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Meet the Team

Noel Wood


Originally from Halifax, Noel graduated from the University of Newcastle in 1986 with an honours degree in Civil Engineering and then completed post graduate studies at the University of Leeds to become a qualified teacher. Noel went on to teach mathematics to A level for 10 years in local secondary schools and colleges. Noel then established Peter David Properties in 1996 and has since overseen the growth of the business to what it is today. Noel is a regular road cyclist and likes to keep fit, the rest of his time taken up by his family and enjoys travel and going to the theatre. Noel believes honesty, dedication and good communication are personal qualities key to the success of the business. However, he says this could not happen without a team of people who believe in the same values.

Rick Cowling

Director of Brighouse and Huddersfield

Rick moved to the Hipperholme/ Lightcliffe area in 2003 after meeting his wife, Judith. Having always had an interest in property Rick was eager to establish his own branch of Peter David in 2011, when he opened the very successful Brighouse office working closely with Noel who he had met through mutual friends and a love of cycling. Since this time, Rick’s enthusiasm for anything property related has grown and grown! He loves meeting new people, is very honest in his approach and spends the majority of his time doing what he loves. Book an appointment to find out more…

Judith Cowling

Director of Brighouse and Huddersfield

Judith has an in-depth knowledge of the local area, having been born and brought up in Halifax and the surrounding areas. She has a successful business as a Chiropodist, and she now has an out-of-office part in Peter David Properties. She plays an integral role in all decision making and her previous business experience provides useful insights. Judith is easy to talk to, hardworking and thorough in her attitude. She enjoys spending time with family, an active and healthy lifestyle and skiing.

Garry Horsfield

Director of Hebden Bridge

Garry has been in the Estate Agency business for over 30 years. Garry is a local chap who was born and bred in Calderdale and knows the local sales market inside out. What you see is what you get with Garry. Honest, good sales advice without any of the waffle you will hear from other agents. Garry is backed up with a strong admin and sales team. He has a strong work ethic and can often be found working evenings and weekends as he thrives on the business. His enthusiasm for selling property is contagious as you will see when you meet him. Completely professional and honest and he will go out of his way to keep his clients happy.

Sandra Horsfield

Director of Hebden Bridge

Sandra has been in the industry over 30 years and brings a wealth of experience to the company. Along with her husband Garry, Sandra runs the Hebden Bridge Office and together they make a formidable team. Sandra is enthusiastic, dedicated and has a work ethic to be admired.

Sherrie Mellor

Lettings Area Manager

Sherrie has been with the company since 2006. At this time the company was a specialised lettings business. As the lettings business expanded, she has developed her skills and knowledge demonstrating her determination and commitment to see the business thrive. She is now the Lettings Area Manager and oversees the lettings business in Halifax, Sowerby Bridge and Hebden Bridge areas. Last year Sherrie, was blessed with the birth of her first child, and now spends much of her free time with her young family. Sherrie enjoys reading crime novels and crime documentaries. When the opportunity arises, she also likes to travel and visit new places.

Fay Cartlidge

Brighouse Branch Manager

Fay obtained an Honours Degree at The University of Leeds, returning to the family firm in 2015, where she’d had a part time role since being a teenager. She has recently completed her NAEA Propertymark Level 3 Technical Award in the Sale of Residential Property and is committed to professional development. Fay is our Brighouse Branch Manager, covering all aspects of the business but working predominantly in sales. Her personable nature makes her very approachable and she is well-liked by colleagues and customers alike.

Helen Lund

Halifax Branch Manager

Helen began her career in estate agency over ten years ago when she worked for her brother in his estate agents. She joined the team in 2012 and is now our Branch Manager in Halifax. Her down to earth, no nonsense and honest approach allow her to work well with the team and our customers. She enjoys going on holiday, socialising, spending time with her family and is an avid horse rider. She is local to the area and clients often comment on her distinctive Yorkshire accent!

