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Sam White Qualifies as CAAV Fellow

Congratulations to our Rural Surveyor, Sam White, who is now a qualified Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers after passing his exams in December.

The CAAV exam for fellowship consists of a rigorous two day test of practical, oral and written assessments. It covers a wide range of practice areas including landlord and tenant, utilities, diversification, planning, estate management, valuation, growing crops, machinery and livestock. CAAV members are highly regarded professionals in the countryside, providing advice and guidance to owners, occupiers and managers of rural land, property and business. Sam is now the third member of the rural team to become a qualified CAAV, alongside James Walton and Laura Gaydon, and we are delighted to be strengthening the department’s professional offering.

Sam joined the company in 2017 after we were impressed with his work during a placement with us the year before. He’s now based at our new headquarters in Stratford-upon-Avon. On the news, Sam said,

     “I am delighted to have gained this qualification following the two-day examination, and being admitted as a fellow to the CAAV will support the work I undertake on behalf of clients.”

Sam was presented with a bottle of champagne by Marcus Faulkner, Director of Rural Land Agency.  Marcus said,

     “Sam has worked incredibly hard and we are extremely proud of his achievement.  At Sheldon Bosley Knight we actively encourage ongoing professional development amongst our staff not only to enable them to progress and grow within their field but to maintain the high quality of services and advice that our clients have come to expect.”

Now a qualified agricultural valuer, Sam will be sitting his next exam in the two year process, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Assessment of Professional Competency, later this spring.