Rupert West FRICS
After leaving the Royal Agricultural College Cirencester he qualified with the ADAS Land Service in Yorkshire before returning to his native East Midlands. For the past 36 years he has worked in private practice, rising to partner in charge of the East Midlands Land Management Department of a national firm in the early 1990s, before co-founding King West in 1998. Today, he leads the firm's Land Agency team and undertakes strategic consultancy work for a wide range of mainly rural Estates, both privately and corporately owned. He is also an active RICS Registered Valuer, and responsible for the firm's growing Valuation specialisation.
Rupert is a former Chairman of the CLA's Northamptonshire Branch and currently serves on the CLA's National Environment Committee. He is also a former Vice Chairman on the East of England Agricultural Society and Chairman on the Blaston and District Agricultural Society.
Stephen J King FRICS
A co-founder of the firm in 1998, Stephen has 28 years in the profession. He qualified in 1988 having been made a director of an international firm of Chartered Surveyors. He returned to his native East Midlands in 1989 and rose to partner in charge of the East Midlands residential department of a national firm in the early 1990's, before co-founding King West. Stephen is a highly experienced RICS registered valuer.
Andrew Cowling BSc (Est. Man) FRICS
With over 35 years of experience, Andrew has represented a range of corporate, public sector and private landowner clients in the identification, valuation and disposal of development land for a range of users including residential, retail, industrial, distribution and leisure. Based in Market Harborough, Andrew has been significantly involved in the expansion of towns such as Northampton, Daventry and Milton Keynes. Andrew is a highly experienced RICS registered valuer.