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Now more than ever is there uncertainty on the horizon and we strive to guide and assist clients through the difficult times ahead.

Wignall's is a family run firm and offers a traditional land agency service to its clients. 

We cover the whole of the North West with the bulk of clients residing in West Lancashire. This enables an in depth knowledge in to the workings of businesses in West Lancashire providing advice in all disciplines placing us in the right situation to assist your business.  

Wignall's was started by Tom Wignall MRICS FAAV, a fifth generation surveyor & Land Agent.


Toms Great Great Grandfather John Trickett, started John Trickett & Sons in 1901, which was succeeded by Oswald Trickett and then Thomas Goulden who was in control of the firm and Wigan Cattle Market until 1993.

Meet The Team

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Kerry Scanlon BSc (Hons) MCD

Senior Planner

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I graduated from the University of Liverpool with a distinction in Civic Design (Planning) in 2007.  


I have 17 years experience working in the Development Management team as Planning Officer at West Lancashire Borough Council, where I was able to gain a wide range of knowledge in all aspects of the planning system including residential, retail, commercial and agricultural development. 


My role includes the preparation of planning applications and submissions to Local Planning Authorities involving public consultation, negotiation with public bodies and statutory consultees. I specialise and enjoy dealing with development in the Green Belt and rural based planning projects.

Outside of work, I enjoy travelling with my family and I have recently found a love for holidaying in the UK where my sons passion for animals always seems to take us to the nearest local farm!  

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Julie Howard MBA

Office Manager 

I came to Tarleton nearly 30 years ago and married a local HGV driver. I do feel privileged to live in such a lovely area.

I graduated with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration whilst working as a Divisional Manager in the NHS in Bolton and Liverpool.

I was lucky to take a career break whilst I had my daughter and son then in a career change, I became a Business Tutor and Assessor for Apprenticeships at Southport College where I worked for 13 years.


I was able to indulge my passion for Training and Development and travelled to employers across the Northwest.

My role in this business is to support the team and make sure that the office can run smoothly and provide the best service possible to our customers.

Our work teams days are the best from Junkyard Golf, nice meal, and rough pubs in Liverpool to a climb up the Old Man of Coniston.

Outside of work I enjoy long country walks often followed by a large glass of brandy. I enjoy meals out with friends in local restaurants and think it’s important to support other local businesses.


Tom Wignall BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV

Chartered Surveyor

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I graduated from Harper Adams Agricultural University in 2016, soon after becoming a member of the CAAV and RICS respectively. 

I have a diverse range of professional experience including being the assistant manager on a 6000ac estate in Cheshire, managing the land and farms in addition to a large commercial and residential portfolio. 

I have also worked on behalf of large utility companies in the north east, managed estates in lancashire and gained a wide variety of knowledge in general practice. 

I am an avid sports enthusiast taking an interest in pretty much any sport I can try my hand at, from Snowboarding, Rugby and Football to Darts, Motorbike Racing and fishing.


I enjoy shooting and being outdoors whenever possible! I will more than likely be wearing shorts come rain or shine.


I cover a wide range of surveying disciplines however specialise and most enjoy Rural Planning.

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Hannah Eaton BSc Hons

Graduate Surveyor

I graduated from Harper Adams University in 2023 and I am planning to take my RICS and CAAV exams in the next year.

I have previously worked for local firms nearer to where I grew up in Skipton. On my placement year I worked for a business specialising in the Utilities sector in Cheshire where I travelled the length and breadth of the country involved in large utility and renewable schemes.  

Currently I get involved in all aspects of professional work including grants, planning, valuation and wider rural surveying matters.

Outside of work I enjoy a range of sports including running, horse riding and keeping fit at the gym; with an equal interest in a large glass of gin!

I enjoy being outdoors and find my weekends to consist of helping my partner on his hill farm based at the foot of Pendle hill.

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