Lucy Cowling

Huddersfield Branch Manager

Lucy originally worked in our Brighouse branch of Peter David managing our rental properties following the completion of her Combined Honours Degree at The University of Manchester. She continued to work here whilst studying for her PGCE in Primary Education and we were sad to see her leave to take up a teaching position. After three years teaching, Lucy decided to return to Peter David and she is now the Huddersfield Branch Manager. Her role in the business is varied but she predominantly does the book-keeping and processes the rental payments. She is experience in both sales and rentals and has recently completed her Propertymark Level 3 Technical Award in Residential Letting and Property Management. She is well-organised and prides herself in her ability to prioritise. In her spare time she enjoys reading, meeting up with friends and visiting new places.

Sally Welham

Residential Sales Valuer

Sally began working at the Brighouse branch of Peter David Properties as a Property Valuer in 2013. She is honest and passionate and develops positive relationships with vendors and purchasers. She has always lived in the local area and this in-depth knowledge is invaluable when offering advice. She is a real asset to the team and is committed to delivering the highest standard of customer service. Sally has just purchased a new home for herself and her family, which I’m sure she will put her own stamp on as she has a creative mind and good eye for detail!

Vicky Bell

Sales Negotiator

Vicky started working at Peter David in January 2014 as a weekend member of staff assisting in the lettings team in our Halifax branch. She has now progressed to a full time role within the business working as our sales negotiator at our Hebden Bridge branch. She believes that her excellent local knowledge and communication skills are key factors in the customer service that she provides to our clients.

Fran Evington

Sales Negotiator

Fran started working at Peter David Properties across our Brighouse and Huddersfield offices in May 2018, having extensive experience in retail. She has recently become accredited in domestic energy assessment and so is qualified to carry out our energy performance certificates (EPCs). She has become a valuable and capable member of the team, having a good knowledge of both sales and rentals. In her spare time she loves walking her dog, Buddy, and has a keen interest in fashion.

Jasmine Cowling

Trainee Negotiator

Although Jasmine works solely on weekends she is fast becoming a valuable member of the Peter David Team. She predominantly works within the sales team answering phone calls, arranging viewings and liaising with vendors and buyers about feedback following viewings. She is currently studying for her A Levels and enjoys a sociable lifestyle with friends and family, going to the cinema and eating out.

Vicky Gabbitas

Lettings Property Manager

Vicky started with Peter David in 2008. Vicky coordinates the maintenance side of the lettings business for Halifax, Sowerby and Hebden. Every day she will be sorting faulty boilers, leaking pipes, gas safety checks and anything else that can go wrong in a property. In this time she has established strong links with various trades which enables her to call upon their services at a moment’s notice. Vicky is part of a strong team and has taken team building to the next level, allowing Sherrie to deliver her first daughter when she decided to arrive unexpectedly. Great team bonding! Out of work Vicky also has a young family which she spends her time with. To relax she enjoys reading and playing Bingo in the local Bingo Hall.

Chelsea Wood

Lettings Property Manager

Chelsea started working for the company in 2010. After completing a Flight Attendant course in Leeds she was looking for a customer facing role for experience, and she has never left. She enjoys her role which involves various administrative responsibilities including referencing and processing of tenant applications, liaising with landlords and organising the move in process amongst many other duties you will find in a busy lettings office. Chelsea enjoys travel when the opportunity arises, she is also in a long term relationship and enjoys meals out with her partner. She enjoys weekly karate lessons with her 3 sisters and takes her dog to training classes every week.

Lesley Cooper

Lettings Property Manager

Lesley started with Peter David in 2016. Lesley coordinates the maintenance side of the lettings business for Brighouse and Huddersfield. This means that she liaises with landlords, tenants and contractors in order to sort out any repair issues in a timely manner. She also organises essential maintenance such as gas safety checks and she has administrative responsibilities including referencing and processing of tenant applications, liaising with landlords and organising the move in process amongst many other duties you will find in a busy lettings office. In her spare time Lesley enjoys visiting the theatre, keeping fit and reading.

Helene Mellor

Lettings Property Manager

Helene has been with the company since 2011. Previously working in education, Helene has skills in dealing with people from various backgrounds facing various challenges. This is well suited for her role in the company where she shows prospective tenants around properties to let, and for sale, and also carries out property inspections during the course of the working week to identify potential issues. She is now a proud grandmother, albeit a young one, and enjoys spending time with all her family who benefit from her superb cuisine skills. The staff also benefit from this as she often brings samples for us to try, a favourite being her famous cheese and onion pie.

