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The team at MAP have been brought together with a shared passion for their local areas, customer service, skill, dedication and enthusiasm. We truly believe we have the best of the best working at MAP. We love looking after and helping people and try to have some fun whilst doing it too!

We know we have some fabulous and diverse experience. We have virtually any area of the property market covered. We have over 100 years experience of selling homes in Cornwall and remain as enthusiastic today as when we first started.

We cannot wait to meet you and look forward to helping you soon.

Meet the Team

Andrew McKnight

Andrew McKnight
Owner

In his 26 years of estate agency experience Andrew has been involved in every aspect of this business, from a sales negotiator to a branch manager and a Director responsible for 19 offices across Devon and Cornwall.

Throughout his career Andrew has always been hugely passionate about customer service. He has won many awards for his performance and customer service. He has recruited, trained and managed many of the estate agents who operate in West Cornwall today.

His hand picked team have all worked directly with Andrew previously and he is delighted to bring together the MAP team to bring West Cornwall’s no strings estate agent to life.

Andrew heads up the sales operation at MAP, coordinating the Local Directors and working directly with the sales team.

Andrew is a keen single figure golfer and is also known to many people for refereeing football across Cornwall. Andrew also enjoys writing quizzes as well as occasionally taking part. Over the years he has raised thousands of pounds for local charities by conducting quiz nights for various organisations and has a database of thousands of questions he has written and used over many years. He just wishes he could remember all the answers! Andrew lives with his wife, Lucy and two sons who have inherited his love of sport. During any spare time he can be found spending time with his family, often as a spectator to his sons' various sporting activities.

PS Andrew has decided to set our own website quiz. On our home page there are five pictures all taken around West Cornwall. When we visit for a valuation, tell us the five locations shown and you will win a small prize. We won't tell you the correct answers, only if you are right or wrong. Good luck!


Russell Walters

Russell Walters
Local Director Helston & The Lizard Peninsula

Russell started work in estate agency as a fresh faced 16 year old after leaving school. We won't say how long ago that was!

Over the years like all MAP employees Russell has experienced many different markets and loves the fact that every sale can, in some way, be different from the last. Russell still gets as much enjoyment and enthusiasm as he did from when he negotiated his first house sale all those years ago.

Russell has a proven track record of very personal and dedicated service which he intends to maximise now he is part of the MAP team.

Russell lives with his wife and three football crazy boys on the Lizard Peninsula, enjoying nothing more than exploring the amazing county we are lucky enough to call home. Like all fathers he is often ‘Dad's Taxi’, ferrying his boys across the County to play football. As a result of this Russell qualified as a football coach and works with a very successful youth side.

Russell will now use his knowledge and experience of Helston and the Lizard to great effect and will visit and work with any MAP client in the area.


Andy Parsons

Andy Parsons
Local Director Redruth & Camborne

Andy joined estate agency in 1991 and has predominately worked in the Redruth and Camborne area for that time. Previously Andy worked locally within the mining industry and served for over ten years at Redruth fire station.

Andy has also been involved with the buying and selling of land for development and therefore is our 'go to' person for any such sites. Andy possesses extensive knowledge of planning and development having being involved in numerous sites, both small and large, across West Cornwall.

Andy was very successfully managing a high street agent in Redruth, winning several awards, until MAP came calling allowing him to develop his passion for 1-1 customer service and providing honest and informative advice to his clients.

Andy is married to Jenni who also works for the company, lives in Redruth and is a Governor at Redruth school.

If you are selling in and around Redruth and Camborne then Andy will be your 1-1 contact.


Shelly Meredith

Shelly Meredith
Local Director Falmouth & Penryn

Shelly was born in Weymouth, but moved to Cornwall when six months old as her father was in the Navy and stationed at RNAS Culdrose.

Shelly grew up in Helston, moving to Falmouth where she attended school and then onto catering college in Camborne.

After a brief stint in hotel work, Shelly met her husband who was also in the Navy. They have three grown up boys and now live on the outskirts of Falmouth. Shelly worked for some time in the kitchen of a large care home until she decided to take a career change.

Shelly moved into estate agency and quickly established herself in Falmouth as having a very people centred approach. We know when you meet Shelly you will be impressed with her natural enthusiasm, honesty and her love of what she does.

From Mylor to Constantine and up to Stithians with Falmouth and Penryn between, Shelly will be working with you.


Ben Nichols

Ben Nichols
Local Director St Ives & Hayle

Starting in estate agency in 1995, Ben has a wide skill base having worked in sales, lettings, conveyancing and New Homes. He is extremely knowledgeable across the property spectrum. Ben is also the point of contact for selected clients with MAP lettings given his knowledge and experience in this field.

Ben has successfully managed offices in London and the South East as well as in Truro in both estate agency and lettings.

In 2014 Ben moved to the South West like many for a better quality of life for his family. Living in St Ives with his wife and two children Ben knows the area very well and outside of work can be found on a beach learning to surf, being involved in local community projects or training for another marathon.

Ben will merge his enthusiasm for all things St Ives and the surrounding areas together with his passion and energy into all MAP customers.


Mark Tonkin

Mark Tonkin
Local Director Penzance and Surrounds

Born and bred in Newlyn, Mark is a true local, having lived and worked in Penzance and Gulval. An estate agent since 2001, Mark previously delivered fish across West Cornwall from the market at Newlyn so he knows the area amazingly well.

Until recently Mark was a successful branch manager of an office in Penzance, winning numerous awards including a National award for customer service which was voted for by both buyers and sellers.

Mark loves the job of helping customers move home and giving a first class service and, when the opportunity to join MAP came along, Mark could see that this would allow him significantly more time to make this happen. Mark is married with children, and loves nothing more when not working than spending time walking his dogs with his family and occasionally can be seen going to the gym.

If you are selling a home in Penzance down to Lands End then Mark will be your 1-1 contact.


Jenni Parsons

Jenni Parsons
Sales Director

Jenni started in estate agency in 1989, working initially as a mortgage consultant and moved over to become an estate agent in 1991.

Prior to this Jenni ran a small hotel in Padstow and did training and admin for the Royal Air Force.

Since meeting Andy (one of our Local Directors) in 1993, whilst working for competing firms, Jenni has worked in several different areas around West Cornwall from Camborne to Truro to Perranporth and Mawnan Smith.

Jenni has also sold and worked in New Homes sites, again selling several developments in the area from new.

Jenni has also worked at Sainsbury's Head Office in London as a food advisor which is where her passion for cooking comes from. If you are lucky enough to visit the office when Jenni has been baking you are in for a treat!

Jenni loves travel, reading and music and the odd glass of wine or gin and tonic!

Jenni works in the sales office with Andrew, working with buyers and arranging viewings and appointments for the Local Directors. She is also extremely skillful, knowledgeable and tenacious about progressing sales through to completion.

Contact Us

  • MAP estate agents
    Gateway Business Centre
    Wilson Way
    Barncoose TR15 3RQ
  • Telephone:
    (01209) 243333 - Redruth & Camborne
    (01736) 322400 - Penzance & Surrounds
    (01326) 702333 - Falmouth & Penryn
    (01872) 672250 - Truro
    (01736) 322200 - St Ives & Hayle
    (01326) 702400 - Helston & The Lizard Peninsula