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 About Us. Getting to know the Stanfords Team


Graham succeeded his father and grandfather as Partner in the surveying practice which today has become Stanfords. Graham works in all areas of agricultural and rural property advice together with auctioneering every week. Particular areas of expertise include advising on planning and family matters as well as detailed livestock farming matters.


Tel: 01206 842156  Mob: 07798 643534




SSK1Stephen Knight BSc FRICS FAAV AciArb

Stephen has been with Stanfords since 1996 and a Partner since 1997. He has worked in Essex since 1981 gaining experience in Company and Statutory Company land matters. He now deals with compulsory purchase, some sales, purchases and mineral development matters amongst general rural issues.


Tel: 01206 842156  Mob: 07798 636971



TB1Tim Brassington MRICS, FAAV FLAA

Tim’s experience is in all types of auctioneering coupled with practical agricultural advice relating to helping with support payment schemes and compensation issues. Tim provides general agricultural professional advice, often in regards to compulsory purchase and agricultural land management.


Tel: 01206 879260 Mob: 07850 253601



MJMMatthew Mason MARLA

Matthew joined Stanfords in 2010 to build the property rental and sales side of the business. He has 7 years of sales and rentals experience with local firms and has a good working knowledge of the local rental market. Matthew carries out auctioneering duties on a Saturday.

Tel: 01206 879254 Mob: 07771 922215




Steve has recently joined Stanfords to work with Matthew Mason in the Sales & Lettings department of the firm. Steve brings with him a wealth of local property experience after working in Colchester for the last 30 years, most recently for Fenn Wright. Steve and Matt will also be looking to expand the Land & New Homes department within Stanfords.


Tel: 01206 879261




Peter has over 35 years of planning experience, 30 of which were spent in local authorities, mainly based in Essex, including Maldon District Council and Tendring District Council. He has experience in the consideration of and determination of every possible type of planning application, including major residential and commercial developments, large scale infrastructure projects and a vast array of other development proposals, covering the rural and urban landscape. Peter joined Stanfords in 2016, having spent the previous 7 years with a regional private practice.


Tel: 01206 879225 Mob: 07500 067137



HNW  Hugh Wasteney BSc (Hons)

Hugh joined Stanfords in 2016 having completed a degree in Rural Land Management. Having grown up on a family farm in Essex Hugh has good knowledge and practical experience within arable farming. Day to day he is involved in a wide range of work and is hoping to complete his professional exams in 2018.


Tel: 01206 879230