Established in 1879, our heritage and values remain upheld by every member of our team. As a family founded and family run business Stanfords prides itself on exceptional service delivery. We remain abreast of developments in our constantly changing sector, adapting and evolving as a business to ensure we provide the most accurate and advantageous advice.

It is always a challenge to explain exactly what we do because our services are vast yet integrated in many ways. When it comes to land, property and possessions, we provide expert services, practical advice and strategic business solutions to benefit our clients.

Our solid foundations have enabled us to create a service offering that is valued by our clients. We remain focused on tailoring our approach to our clients’ needs, regardless of the project size or sector.

Meet the team

Graham Ellis FRICS FAAV FLAA

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
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Secretary
Tel: 01206 842156
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Steve Wright MARLA MNAEA

Steve joined Stanfords in 2016 to work in the Sales & Lettings department. Steve brings with him a wealth of local property experience after working in Colchester  and the surrounding areas for the last 30 years, most recently for Fenn Wright. Steve is a Partner in the firm and together with Nina Kelly, is looking to expand the Land & New Homes department within Stanfords.

Tel: 01206 879254
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Steven Ellis BA (Hons)

Steven is the 4th generation of his family to join the Stanfords partnership following his in the footsteps of his Father, Grand and Great Grandfather. Steven is responsible for the running of the Auctions, and the day to day business operations as well as dealing with the firm’s IT and Accounts. Steven joined the partnership in April 2019.

Tel: 01206 842156
Mob: 07446 100931
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Stephen Knight BSc FRICS FAAV

Stephen has been with Stanfords since 1996 and a Partner from 1997-2019. Having stepped down from the Partnership Stephen remains a Senior chartered surveyor with in the firm continuing to assist and advise his clients going forward. 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
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Secretary
Tel: 01206 842156
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Tim 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 842156
Mob: 07850 253601
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Alexander Chapman MRICS

Alexander started at Stanford’s in August 2018 following four years in Strutt & Parker’s Land Management department in Ipswich. Alexander acts for a number of private clients throughout Essex, Suffolk and Hertfordshire, offering a wide range of consultancy advice. In addition to his professional work, Alexander is involved with the Country Market on Saturdays and is often keen to auctioneer.

Particular areas of expertise include valuation and landlord and tenant matters.

In his spare time, Alexander is a Director of a Property Investment company and enjoys playing golf and squash. He is also a huge fan of National Hunt Racing and can often be found with his head in the form-book at Cheltenham

Tel: 01206 879240
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Peter Le Grys MA DIP.TP MRTPI

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
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Hugh Wasteney BSc (Hons) MRICS

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.

Tel: 01206 842156
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Nina Kelly

Nina Joined Stanfords in 2017 and has grown in her role within the sales and lettings department. Nina deals with both sales and lettings of Land and property as well as dealing with Tenant and Landlord matters.

Tel: 01206842156
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