Meet the Team

Nick Wheeldon MRICS


Nick, Waycotts Principal, is a Chartered Surveyor with well over 35 years’ experience in property. Following the acquisition of Waycotts, Nick operated the business alongside his other Chartered Surveyors established company, Taylor Son & Creber of Plymouth, until the two businesses were merged for operational reasons in 2015.

Nick specialises in Commercial, Licenced and Leisure Agency and oversees the commercial property management and professional services operation.

Home is high up on Dartmoor which he shares with his wife Amanda and their three sons.

Phone : 01803 403060

Clare Powlesland BA (Hons)

Senior Negotiator, Residential, Hotels and Leisure

A well-travelled young lady with an extended period domiciled in China, not in a western hotel but there to understand and learn the culture living in the country and also taking the time to learn some of the language as well.

A graduate of Brunel University, Clare, who has a wealth of experience within the property market, gained in both London and Torbay, joined Waycotts in 2014 and has been an invaluable addition to our ranks from day one.

Clare lives in “The Bay” with her husband Stephen and their two children and specialises in the Hotels and Leisure business side of Waycotts.

Phone : 01803 403060

Will Lean MRICS Registered Valuer


Will deals with specialist valuations as well as Landlord and Tenant matters including rent review and lease renewal.

Will, a Chartered Surveyor, moved to the West Country in 1982 and has an in depth knowledge of the regions property market, especially commercial property and development opportunities in both the Private and Public sectors, having been involved with advising Local Authority and Government Agencies on their property portfolios.

Will is also a RICS Registered Property Receiver and fellow of NARA (The Association of Property & Fixed Charge Receivers) and is experienced and able to accept appointments from lending institutions over property assets, under the provisions of the Law of Property Act 1925.

Phone : 01803 403060

Walker S F Lapthorne B.Sc. (Hons) FRICS


A Chartered Building Surveyor with over 30 years experience based in South Devon, covering Devon and Cornwall, as a Property Professional.

Having been employed with the public, corporate and private sectors Walker has an extensive knowledge of business practice as well as a wide and diverse regional and national business contract network.

Walker no longer undertakes Professional Building Survey work but concentrates on and is responsible for Waycotts day to day practice management including IT, HR Sales and Purchase Ledgers, ensuring a quality service is provided.

Out of the office Walker holds a season ticket at Exeter Chiefs; is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors; has a passion for Golf and Fishing and thoroughly enjoys discovering the UK as well as embarking on both short and long foreign adventures with his wife Deb.

Phone : 01803 403060

Wendy Munro AICB

Cary Estate Property Administration Manager

Wendy joins the Team to look after the Cary Estate portfolio and to manage our existing commercial properties.

As the Administrator and Book Keeper, Wendy is an integral part of Cary Estates, having worked there since joining from Kitsons, in 1995.

Phone : 01803 403060

Martin Blacoe

Commercial & Residential Specialist

Martin is a successful Commercial Business Agent with over 30 years of experience in the Commercial and Business property transfer market place, having started his property career in 1986 in the Home Counties and moving to the West Country in 1991, during which time Martin has worked for an International Commercial Practice gaining an in depth knowledge of the Hotel, Restaurant, Retail and Business space market sectors in the South West.

Martin is married with two grown up sons and lives in Torbay, Martin enjoys sailing, canoeing and revels in the outdoor life the West Country has to offer.


Phone : 01803 403060

Chris Shaw


Starting his career in estate agency 30 years ago in Torbay, Chris has gathered a wide range of experience in the valuing and sale of residential property, land and development opportunities.

Chris has extensive knowledge of Torbay, the South Hams, Teignbridge and Dartmoor, so is very well placed to provide informed advice to vendors and purchasers.

Prime focusses for Chris are providing clients with what they want, namely a high level of customer service, reliable honest advice and achieving the best price possible within a sensible timescale.

Walking and kayaking are two of Chris’ leisure pursuits. He is also keen on cooking and trying out the varied eateries that Torbay now has to offer.


Phone : 01803 403060

Karen Johnson BA (Hons)

Property Manager

Torquay born Karen is Waycotts new Property Manager dealing with the administration of the commercial property management portfolio alongside assisting Wendy Munro with the Cary Estate.

Karen has strong experience in commercial agency as well as property management having worked with a prominent property consultancy in Plymouth and Exeter.

Karen has returned to her roots and now lives in Dawlish with her husband and two young sons.

Phone : 01803 403060

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