Marcus is based at the Shipston-on-Stour office. His professional focus is mainly directed at Sheldon Bosley Knight's Rural Land Agency activities. He has excellent local knowledge and expertise in the fields of Land Agency and Agriculture, Estate Management, Planning and Valuation.
Marcus' interests are firmly rooted in the local rural and agricultural communities of Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. He is a member of the Warwickshire Committee of the CLA (County Land & Business Association) and also a member of the Committee of CFE (Campaign for Farmed Environment).
His love of the countryside is illustrated by an enduring personal hobby of landscape photography and he has a real passion for both local and professional rugby, football and cricket.
James, based predominantly in the Stratford-upon-Avon office, is a registered RICS valuer and works mainly in the areas of Land Agency and Agriculture, Estate Management, Planning and Valuation.
He has a strong interest and background in the rural community and has a family farming business based in South Warwickshire with a range of diversification enterprises. His strong personal interest in conservation is exemplified by the Stewardship Scheme which is in place on the farm, to promote wildlife habitat and biodiversity.
James was chairman of Warwickshire National Farmers Union in 2000-2002 (through the last Foot and Mouth crisis) and a member of the CLA Committee responsible for the Game Fair, held in July 2013, at Ragley Hall.
He is a Director of the Warwickshire Rural Hub based at the NAC at Stoneleigh and a member of the Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership SME Rural Sub-Group.
He was appointed to the Midlands Regional Advisory Board of the NFU Mutual Insurance Society Ltd in 2013 and held the title of Coventry & Warwickshire Property Professional of the Year 2015 (FirstPro Awards).
Laura, a qualified Rural Chartered Surveyor and Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers, joined the Company in 2009 following completion of a BSc (Hons) degree in Equine Science, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Estate and Land Management.
She grew up on the family dairy farm in north Oxfordshire and has a keen interest in the countryside and rural affairs and a passion for equestrian pursuits and eventing. Laura specialises in agricultural subsidy and stewardship applications (under the CAP Reform), equine property services, RICS Red Book Valuations, agricultural property sales and lettings, and the preparation of Farm Business Tenancies and Contract Farming Agreements.
Laura is a Member of BIAC (The British Institute of Agricultural Consultants), Committee Member of the Sibford Farming Club and Member of the Moreton-in-Marsh Show Equine Committee.
Amy joined the Agricultural team at SBK in October 2014 having completed a BSc (Hons) degree in Real Estate, specialising in Rural Property Management at the University of Reading. She successfully qualified as a Rural Chartered Surveyor in May 2017 and is involved in all aspects of land agency, valuation, agriculture, estate management and planning.
Amy comes from an agricultural background having grown up on the family farm in Warwickshire. Outside of work she has an interest in the countryside, as well as being a keen sportswoman. Having been the President of the Ladies Hockey Club at University she can often be found on the hockey pitch, and also enjoys playing tennis and skiing.
Edward is a graduate of the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester. During his time at university he undertook a BSc (Hons) degree in Rural Land Management and joined the Agricultural team in the summer of 2013. He is a qualified Chartered Surveyor, Registered Valuer and a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers working from the Stratford- upon- Avon office. On a day to day basis he is involved with land agency, agriculture, estate management, planning and valuation. In recent years he has been deeply involved with the Basic Payment Scheme and Countryside Stewardship Scheme, providing advice and submitting claims and applications on behalf of a significant number of clients.
He comes from an agricultural background growing up on his family farm in Worcestershire which involved dairy, sheep and arable enterprises. He has a love for country sports and acts as treasurer for the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust county group. Edward is also actively involved with the rural community being a member of two local committees.
Sam joined the rural team during the summer of 2017 after successfully completing three years of studies at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester where he undertook a BSc (Hons) degree in Rural Land Management. His time at University included undertaking modules dedicated to valuation, planning and estate management and is now studying for his RICS and CAAV examinations.
Sam grew up in a village on the Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire border and this upbringing surrounded by open countryside sparked his desire to pursue a career as a rural surveyor. During his time at University Sam enjoyed partaking in a range of country sports and outside of work he enjoys countryside walks with his golden retrievers as well as maintaining an interest in issues that impact the wider rural sector.”
I would personally like to thank you for the way that you have managed the affairs of Vinery Court …. and hope that our good business relationship continues for the foreseeable future.
