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Our Team

Richard Stafford MRICS, RICS Registered Valuer

Richard has been living in this part of Kent since 1979 and working in the Ashford commercial property market since 1985. Having studied at Southampton, he joined Geering & Colyer in the Ashford Office, transferring to Colyer Commercial in 1991 following a management buy-out, only leaving in 2007 to join Taylor Riley Stafford. Richard formed Stafford Perkins in the last half of 2016 when given the opportunity to do so following a unique set of circumstances which permitted him to create a locally based firm, specialising in Ashford and the Romney Marsh.

Over the years Richard has dealt with all aspects of commercial property; initially doing numerous bank valuations throughout the county before transferring to a more active agency role, where in recent years he has won several EGi awards for being the most “active agent” in Kent.

Stafford Perkins specialises in commercial property management, from stand-alone individual properties to multi-let industrial estates, office buildings and retail parades, providing numerous clients with a hands-on, proactive management service.

Richard deals with a wide range of professional work, not only dealing with the lease renewals and rent reviews thrown up by the property management portfolio but also doing numerous stand-alone Red Book Valuations for SIPP and Probate purposes as well as giving general valuation advice where required.

He is fairly active on the planning front, frequently dealing with finding alternative uses for redundant agricultural premises and general change of use applications.

Richard has taken an active role in professional life in Ashford, having been a former Chairman of Ashford Chamber of Commerce (1998-2000) and still remaining active on at least one of their committees since.

When not working, Richard enjoys life in his home village, trying to keep a 1972 Land Rover on the road to repeat trips to the deserts of Iceland and Morocco. Closer to home he tries to find time for fly fishing, shooting and enjoying family life.

Phone 07770 827428


Calum Farmer BSc Hons

Calum was born and bred in Kent, only leaving for Kingston University where he studied for and was awarded his Degree in Real Estate Management.

Having worked initially with Rush Witt & Wilson for 4 years in Rye, specialising in residential sales and lettings he has now joined Stafford Perkins as a graduate surveyor.

Whilst continuing to study for his APC he assists in all departments of the firm, dealing with agency and management as well as assisting in all aspects of professional work.

When not working, Calum takes his mind off the woes of supporting West Ham United by swimming, running and generally keeping fit.

Phone 07826 563827


Jane Perkins

Jane moved to Kent from Northamptonshire in 1996 and has been working in the company administration and bookkeeping line, becoming self-employed in 2002.

Jane specialises in the agricultural fraternity and is able to assist us in a lot of our property management work as well as the general bookkeeping function within the company. Jane can generally be found in the office on a Tuesday or other days by appointment.

When not in the office or working for her other clients Jane can be found looking after her ponies and catching bigger trout than Richard! She is a late-comer to the shooting field but is taking to it with alacrity also.

Phone 01233 613900


Reception and Admin

The offices of Stafford Perkins are run by Ruth Paddon and Teresa Smith who have both worked with Richard for more than 10 years.  They deal with the reception and administration to ensure the smooth running of the office and are always happy to assist clients and applicants with any issues they may have and help us to maintain high standards of service and fully embrace the firm’s ethos of “going the extra mile” to achieve the best we possibly can.


Phone 01233 613900


Join our team

Do you think you have what it takes to join our team?

We are always looking for enthusiastic and proactive people to help us grow our business and share in our success. If you think you have something to offer then please do get in touch and tell us about yourself.