In March 2020, the merger of two established and highly regarded businesses – Fairhurst Estates and Buckley Commercial – saw the formation of Fairhurst Buckley, South Manchester’s largest and most experienced team of Chartered Surveyors, Commercial Property Experts and RICS Registered Valuers.  

The merger of the two firms was based on the founding Directors’ shared vision of offering the highest quality professional property advice, with honesty and integrity, and delivering on its promises to all clients, large and small.

As one of the UK’s leading Roadside property specialists, we provide nationwide coverage to our Trade Counter and Automotive Fast-Fit clients. From our centrally located head office in Stockport, we deliver exceptional property advice and expertise to all clients – nationally, regionally and locally.

We offer a wide range of surveying and property services, from Commercial Property Sales & Lettings through to Commercial Property Acquisitions, RICS Commercial Property Valuations, Property Management, Rent Collection, Building Surveys, Project Management, Schedules of Condition, Dilapidations Advice for Landlords, Dilapidations Advice for Tenants, Party Wall Advice, CDM Regulations Advice, Lease Renewals, Rent Reviews, Facilities Management and RICS HomeBuyer Reports.

Our advice is underpinned and driven by our team of experienced, qualified professionals who have a passion for their specialist area. Our goal is to offer a personal touch and deliver outstanding service that reaches the length and breadth of the country.

Areas We Cover:

Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire


Fairhurst Buckley Ltd. 7 Acorn Business Park, Heaton Lane, Stockport SK4 1AS

Our Team

Nigel Blyth BSc (Hons), MRICS

Managing Director and RICS Registered Valuer

As Managing Director at Fairhurst Buckley, Nigel is answerable for everything, but his specialism is in providing strategic property asset management advice for corporate occupiers, owners, and investors. Past experience includes:
Estates Manager for National Tyre Service
Estates Surveyor for Norwich Union Fund Management
Agency Surveyor & Management Surveyor
Property Asset Surveyor for North West Water
Co-Founder of Fairhurst Estates in 2002
Managing Director of Fairhurst Buckley since 2020

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Andy Riches Bsc, MRICS

Associate Director and RICS Registered Valuer

A Chartered Surveyor with over 30 years broad-based experience in the UK Real Estate Market, Andy became a director of Stockport based Roberts and Roberts, before taking up a role as Head of Valuation at Edward Symmons, Manchester. Subsequently he set up a residential survey and valuation practice, followed by a move back into commercial property to deliver real estate consultancy throughout the UK and Ireland. Andy’s roles at Fairhurst Buckley include supporting and developing a busy valuation team, as well as offering lease advisory consultancy serving an expanding client base.

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John MacMillan Bsc (Hons), MRICS, CMaPS


As a Director of Fairhurst Buckley, John leads the Building Consultancy team. Having been elected to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2004 and with 20 years-experience under his belt working in the commercial property market, John’s previous roles include senior positions in national property and real estate consultancies including Gerald Eve LLP, RLB, Anderton Gables, and Rapleys. John’s specialisms include building surveying, project management and dilapidations where he represented the Tenant on the landmark case of Grove Investment v Cape Building Products (claim in excess of £10million).

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David Buckley


Having notched up over 35 years’ experience in the sector, David’s experience and knowledge of the local commercial property market is unrivalled. In 1995, he set up Buckley Commercial Property Agents, a business that soon became synonymous in providing straight-talking property advice and delivering excellence in service to a loyal client base throughout the South Manchester area. Following Buckley Commercial’s merger with national Chartered Surveyors and property management company Fairhurst Estates in March 2020, Fairhurst Buckley now provides a broad range of commercial property services. As well as fulfilling his director’s role, David heads up the Agency Team within the business and drives business development.

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Richard Sellers, BSc (Hons), MRICS, RICS Registered Valuer

Associate Director

As head of lease advisory, Richard is also responsible for property management and rating. Having qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in October 1988, he is also a RICS Registered Valuer. Richard worked in private practice in Leeds before joining the property department of National Tyre Service Ltd (NTS) in Stockport in 1990 as an Estates Surveyor. Richard’s experience covers rent reviews, lease renewals, property management and rating throughout the UK. Richard specialism is in Roadside; as well as NTS, he has also acted for Halfords Autocare, Speedy Hire, Plumbase, Goodyear, Floors-2-Go, Bathwick Tyres and private clients throughout the UK.

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Allen Tiplady, BSc (Hons) MRICS

Chartered Surveyor

Allen is an experienced Commercial Property Negotiator. He is very well connected in the local area having spent 13 years at Buckley Commercial along with positions at Northwest Development Agency, English Partnerships and Railtrack Property. With a BSc in Urban Land Economics and a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Allen is well qualified to head up, and grow, the Commercial Property Management element of Fairhurst Buckley.

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Mike Donohoe, BSc (Hons) MRICS

Associate Director

An Associate Director in the business, Mike is a pivotal member of the Building Consultancy team. He is a surveyor of over 25 years’ experience having been elected to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 1996. Mike’s previous roles include senior positions in national property and real estate consultancies including Gerald Eve LLP, Lambert Smith Hampton, Capita and Cassidy and Ashton. Specialisms include building surveying, access consultancy, project management and dilapidations.

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