Aubrey Bedford was an estate agent who showed Tom King around Holdgate Farm in March 2004 when Zoe Tate decided to sell the house and give him first refusal upon discovering the Dingle family had been powering their home from Holdgate Farm. Tom liked the house and subsequently bought it. He was also hired by Alan Turner to sell The Grange in July 2004. However, his daughter Steph Stokes let him go and convinced Alan to not sell the Grange.
Aubrey returned in January 2015 when Katie Sugden made the decision to sell Tug Ghyll, a decision which also fell through. He also returned to the village in December 2015 when Diane Sugden made the decision to sell her share in The Woolpack.