The Team

David Woods
David Woods - Partner

David is a Chartered Building Surveyor and founding partner of Woodfellows.

David previously worked for Chesterton Plc and Drivers Jonas in various locations throughout the UK.  David started his surveying career at the tender age of 17 and undertook his qualifications part time to become a Chartered Surveyor at 23. 

He is well known in the surveying circle for his lateral thinking and having an in depth knowledge of the commercial property market.

In his spare time David enjoys his family, field sports and watching Norwich City FC.

Simon Sheldrake
Simon Sheldrake - Partner

Simon is a Chartered Building Surveyor and joined the practice in 2011 after qualifying with a local consultancy. 

Simon has completed a number of complex and involved instructions on both commercial and stock residential properties and has been instrumental in securing and growing both regional and business.

Originally from London Simon emigrated to Norfolk, set roots and has a young family. 

Outside work Simon enjoys sport and socialising and is often spotted in the beer gardens of Norwich’s finest ale houses.

Nick Willis
Nick Willis - Partner

Nick is a Chartered Building Surveyor and has recently become a Partner in the practice.  He joined the team in 2012 and has since adopted a dedicated client base consisting of both new and retained clients. 

Nick is an experienced Building Surveyor and Project Manager and specialises in commercial landlord and tenant matters, dilapidations and managing a wide array of commercial projects. 

In between eating and drinking, Nick enjoys days out with his young family, more eating and drinking, travelling and sport.   

Patrick Crawford
Patrick Crawford - Associate

Patrick is a Chartered Building Surveyor specialising in dilapidations and lease matters.

Born and bred in Norfolk, Patrick recently moved back to the area after working in Yorkshire for Malcolm Hollis Surveyors for several years. During this period Patrick gained considerable experience in advising both landlords and tenants throughout the UK and Europe.

Working with the Woodfellows' established client base Patrick is continuing his in depth delivery throughout the UK.

In between work Patrick enjoys following Norwich City, sampling the pubs of Norfolk and spending time at home in the garden.  

Luke Wale
Luke Wale - Senior Chartered Building Surveyor

Luke is a Chartered Building Surveyor and joined the team in 2017.  He previously worked in Oxford for several years before relocating back to Norfolk and qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor with a local consultancy.  

Luke studied his degree at the University of Reading where he graduated in 2009 with BSc (hons) in Building Surveying.

Luke has experience in many professional and project related Building Surveying roles and has predominately worked with private commercial clients in the office, retail and industrial sectors as well as experience with specialist education and research facilities.

Away from the office Luke enjoys spending time with his young family and keeping fit playing football, cycling and studying martial arts.  


Robert Groves
Robert Groves - Assistant Surveyor

Robert joined Woodfellows in January 2020 having shadowed members of the team for a few months prior to starting. 

After graduating from University in 2018 with a BA (Hons) degree in Business and Management, he is currently studying for an MSc in Building Surveying in order to become a Chartered Building Surveyor.

Outside of office hours Robert enjoys keeping active, watching sports and drinking at any of the Wetherspoons pubs around Norwich.   

Matt Hemeter
Matt Hemeter - Project Manager

Matt joined Woodfellows in January 2021 as a Project Manager, having previously worked closely with the practice during his 5 years working in the commercial roofing sector.  Matt has a wealth of property experience on site and dealing with a wide range of projects. 

Matt graduated from De Montford University in 2010 where he achieved a First-Class BA (Hons) degree. 

Outside of the office, Matt enjoys sampling the odd craft ale, watching football and trying to play golf! He also boasts about having the best beard in the office! 

Anna High
Anna High - Historic Building Consultant

Anna is a Consultant to Woodfellows and has been based at our Woodfellow offices since 2002.

Anna qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor in 1993 and obtained a Masters Degree in Conservation of the Historic Environment in 2007.

Anna gained experience working for several surveying firms in Norfolk and Suffolk before setting up Annahigh Consultancy Ltd in 2000.

She is well respected locally for her design flair and in depth practical knowledge of historic properties.

In her spare time Anna enjoys spending time with her horses and gardening.

Lisa Goldsmith
Lisa Goldsmith - Office Manager

Lisa joined Woodfellows in 2012 after working in the public sector. 

Lisa is the backbone of the office and controls the administration and day to day running of the practice. 

From her experience in commerce Lisa brings a high level of efficiency and organisation. 

When not keeping the ship afloat, Lisa enjoys time with her family and making wonderful cakes to keep the office well fed.

Woodfellows LLP, a Limited Liability Partnership. Registered in England and Wales no. OC315320 VAT no. 786 5756 63.
Registered office Longwater House, John Hyrne Way, Norwich, NR5 0AF.
A list of members is available from our registered office.
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