Meet our Exeter Ambassadors

The PDF Ambassadors are our in house experts in Architecture, Planning, Law, Finance, Project Delivery, Sales & Acquisitions.

Each of our events is co-hosted by our Ambassadors, an invaluable resource, who will welcome you and be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Samantha Thomas

Associate Director, CarneySweeney Planning

Sam is an Associate Director at CarneySweeney, a fully independent town planning consultancy, delivering dynamic and tailored commercial planning advice.  Working out of their new Exeter office (formed in Aug 2022), Sam has extensive public and private sector planning experience ranging across a broad spectrum of projects, and a proven track record of negotiating successful outcomes. 
Olivia Boulting

Regional Manager & Auctioneer, Auction House SW

Auction House South West are specialist Land and Property auctioneers that bring independence and expertise to the sector. Olivia is an experienced Regional Manager skilled in Negotiation, Sales, Management, Investments & Marketing. She is a strong sales professional offering exceptional customer service and a passion for anything property related.
Anna Clifford

Senior Associate, Browne Jacobson

Anna specialises in acting for many regional and national housebuilders in relation to the acquisition and disposal of greenfield and brownfield land for development including site assembly, collaboration agreements, ancillary easements and covenants, statutory agreements and transfer of land to public bodies. A fantastic lawyer who is highly experienced in handling big commercial real estate transactions, who is innovative in her approach and delivers quality client work.
Nick Verstage
Nick Verstage​

Owner, 1st Business Finance

Looking for development finance to build new houses, refurbish or convert property into residential houses? Nick has spent the past 25 years building his expertise, so that he can help navigate the convoluted and ever-changing lending requisites and guide you to the ideal finance for your specific needs.

Allister Parr
Allister Parr​

Director, Quintet Construction Management​

Quintet CM offers a white glove construction management service for exclusive clients. We go above and beyond to ensure the construction experience for clients is positive and fulfilling. Offering personalised assistance to clients from pre-construction to handover to include all aspects of the procurement route.

Meet our Plymouth Ambassadors

The PDF Ambassadors are our in house experts in Architecture, Planning, Law, Finance, Project Delivery, Sales & Acquisitions.

Jonathan Finch

Avalon Planning & Heritage

Avalon Planning & Heritage is the largest combined planning and heritage consultancy in the south west, providing bespoke and honest advice to its broad range of clients from private individuals, landowners, developers and house builders, advocating for them throughout the planning process.

Jonathan joined Avalon in November 2021, bringing with him over 12 years of planning experience – including providing strategic planning advice to the Mayor of London.  He is currently driving forward a number of our complex projects across the South West with a particular focus on the Plymouth and South West Devon region.

Sian Barrett

Ashfords LLP

Ashfords is a national provider of legal and professional services.

Sian is a Senior Associate in the Construction & Infrastructure Team at Ashfords. The team specialises in providing clients with robust construction contracts to ensure successful project delivery, and advising on all types of construction dispute and dispute avoidance.

Sian’s particular specialism is advising in the area of disputes, particularly in relation to defects claims, delay claims and final account disputes. She has expertise in pursuing and defending claims in the Technology and Construction Court, as well as by way of adjudication and mediation, and has particular expertise in building safety and cladding claims.

Sian has over ten years’ experience working in the industry and is focussed on providing timely, tactical, commercial advice to her clients. 

Olivia Boulting

Regional Manager & Auctioneer, Auction House SW

Auction House South West are specialist Land and Property auctioneers that bring independence and expertise to the sector. Olivia is an experienced Regional Manager skilled in Negotiation, Sales, Management, Investments & Marketing. She is a strong sales professional offering exceptional customer service and a passion for anything property related.
Tom Simpson
Tom Simpson

Director, Blaise Commercial Finance

Blaise Commercial Finance is an independent firm providing specialist funding solutions to SME businesses. Starting with a review of your requirements, we work with clients to understand your business and provide solutions based upon your needs using a host of specialist lenders. We can provide you with a range of finance options covering commercial mortgages, residential and commercial investment, development finance, bridging loans, cashflow finance and asset finance.

Tony Horsey
Tony Horsey

Owner, Ortus Group

Ortus provides clients with professional support and services from the pre-acquisition phase of their development projects, through design and planning, construction tendering, and project management. A Chartered Construction Manager with a background in architecture, design and planning, Tony is a generalist with a rare big picture vision developed through the delivery of several of his own new build development projects.

Meet our Torbay Ambassadors

The PDF Ambassadors are our in house experts in Architecture, Planning, Law, Finance, Project Delivery, Sales & Acquisitions.

Neil Tozer

Director, Ridgewater Property Ltd

Ridgewater Property Ltd is a totally Independent Sales, Lettings and Management Company founded and run by professionals with extensive local knowledge. A refreshingly modern specialist agency with the ethos of providing unrivalled customer care whilst delivering fast results ensuring Landlords maximise the income potential for their investment.

Neil started Ridgewater Lettings in 2008 after a career in the House Building industry with Barratt Homes and, prior to that, in the Leisure industry.

Rhoda Honey

Kitson Boyce Solicitors

Rhoda is an engaging, high energy property legal professional with a depth of knowledge in her specialist field.

Having joined renowned legal firm Kitsons in 2014 as a solicitor in their dispute resolution department, she specialises in claims relating to landlord and tenant matters for both commercial and residential properties, including Section 8 and Section 21 notices and proceedings and commercial property forfeiture matters. She also provides advice in relation to service charge disputes, disrepair disputes, breach of covenant, leasehold extensions and enfranchisement, adverse possession, boundary disputes, trespass and nuisance, as well as contractual disputes.

Tom Simpson
Tom Simpson​

Director, Blaise Commercial Finance

Blaise Commercial Finance is an independent firm providing specialist funding solutions to SME businesses. Starting with a review of your requirements, we work with clients to understand your business and provide solutions based upon your needs using a host of specialist lenders. We can provide you with a range of finance options covering commercial mortgages, residential and commercial investment, development finance, bridging loans, cashflow finance and asset finance.

Tony Horsey
Tony Horsey

Owner, Ortus Group

Ortus provides clients with professional support and services from the pre-acquisition phase of their development projects, through design and planning, construction tendering, and project management.

A Chartered Construction Manager with a background in architecture, design and planning, Tony is a generalist with a rare big picture vision developed through the delivery of several of his own new build development projects.

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