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About us

Established in 2023, Evolve Lettings Limited is an independent agency specialising in the letting and management of residential properties in Yorkshire and offers a new and exciting alternative to traditional high street letting agencies and online agents. Created with a firm focus on delivering exceptional customer service and with a view to bettering the lettings experience for both landlords and tenants across the region.   

Meet the team - The Evolve family

We are well known and highly respected professionals with a passion for property in the area that we are privileged to call home. We have excellent local knowledge and over 40 years combined experience of selling, letting and investing in properties in Yorkshire.

Emily Wilkinson –
Commercial Director


I moved to Yorkshire over 25 years ago for University and fell in love with the county as soon as I arrived. I have been here ever since having been lucky enough to meet and marry a Yorkshire man. We now live in Clifford with our daughter, having moved here from Boston Spa in 2016. Living close to the office gives me first hand-experience of the area and good local knowledge which I can share with all of our customers.

I have worked as a Manager in the Lettings industry in Yorkshire for 20 years. The majority of my career was spent as a Branch Manager for a well-known local agent, where I was highly regarded by both colleagues and clients and held an excellent reputation for delivering exceptional customer service.

I left my previous company at the start of 2023 to manage a local private rental portfolio but soon missed the strong relationships I had built with both landlords and tenants in the area. As a co-founding Director of Evolve Lettings Limited, It therefore gives me great pleasure to be back working as an independent letting agent, where I can offer a tailored and personalised service to all of my customers.

Isabelle Benz -
Operations Director


Having completed my degree in Education, life took me in a different direction which introduced me to the world of property, working as an Estate Agent for an independent agency in North Yorkshire - which I loved. A few years later I relocated to Newton Kyme & then York after securing the opportunity to run a large, privately owned property portfolio, managing all of the maintenance and tenants for properties across the Leeds, Wetherby & York area.

This is also how I met Emily and so on to the beginning of Evolve!

As a co-founding Director, I operate day to day as Operations Director and, I oversee all operational aspects of the company ensuring tenancies and all maintenance issues run as smoothly as possible. I’m also not ashamed to admit I have a love for creating floorplans and taking photos of all of our wonderful properties.

I am a Mum of two to Hayze & Aria, who keep me very busy, as well as Bonnie & Storm our family pets. Along with my partner Rob, we love to plan adventures across the UK, having recently bought a tent to give camping a go. As well as my family in Bramham, my European roots allow me to enjoy snowy ski holidays in the French Alps whilst also visiting my extended family there.

Peter Ellis –
Lettings Manager


Born and bred a North Yorkshire boy from Pickering, I’ve lived in York most of my adult life, apart from a brief spell in Lancashire for University.  I live in West York with my wife, daughter, and son, just a short commute from our wonderful office in Bramham.

I started my career in the leisure industry, having completed a degree in the subject, but then spent several years in the insurance industry, before stepping into property 14 years ago.  My first job in property was as a Relationship Manager, managing several large landlord portfolios nationwide.  I then moved to Wetherby, working for a leading letting agent as a Senior Lettings Consultant for almost 10 years, where I have established many long-lasting relationships with local property owners, forming a good local reputation, and making West Yorkshire my second home.

 As Lettings Manager for Evolve, I enjoy a varied role, looking after both Landlords and Tenants, carrying out viewings, meeting Landlords, helping with property management, agreeing lets and writing contracts, while making sure all regulatory requirements are followed. In my spare time I am a keen gardener, golfer and Hull City supporter, but also spend many hours out and about exploring Yorkshire with my family. 

Neil Bramma –
Maintenance Manager


After working for many years for a Leeds based company in Product Design/Animation, the opportunity arose for me to have an exciting change of career path and manage the maintenance for a local property portfolio.

Joining Evolve as the newest member of the team, I assist with the day to day running of all things property maintenance. I am a qualified Legionella Inspector and can turn my hand to fixing a range of maintenance jobs, using skills and techniques I’ve learnt, priding myself in providing an efficient and friendly service.

When I’m not at work, I love to spend time in the great outdoors or down at the gym and keeping up to my allotment garden and when possible, travel with my wife (and sometimes with my grown up kids!)

Richard Bramma and Liz Astin – Company Directors

With over 30 years of experience in business across a variety of fields, including the world of property, Richard and Liz decided to set up their own Lettings and Property Management company.

Always keen to tackle something new, they have been very much involved in finding the right people with the best experience and local knowledge to create Evolve and set new and higher standards within the Letting Industry.

In their downtime they are both loyal Leeds Rhinos fans, love their garden, travel when they can and in and amongst are very active grandparents!

Bonnie Benz – Well-being Lead

My name is Bonnie, or Bonnie Booner as called by my small human owners and I am a bouncy and loving 5 year old Cavapoo.

I was begged to join the team and take on the very important role of Well-being Lead, which means it is my job to make sure everyone is happy and feeling their best. I have a very waggy tail, no sense of personal space and love a tummy rub.

When I’m not busy being front of house in the office, I have a large collection of tennis balls which I guard with my life and chase around the garden. I also love going on walks with my family and having a snooze on the sofa with Storm, my cat at least I think she's my cat but I might be her dog?!

Evolve Lettings is part of a wider group of companies offering reassurance to our customers that we are associated with long standing, professional and successful businesses.

Our sister agent, Astins is one of Whitby’s longest established estate and letting agents and has been providing a bespoke, first-class service to clients in Whitby and surrounding villages for over 30 years.

Whitby Holiday Cottages also forms part of our group bolstering our property offering across the Yorkshire region. Our team here only deal with Visit England Star Rated properties mirroring the high standards and excellent customer service levels demonstrated cross the group.

Charity and Community

Living and working in the area drives a strong sense of community amongst the whole team at Evolve, and we are proud to offer our support to charities across Yorkshire.