Andrew started in estate agency in 1986 with a local family firm in the Lancaster area before setting up and running a very successful solicitors estate agency practice for 17 years with 5 offices in the local area. Andrew joined the company as a Director in 2006 heading up Fine & Country which quickly established itself as the market leader in the upper quartile of the market.
Local to Ambleside Matt joined the company in 2002 and subsequently obtained a Masters degree in Commercial Property Management from John Moore’s University. With strong local knowledge and a member of the NAEA, Matt manages our highly rated Ambleside office and was made a Director of the company in 2006.
Local to the area, Jack joined the company in 2007 obtaining a degree in Property Management & Investment along the way and later becoming a member of the NAEA. With a wealth of local knowledge and valuation experience Jack manages our Windermere Office, valuing property and negotiating successful deals across the Lake District National Park with both Fine & Country and Matthews Benjamin.
Local to the Lancaster area Deborah moved to Ambleside in 1985 working as a solicitor for an established local firm. She is now a director and the Company Secretary having joined the firm in 2001, dealing with the accounts and administration side of the business.
Adam joined us as a Director in February 2018 with the sole purpose of setting up our lettings company. Adam comes with a wealth of experience and knowledge specialising in Residential Lettings & Property Management. As a registered member of ARLA Propertymark, Adam is fully qualified to assist and advise in any matters relating to Residential Lettings and Management.
A long time resident of Ambleside Janet has been with Matthews Benjamin since 2004 and has built many strong client relationships, dealing directly with countless successful negotiations and day to day running of our busy office. Janet's daily enthusiasm and positive approach to her role is well appreciated by both the company and clients alike.
Very familiar to the local area having lived in Windermere for over 14 years, Nicola has a wealth of varied experience having owned and run her own guest house and more recently worked as a duty manager at Booths. Nicola has excellent customer care skills and is always happy and to go the extra mile. She has proved herself as a successful sales negotiator, dealing with all price ranges.
David boasts over 30 years experience in the local property market, starting in the industry in 1984 and quickly established himself as a well known figure in the property community. David joined the Matthews Benjamin and Fine & Country team in 2016, bringing with him his wealth of experience in residential valuation, new build projects, development opportunities and skills in negotiation of all price ranges.
With the business since 2007, Andrea has been a vital part of the expansion into Lancaster with both Fine & Country and Matthews Benjamin. Andrea is also a fully qualified member of the National Association of Estate Agents having completed the extensive course in 2018 and is our leading Sales Negotiator for properties in the upper quartile of the market in the North Lancashire region.
Mark has a wealth of experience working within Garstang and the surrounding areas. Managing a successful local estate agents branch, before making his move to Fine and Country in 2020. Highly motivated individual with an emphasis on delivering a professional and courteous service, whilst achieving desired results.
Sophie has been with the company since 2012 and has been an integral part of our client relations and property consulting in The Lake District. Sophie now takes on an exciting new role due to her natural social and charismatic personality. Based from our Lancaster office she will be focusing on the marketing aspect of both the company and properties and is also part of our Production team.
Bessie joined Matthews Benjamin and Fine & Country in June 2015; a committed and organised individual, her responsibilities and specialisms lie in client relationship and as part of our dedicated production team Bessie visits all of our Fine & Country properties across the branches, dealing with the production of brochures through to the marketing.
Since 2009 Tegan has seamlessly covered the administration and extensive marketing operation at Lancaster Office ensuring the smooth running of the business using her knowledge of the area and experience in estate agency. Tegan is also a part of our dedicated Production team for all of our Fine & Country branches, dealing with all new instructions from the production of brochures through to going live on the market.
Charlotte joined the Fine & Country and Matthews Benjamin team at Lancaster in 2014 bringing to her position a wealth of experience from her estate agency background. Formerly a manager of a multi-branch agency and with an excellent knowledge of the Lancaster and the Lune Valley region, Charlotte has a friendly and efficient approach for dealing with sales progression.
Jenna joined the Matthews Benjamin team at Ambleside in 2017 and has since established herself as an integral part of the company. Her natural efficiency and great organisation of the office fits well within the administrative role. Dealing with client relations on a daily basis, Jenna’s friendly approach is always noted by clients.
Siena recently joined our Matthews Benjamin and Fine & Country team at Windermere having won over the company with her refreshing and friendly approach to client relations. Siena has grown up in the area and therefor has a great understanding and passion for The Lake District that converts well into her new administration role.
Partners in crime, Max & Millie are the beloved pets of Managing Director Andrew Kneale and wife Mandy Kneale. This Cocker Spaniel duo can often be found visiting the offices and are certainly the most popular members of the company. With an important task of maintaining morale and spreading the love, Max and Millie enjoy lunch time walks across the fields and are regular visitors to the staff biscuit cupboard.
Guy from F&C did a great job - diligent, persistent and imaginative. He understood what we wanted, got to know the house and the area, to work out who would be prospective... Read full reviewReview Added: May 15th, 2021
I cannot praise Claire highly enough for the kind, professional and supremely efficient manner in which she handled my elderly parents\' house sale. From the get-go Claire was... Read full reviewReview Added: May 14th, 2021
We bought our new house with Halina and Fine & Country. Halina was very helpful and always available to answer any questions or give us updates on the process. Halina was v... Read full reviewReview Added: May 14th, 2021
We have recently been successful in purchasing a country property outside Shrewsbury, marketed by Fine & Country. The acquisition like most, didn’t go without it... Read full reviewReview Added: May 13th, 2021
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