New appointment strengthens flagship Dorset office
AGRICULTURAL surveyor William Wallis MRICS has just joined Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s flagship Dorset office.
His appointment strengthens the existing team led by Office Manager and Associate Partner of Agriculture Sally Mitchell MRICS and Residential Manager Paul Chivers.
The experienced and knowledgeable pair have led the thriving branch at Westgate House, 45 High West Street, Dorchester, for around five years. William’s appointment will allow the firm to bolster its expertise in Dorset and meet rising client demand particularly for professional agricultural services and estate management.
Sally said: “Business is really good. Will’s appointment will allow the department to grow and offer an even broader service to the Dorset rural community.”
Will has spent the past two years in the firm’s agricultural agency and professional team based at Yeovil where he has gained a deep understanding of the challenges facing farmers today. More recently, to provide and maintain a professional and high level of expertise, he has become a fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers.
Derek Biss, Chairman of Greenslade Taylor Hunt said: “Greenslade Taylor Hunt and RB Taylor & Sons merged some 16 years ago - as a result, we at Greenslade Taylor Hunt have tremendous links in the county of Dorset and further East. Our commitment to serve that area with top flight professionals from our already established flagship office in Dorchester, is further evident by the appointment of Will Wallis in this senior role. By bringing new expertise in to the office, we believe that existing services provided will be considerably enhanced.
“William’s background, knowledge of the area and his training in the South West over the last 10 years, makes him the ideal candidate to push our business forward along with Sally Mitchell, who has run the office in Dorchester for the past five years.”
William is involved in a range of agricultural and rural professional work on behalf of farmers and landowners.
Typical day to day work includes valuations, planning applications, compensation claims, stewardship schemes, grant applications and land agency.
“Variety is part of the attraction. Every day is different,” he said.
William is also heavily involved in the single farm payment scheme. This EU subsidy is being replaced by the basic payment scheme next year and many farmers are unsure how this will affect them, he is well placed to help them through the maze of regulation and online applications involved.
He has been very much involved in the home farm near Dorchester and over the years has helped with the diversification of the holding with running of a caravan park, storage units and growing and selling of Christmas trees.
William a qualified chartered surveyor and auctioneer, joined Greenslade Taylor Hunt two years ago. He has been working with Justin Lowe MRICS, partner of Greenslade Taylor Hunt, based at their Yeovil office dealing with the sale and purchase of agricultural and rural property throughout Dorset and South Somerset and undertaking professional work for their expanding client base.
He can be contacted at the Dorchester office, Westgate House, 45 High West Street, Dorchester, telephone (01305) 268786 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Winning team from left Paul Chivers, residential manager at the Dorchester office of Greenslade Taylor Hunt, Derek Biss, Chairman of Greenslade Taylor Hunt, William Wallis, agricultural surveyor and Sally Mitchell, Associate Partner of Agriculture at the Dorchester office.