Holmfirth Office: 01484 683543
Slaithwaite Office: 01484 847700
Paul Dixon - Owner and Auctioneer
Paul established the estate agency in its current guise and has over forty years’ experience and knowledge to draw upon. Paul’s in-depth agricultural expertise and his involvement in the Holmfirth Cattle Market as an auctioneer, enhances his extensive profile. His high standards and prudent business principles help to make Wm Sykes & Son the successful estate agency it is today. In his spare time Paul is a member of the local parish council and is heavily involved in local and farming issues.
Rob_Dixon Rob Dixon – Valuer and Director
(Holmfirth & Slaithwaite)
The eldest son of Paul Dixon, Rob joined the company in 1998, after studying valuation and surveying at Staffordshire University. Rob has strong family values and is passionate about moving the company forward whilst retaining its heritage. Rob believes in offering a comprehensive first class service. He works with his customers to offer a fair and honest valuation and uses his vast market knowledge to advise clients, many of which remain with him year-on-year. Rob opened the Slaithwaite branch of the business in 2017 with his wife, Louise.
Louise_Dixon Louise Dixon – Business Manager
(Holmfirth & Slaithwaite)
Louise joined the company in 2007 on a part time basis. Over the years her role has grown and she now helps with all areas of the business. Her background in marketing means Louise is passionate about the Wm Sykes brand and helping her husband Rob, achieve the vision for the company. Driven by helping people, her focus is on providing the Wm Sykes team with a pleasant and supportive place to work along with delivering a number of administrative responsibilities.
John_Green John Green – MRICS Chartered Surveyor
John has brought a vast wealth of experience since joining the company in 1996. He gained a qualification as a chartered surveyor in 1984 and worked for a very well-known independent estate agent as an associate partner before joining Wm Sykes & Son. John’s extensive experience has given him a wide knowledge of properties in the local and surrounding areas.
Jane Jane Stocks MNAEA – Lead Valuer and Branch Manager (Slaithwaite)
Jane joined forces with the Wm Sykes & Son team in 2017 to open our Slaithwaite office as branch manager and senior valuer. With over 30 years’ experience in helping customers find and sell their perfect homes, Jane uses her expertise and knowledge of the Colne Valley and surrounding areas to great effect. Prior to joining us she ran Jane Stocks Estate Agency in Marsden for 10 years. She was also an associate and manager of the residential department at Carter Jonas in Slaithwaite where she predominantly dealt with unusual and higher value properties, and gained a good understanding of the local Dartmouth Estate.
Rebecca_Stafford Rebecca Stafford – MRICS, FAAV Agricultural Surveyor (Holmfirth)
Rebecca first joined the team in 2007 as a weekend sales negotiator whilst studying her A-levels. After attending Harper Adams University, Rebecca worked for a northern land agency firm during which time she became a qualified RICS chartered surveyor and agricultural valuer, having gained valuable experience in a range of agricultural and property matters.  We were delighted to welcome Rebecca back to the company in October 2015 as a full time agricultural surveyor. Rebecca is dedicated and passionate about local agricultural issues and works closely alongside Paul and her clients to deliver a comprehensive range of agricultural services.
Clair_Paxman Clair Paxman – Valuer (Holmfirth)
Clair’s background encompasses time within commercial sales, an independent estate agency and later running her own home staging business. Combining her experience in home staging and her passion for property helps her to match our customers’ properties with the right buyer. She is able to advise clients, helping them to prepare their properties for sale through the Prestige service. 
John_Firth John Firth MRICS – Rentals Manager and Agricultural Surveryor
John is a longstanding dedicated member of the team, a Chartered Surveyor and has a great deal of experience in agricultural sales. He has worked for small private practices and national companies and has experience working in the livestock markets in Huddersfield and Penistone. He also runs our very successful rentals department where he is heavily involved in all aspects, from valuing the properties and preparing the marketing particulars, to meeting the high demands of both landlords and tenants.
Niki_Broadhead Niki Broadhead – Senior Sales Negotiator
Niki joined the company in 2015 and looks after a variety of properties and clients. With 15 years’ experience under her belt her calm and thoughtful approach instills confidence and reassurance in her clients. Her expertise and wealth of industry knowledge means Niki is always on hand to support the negotiators with complicated sales.
Steph_Sumner Steph Sumner – Sales Negotiator
Steph’s position as sales negotiator allows her to help and support her clients on a daily basis. She thrives on providing a friendly customer service. Her previous experience within a corporate estate agency gave her a great introduction to the negotiating role. Since joining Wm Sykes & Son she has widened her experience by looking after property sales in Meltham, Slaithwaite, Marsden and Dobcross.
Claire_Wood Claire Wood – Sales Negotiator
Claire is responsible for arranging viewings and negotiating sales for her customers. Her clients love her friendly approach, attentiveness and eagerness to understand as much as she can about their requirements as possible. This approach helps her offer the best service to vendors and buyers alike.
Yvonne_Mayhew Yvonne Mayhew – Administrator
Yvonne is a longstanding and very valuable member of the team. She joined the company as a school leaver in 1985. Yvonne’s role as head of the administration department means her daily duties form a vital part of the smooth running of the business, not a lot can happen within the company without Yvonne! Her 25 year loyalty within the company was recognised when she enjoyed a cruise around the Canary Islands in 2011 as a thank you from the management for her dedication.
Grace_Brooks Grace Brooks – Sales Administrator
Grace started as a weekend trainee negotiator and now been a member of the team for 10 years. Grace thrives within a busy environment and provides a first class service to all her clients. With dedication and ambition to extend the company’s sales portfolio, Grace is always keen to go the extra mile to create a potential sale. Her forte in technical support and discipline in administrative duties makes her a vital part of the successful team.
Gemma_Saint Gemma Saint – Sales and Rentals Support Administrator (Holmfirth)
Gemma’s role puts her extensive administrative experience to excellent use. She spends time arranging viewings, dealing with enquiries and working alongside John to deliver a high quality and efficient service to our rental clients. Gemma also works alongside Louise on various projects and has been instrumental in implementing the new property software. Her lively outlook and zest for life make her an invaluable member of the team.
Bev Bev King – Sales Support Administrator
(Slaithwaite)Bev joined the Slaithwaite team in 2017. She helps ensure our customers property sales run smoothly. Previously she had worked for Jane Stocks Estate Agency for over 4 years. She is a hardworking and extremely loyal member of staff totally dedicated to providing a good all round support to clients and her team. Bev has worked for several solicitors and barristers in both secretarial and admin roles. She is one of the most genuine and caring people you could wish to meet.
Georgia Georgia Mayhew - Sales Support Administrator (Slaithwaite)
New to the team in October 2017, Georgia is the daughter of long standing team member, Yvonne and has been known to Rob and Paul all her life. Ready for a new challenge and eager to learn an industry from the beginning, Georgia joins the Slaithwaite team at a really exciting time. Her positive outlook and enthusiasm for the local area mean Georgia is always on hand to help clients out with her local knowledge.

Jordan Yelland-Hey – Sales Support (Holmfirth)
Jordan works as part time sales support whilst studying for his law degree at Huddersfield University. His approachable and chatty make him popular with clients and staff alike. Often to be seen out and about conducting viewings for sales, lettings and auction properties.

Digley_Dixon Digley Dixon – Office Dog
Probably the most laid back member of the team. Digley spends his days asleep under Rob’s desk but always wakes up at noon to taste test everyone’s lunch. Gives cuddles whenever needed. A much loved member of the team.