Suzie Barron works as a Commercial Agency Surveyor to service Edwin Thompson’s busy Cumbria offices in Windermere, Keswick and Carlisle.
Keith is a professional member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and a RICS Registered Valuer. Previously a Director of national property consultants Lambert Smith Hampton, Keith has also run his own property consultancy and been a partner in a property development company.
With extensive knowledge of a wide range of commercial property matters, including development and investment, as well as landlord and tenant issues, Keith’s work at Edwin Thompson now includes valuations for secured lending and other purposes and also Homebuyer reports.
Over the years, Keith’s clients have ranged from individual private investors to major institutions. The latter includes NatWest, Cumberland Building Society, Lloyds TSB Banking Group and RBS, and investors RSA Insurance Group, Norwich Union and Blackrock Land, as well as a host of owners and occupiers including the acquisition of a new call centre for Tsys.
Outside of work, Keith enjoys a variety of outdoor pursuits citing skiing, golf, walking and climbing as his interests. Being married to a teacher, he is an advocate of Pilates!
Chris has in-depth experience of building and architectural design having worked in the field for over 40 years. He has experience of most aspects of construction from site surveying through design, planning, grant application where appropriate, tendering and onto completion.
Before entering private practice 30 years ago Chris worked on several local authority and government building projects including spending 3 years in the Isle of Man as the Architectural Technician on the Peel Queen Elizabeth II Secondary School. Since working in private practice Chris has been involved in many private and social housing projects, commercial and industrial developments, both in new construction and conversions of existing buildings.
His attention to detail and eye for strong design are complemented by his practical approach and ability to interpret the client’s requirements accurately.
Chris’s hobbies are painting and music but these have been put on hold for a few years whilst he carries out a self-build construction of a new house for his own family.