Meet the team
Meet the team
David Strawson (Group)
Founder and Chairman David Strawson has over 60 years commercial, residential and rural property experience. As the majority owner of Strawsons Property David continually provides advice, guidance and support across all parts of the business.
Anne Bisson (Group)
Anne is a Chartered Surveyor who after a period working for Prudential Portfolio Managers in London joined her father David Strawson with the aim of developing the Group’s commercial property investments. Anne has led the Group through a period of significant growth in her role as Managing Director. Retaining responsibility for the strategic direction of the Group Anne has developed an exceptional track record in selecting the right opportunities at the right time.
Adrian Sail (Strategic)
Adrian is a Chartered Surveyor with over thirty years experience in both the public and private sectors. Since joining the Group in 2001 Adrian has led the Strategic development side of the business where large sites are promoted through the planning process to obtain consent for future development be that for residential, commercial or industrial purposes.
Jim Wild (Finance)
Jim is a Chartered Accountant who has been with the Group for around 9 years. Prior to joining the business, he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers and is closely involved in the strategic direction of the business. He oversees the financial management and compliance of the Group and has substantial experience in taxation, structuring and banking matters.
Adam Jones (Commercial & Retail)
Adam is a Chartered Surveyor who has been with the Group for over 12 years. In that time Adam has overseen the enhancement of the Group’s investment portfolio including the delivery of a number of prestigious commercial and retail projects. Prior to joining Strawsons Property Adam held development and management positions at Langtree and Network Space. He has an excellent knowledge of regeneration and the property markets across the North of England and East Midlands.
Beverley Batty (Commercial)
Beverley is a Chartered Surveyor who previously held various positions within the Whitbread group. Since joining Strawsons Property over 12 years ago she has co-ordinated the acquisition and disposal of a wide range of properties in complex circumstances. Beverley is responsible for the Group’s portfolio and the promotion of sites in the North East, Scotland and the West Midlands.
Andy Bow (Finance)
Andy is a Chartered Accountant and Tax Advisor who joined the Group in 2020. Prior to joining the Group Andy worked for 9 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Tax Advisor followed by 6 years in a Senior Management position in the Finance, Tax and Treasury team at Center Parcs. Andy works closely with Jim on the financial management and compliance of the Group.
Haydn Short (Rural)
Haydn is a Chartered Surveyor who joined Strawsons Property in 2015 to develop the Group’s Rural interests. His principal role is the promotion and management of the Group’s extensive agricultural holdings, building on his previous experience with leading national firm Fisher German and his wide-ranging knowledge of the rural sector throughout the UK.