Meet the Team

Sherwill Forbes was founded in 2013 and merged with John Drake & Co a year later to form Sherwill Drake Forbes. All three Directors have a background in land, planning and infrastructure projects. All our Surveyors are specialists in their respective areas and benefit from excellent support staff and the company’s continued commitment to personal development and IT investment.


jamesJames Paynter BSc. (Hons) MRICS
James works on behalf of retained clients particularly in the planning, valuation and sales sectors.





Tim Spicer BSc. (Hons) MRICS
Prior to establishing the firm as one of the Directors, Tim worked extensively within the utility sector, offering land and planning advice to some of the UK’s major utility companies. At Sherwill Drake Forbes Tim works for a number of land and property owners affected by a wide range of utility issues.





Jonathan Morris BSc. (Hons) MRICS
Jonathan is the Head of the Rural Department. He has a wide knowledge of rural matters from practical land management advice to the valuation of rural property and is regularly involved in planning applications, property sales and various agri-environment support schemes.




Georgina Sanders
Management Surveyor
Georgina is the lead Management Surveyor at Sherwill Drake Forbes and looks after over 120 tenanted units on behalf of our clients. An excellent knowledge of the sites she manages, georgina has successfully negotiated increases in rent yields at the same time as maintaining good relationships with occupiers. She has let a great number of units and is also looking to take on further stock.
Please contact Georgina if you require assistance with either commercial site management or one-off lets.



victoriaVictoria Aitchison
Client Services Director
Victoria joined Sherwill Drake Forbes in 2015 to head up a team that helps clients maximise their income for electricity equipment within their properties.







Heather Andrews

George Baker
Project Assistant

Alex Binnie
Junior Surveyor




Oliver Harris
Project Assistant

Philip Hiscocks

Julie Paynter BSc (Hons)
Part 1 Claims Manager





Sally Pearson
Team Secretary

Libby Saunders Bsc (Hons) Msc
Assistant Surveyor

Cameron Smith BA (Hons)
Project Administrator



Neilson Stirling BSc (Hons)
Property Inspector

Lucy Stratton LLB (Hons)
Junior Surveyor