About holroyds

Holroyds is a family owned and operated estate agency, set up to show the Yorkshire property market that not all estate agents are the same. Launched by mother & son Chris and Julie Holroyd in the summer of 2015, we aim to be different and set a new precedent in the housing market. Delivering a proactive approach, not seen in the area before, we make sure we keep you fully informed throughout the whole process.

With over three decades of experience, it’s safe to say that selling houses is all we know. Being brought up in Haworth, the Aire & Worth valley is something we are extremely proud of and having never left the area, who better to promote your property than the Holroyd family?

Gold Award 2016
Gold Award 2016

Meet The Team

Chris Holroyd
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Chris Holroyd, Managing Director

Chris Holroyd

Managing Director

Chris has run many award winning estate agents over the years, taking each to market leader status and helping in the process thousands of buyers find homes. Studying at Holy family catholic school in Keighley he went into estate agents as soon as he left and has never looked back. He is obsessed in the finer details making sure that every word and photo is perfect and is very competitive. Chris lives in Haworth with his wife Lauren, two children Elsie & Teddy and two dogs Murphy and Dolly. If he is not in the office you can catch him down at Marley playing fields still pretending he can play football.

Julie Holroyd
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Julie Holroyd, Director

Julie Holroyd

Director

Julie heads up our customer care team making sure once a buyer for your home is found that a smooth transaction follows next. She also runs HR & Compliance whilst also making key business decisions and offers Chris her invaluable advice and support where needed. Julie has previously ran award winning agents in and around West Yorkshire over the last 22 years. Selling houses has always been her passion which thankfully was passed down to Chris to help create holroyds. Being originally born in Halifax Julie moved over to Keighley and now lives with partner Kevin in East Morton.

Ben Walker
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Ben  Walker, Branch Manager

Ben Walker

Branch Manager

Originally from Baildon, Ben started his career back in 2011 and quickly won many individual awards with other award winning agents and has been with Holroyds since it began, playing a key role in making Keighley a success. Ben runs our Bingley office and With a keen focus on customer service Ben has been known to go above and beyond to ensure your house sale or purchase is as smooth and efficient as possible. When he is not at work he will be most likely wine and fine dining his fiancée Jess or taking his dog Coco on long country walks.

Tony Kay
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Tony  Kay , Mortgage Service Manager

Tony Kay

Mortgage Service Manager

Tony has over 20 years experience in the field of mortgages and protection services, working both as a mortgage broker and mortgages adviser for a number of years. Born and bred in the Bradford Metropolitan district he lives in Queensbury with his partner Maria and five (yes 5) children and can be seen walking his dog Charlie the Westie on many a country walk or you might even be lucky (or unlucky) enough to see him out and about on his bike trying and failing to get fit !

Scott Beaumont
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Scott  Beaumont, Property consultant

Scott Beaumont

Property consultant

Scott joined the Keighley team in November 2015 and is our enthusiastic apprentice property consultant. Having a hungry mind to help find buyers and tenants there next home, Scott already has previous estate agency experience and came to Holroyds to further his career. Having lived in Haworth all his life who better to guide you when looking for your next home. When Scott isn't at work you can most likely catch him busting some moves on the dance floor in Leeds.

Gemma Wilkinson
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Gemma Wilkinson , Property Consultant

Gemma Wilkinson

Property Consultant

Gemma has recently been promoted to one of our Property consultants and brings with her several years of admin & customer service experience. She loved helping buyers and sellers find there next home. Gemma resides locally in Long Lee and when she is not at work she enjoys family days out with her family and watching Liverpool FC.

Naomi Middleton
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Naomi Middleton , Senior Property Consultant

Naomi Middleton

Senior Property Consultant

Naomi first started working in an estate agents in 2008 as a Saturday person and then went full time in 2010. She quickly gained a wide range of knowledge in both lettings and sales and is eager to please customers and find them their new home. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her partner and family. Naomi is a volunteer with the Sea Cadets as an instructer and enjoys the water activities such as sailing and diving.

