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Meet the Family

Clients who have used Myrings always say that our greatest strength is our staff. We have a dedicated team of property professionals with a wealth of experience to provide you with a gold star service from valuation to completion day, holding your hand and taking you every step of the way. You will always see familiar faces and talk with colleagues who are aware of your property and situation.

Simon Myring


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Simon has over twenty seven years' experience in the local Residential Sales and Lettings property market and has sold thousands of homes in Harrogate and surrounding villages . Simon's early experience was with one of the UK's largest corporate Estate Agents, where he was one of the youngest branch managers in the North East at 20 years of age before leaving to found and run a Harrogate based Estate Agency.

Simon is a member and proud sponsor of Harrogate Squash & Fitness Centre - currently playing Yorkshire League & for the over 40’s Yorkshire seniors. Simon is a past president of the Harrogate & District Association of Estate Agents. He loves to play golf in his spare time and travel.

Gemma Myring

Managing Director

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Gemma has considerable experience in banking, finance and the property business, having worked alongside Simon in the family estate agency businesses since it first opened its doors in 1998.

Gemma has worked for a major UK bank, on the trading floor of the European Stock Exchange in Amsterdam as well as working in the marketing department at Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate.

Gemma, her husband Mark, and three children, Henry, Molly & Daisy live in Harrogate. She is engaged in various community/charitable activities, as well as finding the time to run, keep fit and cook!

Charles Myring


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Charles has at long last retired from a career in the Textile business spanning 53 years. In this time he has worked with most of the largest Clothing and Footwear Retailers/Brands in the UK and has travelled the world assisting the Mills producing their merchandise. He is a Chartered Colourist, lifelong fan of Leicester City Football Club, and has a wealth of business experience assisting the business as required.

Syd Bentley Briscoe

Senior Associate Director

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Syd joined us after sixteen years of experience in the New Builds and Property Development sector.

He has a 'hands on' understanding of the all the intricacies of planning, project management and working with tradesmen.

He has gained his NFOPP qualification and is a great enthusiast who just loves the property business.

Syd grew up in Knaresborough and now lives in Ripon with his wife Katie and three children, George, Harry and Charlie.

Colin Bonham

Associate Director

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Colin first came to us on a work experience placement from Ashville College before joining us on a full time basis in February of 2010. He very quickly developed into a valuable member of the team and proved himself to be an outstanding communicator and sales negotiator, before training as a valuer in 2012. Colin has a sound understanding of the entire property market.

Originally from California, Colin grew up in Summerbridge, and now lives in Harrogate with his fiancée Hatty and little boy Orson. Aside from spending time with his family, his principle passions are his two football teams Liverpool FC and the San Francisco 49ers.

Clare Cruise

Associate Director

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Clare has many years’ experience in Customer Service, Retail Management, IT Sales and Financial Sales for a UK bank. As well as experience of working in Europe for a major pharmaceutical company. She has project managed the complete renovation of a house in Harrogate and has made numerous contacts as a result.

She moved from her native Northern Ireland 28 years ago and has been living and working in Yorkshire for the past 17 years. Clare has two daughters, both educated in Harrogate with her eldest now studying at University and her youngest just finished A Levels at the Harrogate Grammar School.

“We treat our clients like one of our own. You will always be our priority.”

Simon Myring

Andrea Topley

Senior Sales Negotiator

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Seeking new challenges Andrea - our songbird - transferred into the Residential Sales team after 8 years happy and successful service in our Lettings Department where her cheerful , expert advice and assistance was highly regarded by Landlords and Tenants alike.

Andrea graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a 2:1 BA (Hons) Degree in business management and went on to develop a career in Recruitment & Human Resources. After having twins Sunny & Mabel , and following a short career break , decided on a complete career change and has definitely found her true vocation in the Harrogate property market.

Libby Carter

Senior Sales Negotiator

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Libby has worked in the property business for six years and brightens clients days and ours with her expert, happy and enthusiastic approach. Originally from London she is now a confirmed ” Yorkshire Lass “ and lives locally with her husband , a former professional rugby player , two boys and two chihuahua dogs. The boys and dogs keep her busy and fit with less time nowadays for dancing - she is a trained dancer – and thankfully she is keeping all of us on our toes.

Joe Blakey

Senior Sales Negotiator

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Born and raised in Harrogate, Joe attended Harrogate High School whilst working part time at Bettys flagship Harrogate branch. Following 3 successful years at Bettys, Joe started his career in the property world at the age of 19. Having now worked in the property industry for over 6 years he has gained a wealth of industry experience dealing with all aspects of the property industry. Joes favourite part of the job is problem solving complex transactions and taking the stress out of moving house.

Hannah Ewen

Senior Office Administrator

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Hannah found a love for property whilst studying Property Law in the final year of her degree. After spending four years in Newcastle and successfully completing her degree with first class honours' she is excited to be back in Harrogate where she hopes to progress her career in property. In her spare time Hannah loves to go travelling and hopes to visit every country in Europe before she's 30! In the future Hannah hopes to invest in properties herself and grow a property portfolio. Growing up in a family of entrepreneurs she knows how important it is to have a great relationship with clients and to always go the extra mile.

Martin Schofield

Senior Sales / Lettings Negotiator

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Martin handles most of our weekend viewings and is a time-served property professional, and serial house-mover; having renovated several apartments in Harrogate, together with his wife Yvonne, over the past 20 years. He plays guitar in a Harrogate rock and blues band, and can sometimes be seen propping up the bar in the "Rovers Return" or appearing alongside Surranne Jones in "Gentleman Jack". If he ever gets any spare time (!) he enjoys playing golf and is a member at Rudding Park.

Nichola Bates

Lettings Valuer

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Nichola lives in Burn Bridge with her husband, two children, Georgia and Jake, and her two horses. She ran her own cleaning business in Harrogate for many years and has always had a keen interest in the property business. She is now looking forward to exciting and challenging times ahead in the Rentals team. She has already worked with a good number of local Landlords and their tenants and certainly knows her way around the town and the range of properties Myrings manage. Nichola knows that our Landlords and Tenants deserve a first rate service and always strives to make sure Myrings provide this.

James Bryceson

Lettings Negotiator

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James lives in Harrogate with his wife, Charlotte and two children, Jacob and Alice. He comes from a military background where he juggled multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment which has enabled him to apply this in his role within the lettings department. James thrives under pressure and as a result is always willing to take on the most difficult of challenges and will always do his best to support landlords and tenants in whatever way he can. Outside work, James can be found seeking out the next adventure with his family.

Niamh Troy

Junior Estate Agent

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Niamh is Harrogate born and bred attending St Aidan’s 6th Form. She ventured down South to train in musical theatre. Whilst training Niamh realised her true passion was elsewhere in property, therefore moving back home to her roots to become Myrings Estate Agents Junior Apprentice where she is excited to learn all she can and climb the property ladder.


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His interests include sunbathing, belly rubs, morning walks, pet-icures, and grooming.

Andrew Vickers

Financial Advisor

Andrew is an experienced adviser and joined our team in 2019. With over 30 years’ experience within the industry, Andrew has a sound understanding and extensive knowledge of the UK property market.

Andrew offers expert, impartial mortgage and protection advice and has specialist knowledge in the buy to let and property investment market. With access to whole of market products, he is able to work closely with clients to secure the best value deal, whilst providing a high quality, professional service.

Andrew lives with his wife, Tracey and enjoys dining out. He also has a keen interest in cars and enjoys a range of sports including playing golf.

“We love selling homes, it’s even better working with your family”

Gemma Myring