Robert Hicks FRICS FAAV
Johanna Merritt BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV
Andrew Heywood BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV
Andrew returned to the South West in July 2017 to join Robert H Hicks & Co as a graduate from Harper Adams University with an Honours Degree in Rural Enterprise & Land Management (REALM).
Since his return, Andrew has qualified for the Fellowship of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers in December 2018, became a Professional Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in November 2019 and is a RICS Registered Valuer.
Andrew was brought up on his family farm in North Devon, enjoying rural life from a young age. In his spare time Andrew enjoys shooting and is heavily involved with Buckland Brewer Young Farmers Club.
Sarah Richardson MProf. FAAV
Sarah joined the team at Robert H Hicks & Co in January 2018. She gained an Advanced National Certificate in Farm & Grassland Management at Bicton College of Agriculture in 1998 and worked in the dairy industry for 20 years, gaining extensive knowledge and experience within agriculture. Sarah has gained the BETA Certificate in Conservation Management with Agriculture & Environmental Specialisms and in 2020 completed her part-time study at Harper Adams University to be awarded a Professional Master’s Degree in Rural Estate and Land Management (REALM) and
and qualified for the Fellowship of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers.
In her spare time Sarah enjoys running and is a qualified Run Leader/Coach at her local running club ‘Bradworthy Runners’, often competing in local races. She also enjoys riding Sherman, her horse, and walking on the coast path with her dogs.
Sophie Tamblyn BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV
Sophie undertook her placement year at Robert H Hicks & Co in 2018 and has since returned to the firm as a graduate after working for another regional firm. Sophie graduated from Harper Adams University in July 2019, with an Honours Degree in Rural Enterprise & Land Management (REALM).
Since her return, Sophie qualified as a Professional Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in June 2021 and became a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers in December 2021.
Sophie was brought up on her family farm in South East Cornwall, enjoying rural life from a young age. Sophie is an active member of Cornwall Young Farmers and enjoys horse riding and paddle boarding in her spare time.
Teresa Hector BA (Hons)
Teresa joined Robert H Hicks & Co in 2018 as Office Manager. After graduating from the University of Glamorgan with a BA (Hons) Business Administration Teresa returned to North Devon to work within the admin and recruitment sectors.
Teresa is also a voluntary Secretary for a village Playing Field Association and helps organise the annual village Garden & Craft Show.
Zoe joined Robert H Hicks & Co in 2018 as an Administrator. Before joining the business she completed a Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration in 2017 whilst working as a Medical Receptionist / Secretary at a busy surgery in Bude.
Zoe was brought up locally on her family’s beef and arable farm and is a member of Buckland Brewer Young Farmers Club.