Mark Hardman
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Mark  Hardman, Property Consultant / Valuer

Mark Hardman

Property Consultant / Valuer

Mark brings to the team over a decade of sales and customer service experience working for large companies including Burnley Football Club just to name one! He joins the Holroyds team as our Valuer & Property consultant and prides himself on going that extra step to help his clients find their next dream home. Living in Oakworth with his partner Jen and two children Henry & Betsy, in his spare time he enjoys playing football and spending time with his family.

Ellie Peel
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Ellie Peel , Apprentice Administrator

Ellie Peel

Apprentice Administrator

I joined the Holroyds team in September 2016 as an apprentice branch administrator because I have a keen interest in the buying and selling of houses. I am eager to be a part of the process of helping customers find their new home while learning as I go along. I think I bring a keen eye to detail to Holroyds and the drive to further my career. In my spare time I enjoy going out with my friends and boyfriend or going out on an evening in Bingley.

Megan Walsh
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Megan  Walsh, Apprentice Administrator

Megan Walsh

Apprentice Administrator

Megan joined the Keighley team as an apprentice in Sepember 2016. Megan loves to make sure that every brochure is right and is very articulate. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her partner Luke and is a big lover of musicals.

Lauren Holroyd
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Lauren  Holroyd , Mortgage & Accountants Administrator

Lauren Holroyd

Mortgage & Accountants Administrator

Lauren looks after the accounts side of the business along with supporting the Financial team making sure that our customers are always kept up to date with their mortgage application. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge in the finance industry working with large financial companies for over a decade. Lauren has fantastic organizational and customer service qualities making her a perfect fit for the team at Holroyds. When she isn't working Lauren, wife to Chris loves spending time with their two young children and also loves to eat out when they get a spare moment!

Gillian Bateson
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Gillian  Bateson , Home Moving Consultant & Mortgage Administrator

Gillian Bateson

Home Moving Consultant & Mortgage Administrator

With nearly two decades in the industry Gill joins the Holroyd team as a Home Moving Consultant helping people after a sale or mortgage has been agreed right through to completion. After spending many years working for large award winning estate agents, Gill joins Julie in the sales progression team and Tony in the Mortgage team to ensure your move is as smooth as possible. In her spare time she enjoys walking with husband Mick and dog Stella and going skiing with family.

Meet The Team

Chris Holroyd
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Chris Holroyd, Managing Director

Chris Holroyd

Managing Director

Chris has run many award winning estate agents over the years, taking each to market leader status and helping in the process thousands of buyers find homes. Studying at Holy family catholic school in Keighley he went into estate agents as soon as he left and has never looked back. He is obsessed in the finer details making sure that every word and photo is perfect and is very competitive. Chris lives in Haworth with his wife Lauren, two children Elsie & Teddy and two dogs Murphy and Dolly. If he is not in the office you can catch him down at Marley playing fields still pretending he can play football.

Julie Holroyd
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Julie Holroyd, Director

Julie Holroyd

Director

Julie heads up our customer care team making sure once a buyer for your home is found that a smooth transaction follows next. She also runs HR & Compliance whilst also making key business decisions and offers Chris her invaluable advice and support where needed. Julie has previously ran award winning agents in and around West Yorkshire over the last 22 years. Selling houses has always been her passion which thankfully was passed down to Chris to help create holroyds. Being originally born in Halifax Julie moved over to Keighley and now lives with partner Kevin in East Morton.

Ben Walker
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Ben  Walker, Branch Manager

Ben Walker

Branch Manager

Originally from Baildon, Ben started his career back in 2011 and quickly won many individual awards with other award winning agents and has been with Holroyds since it began, playing a key role in making Keighley a success. Ben runs our Bingley office and With a keen focus on customer service Ben has been known to go above and beyond to ensure your house sale or purchase is as smooth and efficient as possible. When he is not at work he will be most likely wine and fine dining his fiancée Jess or taking his dog Coco on long country walks.

