Meet the Team

Ian Furby
Company Director

I G Property is headed up by hands-on director Ian Furby. As an experienced landlord with more than 33 years of successful Property Management know-how, he offers a reliable, knowledgeable service you can trust. Ian is warm, friendly and approachable, he is a born leader and ensures great service is always at the forefront of the business.

Born and bred in Yorkshire, Ian has a fantastic knowledge of the area. He is always on hand to offer support and advice to landlords, be it where to buy, how to maximise yields, advice on developing properties or general day to day queries. His proactive and driven attitude to the business has led I G Property to be the Leading Student Lettings Agency in York.

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With collectively over 80 years of experience, I G Property are the team you can trust!

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Katherine Teasdale General Manager

  • Kind, caring and supportive, Katherine enjoys looking after both the team and clients
  • With over 18 years' experience in Lettings, 16 of which at I G Property, Katherine is an extremely dedicated manager with a wealth of knowledge of the field
  • SafeAgent Qualified status and with a Diploma in Residential Lettings & Management, Katherine ensures best practices are adhered to
  • Spending her whole life in Yorkshire, Katherine is originally from just north of York, and has spent time at University living in Sheffield and Harrogate, and returned to her hometown in 2002
  • Dedicated to the continued Professional Development of the whole team
  • Katherine is really into films and music, and loves nothing better than a Netflix binge on a weekend
  • With a young son and family, Katherine enjoys spending time socialising with friends and extended family members
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Ellie Furby
Business Development Manager

  • Ellie has been a proud member of the I G Property team for coming on 8 years. Starting with administrative jobs and working up to her current managerial position, Ellie has gained a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of student and residential letting
  • Being born and raised in and around York, with a brief stint in Newcastle while she obtained a Business Management degree, Ellie has made our beautiful city her home
  • Ellie is a dedicated worker who takes a lot of pride in her job, especially when it comes to teamworking and cultivating client and contractor relationships
  • As a self-proclaimed bookworm, Ellie spends a good deal of time with her nose in a book when not spending time with family and friends or travelling the world
  • Ellie recently spent a few months travelling through Costa Rica learning Spanish and volunteering with a Sea Turtle Conservation project
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Amy McGuigan
Assistant Manager

  • A graduate of the University of York, Amy has first-hand experience within the student market
  • Amy has over 5 and a half years of experience at I G Property in the Lettings Team
  • From a customer service background, Amy is keen to provide exemplary service to landlords and students alike
  • With a key interest in boosting the efficiency and productivity of our company, Amy offers a dynamism essential to her role
  • Whilst not originally from York, after moving here for University Amy loved it so much that she decided to become a permanent resident and currently spends her free time with her new family
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Sarah Foster
Accounts Manager (& Poppy!)

  • Sarah has over 20 years working in finance, with 8 of these years at I G Property
  • Born and bred in Yorkshire
  • First Aid Trained
  • Sarah is meticulous in ensuring the company is up to date with registrations with Professional bodies
  • Dedication and perseverance enable Sarah’s impressive record for obtaining rent due
  • Poppy is Sarah’s rescue dog, is 9 years old and enjoys long walks and wandering around the office trying to persuade everyone to share their lunches
  • Poppy spends time in the office with us all, and unless she is barking at people with hi-vis jackets or hats on, is very placid and spends her time sleeping under Sarah's desk
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Lucy Castree
Maintenance & Compliance Co-Ordinator

  • With over 9 years of experience working in hospitality Lucy has a passion for delivering excellent customer service
  • Lucy has now been with I G Property for just over 3 years and enjoys the varied workload and the problem-solving aspect that comes with being a Maintenance Co-ordinator
  • Reliable, resourceful, approachable and a great listener, Lucy is an integral member of the I G Property team
  • As a new mum, Lucy is extremely well organised, caring and efficient
  • Originally from Bristol, Lucy has now lived in York for 5 1/2 years
  • In her free time Lucy enjoys spending time as a family and going for walks with her dog Alfie
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Lauren Ward
Maintenance & Operations Co-ordinator

