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Meet The Team

Trevor Dawson are an independent multi-disciplinary practice offering commercial property advice to a range of clients from major PLCs, Local Authorities, banks and residential developers to sole traders.

We pride ourselves on providing transparent and cost effective strategic and relevant advice whatever the situation.

All the Directors are Chartered Surveyors and Members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and RICS Registered Valuers and provide unrivalled knowledge in the commercial property market in Lancashire and throughout the North West.

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Caroline James BSc (Hons) MRICS, RICS Registered Valuer

Caroline has been with Trevor Dawson since its foundation in 1989 with over 33 years of experience gained in private practice in Manchester and for the construction giant Amec.

Caroline is a Chartered Surveyor and Registered Valuer and, as Managing Director, is directly responsible for business generation and retention and has acted for a number of corporate clients, developers and the public sector consistently offering strategic property advice.

Caroline’s specialism is development and agency, identifying development potential with landowners and delivering schemes with occupiers and developers from the initial appraisal through the planning process, construction and completion.

Caroline is regularly an integral part of a development project team advising on viability throughout the development process to ensure clients’ ultimate goals are achieved.

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Caroline E James

Michael Cavannagh BLE (Hons) MRICS, RICS Registered Valuer

Michael has been with the practice for over 25 years becoming a partner in 1999 when he became managing partner of our Burnley office.

Michael specialises in agency and development work and is a member of the RICS and a Registered Valuer.

He provides advice for a wide range of clients from owner occupiers through to developers and the public sector and has also provided advice in respect of planning submissions and local plan enquiries.

Michael has also undertaken acquisition work throughout the North of England for a number of clients and has also been involved in bringing forward retail and residential schemes throughout Lancashire.

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Michael J. Cavannagh

Peter Conroy BSc (Hons) MRICS, Registered Valuer
Director, Valuation, Business Rates and Landlord and Tenant

Peter has over thirty years’ experience as a Chartered Surveyor dealing with property matters in the East Lancashire and North Manchester areas. He qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1992 after gaining a degree at Sheffield and gaining work experience in the Valuation Office Agency and at Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council.

After moves to Byron Clarke Roberts in Bury and Hyndburn Borough Council, Peter joined Black Horse Agencies Entwistle Green which later became Storey Sons and Parker in their commercial office in Blackburn. It was at Black Horse Agencies/Storey Sons and Parker where Peter met Trevor Dawson, who went on to found this practice.

In 1994 Peter joined Trevor as a Partner and has specialised in valuation work, including secured lending valuations for the major clearing banks including NatWest, Barclays, Yorkshire and Handelsbanken, and business rate appeals for major local and regional clients.

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Peter Conroy

Jason Rawson BSc (Hons) MRICS, RICS Registered Valuer
Director, Commercial Agency

Jason qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1995 having graduated from Trent Polytechnic in 1993 with a Degree in Estate Management. Jason has previously worked for property company Town Centre Securities based in Leeds and also the Birmingham office of Chesterton covering a range of disciplines including rating, agency and valuation work.

In 1997 Jason joined the Property Department of Hyndburn Borough Council in Accrington, before joining Trevor Dawson in 2003 as a Surveyor dealing with commercial property agency. Jason became a Partner in 2008 and works from the Blackburn office dealing with a broad range of clients on a day-to-day basis.

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Jason Rawson

Ian Whiteside BSc (Hons) FCABE FRICS
Director, Building Consultancy

Ian qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor in 1992 having worked in Birmingham and Manchester for DTZ, Turner and Townsend, EC Harris and Colliers International prior to running his own successful building consultancy practice.

Ian offers the full range of building consultancy services to improve and maximise property assets on behalf of Property Managers, Landlords, Tenants, Owners, Investors and Developers.

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Ian Whiteside

Stephen James BA(Hons) DipSurv

Stephen has over 20 years experience in commercial property dealing with a wide range of aspects concerning industrial, land, office and retail premises.

Specialising in agency he provides advice and marketing based on an in depth knowledge of the East Lancashire/North Manchester market and has extensive experience in dealing with Commercial Property transactions.

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Stephen James

Sharon Ryan

Sharon Ryan
PA Burnley

Lorraine Hamer

Lorraine Hamer
PA Blackburn