William Bull, landlord of The George Inn on the High Street in Shipston-on-Stour begins operating as an auctioneer and agent; later, his son, John Heath William Bull joins and expands the practice into land management
William Bull dies
Frank Sammon Parsons
John Heath William Bull dies and Frank Sammon Parsons carries on the business, continuing the tradition of providing board and lodging for his employees. John Frederik Bosley is one of the employees, and lives with Frank and his sister until 1901
John Frederik Bosley
John Frederik Bosley marries Agnes Sheldon, daughter of Edward Sheldon, a local wine merchant
Bertram Sheldon Bosley
Agnes Sheldon gives birth to their son, Bertram Sheldon Bosley
A business parallel to Sheldon Bosley, Kibler Morgan in Stratford-upon-Avon is established as an estate agency for commercial and residential property by Ralph Kibler Morgan
The start of World War 1
Frank Sammons Parson retires, and not long after dies, leaving the business to be shared between John Frederik Bosley and his colleague, Henry Harper, now Bosley & Harper
Armistice, 11th November
John Bosley dies
John Bosley dies, by which time Bertram Sheldon Bosley has joined the firm, but it’s not long before he has set up his own firm in Shipston-on-Stour, offering the same services his father had before him.
Sheldon Bosley begins to rapidly expand his business, investing in his father-in-law’s business, Shipston Engineering Ltd, amongst other business partnerships. Bosley & Harper is however absorbed by Bigwoods of Birmingham
The start of World War II
HM Queen Elizabeth II Coronation
Ralph passes away
Ralph passes away leaving the business to his son, John Morgan
Bertram Sheldon Bosley tragically dies in a car accident and not long after John Morgan dies of cancer. Bob Sandland at the time is managing Sheldon Bosley’s Shipston business, and as a friend of John Morgan, is asked to take on the Kibler Morgan business prior to his death.
The Stratford office known as Sheldon Bosley & Partners & Kibler Morgan & Son, later simplified to Sheldon Bosley & Partners
Through the management of large estates, Sheldon Bosley and company were able to identify opportunities for residential and commercial conversions which required new skills in addition to their traditional knowledge.
Rural land agency
Primarily a rural land agency, many clients were and remain, farmers and landowners which from the 1980s, was identified as suitable for housing development. This required specific expertise in planning, architecture, and the selling of new properties. The expansion of a planning department spawned further arms into strategic land development born out of estates and owners having assets with potential for more use and benefit.
Timothy Lea estate agency is established in Evesham
Timothy Lea merges with Arthur Griffith & Mumford to become Timothy Lea & Griffiths
Knight & Rennie
Knight & Rennie estate agency is established in Leamington Spa, later opening a second branch in Kenilworth
Longlease Property management
Longlease Property management is founded in Great Malvern, Worcestershire
Timothy Lea & Griffiths
Timothy Lea & Griffiths acquires Longlease Property Management
Sheldon Bosley Ltd merge with Knight & Rennie, becoming Sheldon Bosley Knight Ltd.
Sheldon Bosley Knight Ltd acquires Timothy Lea & Griffiths, including Longlease Property Management.
Sheldon Bosley Knight Ltd acquires Bishop’s Estate Agents in Kineton. A new head office occupied at Stratford Business and Technology Park with the majority of staff relocated to work under one roof, and estate agency branches maintained in local towns
Timothy Lea & Griffiths re-brands to Sheldon Bosley Knight, a new branch in Pershore is opened, and Mark Annett & Company in Chipping Campden is acquired by the Sheldon Bosley Knight family
New premises open in Winchcombe, bringing the office locations total to nine.
Sheldon Bosley Knight acquires Hawkins Sales & Lettings in Nuneaton and Bedworth, James Sellick’s Lettings in Leicester and Tim Cox & Associates Stratford lettings portfolio, Fox and Bradgates.
Robin Jones and Croft Property Management are acquired providing a foothold in Coventry. Andrew Granger adding three further offices to our Leicester operation. Fair to Landlords rental portfolio in Worcester and the surrounding area