Meet the team – Archie Benson

Archie has been with Sheldon Bosley Knight since November 2021 and is our rural graduate surveyor. He grew up on farms and so it was no surprise he has chosen a career working within the rural community. When he’s not working hard and studying for his RICS qualifications, he loves spending time with his friends and his working cocker spaniel, Motsi.

What is your Sheldon Bosley Knight job title and where are you based?

I am the rural graduate surveyor and based in Shipston-on-Stour.

What is your role and what does your job entail?

No day is the same! I deal with a range of jobs which are mainly made up of land sales, utility compensation claims, capital development projects, grants for famers and landowners and much more.

What did you do before joining Sheldon Bosley Knight?

Sheldon Bosley Knight is the first full time job I have undertaken since leaving the Royal Agricultural University. Before joining I was working on a farm with myself and my cocker spaniel, Motsi.

How did you get into the property industry and how long have you worked within it?

I have always lived and worked on farms, but the land agency role all began here in November 2021.

What attracted you to working for Sheldon Bosley Knight?

The people, the lively atmosphere and the variety of work that was offered.

What’s the best bit about your job?

Working as a team and visiting such amazing and wonderful estates, properties and interesting clients with great ambitions that we play a huge part in helping to achieve.

What qualifications or training do you need to do this job?

I have got my BSc (Hons) degree in Rural Land Management and am now working towards my Rural Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) qualifications to further progress within the profession.

What motivates you to work hard?

Making clients happy and completing great achievements for them. I take pride in receiving good feedback and repeat business.

Who or what inspires you?

The hard work paying off!

What are your career goals?

Become a chartered surveyor and bring more to the table.

What do you do when you are not at work?

I enjoy classic cars, racing and working on my family’s Jaguar XK120 and my Land Rover Defender. On the weekends I spend much of my time in London with friends and traveling all over the place for fun activities and parties.

What is the best piece of career advice you have ever been given?

Work hard and play harder.

A good quote I like is:

“If you only do what you can do, you will never be more than who you are.”