Portrait Photo - Charles LawsonCharles Lawson



m: 07873 388119

Charles Lawson founded Forge Property Consultants in 2010 after working for two national firms. He qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1997 and as a Fellow of the Association of Agricultural Valuers in 2001 and is also an RICS Registered Valuer. With a background in land agency, managing some of the most diverse rural businesses in the UK, he describes his main skills as being "professional, versatile and calm in a crisis".

Charles’ current work includes advising clients at a strategic level, property management and a variety of professional work, as well as promoting and growing the business of Forge Property Consultants.
Most of Charles’s spare time is spent with his three young children.

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Portrait Photo - Tom MasonTom Mason

BSc (Hons) MRICS


m: 07901 994487

Tom Mason joined Forge Property Consultants in 2013 after graduating from Harper Adams University, where he studied the Rural Enterprise and Land Management course. He describes his main skills as being "innovative, ambitious and an excellent communicator".

Tom passed his APC in 2014 to become a Chartered Surveyor and is also an RICS Registered Valuer. He is involved in most aspects of professional work within the office and promoting Forge Property Consultants. Tom has specialist knowledge of the Water Industry Act, having been heavily involved in one of the region's largest water projects.

Tom is a lifelong member of the Scout Association and has many sporting interests.

Portrait Photo - Jo WoodJo Wood


Office Administrator and Accounts

t: 01691 610317


Jo Wood started working for Forge Property Consultants in spring 2013 bringing a wealth of experience in accounts and administration after working in various sectors including Agricultural Accounts for a number of years. She describes her attributes as being “friendly but professional’’

Jo’s main areas are managing the financial aspects of the business and supporting the Forge team.

Jo’s likes are: country walks, preferably with a pub lunch at the end! Family, good food, good wine and good company, including her children and pets.

Jo’s dislikes are: negativity, bad food and bad wine.

Portrait Photo - Frances HitchenFrances Hitchen

Assistant Surveyor

t: 01691 610317




Frances Hitchen has joined Forge Property Consultants for her placement year. She is in her third year at Harper Adams University studying Rural Property Management. She will be assisting the team with all aspects of the business. She is working towards her Accreditation of Professional Competency with the aim of becoming a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

In her spare time Frances enjoys playing rounders and is a key part of Nesscliffe Young Farmers Club, where she has had various roles and is currently press officer. She also enjoys cooking and working on the family farm.

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