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The Team

Richard Percival BSc (Hons) MRICS
Richard Percival BSc (Hons) MRICS

Business Space Agency & Development
Direct line: 01228 635006
Mobile: 07776 147039

Carlisle born Richard joined Carigiet Cowen in 2002 having previously worked and studied in the North East for some 12 years. He graduated from the University of Northumbria in 1994, qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1997 and became an RICS Registered Valuer in 2011.

Richard is a Director of the company and has a wide range of experience in all aspects of Commercial Property but primarily specialises in Industrial/Business Space Agency and Development Opportunities.

As someone active within the commercial property market, he has a detailed knowledge of what is available to the market, coming to the market, and can be made available off market. This in part is supported by a wide and varied contact network including institutional, public sector and private sector property owners and occupiers as well as local authority economic development agency-based contacts.

Away from the office, Richard is married with 3 daughters and having hung up his rugby boots, reports an increasing interest in retail-based pursuits and popular music.

Iain Henderson BSc (Hons) MRICS
Iain Henderson BSc (Hons) MRICS

Property Management, Rating, Rent Reviews & Lease Renewals
Direct line: 01228 635005
Mobile: 0791 773 1712

Iain moved up to Cumbria in 2005 and joined Carigiet Cowen having previously been at CB Richard Ellis in Leeds for 12 years and prior to that at York Valuation Office Agency. He graduated from Nottingham Polytechnic (now Nottingham Trent University) in 1992, qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1994, and became an RICS Registered Valuer in 2011.

Iain is a Director of the company and specialises in providing property management and business rates advice to a range of private sector and public sector clients. He is also heavily involved with landlord and tenant work including rent reviews, lease renewals, lease re-gears and corporate consultancy.

Iain lives in the Eden Valley with his wife Sarah and their 3 daughters, and enjoys walking, cycling, and looking after their modest smallholding which is frequently over-run with chickens.

Ben Balin
Ben Blain BSc (Hons) MRICS

Agency, Rent Reviews & Lease Renewals
Direct line: 01228 635002
Mobile: 07747 626539

Ben was born in Carlisle and joined Carigiet Cowen in August 2011. Following completion of a 5 year part time degree in Estate Management, Ben graduated from Northumbria University in July 2017 with First Class Honours degree. He qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer in October 2017.

His primary specialism is in the Retail Sector and he has been involved with many retail transactions in Carlisle City centre and across the wider county. He acts for private individuals, investment clients and property companies across Cumbria. On a national level, Ben has acted in an acquisition and professional capacity for numerous retailers and institutions. At a local and regional level, Ben has an ongoing agency role in many of the key retail schemes in Cumbria, including shopping centres and in core high street locations.

Ben also continues to deal with a variety of landlord and tenant work such as rent reviews and lease renewals.

In conjunction with surveying, Ben is a professional rugby union referee and is affiliated with the Scottish Rugby Union. He regularly takes charge of games within the Guinness Pro 14 and EPCR competitions.

Ben Balin
Mike Beales BSc (Hons) MRICS

Agency, Valuation & Property Management
Direct line: 01228 635003
Mobile: 07949 996398

Mike moved to Cumbria and joined Carigiet Cowen in 2017, having worked in the commercial property market in Manchester for the previous 3 years. He graduated from the University of Salford in 2010 and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer in 2019.

Mike covers several roles, but is primarily focussed on Industrial and Office Agency, Valuation and Property Management, representing both public and private sector clients, including a number of charitable organisations. Mike also acts for both tenant and landlord clients on matters such as lease renewals and rent reviews.

Away from work, Mike enjoys exploring the fells with his wife Sarah and Labrador Paddy, all the more so when it ends with some hearty pub grub!

Patricia Winder
Patricia Winder BA Business Management

Property Administrator & Receptionist
Direct Line: 01228 544733
E-mail: [email protected]

Patricia joined Carigiet Cowen in 2008, having previously worked as Business Advisor co-ordinator at Business Link Cumbria and prior to that, at Lloyd BMW as Marketing/Customer Service Administrator.

Patricia moved from Penrith to Carlisle in 1999 and graduated from Northumbria University with a BA in Business Management in 2002.

Patricia provides administrative support to the team of surveyors along with reception duties.

Away from the office, Patricia is married with 3 daughters and enjoys travelling, walking and spending time with her family and friends.

Pamela Bloomfield
Pamela Bloomfield

Company & Management Accounts
Direct line: 01228 635008
E-mail: [email protected]

Pamela was born in Carlisle and joined Carigiet Cowen in 2017. After taking her A levels, Pamela joined a local solicitor's practice, Burnetts Solicitors, working in the cashier's office, and has continued to work in accounts throughout her career, latterly at the Sands Centre and at Cumbria CVS.

Pamela is responsible for the company's own accounts and also for the accounts of many management clients. Her duties include the provision of VAT returns, service charge administration, rent and building insurance administration, credit control and purchase ledger.

Outside of work, Pamela is a member of Carlisle Canoe Club, regularly attending coaching sessions on the River Eden. She also enjoys gardening and family life.

Emma Wilson
Emma Wilson

Property Assistant and Secretarial Support
Direct line: 01228 544733
E-mail: [email protected]

Emma re-joined Carigiet Cowen in 2017, having previously worked for the firm for some 12 years.

Emma provides secretarial support for the Directors and Surveyors in the office. She also supports Reception cover and works alongside the Accounts Manager in relation to service charge, rent and buildings insurance administration for the Company's management clients.

Away from the office, Emma lives in Carlisle and is married with 2 daughters. She enjoys walking in The Lakes and having breaks away in her campervan.