Barker Storey Matthews Office Locations

Here at Barker Storey Matthews, our team boasts over 120 years of combined experience in the commercial property industry, allowing us to help your business find the perfect space. Regardless of your needs or requirements, we specialise in adapting our service and tailoring it to you. Utilise our agency, professional and property management services to locate and obtain the right commercial space for you and your business.

We serve all of Peterborough and the surrounding area, including Stamford, Whittlesey, Bourne, Market Deeping, Spalding, Wisbech, Oundle, and the surrounding villages. It is our goal to be Peterborough’s most reliable commercial property advice and service hub, which is why we pride ourselves on uncompromising honesty and expertise.

Located only a few minutes’ walk from the city centre, our Peterborough office can assist you in finding whatever you need, from shops to rent in Peterborough to commercial property in Stamford. We deal in all forms of commercial space including retail/shops, offices and residential development land, as well as leisure property, warehouses, industrial units and workshops; all for sale or to let.

Offering a full range of property services including valuations, rent reviews, lease renewals, investment advice, property management and surveying, we can apply our specialist knowledge to help you in any capacity. Our Peterborough office is also home to our Planning and Development department, enabling us to assist you in planning submissions and appeals, as well as offering detailed and strategic advice for both residential and commercial property decisions.

We work with on all sorts of different commercial property for sale, ensuring that our skills are continually improving so that we can accurately advise you based on current trends. Furthermore, having been in Peterborough for over 25 years, we have been perfectly situated to witness the commercial growth of the city and are constantly on the lookout for new opportunities that our clients can take advantage of.

With all sorts of property for sale in the area, Peterborough can easily cater to your business and Barker Storey Matthews can help save you both time and money during your search. We pride ourselves on offering a service that centres around you; put us to the test and get in touch with one of our expert advisors on 01733 897722 and walk us through your requirements.

Key Personnel

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Tony Barker

BSc FRICS (Director)

Tony began his career with Gerald Eve & Co in London in 1978 before a 3 year spell with the former Peterborough Development Corporation in the early 1980s and prior to joining Ekins Dilley Handley. He was appointed a director in 1986 before the sale of the business to Prudential Property Services. Tony now deals principally with acquisitions, development & professional work.

Wendy Burcham


Wendy was promoted to Director at the end of 2003 and heads up the finance department. As well as being the company accountant she is responsible for all accounts, rent, insurance and service charge collection and administration for the property management department.

Simon Burton

BSc (Hons) (Director)

Simon joined the Bury St Edmunds office in 2003. He obtained a Diploma in Surveying Practice and BSc in Estate Management from Reading University and became a Director in 2012. Simon is in charge of agency matters in the Bury office and deals with commercial agency throughout Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk and South Norfolk

Freddie Dade

John Dadge

Dip TP MRTPI (Director)

A chartered town planner John has worked at district and county councils and Peterborough Development Corporation. He works for corporate, private and public sector clients and specialises in all aspects of planning and development work together with the acquisition and sale of residential development land.

Joanne Fenton

Secretary to the Agency Department

Stephen Hawkins

BSc Hons (Managing Director)

Stephen started his career with the Valuation office in 1982 before joining the Peterborough Development Corporation for 3 years in 1985. He also worked in London in the late 1980's before returning to Peterborough in 1990. Stephen deals with agency, investment work and developments.    

Janie Howard

Secretary and Assistant to John Dadge in the planning department.

Martin Hughes

BSc (Hons) MRICS (Director)

Martin joined the Peterborough office in 2000 and completed a BSc Hons degree in Land Management at Leicester De Montfort University before qualifying as a chartered surveyor in early 2008. He deals with all forms of professional work to include valuation, landlord & tenant and rating and became a director of BSM in 2011.

Richard Jones

BSc MRICS (Director)

Richard joined Merrys Chartered Surveyors in 1985 before joining Prudential Commercial in 1986. Having been based in Peterborough since 1986, Richard specialises in commercial agency with a bias towards office and industrial space.

Karen McGrath

Secretary and Assistant to the Professional Services team.

Andrew Smith

BSc (Hons) MRICS (Director)

Andrew graduated from the University of East London and joined Barker Storey Matthews in 1993. He qualified as a chartered surveyor in 1995 and now heads up the property management department. Andrew also deals with some professional work including rating.

Hannah Speechley

BSc (Hons) (Graduate Surveyor)

Hannah graduated from Nottingham Trent University in the summer of 2016 after completing her studies in BSc Real Estate. She previously worked at Barker Storey Matthews during a placement year of her university studies and since graduating has returned to work within the agency and professional services teams.

Leonie Stennett

Property Management Administrator

Leonie started at the company in 2006 working predominantly in the agency department at Peterborough. She has since moved across to the management department assisting with property management and accounts matters, supporting Andrew Smith and Julian Lucas.

Julian Welch

BSc (Hons) (Director)

Julian started his career in the property team at Imperial Cancer Research Fund, before joining Corporate Property Ltd in 1994 and then Charles Price and Co for three years until moving to Gerald Eve in 2001. He left the West End in 2004 and joined Lambert Smith Hampton in their Peterborough office, becoming a Director and National Head of Retail before joining Barker Storey Matthews in 2012. Julian specialises in commercial agency and works across all sectors.