Michael is a graduate of Reading University. He became a Partner of Whirledge & Nott in 1996. He farms in Colchester where he also manages to combine his twin passions of diversification and conservation in one location. He is a former Chairman of the Essex Agricultural Society and President of the Essex Agricultural Valuers. He lives in Layer de la Haye with his two rugby mad sons.
Kate is a chartered town planner, chartered surveyor and registered agricultural valuer. Kate joined Whirledge & Nott in 1997 and became a Director in 2014. She provides general practice advice, specialising in planning and rural matters. Kate heads up the Rural Planning team with diversification expertise and successful planning enforcement work. She is the past President of the Essex Agricultural Valuers Association.
David is a graduate of the University of Plymouth and the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. He joined Whirledge & Nott in 2000 and became a Director in 2014. He provides general practice advice and heads up the Valuation and Renewables teams. David also administers the Rochford Hundred Ploughing Match in his spare time. He lives in Chelmsford with his wife and two children.
Anthony graduated from Seale Hayne in 2005 and heads up the Commercial team in our Rayleigh office. He joined Whirledge & Nott in 2005 and became a Director in 2017. He lives near Colchester with his wife and family and administers the local farm competitions.
Matt graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in 2006 having studied part-time whilst completing the Weston Homes Management Trainee scheme. He has over 20 years' experience working for developers and house builders and spent 6 years as Development Executive for Crest Nicholson.
He joined the Development Team at Whirledge & Nott in 2018 and joined the Board of Directors in 2023.
He lives in rural north Essex where he built his family home and lives with his wife and two children. He is a very keen sailor having represented his country at numerous World and European championships.
Freddie graduated with a Rural Enterprise and Land Management degree from Harper Adams University and joined Whirledge & Nott in 2015. He was appointed associate director in 2021.
He enjoys the diversity and challenges of general practice. Growing up on a farm combined with his professional expertise means Freddie is ideally placed to offer sound property advice and services to those within the rural sector and beyond.
Freddie lives in North Essex with his wife and son.
Millie attended Reading University and joined Whirledge & Nott in 2015. She was appointed associate director in 2021. She helped to set up the Habitat Database, has managed a significant national infrastructure project and her rural background has proved invaluable when helping clients with their BPS.
Millie heads up the commercial management team and is responsible for running and administering industrial estates and multi occupied rural estates.
She lives near Cambridge and enjoys walks on the farm with her husband, daughter, and dog.
Martin graduated at Reading University with first class honours where he specialised in planning and development. He has over 30 years' experience in the property industry working both as residential developer and agent.
He joined forces with Whirledge & Nott in October 2010 to head up the Development Agency department. He lives in Leigh-on-Sea with his wife and three children.
Hannah heads up the Whirledge & Nott Environment department.
Hannah joined Whirledge & Nott in 2021 having spent 10 years in the City managing projects for Ernst & Young, Barclays and Accenture after graduating from Warwick University with a degree in Management. As a Board Member of the Essex Local Nature Partnership, Hannah plays a key part in addressing issues of sustainability and biodiversity loss.
Outside of work Hannah is a competitive polo player and lives on the family farm in Basildon.
Jeremy was formerly a Partner with Bidwells where he was Head of Valuation and Professional Services.
His expertise includes strategic estate management; valuations for tax, secured lending, sale and purchase; landlord and tenant consultancy including rent reviews and tenancy issues; planning and development and dispute resolution. He regularly accepts appointments from the RICS and privately to act as an arbitrator or an independent expert to resolve a wide variety of disputes including overage and end of Option payments for residential development, contract farming disputes and the capital and rental value of agricultural, equestrian and residential property and is appointed to sit on the RICS compulsory purchase dispute resolution panel. He is also an accredited RICS Expert Witness and frequently offers the Court and the parties involved in litigation with his expert opinion on issues of valuation.
When not working he likes to retire to the water's edge and engage in his passion for fly fishing or follow the fortunes of Harlequins Rugby Club.
Prior to joining Whirledge & Nott in 2017, Caroline practiced as a commercial property solicitor. Caroline now manages Whirledge & Nott and has a seat on the main board. Her role is to focus on maintaining quality to the benefit of our clients and oversee the continuing growth of the firm.
Caroline was formerly a partner at Tolhurst Fisher solicitors. Her property background and extensive legal knowledge make her perfectly placed for the role.
She lives with her husband and two children in Colchester
Scholar and former head of school, Rhega-Mai is a graduate of the Universities of St Andrews, Maastricht, and College of Estate Management. She joined Whirledge & Nott in 2017 and completed her MSc in Real Estate at UCEM and Assessment of Professional Competence.
She is involved in all areas of general practice, but is particularly interested in Development and Renewables.
Rhega is a member of the Essex Ladies in Business.
Catherine is an AAT qualified accountant with over 30 years’ experience in the private, public and property sectors. Catherine joined Whirledge & Nott in 2021. She manages several residential properties and is responsible for the farm accounts for two farm estates. Catherine lives near Thaxted, and has two grown up daughters.
Albert joined Whirledge & Nott in 2023 to pursue his ambition to be a commercial letting agent. Albert is Vice Chairman of Ongar Young Farmers and lives on the family farm in North Essex. In his spare time Albert restores cars.