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.
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.”
Amelia joined the Rural Team at Shipston in November 2017, just in time to get settled in before the new year. She has a broad range of experience in the property and construction industry in areas such as renewables, building surveying and estate management. Upon being introduced to the surveying world, Amelia found that her passion and love of the countryside could be combined along with surveying and is now pursuing her career as a Rural Surveyor.
Amelia grew up in small market town in West Oxfordshire, not too dissimilar to Shipston-on-Stour and followed her mother’s footsteps of her love of horses, gaining an HNC in Equine Science from Oxford Brookes University. Having now bought a house in Moreton-In-Marsh, Amelia hopes to get very involved in the local area and the rural community. In her spare time, she enjoys competing on her horse, exploring the countryside with her two dogs and going out running.
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.
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 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.
Sue was amazing in quickly and professionally getting my property sold at a good price. I need to sell quickly to secure the property I was buying and SBK were brilliant. I was also really impressed with the level of continued ownership and proactive communication through the sale process by Juliana. Both Sue and Juliana were very professional.
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
Thank you for your excellent survey report and prompt service.
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
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.
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.
Very impressed with the presentation of the survey report...very comprehensive...thanks again
Thank you to you and your colleagues for an excellent & efficient job. We are most grateful for all you do.
Thank you for such a full and comprehensive survey.
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.
Helen and David were outstanding, they dealt with matters quickly and professionally, always returned phone calls without delay and always gave the reassurance that is required when problems occurred . First class service.
Excellent positive and pro-active service which achieved results very quickly after taking my property on from an estate agent who had been very ineffective.
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.
SBK were always professional and proactive. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again or recommend their services to others.
The responsiveness, skill and efficiency of the commercial department at Sheldon Bosley have been exemplary.
The professionalism and efficiency of my sale in general was conducted in an exemplary manner.
Remarkable service from a personable and professional team. Sound advice from day one; excellent presentation of our property during marketing. All followed by proactive feedback on each viewing and subsequent progression of offers and sale process.
I hesitate to mention any individual as the whole team works in a cohesive way to achieve the best result for the client.
Pro active advice to try and achieve the best possible disposal requirements. The marketing brochure that was produced was outstanding and received extremely positive comments from all who saw it and helped to re-enforce the quality and opportunity of the property.
It always makes everything easier and less stressful when you have friendly, approachable contacts dealing with the sale of your property. They were always available and easily contactable to answer any queries that arose and to be kept fully updated on the progress of the sale.
Thank you for your professional and prompt service.
Thankyou for the outstanding work you have produced and your input & hard work to the service charge accounts.
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.
All the staff at Kenilworth Branch were very polite and efficient. It was a complex transaction but your staff were understanding and sensitive to the issue.
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.
Extremely professional engagement. Very communicative and helpful in all aspects of the sale.
Although this has been a difficult process the support received from Sheldon Bosley Knight has been excellent. The office have kept me updated on a regular basis and continually chased the solicitors involved to get this transaction over the line.
Everything seems to be running very smoothly, which is entirely due to you and your colleagues - so thank you.
Helen at the Stratford office – outstanding, proactive service selling 2 properties in the chain. Agents and solicitors in the area sang her praises also keeping the chain moving - brilliant!
An excellent service which was maintained through the protracted period. I found all of the staff to be very helpful.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
We are so pleased that we chose SBK. The sale process has not been without it stresses and strains-nothing to do with SBK- so the really important thing for us is how they have guided us through the process.
Utterly professional, always available. Easy through the good times but what mattered to us was the value they added in the difficult times. Proactive, empathetic and knowledgeable. What more could we have asked for apart from a cheaper fee!
Andrew and Norma were a godsend. Thank you both and thank you SBK. Oh, by the way they weren’t that expensive and if we sell again we won’t go for other Agents quotes.
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!
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.
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!
It has been a pleasure dealing with you all in Lettings
Thoroughly professional, yet friendly… contributing substantially to the smooth running of the twelve residential apartments
Thank you for your excellent service…we have really enjoyed our time at The Lodge.
Marco, Norma and the team at Leamington made marketing and selling of the property very straightforward, kept in touch throughout the process and maintained a high standard of professionalism throughout. The marketing materials were well-presented and impactful. The strategy of inviting multiple potential purchasers to attend in booked appointments same day seemed effective.
SBK stood out for us because it seems to have high visibility on the high street and to obtain consistently good results in terms of marketing and selling properties. We liked the fact that there is an office nearby us. We also thought the SBK branding with its bold clear design formats and colours stands out from the crowd of other estate agents.
It’s great to speak to a Stratford agent who actually seems to have some enthusiasm for selling!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Good old fashioned face to face service with a very professional approach.
Excellent feedback and customer service from the whole team.
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 sold our property in Leek Wootton in 2013 and have now sold my parents' house in Kenilworth. In both cases the open house principle has worked brilliantly, making it a model of business practice for both owners (us) and estate agents (SBK). I have no idea why other estate agents don't follow this model - it's easy for all parties.
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
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.
Thank you for processing our planning application regards the Wind Turbine. Thanks for all your effort and professional expertise.
A very big thank you for looking after the property and finding tenants for it over the years.
If you’re looking for a genuinely caring and engaged Agent who keeps you suitably updated, sends informative answers to key questions before you have even asked, and people who are an absolute pleasure to work with, then SBK are the right choice!
I am extremely impressed by SBK Leamington Spa, the entire lettings process has been wonderfully smooth and all interactions with SBK’s Marc & Faye have been an absolute pleasure! I cannot recommend them highly enough (and I qualify that statement by personal experience of other managing Agents)
Having a property to let, I had arranged back to back meetings to review the services of 6 different local managing agents so that I could compare and contrast their service offerings. After conducting meetings with all of my chosen Agents, I was absolutely resolute on selecting SBK Leamington Spa to let and manage my property after meeting with Marc & Faye!
Not only were Marc and Faye incredibly knowledgeable, professional, thorough and flexible - but they were also extremely warm and friendly people, approachable, helpful and most importantly, proactive. I engaged SBK ?at 10:00AM and by midday the property was photographed and marketed online - and I must add that the photos they took are gorgeous!
My client has asked me to pass on her thanks for the excellent manner in which this matter has been dealt
We were continually kept in touch with the progress of viewings and ultimately the sale of the property.
All the staff were friendly and helpful and we will definitely recommend your company in the future.
A fantastic result on our sale and purchase of our latest properties, as always received from Andrew and the team @ SBK!
Thanks for being so great to work with, as an agent and whole agency. I will be happy to recommend you to anyone.
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.
I was impressed by the whole team working together in order to obtain a number of quality viewings and a successful sale.
Communication and feedback were of an excellent standard.
My wife and I would like to thank all of the staff at the Shipston Office. Kate, Liz and Phillip had a very difficult job as they were let down by prospective purchasers, but in the end they were successful. The whole team are very nice people to deal with.
You are an excellent, professional team and it has been our pleasure to deal with you over the years.
Gilly, We wanted to thank you personally for the kind and sensitive way in which you communicated with us throughout the whole process.
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.
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.