Welcome to the Search Partnership

We are buying agents, otherwise known as property finders, specialising in finding and securing the most outstanding property in Yorkshire and the north of England for retained private clients. We buy houses, flats, farms, sporting estates, grouse moors, forestry, as well as investment and development opportunities.

We buy the best property in the best locations.  We have an encyclopaedic knowledge of the area and an unrivalled network of contacts generated over a combined 30 years agency experience with both Strutt & Parker and Knight Frank.

As proud members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, professionalism, discretion and integrity are the cornerstones of the business and underpin everything we do.

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Meet the Team

Tom has spent his entire professional life operating in the Yorkshire property market. Qualifying as a rural practice Chartered Surveyor with Strutt & Parker he then helped establish the Knight Frank Harrogate office before setting up Tom Robinson Property, a buying agency, in 2010. Tom has an exceptional reputation throughout Yorkshire, acting for a diverse client base and has extensive knowledge of high end residential, investment and agricultural property. Tom lives on the edge of Ripon with his wife Shan and four young daughters, Polly, Tessa, Jemima and Tilly.

Tom Robinson


Toby started professional life in Strutt & Parker’s Newbury office before moving up to London to join the Knight Frank Country House department covering the north of England. He then ran the sales team in Strutt & Parker’s Harrogate office for 4 years. Toby has a wealth of experience in the sale and purchase of the finest country houses, sporting estates and grouse moors in the north of England. Toby lives between Bedale and Ripon with his wife Anna and his boys, Max and Kit.

Toby Milbank


Blair runs The Land Management Partnership and offers a bespoke management service to a range of rural clients in and around Yorkshire. From a farming family in south west Scotland, Blair brings with him a practical understanding of the day to day running of rural enterprises together with his technical knowledge gained over the past seven years. Blair is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and Fellow of the Agricultural Valuers Association, and has experience in advising a wide range of clients from private individuals to large institutions. Although Yorkshire is now home for Blair, he still goes back to the family farm to help out at busy times. He is a keen shot and can often be found trying to control two unruly dachshunds.

Blair Wallace


After graduating from Cambridge with an MA in Economics, Charles joined Barclays Bank. He worked for them for seventeen years, during which time he achieved an MBA. In 2001 he became CEO of First Caribbean International Bank, in the Caribbean. In 2008 he was appointed CEO of ASB Bank, the New Zealand banking subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia and in 2011 he returned to the UK. He is a member of the Audit & Compliance, Nomination and Remuneration Committees. He is a Non-Executive Director of GE Capital Bank and Chairman of The Cherry Tree Trust, a microfinance charity which he founded. Charles brings a wealth of management and leadership experience across a range of disciplines to The Search Partnership.

Charles Pink

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The Search Partnership
8 Foundry Yard
New Row
North Yorkshire
YO51 9AX