Duchy Expands Rural Team

  The Duchy of Lancaster continues to build its rural estate management capacity with a new Rural Surveyor joining the team.

Rosie James (25) originally graduated from Reading University with a degree in history. She then travelled to South America where she walked the Inca trail and explored Peru before returning to the UK to study for a Masters in Rural Land and Business Management.

Accepted onto the Bidwells Graduate Scheme in 2016, Rosie’s experience in estate management includes overseeing residential, commercial and agricultural tenancies for clients including Trinity College, Central Bedfordshire Council and The Trimley Estate. She qualified as a Rural Chartered Surveyor in November 2018.

In her new role at the Duchy, Rosie will be focused on the day-to-day management of our Needwood estate in Staffordshire and the Crewe estate in Cheshire whilst also providing support to the Southern team. Working closely with Head of Rural Christopher Sparrow, Regional Surveyor of Lands Jon Sellick and Rural Surveyor Laura Airton, Rosie will help to ensure closer communication with our tenants and the delivery of a consistently high standard of care and presentation across our estates. She will also assist in the roll-out of a number of Duchy-wide environmental initiatives throughout the year.

Commenting on the appointment, Christopher Sparrow said: “Now that we have the management of all Duchy Surveys back in hand we are keen to build a team of the brightest and the best rural surveyors and estate management professionals. We already have a strong presence in Staffordshire and Southern and Rosie’s appointment will help us to build on this foundation for the future.”

Rosie James starts in her new role on 4th March 2019.