Our Team

James Winn – Managing Director, Thirsk

James has worked selling houses in Thirsk & Northallerton nearly his entire estate agency career. James is a frequent contributor as an expert on the property market to BBC Radio York and writes many articles on property matters for newspapers. James Winn Estate Agents was founded by James in 2005 as a response to demand for an agent that actually delivers what they promise. Under his control the company rapidly grew into a market leading position with a superb reputation for honesty & excellence leading to the expansion into Northallerton in 2007. Based in the Thirsk branch day to day James is always on hand to deal with all developers, landowners & private sellers property needs including offering his experience for free valuations.

Amanda Macleod – Office Manager, Thirsk

A well respected local mother of two employed by the company since the beginning and the cornerstone of our success in Thirsk. She has worked successfully in estate agency for over 20 years and offers our clients uncomparable local knowledge and experience in residential property matters.

Stuart Bleasdale – Senior Branch Manager, Northallerton

A qualified estate agent and member of the National Association of Estate Agents Stuart started his career in commercial estate agency in Harrogate, before moving into residential sales. Stuart has been successfully selling houses in the Northallerton area for over ten years now and has a close relationship with local residents and professional colleagues. Stuart joined James Winn Estate Agents in 2010 to manage the Northallerton office and due to his high level of success Stuart has been promoted to senior branch manager.

Julie Peacock – Sales Consultant, Thirsk

Local to the area Julie has over 10 years experience in estate agency and has recently been promoted into a full time position as thanks for her hard work. Although based primarily in Thirsk Julie sells houses in Thirsk & Northallerton and is on hand to book viewings & valuations, to negotiate sales or just to discuss property matters.


Amy Baker- Sales Consultant, NorthallertonIMG_1632

Amy is local to the area and provides fantastic knowledge of both the towns and the surrounding villages. Amy started her career working for a national Estate Agent, gaining her certificate of Estate Agency competency, before joining the Northallerton team where she has progressed and acquired key skills in customer relations.  Amy is an integral part of the day to day running of the Northallerton sales team but also of both Thirsk and Northallerton’s Lettings and an integral part of the company’s future.