March 2018

We are delighted to announce the promotion of three key staff.


We are delighted to announce the promotion of three key staff.

Senior Partner Andrew Robinson (who has recently returned to full-time work following major surgery) is delighted to announce “We do not promote people within our business lightly but recognise that when staff have been with the firm for some years, are working hard for their clients and carrying out high quality work, they deserve recognition”.

All three promotions are for work in different disciplines; James Shapland BSc MRICS is a talented building surveyor. James originally worked in the construction industry and learned invaluable practical knowledge that he now uses in his every day working life. He becomes Head of Building Surveying based in Wimborne.

Jack Edwards MRICS FAAV was raised on a local farm and works in Salisbury alongside longtime Partner Phillip Pollard. He is able to find straightforward solutions to problems and his strengths include planning and development work, sales of farmland and general agricultural professional work. Jack becomes a Rural Partner.

Greg Ridout MRICS is a dairy farmer’s son from North Dorset and has been with the firm for eight years. He will be well known to many people as Symonds & Sampson’s auctioneer at farm dispersal sales and in Frome Market, but also carries out a wide variety of general agricultural professional work. Greg becomes a Rural Partner in Yeovil.

Andrew Robinson continues “It is wonderful to see three young people blossom and flourish and we are sure they will become major characters within our firm and within the profession. We will continue to encourage and promote talent and I now believe Symonds & Sampson have the most gifted group of young professionals of their generation”.

Photo: From left to right James Shapland, Jack Edwards, Andrew Robinson, Greg Ridout.

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