Bruton Knowles has made a key appointment to its Rural Estate Management team welcoming Tim Wilson as an Associate.
Tim, who has a strong estate management background previously held senior roles with the National Trust, Bristol Zoo Gardens and Future Heritage. He will focus on the delivery of property advice to new and existing rural estate owner clients, predominantly within the Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Somerset region. He will also assist with a wide range of project management work, with a particular focus working for Charity clients.
Philip Cowen, the firm’s Head of Rural Estate Management said: “Tim brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the rural sector through a number of high-profile public and private sector estate companies operating throughout the UK and Europe, and we are pleased that he has chosen to join the firm at such a key stage in the development of our rural estate services team”
His specialisms include management of landed estates and provision of commercial advice in respect of lettings and rent reviews, diversification and development opportunities, energy efficiency and renewable energy, environmental stewardship, grants and subsidies, estate sales and purchases, leisure and sporting opportunities, valuations and strategic and tax planning.
Philip Cowen added: “His knowledge of the region and experience within the sector will be invaluable to both new and existing clients in a market which has seen substantial change in recent years.
“With our increased focus and energy on the provision of multidisciplinary advice to landowners, whether they hold private rural property, historic estates or newly acquired farms, Tim will be able to bring his highly respected project management skills to the table in the development of the estate’s interests.
“As a firm we look to find innovative solutions to problems and opportunities that are associated with owning substantial landholdings whether that is in the form of solutions to the increasing regulatory burden, tax affairs, boundary disputes, income and capital growth, leisure and tourism opportunities or sensitivities relating to conservation and the environment.
We are delighted that Tim is joining us and he will be working alongside Conolly McCausland to further develop our rural estate management reach throughout south western England from our Gloucester, Bristol and Taunton offices.”
Tim said: “I am happy to be joining Bruton Knowles at such an exciting time for estate management. It will enable me to apply my experience in a range of both public and private organisations to benefit clients in the challenging situations which lie ahead. I much look forward to working with colleagues to realise these opportunities.”
Tim is a Lay Member of Chapter at Wells Cathedral and a well-known Bristol charity. He previously sat on the Appeals Panel for Natural England and the Rural Payments Agency.