Meet the Team

James McGing

James McGing Director

With 25 years it the industry, property has become a passion for James. Having lived with his family in Wilmslow for over 10 years, James totally understands the appeal of Cheshire and South Manchester. As an award-winning auctioneer, estate and letting agent, James was the local Chairman of the National Association of Estate Agents when representing Lancashire and Cheshire. Having successfully built two highly regarded estate agents, he fully appreciates the importance of client relations. Experience, knowledge and value for money are paramount to complimenting the unique service that Fine & Country has to offer. James believes the era of ‘personal agents’ providing a bespoke experience is what attracted him to the prestigious brand of Fine & County. With local, national and international marketing exposure, as well as the latest technology and niche advertising will ensure we achieve the best results. The aim is to provide an insight in to the local marketplace whereby trust, transparency and good communication are the key factors of our business model.

Richard Garside

Richard Garside Associate

Richard offers a wealth of experience within the property sector, including; sales and lettings, investor relations, property management and off plan investments. Richard also has an attuned eye for luxury property and impeccable interpersonal skills, with expertise in both social media and marketing strategies. Leading the way for the Fine & Country team in East Cheshire and South Manchester, Richards’s role is to deliver up to date, relevant market advice to our clients. Richard continuously ensures a high level of customer care and works closely with his clients to guarantee the upmost service and exceptional outcome within current market climates. With a property portfolio of his own Richard understands the importance of sustaining industry knowledge to utilise the best from investments. Richard has a passion for healthy living and utilises his spare time practising a healthy lifestyle. Richard is a gym enthusiast and keen golfer, with a professional background. Richard keeps integrity at the centre of everything he does and enjoys partaking in challenges for charity which he feels has gained him remarkable life experience.

Elizabeth McGing

Elizabeth McGing Sales & Marketing Coordinator

After graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University with a degree in Hotel Management, it was not long before Liz discovered a passion for property. Over the last 20 years, Liz has developed a unique skillset in all things property. A successful director of an award winner estate agent with a true understanding of sales, lettings, management, property sourcing and investing. A family oriented lady, Liz has spent over 15 years living in Wilmslow and Hale Barns and is therefore very knowledgeable of the area. Being totally committed to providing excellent customer service and setting the highest of standards is her business acumen and Liz believes that the Fine & Country brand is a perfect fit for South Manchester and East Cheshire as understandably it has some of the finest property in the UK. Thought for the day: Presentation, image and first impressions are key components in property. Providing a personal, bespoke service will ensure that the best price is achieved.

Catherine Dixon

Catherine Dixon Sales Progression and Client Liaison

Catherine has 15 years’ experience in all aspects of estate agency. Working for a leading independent, Catherine’s knowledge and understanding of the property market throughout Manchester and Cheshire is extensive. The journey starts out in residential sales before acquiring a flare for lettings and property management. Catherine enjoys dealing with clients, mortgage advisors, solicitors and surveyors. Catherine believes property negotiation and progression is a face to face, personal relationship. When dealing with high value homes and affluent clients, the service experience must be professional and well communicated. The Fine & Country brand compliments Catherine’s ability and work ethic. To represent a true market leading name with international recognition and leading-edge marketing, is the pinnacle of Catherine’s property career. After many years of learning her trade and being an instrumental person is securing multiple awards for an independent local agent that resulted in Catherine being a director for her diligent work and efforts, Fine & Country South Manchester and East Cheshire is the highlight.





An overwhelming majority of those who had used Fine & Country would recommend our services to a family member or friend, according to our most recent survey taken by members of the public.

To achieve 99.48% positive feedback is a privilege and we will endeavour to maintain this result. We are dedicated to offering the best possible services to every customer, whether buyer or seller, from beginning to end.


Selling your home is one of the most important decisions you make; your home is both a financial and emotional investment. Find out how we can help »



Every Fine & Country agent is a highly proficient and professional independent estate agent, operating to strict codes of conduct and dedicated to you. They will assist, advise and inform you through each stage of the property transaction.


With offices in over 300 locations worldwide we combine the widespread exposure of the international marketplace with national marketing campaigns and local expertise and knowledge of carefully selected independent property professionals.



People buy as much into lifestyle of a property and its location as they do the bricks and mortar. We utilize sophisticated, intelligent and creative marketing that provides the type of information buyers would never normally see with other agents.


Access the lucrative London and international investor market from our prestigious Park Lane showrooms at 121 Park Lane, Mayfair. Our showrooms in London are amongst the very best placed in Europe, attracting clients from all over the world.


Our consistent efforts to offer innovative marketing combined with a high level of service have been recognised by the industry for an astounding fifth year in a row, winning Best International Real Estate Agency Marketing at the International Residential Property Awards.

Independent customer reviews

Fine & Country

4.87 out of 5 - based on 1310 customer reviews

Estate Agent and Letting Agent Reviews


Our International Network

Connecting offices on over 300 locations worldwide, our referral system combines local knowledge and expertise with an international network to find the right buyer for you wherever they are, at the same time as finding you your ideal next move

Our International Websites

United KingdomRussiaFranceHungaryCyprusGermanySpainPortugalMauritiusMoroccoCape VerdeNamibiaWest AfricaSouth AfricaAustraliaFloridaZimbabwe


We interact with customers on the main social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest, giving each property maximum online exposure.




Access Fine & Country Interior Design to put your property ahead and make it stand out. With expert advice from some of London’s best stylists and designers we will make sure it makes a statement. Or if you’re purchasing with us, let F&C ID help make your new house feel like home by helping you find the very best specialists and designers for property refurbishment. Find out more »



We have partnered with Rational FX, one of the world’s leading foreign exchange specialists to provide private and tailored currency services for all of our clients buying and selling luxury property around the world. Find out how we can help »


Our internal Media Centre is a team of experienced press relations managers and copy writers dedicated to liaising with newspapers, magazines and other media outlets to gain extensive coverage for our properties in national and local media.



We organise and attend a series of events throughout the year. If you are interested in attending or if you would like to promote your properties at any of these events, do not hesitate to contact us.View our list of events »



The Fine & Country Foundation is dedicated to supporting and funding homeless causes in the UK and overseas. Fine & Country offices organise a range of fundraising events for you to get involved in and/ or support. Find out more about our work here. Read more »

*Please, note: for security reasons, the maps on this website do not provide the exact location of the property and they are provided solely as an indication of area.