Our People

Meet the personalities that make up our team and discover what they’re really like to work with.

One of the advantages of working with the people at Morley Riches & Ablewhite is our collective memory. We’ve been in business long enough to have worked in a number of economic climates and have experienced some of the more challenging periods of our industry’s history. We continued because of the skills we’ve acquired and retained along the way. We have what it takes to do so again.

Irrespective of whether you’re looking to retain our services for commercial or private purposes, you want to deal with people who can get the job done to the best possible standard, without fuss or fanfare. That’s exactly what you get when working with our team.

Each of our experts can deliver a plain speaking service that solves problems and gets our clients to where they need to be. We simply guide people through their project in a practical and professional way.

Most of our business comes through recommendation, something we take great pride in. Clients do this because they know we’re a team that can be trusted to deliver, and make business with us a pleasure.

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Samantha Morley

Samantha Morley is a founder, business partner and partnership secretary for Morley, Riches and Ablewhite

She helped set up the company, playing a crucial role in running the business in its early stages. Today, she plays a significant part in the financial side of the business, compliance, procurement and HR. When she’s not in the office, Samantha will be trialling and training her gundogs.

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Peter Riches BSc (Hons) FRICS

Peter Riches is a business partner and founding member of Morley Riches and Ablewhite.

Peter is both qualified and experienced in the property sector. He was elected a Fellow of the RICS in the late 1990’s and formed Morley Riches and Ablewhite in 2001. Peter is very proud of the team at Morley Riches and Ablewhite and the achievements made by the practice over the last decade. Peter is also a keen musician and a guitarist in a local band.

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Jon Ablewhite MRICS

Jon Ablewhite is a business partner and one of the founders of Morley Riches Ablewhite.

Born and educated in Colchester, Jon has continuously worked in the property sector. As one of the founding members of the firm, Jon is proud of what they have achieved; Chartered Surveyors who do it the right way, providing clients with honest advice. On Jon’s days off, you will find him following the national rugby and cricket teams.

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Carol Geddes

Carol administers the financial aspects and assists the surveyors who manage properties for our clients. This role involves accounting to clients for all income and expenditure, paying suppliers, arranging utilities and maintaining service charge accounts.

Before joining Morley Riches & Ablewhite Carol worked for the British Army in a dedicated team arranging winter and summer activities in Canada. She later transferred to Building and Services Supplies in the joint HQ in Germany.

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Emma Byrne

Emma is both qualified and experienced in the property sector. She qualified as a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in 2011 at CBRE having graduated from the University of Aberdeen where she spent a number of months working in Beijing.

Emma spent 5 years at CBRE specialising in the London office market, particularly lease advisory, agency and valuation.

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    Our Services

    Clients choose to work with our friendly, professional team time and time again because we consistently deliver a quality service that makes their lives easier. Our plain-speaking approach ensures everyone is kept on the same page and that a project can move forward in a timely and cost-effective way.

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    Commercial Estate Agency

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    Property Management

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    Property Valuation

    Landlord and Tenant

    Building Surveying

    Development Consultancy

    What people say about working with us

    • "Being a local business in Colchester, we seek to establish relationships with local professionals in certain key areas of business. Morley Riches and Ablewhite are a professional friend of Handelsbanken and  understood from a very early stage what we were looking for from their reports. They  have been extremely prompt in their delivery  of valuations and more than happy to discuss all aspects of the property market within our catchment area, which we find very valuable.  Overall a pleasure to deal with."
      Russell Felstead, Handelsbanken
    • "Morley, Riches & Ablewhite – forgettable name, but seriously unforgettable service! We engaged MRA about 3 years’ ago on recommendation.  We have never regretted it. Good, practical advice on all property aspects, including new leases, professional discussions with existing Landlords and advice generally. At all times the service has been prompt, professional and cost-effective.  Communication skills are first rate and we have confidence in the calibre of MRA’s team and their ability to provide commercial insight and evolve innovative win / win solutions."
      John May, Director, Thompson & Morgan Group Holdings Limited
    • "We have employed the services of Morley Riches & Ablewhite for over 10 years and have always found them to be Professional to deal with. Both Peter and Jon have a wide knowledge of the local commercial market which has enabled them to advise us on various aspects within our diverse business."
      Ian Newman, East Anglian Group
    • "Peter Riches of MRA has managed an industrial property we own for the last 10 years and we have been delighted with the way our business has been handled. We have always found Peter to be very professional in his attitude; he has a good understanding of what we are trying to achieve, listens to our ideas and offers suggestions of his own. The rest of the team at MRA are always polite, friendly and helpful and we highly recommend the company and the services they offer."
      A J Kernahan, Developments Limited
    • "Morley Riches & Ablewhite have managed two of our multi-let office investments since 2008.  We have always been completely satisfied with their performance and feel comfortable that our tenants are in safe hands.  Rents are always collected promptly and accounted to us accurately.  Service charge accounts are always well maintained and presented to our tenants. We have also instructed Peter Riches to undertake a range of professional work on other properties in our portfolio including valuations, rent reviews, records of condition and schedules of dilapidation.  Again, we have always been pleased with the outcome and as a result have been happy to recommend him to other property owners known to us."
      Graham Holdgate, Moreland Limited
    • "I have worked with Morley Riches and Ablewhite for several years. I have always found them to be trustworthy, professional, responsive and accurate while offering a flexible approach to problem solving. They provide excellent value for money and also deliver additional value through their thorough knowledge and network. Reputation and branding are important to any business so it’s important to select organisations who have a compatible constitution and culture. MRA demonstrate empathy with corporate objectives, they manage customer relationships effectively and efficiently and work seamlessly as part of a team. I would recommend them to anyone who needs a professional property service."
      Steve Heywood, Hills Building Group
    Get In Touch

    Get in touch

    Email enquiries@mrallp.co.uk
    Telephone 01206 505707

    If you’ve got a question about the services we deliver, or would like some advice on how we can support your project, simply get in touch and we’d be more than happy to help.

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