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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, specialising in professional and commercial development – heading up the commercial property team, working across Nottinghamshire.

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

She is happiest when in a muddy field – assisted by a dog, horse or Land Rover.


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.


Louise Johnson Office Manager

Louise is a member of the National Association of Estate Agents and Association of Residential Lettings Agents, bringing more than a decade of experience in the property industry to Richard Watkinson & Partners’ Newark office. With a varied job role, Louise oversees the running of the office, dealing with clients and holding viewings.

Outside of the office, Louise enjoys walks around Newark Castle with her labradoodle.


Sandra Millar Sales Negotiator and Business Generator

Sandra has more than two decades’ experience in sales, with more than 10 years’ experience in the property industry. Having joined the Newark office in 2013, Sandra specialises in residential sales, taking clients all the way from offer to completion.

Outside of her work, Sandra splits her time between family, friends and supporting local sporting talent through officiating at athletic meets.


Tom Lockwood Sales Negotiator

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.

DIY projects are keeping Tom busy outside of the office, having recently bought his first house.


Liz Goor Office Secretary

Liz began her career with Richard Watkinson & Partners when she moved to Newark in 2016. As secretary to three of the firm’s directors, Liz’s job role is varied as she handles report writing, administration of residential sales and general organisation of the office.

As a graduate surveyor, Liz has nine years’ experience in sales negotiation, so has a well-rounded understanding of the property industry.

Liz was also a competitive swimmer, competing regionally for 10 years.

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