Office contact details
The Black Barn
Phone: 01268 783377
If you are using a SatNav to get here the postcode to use is SS6 9QW
Our Rayleigh Team
BSc (Hons) FRICS FAAV
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.
MSc MRICS FAAV MRTPI
Head of Planning and Rural
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.
Head of Valuation and Renewables
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.
BSc (Hons) MRICS
Head of Commercial
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.
BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV
Head of Utilities
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.
Head of Management
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.
BSc (Hons) MRICS
Head of Development
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.
Head of Environment
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.
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
BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV
Jess joined Whirledge & Nott in 2014 and was appointed associate director in 2023. Jess is a rural land expert, specialising in planning, diversification, valuations and RPA subsidies.
Jess is an examiner for the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) and is a keen long-distance runner.
Jess lives in Tiptree with her daughter.
MA (Hons) MA MSc MRICS
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.
BSc (Hons) MRICS
Grace graduated from Harper Adams with a first class honours in rural enterprise and land management. She joined Whirledge & Nott in October 2021 and qualified in October 2022.
Grace enjoys a wide range of general rural practice, including diversification planning, environmental grants and agency.
In her holidays Grace enjoys helping her godmother with lambing on their farm in the north of Scotland.
BSc (Hons) MSc MRICS
Commercial Lettings Agent
Property Accounts Manager
Claire joined Whirledge & Nott in 2020. Her 30 years’ experience in accounts is invaluable for her role of collecting rents for both residential and commercial properties as well as administering a large farm account. She also assists our Financial Controller.
Claire lives in Rayleigh and has two grown up daughters. She is the founder of a successful local hockey club which she plays and manages.
Harriet graduated from the Royal Agricultural University with a first-class Honours Degree in Real Estate in July 2023. She joined Whirledge & Nott in September on the graduate scheme.
Harriet enjoys shooting, competing in tetrathlons, travelling, scuba diving and rides with the Essex Hunt North Pony Club.