Managing Partner - Member of the NAEA, BSc(Hons)
Cathy Morris-Adams started work as a physicist at Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Station. Her career also included teaching and homeopathy before she became an estate agent. Having found a job she loved, she went on to work with several national and local estate agencies, learning, observing and taking on the best aspects of each. Her varied career means that she is able to engage with people from all walks of life, with empathy, understanding and clear, strategic thinking.
Sue Macey’s background is in the television industry where she managed production departments and processes, resources and people. In 2011 she set up Treehouse Projects which offers specialist advice and consultancy to creative businesses on managing change in the workplace, extending into areas such as property strategy, branding and cultural change. Maintaining successful relationships at board level, stakeholder level and with external professionals has honed her communication, management and negotiation skills.
Branch Manager, Bruton
Francoise joined Lodestone when it opened its doors in 2016 and is an experienced property professional having worked both in the UK and internationally. Prior to her Lodestone life, she worked for a variety of leading relocation and estate agencies, and as a Somerset resident for over 30 years, she is a specialist in our local area.
She is very proud to have been responsible for helping build our business into what it is today and looks forward to welcoming new clients in the years to come. If you are new to Lodestone and Bruton, pop in and see what we have to offer!
Acting Branch Manager, Wells
Rachel’s passion for property stems from a lifetime as a property renovator, developer, project manager and interior staging designer of both residential and holiday lets across Somerset and Cornwall.
Her experience working in conveyancing combined with multiple transactions as a vendor and purchaser herself brings a unique understanding to guide clients through the conveyancing process which ultimately leads to a successful exchange of contracts and completion.
Finding solutions during the sometimes delicate and challenging final stages of the selling/buying process is a key aspect of her role at Lodestone. Communication and diplomacy also play a vital role in this process.
Branch Manager, Shaftesbury - Member of the NAEA
Simon grew up close to the stunning Jurassic Coastline and started his diverse career in property 35 years ago, at an agency in Blandford Forum. He has since worked for some of the best corporate and independent estate agents and has covered the whole of Dorset and Somerset, selling properties from Bridport to Castle Cary. He has sold everything from manor houses, rectories and farms to modern houses, cottages and building plots and has been quoted in the national, international and local press. Simon lives near Sherborne and when not working, can be found walking his Cocker Spaniel in the beautiful Dorset countryside and fishing on the River Frome.
Sales Advisor, Bruton
Having qualified as a Graphic Designer in his younger years Alistair quickly decided to follow his passion in property. Alistair brings a wealth of experience to Lodestone having worked as an agent in the South Somerset and North Dorset area for over 25 years, selling many fine village properties along the A303 corridor. Alistair has a proven track record in handling new homes to include individual modern eco builds and larger developments. Alistair has lived in the area for over 30 years and is very familiar with the many sought after villages and towns and looks forward to working with the Lodestone team in Bruton.
Sales Advisor, Wells
Having lived in the local area all her life, Lisa started in Estate Agency as a weekend negotiator in the late 1980s in Wells. She quickly realised that this was a job she loved as well as had an aptitude for and moved to the Chew Valley area as a negotiator, before transferring back to Wells. After over 30 years of selling, negotiating and progressing sales to a successful conclusion, she offers a wealth of knowledge and experience resulting in many happy clients in Wells and the surrounding area.
More recently she has gained an extensive knowledge in the conveyancing process with an excellent local firm of solicitors. However, after a short break from Estate Agency she is excited to be returning to her first love and has now joined the Lodestone Team.
Sales Advisor, Shaftesbury
Growing up in a small rural village in the heart of the Blackmore Vale, Estate Agency life for Ali began in the market town of Sturminster Newton. In 2006 she moved to a national agent in Sherborne, this was the perfect opportunity not only to work with many familiar faces but also to introduce buyers from out of the area to the bustling towns, idyllic villages and diverse range of properties that Dorset has to offer.
Ali’s day begins with an early morning dog walk before heading off up the hill to join the Lodestone team in Shaftesbury
Lettings Advisor - Bruton, Wells and Shaftesbury
Rosa grew up in Somerset & Dorset and has a broad knowledge of local areas in both counties as well as Wiltshire. Having over 4 years of experience in property, she has spent 3 years in London, working as a property manager for a national agency and was based in both Chelsea and Notting Hill. Most of her clients were overseas so having great communication skills were key. Rosa takes pride in matching applicants to the right property for them. She looks forward to growing the rental business into Dorset being based in both Shaftesbury & Bruton offices.
Sales Advisor, Cubis Bruton
Celia’s background is in the oil and gas industry in the North Sea, where she gained specialised experience honing her skills at targeting detail, keeping to deadlines and working with cross cultural teams in varied locations across Europe. Having moved to Somerset she embarked on property renovation with a special interest in interiors and then worked at Millfield School in the Art and Design department which expanded her appreciation of good design and architecture. Celia has recently been working for The Modern House in London and now is excited to be back in Somerset at Lodestone as the Cubis Bruton Sales Advisor.
After living and working in London for over 20 years, Virginia escaped to the country! Drawn by the excellent schools in the area, she and her family settled in one of the many idyllic, local villages.
Having always worked in creative services, her career experience spans an eclectic mix of interior design, contemporary craft, education, hospitality and charity fundraising. Her skills are bound together by good communication, great organisation and always an eye for detail. Virginia is now enjoying her Lodestone journey and works across all offices.
Somerset born and bred, Lucy has over 10 years’ experience in brand marketing and social media management. After completing a degree in Management and Marketing, she initially honed her expertise in strategy and marketing with one of the largest independent FMCG brands in the UK, before starting her own consultancy in 2019.
Her passion for developing her business has seen her help to grow many small to medium-sized organisations. Lucy’s eye for good communication, planning and creativity reflects the ethos of Lodestone’s proactive, fresh and relevant approach to marketing. A keen gardener, when she’s not at her desk, you’ll find Lucy in her cottage garden, sowing seeds of a different kind!
Katrina van Dyk
Sales Assistant, Bruton
Katrina grew up in the wonderful city of Bath and has since lived overseas and in various other counties but has always been hugely passionate about Somerset.
Running a soft furnishings business for over twenty years she is excited by interiors and this, coupled with her love of properties, has meant she has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the Lodestone viewing team for the last two years. Now finding herself with more time on her hands, she has brought her viewings experience to the Bruton team.
Sales Assistant, Bruton
After twenty years as a PA in the banking sector and the House of Lords, Sarah gave it all up to move to the country. With a passion for the countryside and for properties and interiors, she is thoroughly enjoying this change of direction. An intuitive communicator and having a keen eye for detail, Sarah is putting these skills to use in writing property descriptions.
With excellent organisational and interpersonal skills from years as a PA, Sarah manages the Bruton office every Saturday. She is also part of the viewing team and loves getting to see inside our beautiful properties – they are a constant source of inspiration.
Sales Assistant, Wells
Liz was born in Somerset and has lived in this charming county most of her life. She knows many of the back lanes, nooks and crannies and enjoys painting a picture of a place when clients call in to discuss a home that we’re selling.
Liz started her working life in marketing, moving to the agency side before taking a break to raise her children. She kept extra busy during this time renovating an award-winning home for her family alongside designing and planting gardens, including Chelsea.
Liz really enjoys getting to know and supporting our vendors – she has a knack for matching the right applicant to the right property.