Property people: Barnsdales

From left, James Humphreys and Gareth Farmer

Property consultancy Barnsdales has hired for a series of high-profile roles.

The last financial year saw Doncaster-based Barnsdales Group record its highest turnover since the company was founded in 1905, with valuations and panel appointments seeing the biggest increases in demand.

The group has now confirmed three senior hires across its Barnsdales and Barnsdales FM firms.

Managing director, Jason Barnsdale, said: “With the UK property market going from strength to strength, now more than ever the region needs the expertise and experience of seasoned industry professionals.

“That’s why I’m pleased to welcome Andrew, James and Gareth to our growing team, helping us to provide even greater support to our portfolio of clients across the country.”

Andrew Turner

Andrew Turner, who joins as associate director of commercial property management, is a chartered surveyor and an experienced management surveyor.

His previous experience in the industry includes directorship of Bayford & Co and managing director of Deacons Chartered Surveyors. He now works with the Barnsdales FM team and helps lead the commercial property management department.

Joining him is James Humphreys, who takes on the role of surveyor.

With 12 years of experience in surveying for regional firms such as the NPS Property Group, Garness Jones Ltd and The Ashcourt Group, he will oversee the commercial agency department in South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, working with James Vandenbrook in the property auctions department and Jason Barnsdale on investment transactions.

Taking on the role of director at Barnsdales FM, which specialises in property and facilities management, is Gareth Farmer.

Based in Doncaster and operating across the UK, the company was formerly known as CPS, before becoming part of the Barnsdales Group in 2015 to offer a complete property management solution.

Farmer has worked in the property and facilities management sector for 11 years, having previously gained invaluable experience at Interserve, Engie, and the B38 Group.

Based at the firm’s Doncaster office, he is certified by the British Institution of Facilities Management (BIFM), the professional body for facilities management.

He is well positioned to leverage his extensive experience in the property market around South Yorkshire and the surrounding areas.