At Preston Baker, our aim is to make moving easy – and we offer a full range of services in-house to make the process simple and efficient. Our services include: sales, lettings, mortgages, insurance, land acquisition and new home sales.

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We pride ourselves on maintaining the highest standards of service, with regular, clear communication to keep everyone informed at every stage of the moving process.

Preston Baker was founded in 2008, during one of the toughest recessions in recent memory. Since then, founders Ian Preston and James Baker have successfully grown the business to cover an increasing number of areas throughout Yorkshire including York, Selby, Wetherby, Thirsk, Easingwold, Doncaster, Sheffield and Leeds.

An innovative approach to estate agency is at the heart of our success and we are renowned across the UK for our award-winning marketing. We have won awards in the Estate Agency of the Year competition every year since 2011.


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We like to promote and develop our people from within the business – and we are always keen to hear from people who share our values. 

Develop and build your career with us

If so, we'd love to hear from you! Email us with a covering letter and CV to: jobs@prestonbaker.co.uk 

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Meet the team

  • Ian Preston

    Managing Director

    I’ve been working in estate agency since the age of 19. I believe in cutting-edge innovation combined with the old-fashioned values of honesty and customer service.

  • James Baker

    Land and New Homes Director

    As the founding partner of Preston Baker I continue to be proud of our achievements since I started the estate agency with Ian in 2008. As the Land & New Homes Director I love the exciting world of property development and have been involved in many renovations and new build projects. I am keen to hear about how we can help you with any current, upcoming or planned developments. Call me on tel: 07855 351249 or email james.baker@prestonbaker.co.uk

  • Sarah-Jane Taylor

    Operations Director

    I joined the company as one of its first employees and now run the property management and operations parts of the business. I ensure that we deliver the high standards of customer care and efficiency that clients have come to expect from Preston Baker.

  • Nicky Partridge

    Senior Manager & Head of Talent

    Having worked for Ian Preston for over 12 years I have run numerous branches across Yorkshire. I have an outstanding knowledge of the industry and a desire to help Preston Baker grow. I am passionate about improving the experience for our customers.

  • Hugh Sneddon

    Sales Director

    Since leaving University in 2003 I have worked solely within Estate Agency, and have been a passionate member of Preston Baker since 2012. I set up the Sheffield City Hub with Ian Preston and James Baker in 2014, providing a new exciting Estate Agency model designed to ensure that we provide a more local and personal service to our sellers, without a high-street presence. I am proud to be a part of an industry-leading property business. I love what I do, in the main because of the excellent people I work with. As well as a passion for property, I love sport, literature and the arts and have a keen interest in Italian classic cars.

  • Amanda MacDonald

    Head of Financial Services

    I have worked in Estate Agency Financial Services for 20 years now and I have worked my way up from Mortgage Adviser to Financial Services Manager working throughout the North East & Yorkshire area. I have a real passion for helping clients buy their home and making the process of moving as simple and smooth as possible. With our team of professional Advisers we try to avoid using jargon, this along with excellent communication throughout the process is what I feel keeps our clients coming back to us when they move home or they need to re-mortgage.

  • Gary Lumby MBE FCIBS

    Non-Executive Director

    I bring a wealth of industry leadership and mentoring experience to my advisory role at Preston Baker. As a leading member of the North East and Yorkshire business community, I’m passionate about helping local businesses to invest and grow.