Meet the Team

Our Team

67 High Street, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan CF71 7AF

Our highly experienced Residential, Rural and Commercial teams offer sales, lettings and management services as well as a range of professional services which include valuations, Landlord & Tenant advice, property investment guidance and development land consultancy.

We offer a bespoke approach to all disciplines of property agency, combining entrepreneurial spirit, integrity and a commitment to understanding our clients’ specific needs and requirements helping us to achieve the best possible outcome in a realistic timeframe.

In addition to our property services, our Cowbridge office also operates a Monmouthshire Building Society Agency which offers a competitive range of savings, mortgage and insurance products.

In recent months, we have welcomed new team members to develop and expand our professional services as we consider our greatest strength at Brinsons & Birt to be our team.


Richard Harris     BSc (Hons) MRICS

Richard Harris BSc (Hons) MRICS

Managing Director

Tel: 01446 771777

Richard is a Chartered Surveyor having graduated in 1998 from the University of Glamorgan with a First Class Honours Degree in Estate Management. Richard first joined Brinsons in 1999, before spending three years working for the Bermuda branch of Coldwell Banker, a leading U.S. property firm, as a valuation and property management surveyor. Richard returned to Brinsons in 2006 as a Director. In recent years, he has opened a High Street agency in Cowbridge and in April 2020 split his Brinsons partnership and now owns and manages "Brinsons & Birt" which includes Brinsons & Birt based in Cowbridge, Ingram Evans Care Ltd based in Cardiff and Bute Surveyors. 

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Residential Sales & Lettings

David Lakin BA AssocRICS

David Lakin BA AssocRICS


Tel: 01446 771777

David attended Swansea University where he studied a BA in Business Management achieving a 2:1 degree. After graduating in May 2013, he joined Brinsons in Caerphilly as a Residential Sales Negotiator quickly progressing to become Manager at our Cardiff office before being appointed as Residential Sales & Lettings Manager then Director at our Cowbridge office. Born and brought up in the locality, David offers extensive local knowledge and property expertise to homeowners throughout the Vale of Glamorgan. David is an associate member of the RICS and Rent Smart Wales accredited. In his spare time he is a keen sportsman and enjoys rugby, as well being a member at Wenvoe Castle Golf Club. 

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David Birt   FRICS

David Birt FRICS

Residential Consultant

Tel: 01446 771777

David comes from a property background with his father, uncle and brother, all Chartered Surveyors. David started his property career as an articled pupil within highly respected Chartered Surveyors, Lucas & Madley based in Cardiff, and he became a partner with 8 offices across South Wales. Prudential Property Services bought Lucas & Madley in the late 1980’s and David joined the regional board with nearly 200 offices across Wales and the South West. However, he quickly realised the corporate estate agency was not the way to go, so resigned, and started up his own business in 1991 as David Birt & Co in Cowbridge and is now delighted to merge with a well-respected partnership sharing the same values based on professionalism and client service, rather than corporate number crunching. David is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents.

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Stephanie Brookfield

Stephanie Brookfield

Residential Negotiator

Tel: 01446 771777

Stephanie was educated in Cowbridge and worked in a number of customer facing roles prior to joining Fairfax & Co as personal assistant to Allan Fairfax. Stephanie stayed with the practice when it joined the Brinsons family and is an important member of the residential sales team administering and negotiating property sales. Stephanie has been a member of the residential team since it’s induction in 2013, and now offers market appraisal and property advice throughout the Vale of Glamorgan.

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Harry Thomas  BA (Hons)

Harry Thomas BA (Hons)

Residential Negotiator

Tel: 01446 771777

Harry joined the residential team in 2020, having graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University with BA (hons) in Business and Management. Harry previously attended Cowbridge Comprehensive School and he is member of his local Young Farmers Club, (Maendy YFC). Living locally in Pendoylan, Harry is keen to use his knowledge of the area to his advantage to help clients find their perfect property.

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Kelly Lakin

Kelly Lakin

Senior Administrator

Tel: 01446 771777

Kelly attended the University of South Wales where she achieved a 2:1 degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice. After graduating in 2015, Kelly joined Brinsons as a Property Administrator, providing support for the residential department in the Cowbridge office. Subsequently, she has taken her role further within the business and provides close support to our Directors daily, as well as leading the Monmouthshire Building Society agency.

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Abigail Price  BSc (Hons)

Abigail Price BSc (Hons)

Graduate Residential Surveyor

Tel: 01446 771777

Abbi was educated in Cowbridge attending Cowbridge Comprehensive School, before taking up a degree in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management from University of the West of England. Abbi has grown up locally with the Vale of Glamorgan and has family farming roots. She joined our esteemed Residential team in September 2020, and is an RICS student member and is Rent Smart Wales qualified. 

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Jayne Street   MRICS

Jayne Street MRICS

Senior Surveyor

Tel: 01446 771777

Jayne is a Chartered Surveyor who joined the team in 2019 when Bute Surveyors merged with Brinsons Birt.  Jayne focusses on land compensation claims and has extensive experience in all areas of work covered by Bute Surveyors, including medical related property consultancy.

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Sally Jefferies BSc (Hons) MRICS

Sally Jefferies BSc (Hons) MRICS

Commercial Estate Manager

Tel: 01446 771777

Sally is a Chartered Surveyor who graduated from Trent Polytechnic/ Nottingham Trent University, before spending two years as a graduate Surveyor in Manchester prior to returning to her home region of South Wales as regional Property Estates Manager, client side for Royal Mail Group Ltd for 29 years. After leaving Royal Mail, Sally joined Ingram Evans Care Surveyors and Valuers in Cardiff as a Senior Residential Valuer for the past two years before joining Brinsons and Birt in 2020.  Sally spends her free time gardening, walking and golfing having recently joined Llanishen golf club.  


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Robert David   BSc (Hons)

Robert David BSc (Hons)

Graduate Rural Surveyor

Tel: 01446 771777

Robert was educated in Cowbridge and attended The Royal Agricultural University where he graduated in 2019 with a degree in Rural Land Management. After spending several months with a firm in Abergavenny, Robert has joined the Commercial and Rural team where he will be assisting James and Richard. Robert is from a local farming family and is currently Chairman of Maendy Young Farmers Club.

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Will Humphreys MRICS

Will Humphreys MRICS

Rural Land Consultant

Tel: 01446 771777

Will qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1999 with having previously studied Rural Estate Management at The Royal Agricultural College Cirencester. Will joined Brinsons in 2010 and offers bespoke consultancy advice on a wide range of rural land related issues such as wayleaves, easements, compulsory purchase, restrictive covenants and development overage issues.

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Rachel Williams

Rachel Williams

Commercial Administrator

Tel: 01446 771777

Rachel joined the team in 2020, having been educated in Swansea through the medium of Welsh. Following her A levels she spent two years working and travelling Australia and then a year working in Spain. In 2013, Rachel moved to Dubai and worked in the airline industry before returning to South Wales at the end of 2019, to be closer to friends and family. She is currently studying for an AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting. During her down time she enjoys all types of outdoor activities.

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Contact the Cowbridge office

Opening Hours

  • Monday 9 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday 9 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday 9 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday 9 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Friday 9 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Sunday Closed

Monmouthshire Building Society Opening Hours

  • Monday 9:30 AM - 5 PM
  • Tuesday 9:30 AM - 5 PM
  • Wednesday 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Thursday 9:30 AM - 5 PM
  • Friday 9:30 AM - 5 PM
  • Saturday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Sunday Closed

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