firm of Solicitors for 8 years. He currently manages the Property Department and all Estate Agency matters in the central Borders and is always on hand to advise clients on all things property based.
Alan has successfully passed a course set by The National Federation of Property Professionals and has gained a Scottish Technical Award in the Sale of Residential Property. He has also passed his NVQ level 3 in Business Administration. Alan is now studying for an AssocRICS course to become a registered valuer on his pathway to becoming a Surveyor.
Outside of work Alan enjoys field sports, training his dog and walking throughout the stunning Scottish Borders countryside.
Ashleigh joined Edwin Thompson in 2016 and has recently achieved the National Federation of Property Professionals Level 6 Technical Award in Residential Letting and Property Management. Ashleigh is responsible for the everyday running of the Galashiels Lettings Department. Her main duties includes pre-let valuations, dealing with enquiries, viewings and referencing applicants, producing tenancy agreements and handling deposit registrations. Ashleigh is also responsible for the management of over 60 properties and ensuring both our clients and tenants receive the best possible service.