  • Lauren has been with the company for just over a year and is very caring and considerate and always ready to take on a challenge, striving to achieve her very best
  • With a background in Claims Handling, Lauren enjoys the challenges that this role throws her way, whilst using her skills learnt in previous roles
  • Having previously worked on cruise ships, Lauren has had the chance to see the world, and loves going on holiday to experience different cultures and meet new people
  • In her spare time Lauren enjoys listening to music and going to many different venues across the country seeing various artists live in concert
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Kyme Walker-Turner
Maintenance Co-ordinator

  • Specialising in customer service but with a management background his organisation skills and motivation make Kyme a fantastic addition to the maintenance team – we welcomed Kyme to IG over 18 months ago, and he has since gone from strength to strength and has become a great member of the team
  • Kyme has a degree in History and Politics, which he gained at The University of York
  • Kyme is originally from Hull and is a keen Hull City fan
  • As an avid photographer working with 35mm and medium format photographic film with over 6 years’ experience in the medium, Kyme has an eye for detail
  • He previously hitchhiked from Croatia back to the UK in aid of the Link International charity, the money he raised went to education facilities in East Africa
  • Kyme is currently undertaking a Master's degree at The University of York in Conservation of Historic Buildings
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Emily Wright
Senior Lettings Negotiator

  • Emily is an English Literature Graduate of York St John University with experience renting as a student, including through I G Property!
  • Emily has been a member of the I G team for over 5 years
  • Another member of the team who has spent her whole life living in Yorkshire, making the wonderful city of York her home over 9 years ago
  • Emily has a keen interest in further educating herself on current affairs and advocating for people and causes that speak to her personal core values, such as LGBTQ+ rights, Racial Equality and Gender Equality
  • As a true crime and horror fanatic, Emily is our resident know-it-all for all the things that go bump in the night
  • Emily is a craft beer fan and loves trying many different beers from breweries over the world, and in her spare time enjoys writing reviews about what she’s been drinking
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Rachel Smiles
Lettings Negotiator

  • I G Property welcomes Rachel as one of the newest members of our team.
  • Originally from Newcastle, Rachel moved to York to study at York University 5 years ago and loved it so much she decided to stay
  • Rachel has a BA and MA in English Literature from the University of York
  • With 5 years of experience in retail, including operations and management, Rachel has a wealth of knowledge to bring to the Lettings Team
  • Rachel has personal experience of both student and residential housing in York, aiding in her new role in the Lettings Team
  • In her spare time Rachel enjoys baking, watching films (especially a good horror), and is also getting into wine-tasting
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Lisa White
Lettings Negotiator

  • Lisa started at I G Property in October 2021 as a temp and continued to give us a hand over the next few months until she returned to us in July 2022 on a full-time basis.
  • With a background in Sales and Customer Service, Lisa has adapted to this new role wonderfully and has become a valued member of the Lettings Team.
  • Lisa has an infectious fun-loving attitude and goes above and beyond to help in every aspect of her work.
  • As an avid Foodie, Lisa spends her free time trying new dishes, when not with family and friends.
  • Lisa has a passion for historical buildings and has always had an interest in property.
  • If she's not in and around the York area, you will most likely find Lisa exploring some of her favourite places to visit in the UK – The Lake District & Whitby.
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Steven Fawcett
Maintenance Worker

  • Steven only joined us here at I G Property in October 2022 but has already become an invaluable member of the team.
  • Having worked within the maintenance field for all his career, Steven is equipped with plentiful knowledge of property maintenance.
  • Being a caring family-man, Steven loves spending his free time with his young family and taking his dog on long walks.
  • Steven is an avid music lover, a football fan and enjoys a pint or two at the pub if he ever gets the chance!
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Chloe Thorneycroft
Senior Maintenance Co-Ordinator

  • Chloe is the newest member of the IG Property team and comes to us with 18 years experience in Property.
  • Starting her career in Estate Agency, then more recently managing a portfolio of Houses of Multiple Occupancy in Leeds, Chloe has now decided to change her focus to York.
  • Chloe is passionate about ensuring high living standards in both residential and student lettings and providing excellent customer service for both landlords and tenants.
  • Although not originally from the area Chloe attended university in Leeds studying BA(Hons) Economics and has stayed in Yorkshire ever since.
  • At home Chloe has her hands full with two children approaching their teenage years and a naughty Cocker Spaniel, Merlin.