Meet the Team: Sophie, Rural Surveyor

What was your first job in the rural industry?

Working at Rugby Farmers Market in 2008.

What attracted you to working in rural property?

I enjoy everything Rural but not all of us can be farmers. This job enables me to help farmers with the things they don’t like doing so much, like paperwork!

What have you enjoyed most about your time at Sheldon Bosley Knight?

Working with the really fun and extremely knowledgeable rural team.

Sum up your job in 3 words?

Different, Challenging and Interesting!

What is the most exciting thing about your job?

I like that my days are never the same and every working day is completely different which keeps things interesting.

This is a busy time of year for the rural team, what are you currently working on?

Currently the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), which is a government grant scheme set up to help farmers. Applications are open from March to May so spring is always really busy in Rural! I’m also spending a lot of time on grazing licenses and estate management now.

Who or what inspires you most?

My Mum.

Where is your favourite place to eat out in Warwickshire?

The Woodsman restaurant in Stratford Upon Avon town centre. I love that they support farmers by serving seasonal dishes using locally sourced ingredients.

If you could view any celebrity’s house, whose would it be?

It has to be a grand tour of the Queen’s home at Balmoral Castle!