Our Team

Neil WoolcockNeil Woolcock BSc (Hons) MRICS IRRV MARLA

Neil joined the company in 1988 after a stint in London, becoming a partner shortly after. More recently, as a sole proprietor, Neil was responsible for the expansion of the company into Yelverton. When not managing the company Neil utilises his expertise as a Chartered Surveyor to assist in all aspects of property work whilst specialising in commercial properties, landlord and tenant matters and the larger country homes. Looking after one of the oldest companies in Devon is a tremendous responsibility but Neil has always tried to ensure that the client comes first, providing the highest level of service possible at all times.

Ben PalmerBen Palmer MNAEA

Ben joined the Residential Sales team as a full-time Negotiator in April 2011, having previously worked for the firm as an Office Junior and assistant to the Commercial Department between 2004 and 2006. He has an outgoing and enthusiastic personality, which is coupled with a great desire to achieve and to provide a quality service to clients and purchasers alike. Currently working in our Tavistock branch, Ben is heavily involved in all aspects of Residential Estate Agency. When not in the office, Ben is a keen football and cricket enthusiast and can also be found travelling the length and breadth of the country to follow his passion for dance                                               music. Email Ben.

 Adam GoddardAdam Goddard

Adam started his career in the South West in 1993 with a corporate estate agency chain based in Wadebridge, North Cornwall, selling a wide range of properties from apartments to country homes. In 2005 the opportunity arose to move to East Devon and further his career working for a large, independent estate agent, where he gained experience in the Exeter area and working on the coast of East Devon in Sidmouth. Having moved to West Devon in the summer of 2014, Adam is thoroughly enjoying living within Dartmoor National Park, following his interest in country walks and the great outdoors! Having joined Ward & Chowen in October of 2014, he is, in his own words, “delighted to have been given the opportunity of working for a family-run, local independent Estate Agent here in Tavistock, bringing my experience to an already great team of property professionals.” Adam looks forward to helping our clients in Devon and Cornwall sell and purchase their dream homes. Email Adam.

Jacqui Henderson-MartinJacqui Henderson-Martin

Jacqui has many years’ experience in residential sales and works in our Yelverton office. She lives locally and brings her experience and expertise to the position. Jacqui is always delighted to meet new applicants and vendors and relishes the task of finding our applicants their dream homes. Email Jacqui.

Denise WillsonDenise Willson

Denise is our newest staff member, having joined us in August 2015. She lives in Yelverton with her family and enjoys walking on the moors, running and socialising with her many friends. She is a popular member of the team – especially when she brings her homemade cakes to work! Denise is determined to offer the best impartial advice to all of her clients and enjoys getting sales through to a speedy and happy conclusion for all parties concerned. Email Denise.

Kavin HallamKevin Hallam

Kevin joined the Residential Lettings team in 2014 to handle our inventories, property inspections and management visits, having previously worked in both sales and lettings, mainly in the Plymouth area, for over 27 years. Prior to joining the company, he both purchased and sold his property through Ward and Chowen, and was impressed by the friendly and professional service that was provided. He enjoys walking his dogs on the Moors and going on holidays. Email Kevin.

Julie PooleJulie Poole

Julie joined Ward & Chowen in April 2015 in the role of Office Co-ordinator, taking on the responsibility of maintaining the smooth running of the Tavistock office. Having previously worked for two UK-based estate agencies in Dorset, Julie and her family moved out to Spain where she took up a position at a friend’s estate agency business, being involved with both selling and letting of residential property. Upon moving back to the UK, Julie relocated to Tavistock and was most recently employed as a Timeshare Executive dealing with all aspects of Timeshare before the opportunity to join Ward & Chowen and get back into the property industry arose. When she is not working you can find her on the moors taking her 2 dogs for a walk or sourcing new restaurants to satisfy her love of food and fine wine. Email Julie.

Andrew LeanAndrew Lean

Andrew is our board man and an invaluable member of the team. He takes great pride in his work and both offices keep him busy on a daily basis.


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