Graham heads the Development, Land & Planning division specialising in the disposal of residential development, land and property throughout the South West region providing planning and valuation advice to a wide range of clients including private landowners, banks and local authorities. Graham became a partner of GTH in 2000 following a 10 year period working in Exeter and Somerset County Council. Graham also heads the New Homes' division, a specialist department, recognising the marketing needs of small and large developers.
Mark was born and raised in North Devon and is a farmer's son. He joined Greenslade Taylor Hunt in 2016 as an Associate from a FTSE 250 property consultancy business, where he had worked for nearly 9-years. Mark is a Chartered Surveyor, qualified in the Rural Practice specialism, with in excess of 15-years PQE. He has worked in the South West for the majority of his career and specialises in all aspects of development work, including development agency, consultancy, valuation and strategic land. Mark also has a keen interest in farming and renewable energy having had a personal interest in the 66MWp Fullabrook wind farm and the 4.5MWp Luscott Barton solar farm.
Nick Ratcliff BA (Hons), DipARCH, PGDip, RIBA
Nick is a RIBA registered Architect with over 20 years experience in the residential, educational and commercial sectors, combining contemporary design skills with a sound technical background. Nick has been part of the Land & Planning Team since 2011. His interests include rugby and swimming.
Andrew joined Greenslade Taylor Hunt in 1992 as a graduate in Land Management. He qualified as a Professional Associate with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 1997 and became an Associate Partner with Greenslade Taylor Hunt in 2013. Andrew has considerable experience in planning , working with residential, commercial, agricultural and leisure properties throughout Somerset, Devon and Dorset.
Russell joined Greenslade Taylor Hunt in January 2016 after working as a Planning Officer at Taunton Deane Borough Council. He completed a Master’s Degree in Town & Country Planning at the University of the West of England and has detailed knowledge of the planning system, having worked on a broad range of developments. Russell has a keen interest in rural and residential development and is able to advise clients on all aspects of the planning system. In his spare time Russell acts as his cricket clubs secretary and enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and supporting local sports teams.
Claire is a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, and provides a range of planning consultancy services across the South West. She joined GTH in August 2017, having worked in private planning consultancy since early 2014 at both Savills and Smiths Gore. Prior to this, Claire worked for ten years as a planning officer, based in the South West. Her involvement in planning includes the early inception stage with planning appraisals through to project management on major development proposals.
Laura joined Greenslade Taylor Hunt as a Planning Consultant in May 2018. Laura started her planning career as a Junior Planning Officer at Somerset County Council in 2014 after graduating from Plymouth University the previous year. Whilst at Somerset County Council Laura predominantly handled applications for the County Councils own development such as new schools and school expansions although enjoyed trips to Somerset’s many quarries whenever she got the opportunity. She later moved to Exeter City Council in January 2016 to broaden her planning experience. Whilst at Exeter City Council Laura was involved in a variety of projects including residential developments and applications for Listed Building Consent. Laura has lived in Taunton all her life and following her maternity leave couldn’t wait to start a new job closer to home.
Alan joined Greenslade Taylor Hunt in 2018 with previous roles in urban design, planning policy and architecture. Having moved from Orkney to work in the Southwest, Alan has since settled down in Somerset and enjoys exploring both the rural and urban landscape in his spare time on walks or by bike.
Jack joined Greenslade Taylor Hunt in February 2014 and has since completed a post-graduate diploma in Building Surveying at The University of the West of England. He is enrolled onto the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence in order to qualify as a Chartered Planning and Development Surveyor. Jack started employment with GTH as an Architectural Technician and has progressed to become a Development Surveyor with a keen interest in all aspects of development. He has always lived in Somerset and has a rural background. Jack organises the GTH cricket team and enjoys sports including golf and football.
Gemma Bailes BA (Hons)
Senior Architectural Designer
Gemma joined Greenslade Taylor Hunt as Senior Architectural Designer in September 2016, after relocating with her family from Hampshire to Somerset in the May. She has 16 years's work experience in the Architectural industry, and has worked on projects of various different sizes from one off houses to town regeneration schemes. Her previous work experience largely revolved around retail and she has experience working for a range of blue chip clients such as St Modwen, M&S, Waitrose, and Tesco as well as experience in the residential and leisure industries, as part of larger projects. Outside of work her passions are architecture and travel and she gets severe wanderlust if she doesn't have any trips planned!
Andrew joined Greenslade Taylor Hunt in March 2017 having relocated to Taunton from North Devon. He studied Computer Aided Design at college in Cornwall and at Bournemouth University. In his spare time Andrew enjoys competing in Triathlons and has completed 8 Ironman races and counting.
Millie started at Greenslade Taylor Hunt as part of the Maintenance Department in 2014, gaining her MARLA qualification in 2017. In September 2017 she completed her City and Guilds Level 2 & 3 in Autocad, and has since moved over to the Land and Planning Department to take up her current role combining CAD drawing work with administration duties. In her spare time Millie likes to bake and spend time with her family and friends.
Ella joined the company in March 2018 having previously worked for two years at Sanctuary Housing, following 25 years with Flybe, the last 9 years of which were spent as Manager of the Customer Relations Department. Ella has a wide knowledge of and vast experience in administrative roles, enabling her get to grips with the many aspects of the Land and Planning Office. Outside of the office, Ella is a keen dart and skittle player, fitting this in around working on the large allotment that allows her family to be mostly self-sufficient with veg throughout the year.
Sally has worked for Greenslade Taylor Hunt land and planning division for over 15 years, previous to that she worked for the agricultural division for several years. She is an administrator dealing with all aspects of admin work in the busy land and planning office.
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