We are excited to be extending our Agricultural and Professional Departments further into Wiltshire
The highly regarded and long-established firm of Chartered Surveyors Symonds & Sampson LLP are extending their business further into Wiltshire with a new office opening in Devizes. The multi-disciplined firm is 162 years old this year and the partnership run 16 offices in Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon and Somerset as well as being auctioneers in Frome market.
Philip Pollard with Chris Powell at the new Devizes office
With the success of the Salisbury office in Wiltshire, the opportunity to open an office in Devizes is a natural step for the Partnership to take. Philip Pollard will be the lead Partner, working alongside Chris Powell BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV who joins Symonds & Sampson from Woolley & Wallis as a Rural Partner. Chris graduated from Harper Adams University in 2013, qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2016 and is a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers. He has been providing wide ranging advice to farmers, landowners, banks, private institutions, solicitors and accountants on matters such as Basic Payment & Grant Schemes, Agri-environment schemes, Landlord and Tenant matters, planning applications and enquiries, private sales and purchase, rural boundary disputes, business consultancy, diversification projects as well as compulsory purchase and compensation. Chris’s clients have included arable and livestock farms across the south west, bloodstock and racing yards, livery units and eventing yards and a range of rural businesses.
Partner and Head of Professional Services at Symonds & Sampson, Edward Dyke welcomes Chris to the firm, saying “Chris has built a formidable reputation in a short time and we have been impressed by his clear thinking and straight forward advice to clients. He has a rare talent and we are delighted that he is joining our firm.”
Philip Pollard added “We have built a strong reputation across Wiltshire and Hampshire from the Salisbury office and a further expansion into Wiltshire is a natural move to ensure that we can service our growing clientele across the region. Working from Devizes, Chris will bring great energy and enthusiasm to the firm and Jack Edwards, myself and the whole team will be giving him our full support.”
Chris says "I feel incredibly privileged and excited to be making this move and look forward to continuing providing the high level of service to my clients under the Symonds and Sampson LLP name, the support provided by the company will have a massive impact in providing a wider and more detailed level of service to Farmers, Tenants, Land Owners and Rural businesses in the region."
As part of the expansion of our business, we are seeking a Qualified Rural Surveyor to join Chris in Devizes, details of the post can be found here.
To find out how Chris can help your rural business please contact him on 01380 710535.