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Meet your team

The absolute best!

Ged McPartlin

Ged McPartlin

Managing Director

Our illustrious leader. Ged has an unrivalled knowledge of the Manchester property market which has heavily contributed to the success of Ascend and their second-to-none service.

Ged previously spent over a decade as the driving force behind a renowned Manchester property agency.

Adam Stephenson

Adam Stephenson

Head of Property Management

Adam heads up our property management team and the day to day running of our Sale office. He makes sure that everything is running smoothly for both landlords and tenants and steps in where necessary with any difficult queries. Adam has been with Ascend since it was set up and is practically part of the furniture.

Stacey Rushworth

Stacey Rushworth

Operations Manager

As the Operations Manager, Stacey is responsible for reviewing processes and procedures within the business, with a heavy focus on customer satisfaction and staff development, to ensure that we deliver the best possible service to our clients and tenants. Stacey is a member of ARLA and has been working in the industry in senior positions for the past 7 years, including overseeing large Property Management departments and running an independent South Manchester agency.

Lora Barker

Lora Barker

Senior Portfolio Manager

Lora is our senior portfolio manager, with over 10 years of experience in the property industry, Lora looks after a large portfolio of investor clients and ensures that maximum returns are achieved. The main point of contact for her clients, Lora is incredibly efficient when dealing with any questions or queries.

Mark Lewin

Mark Lewin

Portfolio Manager

Mark manages a portfolio of residential properties located around the UK for a number of investor clients. As the main point of contact for his clients, Mark is always able to answer any queries, provide advice and is always on hand to help in any way. He has an extensive knowledge of the property industry with over 6 years of experience and understands what is required to excel in this business.

Leanne Willis

Leanne Willis

PA to Directors

Leanne has been with Ascend for the past 3 years and has worked her way up through the ranks and is often known as the life and soul of the Sale office. Coming from a previous property background, Leanne knows the ins and outs of how Ascend is run. Due to her impeccable diary management and organisational skills, particularly in staff extra-curricular activities, Leanne assists in keeping the office running efficiently and effectively. Highly valued across the entire business, Leanne is an essential part of the team and Ged’s right hand woman.

James Hardern

James Hardern

Senior Property Manager

James is a one stop shop for managing properties – ranging from preparing the properties for the start of the tenancy, arranging the works and deposit return following the end of the tenancy and all wacky and wonderful queries in between. He's the sole point of contact for the tenant to ensure their time in our properties is enjoyable and relaxing.

Matt Herbert

Matthew Herbert

Senior Property Manager

Matt is one of our talented property managers based in our head office. He's the first point of contact for tenants after they have moved into the property and assists tenants throughout their stay, ensuring their tenancy runs as smoothly as possible. He is a member of Property Mark as well as receiving a BSc (Hons) in Real Estate at Sheffield Hallam University.

Faye Newton

Faye Newton

Senior Property Manager

Faye is one of our Senior Property Managers at our Head Office in Sale and manages a portfolio of properties working alongside her Portfolio Manager Mark. She has been in the Property Management industry for six years and has achieved the Level 3 Technical Award in Residential Letting & Property Management. This has given her firm knowledge of legal principles and guidelines for industry standards ensuring that the best service is given to all our clients.

Fiona Trigg

Fiona Trigg

Property Manager

Fiona is based at our head office in sale and has worked in the property industry for over 10 years ranging from various roles within lettings, maintenance, property management and block management. She first joined Ascend back in March 2018 and was flying solo through our busiest period as our referencing coordinator. As a result of Fiona's hard work over the year, she was promoted to Property Manager and is an excellent team player and asset to Ascend.

Lucy Sexton

Lucy Sexton

Referencing Manager

Lucy looks after the referencing department at Ascend. She has been in the property industry for just over 3 years working within all departments ranging from lettings, sales and property management. She is the main point of contact for tenants before they move into a property carrying out the essential checks on them which inevitably gives insurance to the landlords.

Amanda Field

Amanda Field

Referencing Co-ordinator

Amanda is one of our referencing co-ordinators here at Ascend. An eye for detail and a passion for people and processes means that the Ascend service is consistently high throughout the business. Even with 15 years spent in the industry and a fair few qualifications, Amanda is always keen to keep ahead of the game.

Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks

External Team Leader

Olly is our external team leader where he manages the external diary and team across our Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds offices ensuring that all the correct checkouts, inventories and interim inspections have taken place and are all in check. He’s also in charge of dealing with tenancy handovers and any snagging issues with new developments, as well as training new members of the external team

Julie Sobutta

Julie Sobutta

Property Inspector

Julie is part of the property inspector team conducting check outs, inventory’s, and inspections. She has worked within this role for the past Seven years and has a varied knowledge of the role.

Lucy Wakeland

Lucy Wakeland

Head of Sales - Manchester

Lucy looks after the Sales team at the Deansgate office, and manages the branch alongside Rob. She has been in an Estate agency based role for around 5 years, and has built an extensive amount of knowledge on the industry & local market within this time.

Robert Healy

Robert Healy

Head of Lettings - Manchester

Rob is our Lettings Manager and manages the Deansgate branch alongside Lucy. Rob began as a Property Consultant in 2014 and worked his way up to his current position. His main job role includes managing the Deansgate team, valuations and winning new business. His passion for providing great service has seen him win numerous awards such as Best Lettings Agent in M3, Best Letting Agent in Manchester and the 2017 Gold Peoples Award for Best Customer Experience.

Courtney Crooks

Courtney Crooks

Lettings Negotiator

Courtney is based out of our Deansgate office, he conducts lettings viewings and negotiates lets on behalf of our landlords. He’s one of the first points of contact that a tenant will meet when they come to us to find their ideal rental property, effectively acting as the middleman between landlords and tenants.

Ewan Rowe

Ewan Rowe

Sales & Lettings Negotiator

Ewan is a sales and lettings negotiator based in the Manchester Deansgate branch. He is heavily experienced in sales across the country but now focuses on Manchester’s city centre alongside his involvement in the lettings department.

Ektha Mehta

Ektha Mehta

Sales Negotiator

Ektha works in Lucy's team as a sales negotiator based in our Deansgate office. She conducts viewings and negotiates sales for our vendors and ensures a great service is provided throughout their experience with Ascend. Not only for the vendors, but for all potential buyers too.

Claudia Davey

Claudia Davey

Lettings Consultant

Claudia is a member of our Manchester Deansgate lettings team. She loves helping applicants find new homes to suit their needs, both by answering any questions that they may have about properties on the market and by showing them around city centre apartments on viewings.

Ardent Julius

Ardent Julius

Sales & Lettings Consultant

Ardent is one of the newest members in the company. His role as a sales and lettings negotiator in Manchester Deansgate enables him to engage with different clients on both levels of the business. Having worked in property sales Ardent has extensive experience in within the industry and is looking forward to his time with Ascend.

Alexandra Howard

Alexandra Howard

Liverpool Branch Manager

Passionate property professional with over 5 years’ experience in the Liverpool residential market. Alex manages the day to day running of our Liverpool office for both Sales and Lettings. Her main role is the generation of new business so we can continue the growth and success we’ve had over the past 12 months.

Laura Murphy

Laura Murphy

Branch Valuer

Laura has been working in Estate Agency for the last four years starting as a Lettings Consultant in Manchester City Centre, progressing to Sales Consultant and is now Branch Valuer at our Monton office. Having grown up in the Monton area Laura has a good understanding of the local market and brought her experience from the City Centre with her to provide a range of knowledge across all aspects of residential property.

Elaine Hulme

Elaine Hulme

Sales Negotiator

Elaine is predominantly sales related at the Monton office however does turn her hand to the Lettings side. She has lived in the Monton and surrounding area for most of her life and worked in Estate agency for the last couple of years building up her knowledge of the local market. She is always guaranteed to give a warm and inviting welcome at the Monton Office.

Catalina Matei

Catalina Matei

Sales & Lettings Negotiator

Catalina is the newest Sales & Lettings Negotiator at the Monton office. With extensive experience in Estate Agency, she brings a high level of proficiency and customer service to the job. She has worked in the industry for a good number of years now, for successful companies, and even contributed in building-up a new Estate Agents branch from a start-up level to best in the area. Her good knowledge of the industry’s best practices, organisational skills and proactive attitude recommend her as one of the best professionals in the area.

Scott Teale

Scott Teale

Branch Manager

Scott is the driving force behind our newest office in Leeds City Centre, looking after both the Sales and Lettings team. With 5 years industry experience within the Yorkshire residential market, his extensive knowledge and expertise supports the rapid expansion of the branch whilst ensuring a first class client experience.