Debbie Mitchell

Lettings Property Manager

Debbie works part-time in the lettings department across the Brighouse and Huddersfield offices. This is a new role for Debbie, who has previously worked in retail, but she is enjoying the new challenges of the property industry. Debbie is cheerful and good-humoured, often bringing a little sparkle to the office! She has a love of fashion and in her spare time enjoys visiting new places and enjoying good food.

Erin Carolan

Trainee Lettings Administrator

I am currently attending Leeds Beckett University where I am studying for an MSci in Biomedical Science. I enjoy studying and learning new skills. In my free time I like to go out on day trips with my friends and family. I enjoy my weekend position in the Lettings department at Peter David Properties. It is providing me with invaluable experience dealing with customers face to face and on the phone, improving my communication skills and learning new people skills.

10 Reasons to Choose Peter David Properties

Wow that's great news Chris. This has to be the least stressful house I've ever bought! Thank you so much I am glad Peter David put me onto you.' Mrs L, Sowerby Bridge (in house mortgage client, June 2015)

'We have passed on our thanks and appreciation to your staff at the Hebden Bridge Office for all their help in what has not been an easy sale and also the courteous and professional manner in which we have been dealt with.

Mr G and Mrs D, Oakworth (vendor, June 2015)

I just wanted to say thank you for all your help with the sale of our house. I really appreciate that you were always on the end of the phone, chasing people up on our behalf and keeping the lines of communication open between us and our buyers. This made the process much easier for us being so far away - so THANK YOU!

Mr & Mrs B, Sowerby Bridge (vendors, July 2015)

We can not fault the service provided by Peter David Properties and in particular yourself. We feel that you have played a major part in bringing both the sale and purchase together so that it happens this coming Friday the 4th December. We feel that without your intervention last week, we may still be waiting for contracts to be exchanged. So thank you Helen - we appreciate everything you have done to assist us.

Mr & Mrs M, Highroad Well (vendor and buyer, December 2015)

Just wanted to say thanks for all that you and your team have done over the last few months. I have been very pleased with the service I Have received from Peter David. Thanks again.

Mr A, Todmorden (vendor, November 2015)

Again thank you so much for your help, you and all your staff have been brilliant with us, and having dealt with a number of Estate Agents now we know how rare it can be to get service and support like this!

Mr R, Brighouse (prospective tenant, January 2015)

We really appreciated all the hard work you put into selling our home. You provided a really professional service. We would highly recommend you all. Many thanks.

M&J, Hebden Bridge (vendor, May 2015)

I should have waited 30 minutes as it is all completed now, so please release the keys. Thanks for your help in making this all happen, it is very much appreciated and so nice to find an agent who is pleasant to work with. If you need a recommendation at any time, please just ask.

Mr K, Rastrick (vendor, October 2015)

Just to let you know I have rung NPower to close our gas and electric account....... Kind regards and thanks for all your help and assistance over the year, I can honestly say you have been the most efficient and proactive letting agency I have ever rented from and much of that has been to do with you, so thanks!

Mr E, Brighouse (vacating tenant, October 2015)

I couldn't fault you even if I wanted to. Excellent service from start to finish from Matt, Liz and Vicky. You know how to deal with people as well as houses. You made me feel secure, kept me in the loop at all times and delivered what you said you would. Thank you.

Mrs A, Hebden Bridge (vendor now living in Bristol, November 2015)

We can't thank you enough Helen for your friendly, professional, on-the-ball personality we've had the pleasure of dealing with since April. I remember the first call to arrange a valuation and hearing your broad Yorkshire accent and thinking "hhmm I like Peter David best so far" and you've kept that up since then. We cannot imagine doing all of this without you, I don't think you realise how supportive you've been through a house move, marriage and a sudden loss. You've chased things without me having to ask and just have a way of calming things down when the frustrating days got too much.You were our perfect match to help us get our new home and we can never thank you enough. Peter David Properties have a very special added touch having you on their team and if anyone was to ask if we would recommend I would hand on heart say 100% and I believe that's very rare these days to say. (As you know I'm tough to please!!!!) THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU Have a fantastic Christmas, enjoy family time and I shall see you on Facebook!

Mrs C, Wheatley (vendor, December 2014)

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