It’s A Team Effort

When you choose Adam J Walker & Associates, you get more than the eponymous Adam J Walker and his over 40 years of experience in the property market. You’ll also get his 8-strong team, many of whom have been with Adam J Walker & Associates for a decade or more — a testament to the team spirit at this leading brokerage.


Adam J Walker

With a career in the UK property market spanning over 40 years, Adam is the UK’s leading expert in the sale of letting agencies.

Formerly Managing Director of Norwich Union Estate Agents, today he uses his expertise to act as a business sales broker and management consultant.

As a broker he has been responsible for the sale of hundreds of letting businesses. As a management consultant, he has helped many more business owners increase the profitability and value of their companies in order to maximise their value prior to a sale.


Julie Drake

Julie brings over 30 years of experience within the property industry. She joined the team in 2011, after leaving Savills PLC, where she was Associate Director, heading up their New Homes department in the South West. Previously she had headed up the New Homes Department for Stags, South West and prior to that had qualified as an IFA.

Julie manages around half our business sales and is also responsible for running the office and managing all the other members of the team.


Claire Paradise

Claire joined the team in 2012 with a background in sales and management. As Julie’s Personal Assistant, she helps collate and cross check the information needed to present our business sales to the market, and also assists with marketing and sales progression.


Kate Hern

Kate joined the team in 2017 with over a decade of sales experience already behind her. Kate oversees anti-money laundering compliance for our clients and purchasers and co-ordinates staff Compliance training.

Lisa Symes

Lisa Symes

Lisa joined the team in 2019, having worked for both Christies and JLL. Lisa is responsible for our marketing and communications. Including advertising, email campaigns, direct mailings, and keeps the website up to date.

Helen Ruby

helen ruby

Helen has only recently joined the team. Helen is employed to take care of our prospective purchasers. She registers prospective purchasers’ requirements on to our database and matches their search criteria to businesses we have for sale.

Joanne Nicholson


Jo joined the team in 2020 and is Adam’s Personal Assistant. Jo, a qualified teacher, chose a change in career. She helps collate and cross check the information needed to present our business sales to the market, and also assists with marketing and sales progression.

Sue Bennett


Sue joined the team in 2017 as our bookkeeper and brought with her over 40 years of experience in accounting and office procedures.

Ludo and Gaia

Ludo and Gaia

Ludo and Gaia bring a lot of joy to our office environment creating a positive and productive atmosphere, as well as providing an opportunity for the team to take a well-earned break. It's always great to have them around to brighten up the workday. If you want to know more about Ludo and Gaia’s busy schedule, feel free to ask!