Responsible for overseeing the day to day running of the agency and carrying out valuations on a wide selection of properties within North Yorkshire. The driving force behind the business, Matthew’s absolute passion for property, creative thinking and straight-talking approach are one of the reasons that Verity Frearson are so successful. He started out in the estate agency business at the age of 18 (that’s a LOT of experience!) and hasn’t looked back! Married to Nicola, they live in Harrogate with their son Henry and 2 dogs Barney & Pickles. He says that his 2 obsessions in life begin with H – Henry & Houses!
Karen is the Property Manager at Windsor House, one of Harrogate’s most desirable office spaces and home to many of the region’s leading businesses. With more than 20 years’ experience in the commercial property sector, Karen has worked in Leeds, Mayfair and now Harrogate where she has seen occupancy levels at the Cornwall Road site climb from 40% to 90%. Having worked for a decade alongside so many of our district’s leading business figures, Karen is ideally suited to the role of judge at this year’s Harrogate Advertiser Business Excellence Awards.
Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce is the one of the largest business organisations in the Harrogate area, representing businesses in all sectors and of all sizes. From one-man start-ups to large, established companies, Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce offers networking, relevant information and representation to benefit all its members and the wider business community. "Our organisation exists to support businesses and help them to grow, further increasing employment opportunities across the Harrogate District."