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Since the firm’s inception in April 2007, Cator + Co have carried out a variety of consultancy work for our clients including:

  • Negotiating the purchase of development land on behalf of the client
  • Acting as liaison between the client and public sector bodies
  • Assisting clients with obtaining planning permission
  • Family succession planning
  • Advising on farm and estate management.

Cator + Co are presently advising a number of clients on the re-use and redevelopment of land and property, as well as acting as consultant in relation to management of water resources for landowners.


Biography:  Henry has lived in Norfolk all his life.  A qualified chartered surveyor and Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, he has worked as a land agent for over 30 years and decided to launch his own company, Cator + Co, in spring 2007.

Henry is President of the Association of Drainage Authorities, the membership organisation for drainage, water level and flood risk management authorities throughout the UK. He is also Chairman of Trustees for Norwich Cathedral Trust having successfully led the campaign to raise £12.3M for the building of the new Refectory and Hostry buildings at Norwich Cathedral. Henry was awarded an OBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s 2008 Birthday Honours list for his services to the community in Norfolk and is a Lay Canon at Norwich Cathedral.

Henry is a Deputy Lieutenant for the county and is the current High Steward of Great Yarmouth. He was previously High Sheriff of Norfolk for 2012-13.  

Specialist Areas:  Land drainage, agriculture, climate change, farm diversification and development, dispute resolution.


Henry Cator

Biography: Steve graduated with a PhD from the University of Birmingham in 1993, having studied the impact of farming on groundwater quality in Lincolnshire. He then moved into industry and worked as a consultant hydrogeologist, constructing and testing boreholes for public and private water supplies and working on groundwater protection and management projects, including for aquifer storage and recovery. After a period in the US, he returned to the UK and in 2004 started work for Anglian Water. Here, he led the team responsible for producing the company’s 25-year water resource management plan, the first Anglian Water long-term water recycling plan and the first Water Resource East (WRE) multi-sector regional water resource strategy. For his last two-years at Anglian Water, Steve was seconded into WRE as Technical Director, working with water companies, local authorities, the NFU and others to set WRE up as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee with a remit to deliver one of the regional plans needed for the National Framework for Water Resources.

Steve has long been interested in integrated water resource management and in 2015 was awarded a grant from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to study best practice in the drought-vulnerable western US. His report “Water in the American West” can be found on the Winston Churchill Trust Memorial website. Its central message, that balancing the competing need for water in water scarce catchments requires a more inclusive and modern approach to water resource management, underpins the work that Steve now does helping farmers, landowners and others manage their water-related interests.


Dr Steve Moncaster