Tony Kay
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Tony  Kay , Mortgage Service Manager

Tony Kay

Mortgage Service Manager

Tony has over 20 years experience in the field of mortgages and protection services, working both as a mortgage broker and mortgages adviser for a number of years. Born and bred in the Bradford Metropolitan district he lives in Queensbury with his partner Maria and five (yes 5) children and can be seen walking his dog Charlie the Westie on many a country walk or you might even be lucky (or unlucky) enough to see him out and about on his bike trying and failing to get fit !

Scott Beaumont
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Scott  Beaumont, Property consultant

Scott Beaumont

Property consultant

Scott joined the Keighley team in November 2015 and is our enthusiastic apprentice property consultant. Having a hungry mind to help find buyers and tenants there next home, Scott already has previous estate agency experience and came to Holroyds to further his career. Having lived in Haworth all his life who better to guide you when looking for your next home. When Scott isn't at work you can most likely catch him busting some moves on the dance floor in Leeds.

Gemma Wilkinson
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Gemma Wilkinson , Property Consultant

Gemma Wilkinson

Property Consultant

Gemma has recently been promoted to one of our Property consultants and brings with her several years of admin & customer service experience. She loved helping buyers and sellers find there next home. Gemma resides locally in Long Lee and when she is not at work she enjoys family days out with her family and watching Liverpool FC.

Naomi Middleton
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Naomi Middleton , Senior Property Consultant

Naomi Middleton

Senior Property Consultant

Naomi first started working in an estate agents in 2008 as a Saturday person and then went full time in 2010. She quickly gained a wide range of knowledge in both lettings and sales and is eager to please customers and find them their new home. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her partner and family. Naomi is a volunteer with the Sea Cadets as an instructer and enjoys the water activities such as sailing and diving.

Mark Hardman
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Mark  Hardman, Property Consultant / Valuer

Mark Hardman

Property Consultant / Valuer

Mark brings to the team over a decade of sales and customer service experience working for large companies including Burnley Football Club just to name one! He joins the Holroyds team as our Valuer & Property consultant and prides himself on going that extra step to help his clients find their next dream home. Living in Oakworth with his partner Jen and two children Henry & Betsy, in his spare time he enjoys playing football and spending time with his family.

Ellie Peel
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Ellie Peel , Apprentice Administrator

Ellie Peel

Apprentice Administrator

I joined the Holroyds team in September 2016 as an apprentice branch administrator because I have a keen interest in the buying and selling of houses. I am eager to be a part of the process of helping customers find their new home while learning as I go along. I think I bring a keen eye to detail to Holroyds and the drive to further my career. In my spare time I enjoy going out with my friends and boyfriend or going out on an evening in Bingley.

Megan Walsh
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Megan  Walsh, Apprentice Administrator

Megan Walsh

Apprentice Administrator

Megan joined the Keighley team as an apprentice in Sepember 2016. Megan loves to make sure that every brochure is right and is very articulate. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her partner Luke and is a big lover of musicals.

Lauren Holroyd
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Lauren  Holroyd , Mortgage & Accountants Administrator

Lauren Holroyd

Mortgage & Accountants Administrator

Lauren looks after the accounts side of the business along with supporting the Financial team making sure that our customers are always kept up to date with their mortgage application. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge in the finance industry working with large financial companies for over a decade. Lauren has fantastic organizational and customer service qualities making her a perfect fit for the team at Holroyds. When she isn't working Lauren, wife to Chris loves spending time with their two young children and also loves to eat out when they get a spare moment!

Gillian Bateson
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Gillian  Bateson , Home Moving Consultant & Mortgage Administrator

Gillian Bateson

Home Moving Consultant & Mortgage Administrator

With nearly two decades in the industry Gill joins the Holroyd team as a Home Moving Consultant helping people after a sale or mortgage has been agreed right through to completion. After spending many years working for large award winning estate agents, Gill joins Julie in the sales progression team and Tony in the Mortgage team to ensure your move is as smooth as possible. In her spare time she enjoys walking with husband Mick and dog Stella and going skiing with family.