Thanks once again for your support for our sale; I suspect that if you had not persevered as you did we might well have lost it
Thoroughly professional, yet friendly… contributing substantially to the smooth running of the twelve residential apartments
If we decide to move again I will contact you, as I feel confident that you do try to actively sell properties, unlike most of your competitors.
It has been a pleasure dealing with you all in Lettings
It’s great to speak to a Stratford agent who actually seems to have some enthusiasm for selling!
Andrew James at Leamington office was my first point of contact giving me sound and enthusiastic advice. Sophie and Norma create an excellent professional and friendly office to visit.
Compared to our previous Management Company, there is no comparison……Matthew has got more done in one month than the other Company did in their entire six years
Very pleased with the articulate and professional manner in which the survey was conducted. Our neighbours also wish to thank you for resolving a difficult problem to their satisfaction.
We wanted to write to thank you Gilly for your invaluable help in the sale of our house.
You were tireless, as was the rest of your team, in making sure that everything went as smoothly as possible. Your liaison with the purchasers meant that we were kept informed of all developments despite the fact that we were out of the country for much of the time. I must also compliment Sheldon Bosley for the excellent marketing of the house and your advice in setting a realistic guide price which enabled us to realise a most satisfactory sale price.
We will not hesitate to recommend you to to others.
Thank you for processing our planning application regards the Wind Turbine. Thanks for all your effort and professional expertise.
Thank you again for all your help…..you have been fantastic through the whole process. Your customer service is outstanding and your personal style is an asset to the company. Thank you so much again.
We have, at all times, been kept well informed about any prospective purchasers, and have always felt our business was valued. Gilly even tried to help re-home our little dog! We all felt that we have received the best service and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sheldon Bosley to anyone wishing to sell their property.
It has been a pleasure dealing with Sheldon Bosley. I will certainly recommend your service to all I know who are looking for a rental property.
Thankyou for the outstanding work you have produced and your input & hard work to the service charge accounts.
The responsiveness, skill and efficiency of the commercial department at Sheldon Bosley have been exemplary.
Thank you for your excellent service…we have really enjoyed our time at The Lodge.
Thank you for your excellent survey report and prompt service.
Thank you so much for your work on the survey. Your survey has saved me a fortune and countless months of unnecessary disruption, so I'm very glad that I had it done.
I would not hesitate to recommend Sheldon Bosley Knight to anyone. I write to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for the work done on my behalf by members of the Leamington office in relation to the recent sale of my home.
I would particularly like to say a huge thank you to Andrew James. From the moment that I enquired about putting my house on the market, he has been nothing short of exceptional.
We had already found a house that we wanted to buy, and so it was important that my property went onto the market without delay and sold quickly. Andrew was fantastic in that respect; the house was on Rightmove within a couple of days of my instruction and he then arranged somewhere in the region of 20 viewings a week later. He priced the property brilliantly, leading to my receiving six offers, all in excess of the asking price.
He was calm, conscientious and diligent throughout the whole process. Communication with me was always excellent and timely.
I should also say that the other members of staff from the Leamington office were also always helpful and supportive.
Thank you for your professional and prompt service.
Everything seems to be running very smoothly, which is entirely due to you and your colleagues - so thank you.
You are an excellent, professional team and it has been our pleasure to deal with you over the years.
May I say how very much I appreciate all your help and the way in which you, and the other folks at Sheldon Bosley, take care of things. Years ago, when I bought the house (we are talking 1983), I felt that having someone manage the property, especially when renters might be involved, would be a good idea, and so it has proved to be.
Gilly, We wanted to thank you personally for the kind and sensitive way in which you communicated with us throughout the whole process.
I have used the various services provided for over forty years. As a farmer I have gradually found it increasingly onerous and time–consuming to deal with the plethora of paperwork produced by the agricultural directorate in Brussels and its UK implementing agent, DEFRA. I have therefore contracted this work out to you for the last eight years or so.
My point of contact for the last five years has been Laura Gaydon; I cannot speak highly enough of the service she has given me. She has been meticulously accurate in completing my Single Payment Scheme (now the Basic Payment Scheme) forms, always in good time and in good order, which is a great relief for me; in spite of the maddening complexity of the paperwork we have never had forms returned or rejected. Laura has also been responsible for ensuring that my Higher Level Stewardship commitments are properly met and reminding me of, and helping me with, the other form-filling obligations the our masters in Brussels impose on us.
Beyond all this Laura and her colleagues were responsible for drawing up the plans and application forms for a new grain store which was completed in the summer of 2014.
