Whos Who

Alastair McDowell MRICS Director

Joined Westlake & Co in 1993 entering the profession in 1988 with a local firm of commercial estate agents.  Alastair has always worked in the Licensed and Commercial property sectors, across the North of England. 

An RICS Registered Valuer, and a second generation Chartered Surveyor with a wide experience, he is a highly motivated individual with a love for the deal.

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Michael Westlake FRICS Director

The sage of property in Skipton, Michael has practiced since 1964 and is still going strong with no intention of slowing down, let alone retiring!  A traditional general practice surveyor, Michael is multi-talented and uniquely experienced.  

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Lisette Cole PA

With a strong family background in property and extensive legal experience as a Fee Earner/PA Lisette is totally unflappable and supports Alastair across all areas.  

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Diana Lynan PA/Secretary

Started working with Michael in 1977, Diana has amassed 40 years service with brief breaks to have a family.  She is the only founder member of the team and who is resigned to continue working until Michael eventually retires.  A true multi-tasker, Diana can and does whatever is required of her in the office.

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LAURA BURROWS PA

Laura brings a wide range of experience to the team, with a background including  marketing and IT development also having undertaken property and asset and project management through a successful private residential scheme.

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Mandy Whitehead PA/Secretary

In her working life, Mandy has only ever had two jobs and from the age of 19 has worked with Michael as a long-suffering PA/Secretary and steadfast supporter through thick and thin.

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Janette Clarke AICB Financial Controller

Self-employed book-keeper with 12 years' experience, Janette is the firm's Financial Controller as well as servicing a dozen other private clients and with her husband, Tony, run the very successful Talbot Arms in Settle ... a very busy lady!

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