Newark Sales Agency Team









Tel: 01636 611811





35 Kirkgate, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 1AD
Commercial & Survey:


Richard Watkinson

Founder and Director, Richard Watkinson set up the family-run estate agency in 1988 in Newark. Richard has more than 40 years’ experience in the East Midlands’ property market and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

He has grown the business considerably over the last 30 years, creating a trustworthy and well regarded firm which operates from seven offices across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire.

Richard’s specialisms cover residential valuations and sales. He also works alongside the commercial property team, having completed hundreds of deals across the region.

In his spare time, Richard drives a 40 year-old classic MG sports car which he races in the summer.


Kirsty Keeton Director

Kirsty has more than 20 years’ experience in the property industry, with more than half of this time spent at Richard Watkinson & Partners, the family business. She is a Director at the Newark office and provides agency and development advice for residential and commercial property, RICS Registered Valuer producing reports for secured lending, development appraisals, company accounting, CGT, IHT, probate, Charities Act and portfolio's.  Working with private and public sector clients, developers and investors across Nottinghamshire.

Kirsty is MRICS qualified, with a degree in surveying from the College of Estate Management at Reading.

Kirsty is happiest surrounded by family and animals and enjoys British Eventing with her horse and mini support entourage. 


Simon Watkinson Director

Simon has 25 years’ experience at Richard Watkinson & Partners, having always had an interest in the property industry.

Having moved straight into the family business – following training at the College of Estate Management at Reading - Simon has a wealth of experience in the Nottinghamshire property market. Specialising in residential valuations, his work takes him across the county – valuing properties ranging from one bedroom terraced homes to six-figure estates.

Simon particularly enjoys the interesting people he’s able to meet as part of his work as an estate agent – it doesn’t often feel like work as clients are always friendly and engaged.


Tom Lockwood Office Manager

Tom joined Richard Watkinson & Partners’ Newark office in 2010 and has gone on to gain: a PropertyMark technical award in the sale of residential property; become a NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents) member as well as receive RAN (Relocation Agent Network) accreditation and is now an advanced relocation agent specialist.

Tom covers both residential and commercial sales and lettings – with RAN membership also enabling him to advise clients on moving into the area.

Tom is always improving his knowledge of property and is in the midst of studying for a Masters Degree in Real Estate at Nottingham Trent University.


Elise Wharrad Senior Sales Negotiator

Elise joined the Company in October 2021 and has many years of experience in Estate Agency, having previously worked in Nottingham, Bingham and Lincoln in a variety of roles.  She is very knowledgeable of the local market and offers a calm and professional service to our clients.

When not at work, Elise lives in Coddington is married and has two children.  She loves her craft room and garden.



Nicki Finch Sales Administrator

Nicki joined the Company in August 2021 after previously working for over fifteen years in Customer Services.  She brings to the team her amazing memory, attention to detail and friendly persona, along with a genuine interest in the housing market.

Outside of work, she is married and has three children, loves 80’s music, Christmas and previously studied Performing Arts at College.

Newark Office

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