Meet the Team Book a Property Valuation


Our Barons' Team

Louise Farrell MNAEA - Branch Manager

Louise has worked in sales and lettings for over 15 years and originally joined Greenwoods Property Centre in 2010 before switching to Barons in 2018. Louise is involved in all aspects of the business from valuing properties to progressing sales through to completion and most importantly making sure great customer service is offered at all times.

Ask Louise about:

*The value of your property
*The importance of great marketing
*Stamp duty
*When she last left work on time
*High fives
*Her lunch options

Darren Knebel MARLA - Senior Lettings Negotiator

Darren started his career in lettings for Barons Property Centre in 2005 and he is a key member of the Barons team. Managing our portfolio of properties on a day to day basis he ensures that he goes the extra mile for our clients..

Ask Darren about:

*His Luxury Holidays
*Managing rental properties
*Cheese sandwiches
*Excelling in Excel
*The biscuit tin

Christine Derrick - Sales Negotiator

Christine has worked in a sales environment for numerous years and joined Barons in 2016. Christine can be counted on to bring a positive energy to the office and her genuine interest in both property & people make her the go-to person if you are thinking of buying or selling in Midsomer Norton & the surrounding areas..

Ask Christine about:

*Surveys, searches and good local solicitors
*The value of property
*Anything Red
*Her Car
*The local area
*Good Service

Megan Cox - Lettings Negotiator

Megan has been a revelation since joining our lettings team. A hard working and essential member of our team. She is currently studying for a property management Diploma and her future excites us. She has been with us since 2021 and has a great knowledge on the local areas.

Ask Megan about:

*Our Service
*Her Diploma
*The local Area
*Her sense of humour

Lily Wolff - Sales Negotiator

Our newest member of the team, sharp offer negotiator and all round lovely person! Lily joined us as a newbie and has flourished in the past year becoming a knowledgeable, approachable and reliable agent. She's also studying for a Diploma and, at this point, we don’t know what we would do without her!

Ask Lily about:

*The best artists around today.
*How to get your home truly ready for Photos
*Her Family
*Obtaining an ‘Agreement in Principal’ from a Mortgage Provider

Cara Batstone - Sales / Lettings Negotiator

Cara works with us and assists across both departments and with all our social media. She understands how important these modern channels of communication are to our brand development and invests time in planning out posts.

Ask Cara about:

*Her work ethis
*Anything social media

Pete Lawson MNAEA - Group Operations Manager

Pete’s in-depth knowledge of the property market spans over 20 years and he is passionate about his teams within Barons and Greenwoods in Bristol (Whitchurch and Totterdown). He enjoys sales progression, property appraisals and offers both clients and purchasers honest and straightforward advice.

Ask Pete about:

*Maximising the value of your home
*The legal side of buying or selling a property
*String theory
*Good service
*Monocular vision
*The importance of being idle

James Grimsted - Managing Director

James has been working in property since 2001 and has a master’s degree from the London School of Economics in Housing. He worked in London for 9 years before returning as a shareholder and Director within the successful family owned Bristol based Estate Agency Greenwoods Property Centre in 2009. In November 2016, James purchased Barons Property Centre from his father, Michael Grimsted, who had owned Barons since 1990 and now runs it in conjunction with his ongoing role at Greenwoods Property Centre.

Ask James about:

*His Fitness
*His Dislike of Audi
*His Love for Beige Food

Lucy Grimsted - Director

Lucy is originally from Dublin and has a background in fine art, interior design and architecture. She moved from Dublin to Bristol in 2007, to be with her now husband. She is highly skilled in sales, marketing and customer services.

Ask Lucy about:

*How to present your home for selling
*How to de-clutter (and make money)
*Marketing Stats
*Child Discipline

Kathy Tiley - Digital Marketing Consultant

Kathy takes social media seriously as a genuine business tool and she understands how important these modern channels of communication are to our brand development. She is a graduate of Social Media Management, having previously worked in property for 20 years prior to retraining. We are thrilled to have her on board as we recognise the requirement to optimise our clients property exposure in a changing marketing landscape.

Ask Kathy about:

*Her feisty son
*Anything social media

Barons Property Centre

124 High Street
Midsomer Norton

Tel: 01761 411411




Update Cookies Preferences