Meet the Team

Buying? Selling? Or Renting? Your're in safe hands with Kath Wells. Our personal, honest and transparent approach will guarantee a stress free process and the best possible results for your next property move. Our team are friendly, professionally trained and have the expertise to help you throughout the process. Get in touch with us today.

Richard Barran


Used to be a sales manager for Legal & General. Set up as a mortgage broker in Nov 1997 working out of the Wortley office, bought the Estate Agency business from the previous owner in 1999 and has since opened up offices in Gildersome and Greengates. Outside work I enjoy cycling holidays but should go out more on the bike to shift some middle aged spread. I also enjoy amateur theatre and get involved with several groups stage managing and designing sets for various plays, musicals and pantomimes. I occasionally venture onto stage and have played parts in several plays and musicals.

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Paul Jones

Manager / Valuer

Used to work in the retail sector where he was a store manager for ASDA, he put his retail experience to good use and joined Kath Wells in 1999 to become the manager and valuer; he enjoys nothing more than matching vendors with buyers, and landlords with tenants, getting a real buzz from being around people and helping then achieve what they set out to do. Although he doesn’t look it, Paul is now a Grandad and spends much of his spare time with his Granddaughter Amelia and enjoys family time with his two sons and their families

Ruth Oliver

Sales Negotiator

Ruth joined Kath Wells in 1999. Ruth has a vast knowledge of estate agency and works as a senior negotiator and also as our supervisor managing the day to day running of the offices. Outside work Ruth gets her enjoyment for her immediate and extended family, particularly her grandchildren and holidays abroad where she likes a good mix of sightseeing and worshiping the sun!

Leanne Wilson

Sales Negotiator

Tracy Podmore

Lettings Negotiator

Tracy has been with Kath Wells for a number of years and enjoys getting to grips with the daily demands of the rentals market as well as helping out on the sales side and with general administrative duties. Tracy manages to juggle her work life and the demands of her two young children (and her husband) and still finds time to go running with friends and attend her weekly work-out at ‘Boot Camp’.

Beverley Gannon

Lettings Negotiator

Bev has been in the industry for most of her working life and has a vast knowledge covering all aspects of residential sales and lettings. Outside work she has her own ‘micro-brewery’, enjoying the delights of her home brewed beers (good or bad) with friends and family, she also enjoys ‘re-purposing things’ (putting old things to good use) and uses her design flare to good use on old furniture and clothes.

Abigail Poole

Trainee Sales Negotiator

Abigail Joined the team in July 2016 as a trainee sales negotiator based in our Wortley office; she spends several nights a week with friends perfecting her ‘ice-skating’ – when not on the ice she enjoys trekking through the countryside on horseback or relaxing with a good science fiction book.

Jaanvi Lilapurwala

Weekend Sales Negotiator

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