Our Board

Chris Shipman – Chairman


Chris Shipman together with John Orchard founded Orchard & Shipman in 1988.

With over 30 years in the residential property market and nearly 10 years in the public sector area Chris has experienced a great deal of change in terms of client expectations and the economic and political environments in which we operate.

With a continual focus on the need for the company to be creative and adapt to its environment and the needs of its customers, Chris has largely been responsible for the development of new services and strategic development.

John Orchard – Director


John founded Orchard & Shipman in 1988 alongside Chris Shipman.

John is a sales professional and in the early years ensured that Orchard & Shipman were highly effective at selling and letting properties. As the business expanded John increasingly concentrated on training and managing the sales teams and with a natural eye for detail ensured that our processes were efficient and properly documented.

John now works as a director on the Group plc board and is involved with the implementation of new services.