Following the Government’s advice regarding the Corona-virus outbreak, our offices are now temporarily closed to the public for the safety of our clients and staff.

Business continues as normal through our dispersed key staff and digital channels.

For all enquiries please do not hesitate to get in touch with your usual Brown&Co contact or local office directly here

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Sheila Smyth BSc (Hons) MRICS

Partner, Commercial

T: 01480 479082

M: 07989 999570


Sheila obtained a Batchelor of Science (Honours) Degree in Estate Management from Newcastle Polytechnic in 1991 and began work as a surveyor practising in Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire,  qualifying as a Professional Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in 1993.


In 1997 Sheila became a Partner of D H Barford + Co, an independent firm of chartered surveyors established in 1974 specialising in commercial property. In 2004 D H Barford + Co was incorporated as a limited company.


Sheila became a director of the new Barford + Co Ltd, responsible for the Professional Services department which included all valuation work, rent review and lease renewal, rating and property management.  Sheila has extensive experience in each of these disciplines. Sheila has represented a wide variety of clients, both landlord and occupier side, public sector, corporate, and private sector, including national companies and SME’s as well as independent, local national and institutional investors. She has worked on a wide range of commercial properties and assets.


In November 2017 Barford + Co was acquired by Brown & Co with Sheila becoming a partner, playing an integral role in the strategic and growing aspirations of the business, whilst continuing to stay loyal to her established clients and managing the St Neots office.




St Neots office

The Fairways, Wyboston Lakes, Great North Road
MK44 3AL

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