On a personal note it is a pleasure to work with Laura; she is efficient without being remotely bossy and has the invaluable gift of correcting my errors without a hint of reproach. I have no hesitation in warmly recommending Laura and by the same token Sheldon Bosley; throughout our long association I have always found them courteous and efficient and I look forward to maintaining this happy relationship in the future.
A very big thank you for looking after the property and finding tenants for it over the years.
Thank you to you and your colleagues for an excellent & efficient job. We are most grateful for all you do.
Very impressed with the presentation of the survey report...very comprehensive...thanks again
Andrew James the Manager was excellent. I'd like to give my thanks to Norma Woodward. She is the best & very efficient in her job
SBK, and Andrew James in particular, were very clear in the process that needed to be followed to market and sell the house, and followed the plan through. All of the team in the Leamington office were extremely professional and are setting the high standards that I believe positions them as market leaders.
Thankyou very much for all your hardwork guiding me through the sale....I really am very grateful for all your efforts - above and beyond the call of duty!
I would like to thank you personally and the rest of your team for all your hard work over the last three months or so. A good result, I think, only made positive by your very high professional standards. You have done a very good job and I am grateful.
Thank you for such a full and comprehensive survey.
Thanks for being so great to work with, as an agent and whole agency. I will be happy to recommend you to anyone.
We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your help and support for the last 7 years we were renting through Sheldon Bosley.
I contacted SBK on the recommendation of a friend after having a valuation from another company. Andrew arrived punctually and was extremely professional and helpful. I received an offer within one week of marketing with them. I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone who wants to sell. I am very happy with the service I have received.
Nothing has ever been too much trouble...problems have been dealt with in a professional & diplomatic manner…a font of knowledge in all aspects of Property Management…I would recommend Sheldon Bosley to any person looking for a reliable, friendly and 'always there' Managing Agent.
My client has asked me to pass on her thanks for the excellent manner in which this matter has been dealt
The whole team have been nothing but helpful, efficient and friendly throughout the sale of our property. The service has been incredibly professional, thorough and honest. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
A fantastic result on our sale and purchase of our latest properties, as always received from Andrew and the team @ SBK!
Both Andrew James and Tamara Bridgman were excellent throughout the sale process, as were the whole team at SBK. Proactive, attentive and kept me fully informed at all times.
SBK were always professional and proactive. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again or recommend their services to others.
I would like to thank you all for responding to my constant telephone calls with patience and courtesy! All your emails and telephone calls to the vendors and their solicitor were so vital to the successful outcome. I am most grateful to you all.
I am writing to put on record, our appreciation for the fantastic service you have given us in my son’s purchase of his first property which completed recently, painlessly with the minimum of fuss.
The initial negotiations were carried out efficiently and quickly and special mention must go to Katie and Zoe, who I saw regularly to monitor and push forward the sale, who were just wonderful and a great advertisement for your firm. It’s always nice to walk in to a big smile and warm welcome.
Thank you to everyone for enabling him to buy his first property so easily and without stress.
An excellent service which was maintained through the protracted period. I found all of the staff to be very helpful.
I would like to thank you all for responding to my constant telephone calls with patience and courtesy….All your emails and telephone calls to the vendors and their solicitor were so vital to the successful outcome.
Thank you for a hugely accessible survey report on this property; I feel I can now purchase it with confidence following your advice on where work and upgrades are needed.
The service we received from the Leamington Spa branch of SBK was faultless. We mainly dealt with Andrew and Norma. Norma was particularly tenacious when it came to chivvying up the other side and she was very calm even when we were getting stressed in the middle of the whole process. We were trying to sell our house in England while living in Turkey, but with the help of SBK it all went very smoothly.
Initially Andrew was my first point of contact giving me sound and enthusiastic advice.
Sophie and Norma create an excellent professional and friendly office to visit.
Just a little note to say 'thank you' for all your help getting us moved. We are getting settled, however we still have lots of boxes!
From the initial valuation meeting through to securing the exchange on our property, the level of service received from the team has been exceptional.
The team are experienced, professional, courteous and committed to deliver results.
Although all the Leamington team were very good, it was the hard work of Norma which stands out. She drove the process forward from SSTC to exchange and managed to keep the chain together despite competing timescales and other issues. She also kept us fully updated along the way. Normas involvement in the sale certainly highlighted why it is often a false economy to sell with these online only agents!