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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Rory Addison Smith

BSc (Hons) MRICS (Associate Director)

Rory qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2013 and specialises in design and specification, project management and schedules of dilapidations for all types of commercial buildings including office, industrial and education. He has acted for a number of leading funds specialising in the office and industrial sectors throughout the UK including Central London.

Alison Ayling


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.

Freddie Dade

BSc (Hons) (Graduate Surveyor)

Freddie began his career in London with a specialist property company who invested in and developed small-scale reserve power stations and convenience stores amongst other assets. Having completed his studies in Property Finance and Investment at Nottingham Trent in 2018, he joined the Agency team to assist Richard Jones, Julian Welch and Steve Hawkins with all commercial agency matters. 

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.

Alison Dickens

Secretary to the Building Surveying department

Joanne Fenton

Secretary to the Agency Department

Kirsty Greenacre

Property Management Accounts Assistant

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.    

Katelyn Herbert

Property Management Accounts Assistant

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.

Mike Jones

Property Management Administrator

Mike has recently joined us at BSM, working in the management department assisting with property management and accounts matters, supporting Andrew Smith and Julian Lucas.

Julian Lucas

BSc MRICS (Director)

Julian began his career in London in 1986 before attending Portsmouth University. He graduated and joined Barker Storey Matthews in 1995 where he qualified as a chartered surveyor in 1998 and subsequently became a director of the firm. Julian is involved in property management for a number of clients throughout South Cambs, Suffolk, Essex and the Home Counties.

David Park

DipBldgCons FRICS (Director)

As well as working for a number of financial institutions, David spent 19 years running Noble Consultancy before joining up with Barker Storey Matthews via a joint venture arrangement prior to becoming fully integrated with the firm in April 2016.  He provides building consultancy advice to well known clients on a national basis.

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) MRICS (Surveyor)

Hannah graduated from Nottingham Trent University in the summer of 2016 after completing her studies in BSc Real Estate before qualifying as a chartered surveyor in 2019. She deals with all areas of professional work to include valuation, rent reviews and lease renewals.

Julian Welch

BSc (Hons) (Director)

After graduating from Nottingham Trent University, Julian spent the first 10 years of his career working in the West End of London before moving to Peterborough in 2002 to work for Lambert Smith Hampton as National Head of Retail. He joined Barker Storey Matthews in 2012 as a Director in the Agency team, specialising in commercial agency across all sectors but with a bias towards retail property.