Tim Richardson FNAEA

Residential Sales Manager

Tim Richardson originally qualified on the Agricultural side before joining Astin's in 1999 where his local knowledge and outstanding people skills has seen him work his way up within the firm to now leading the Sales team as well as overseeing the running of the whole office. Born into a prominent local farming family, Tim has lived within the area for most of his life, and his practical, down to earth attitude and obvious love of Whitby has earned the respect of not only the local business but the whole community, particularly by those with a sporting bias!

Natalie Locker MNAEA

Senior Sales Manager

Natalie joined the team in February 2015. Born and raised in Whitby she has extensive knowledge of Whitby and the surrounding areas, she has a strong connection to the town and the fishing community. She has been 'headhunted' from the local newspaper after working there for over 5 years and her knowledge of the marketplace, advertising and marketing techniques will be a great help to the firm.

Natalie gained a Diploma in Advanced Business administration level 3 along with Legal and medical word terminology processes. AMPSPAR training and computer software programming. She is also trained in Google Adword technology and email marketing. She has just sucessfully completed her A level in the sale of residential property and advanced award in property defects. She is an undoubted burst of energy, taking great pride in her work and is determined to make her mark on the Whitby property scene.

Heather Zink

Sales Consultant

Before joining the team in October 2016, Heather had worked within the advertising department of a regional publishing group. Over the years Heather has trained in all forms of multi media advertising including; websites, Google Adwords, email marketing, advert design and planning to name a few. Living and working within Whitby for over 20 years her knowledge of the local area is excellent. Heather is professional, organised and friendly with great customer service skills. 

Sue Winspear

Sales Consultant

Sue began working at Astin's in April 2013 as a weekend receptionist/ Sales advisor. She quickly progressed to become a valued member of the company. Being born and bred in Whitby has given Sue an excellent knowledge of the town, its surrounding areas and the people that live within them. She had previously worked in a large hotel in Whitby. A job that helped to build the customer services skills she displays today. Sue gives everyone who enters the office 'service with a smile' and her warm and friendly manner has made her a hit with customers, clients and her fellow employees. Sue's boundless enthusiasm and positive attitude are a breath of fresh air as she continues to thrive in this important, front-line position.

Alison Conn

Sales Consultant

Alison is the most recent, and a much valued addition to our Residential Sales team.  Primarily covering front of house duties during the busy weekend shifts, she is on hand to assist you with any query you may have at this time with a warm and empathetic approach. Alison gained a Higher National Diploma in Business, Marketing and Finance from Hull College, and has had a varied career, including holiday letting, catering and home care. Her natural passion for property led to a number of personal property developments before deciding to join our small team. The experiences have left Alison well versed in all aspects of the buying and selling process. She has over 40 years of local knowledge and prides herself in the local history of Whitby and the surrounding villages.


Sara Lemmy

Residential Lettings Manager

Sara Lemmy, the Residential Lettings Manager joined Astins in June 2014. Sara has lived in the area for 20 plus years and therefore has an extensive knowledge of Whitby and the surrounding area. Having worked for many years in exacting administrative environment her organisational skills are exemplary.

Dawn Hardiman

Lettings Consultant

Dawn joined us in November 2016 with 15 months experience of the Estate Agent industry already under her belt. Having previously worked in the customer services sector for over 20 years her interpersonal skills are second to none.  There is always a friendly smile ready and waiting for you from our ‘jack of all trades’. Originally from Wakefield, Dawn has lived in Whitby for 30 years and her local knowledge is first class. In her spare time Dawn helps to manage a local junior football team and is the club secretary.