Rupert West FRICS
After leaving the Royal Agricultural College Cirencester Rupert qualified with the ADAS Land Service in Yorkshire before returning to his native East Midlands. For the past 40 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 Professional 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 currently President of the CLA's Northamptonshire Branch and until recently served on the CLA's National Environment Committee. He is also a former Vice Chairman on the East of England Agricultural Society and Chairman of the Blaston and District Agricultural Society.
James Douglas BSc (Hons) MRICS, FAAV
James comes from a farming background and graduated in 2014 from the Royal Agricultural University with a degree in Rural Land Management. James undertakes a wide variety of professional work primarily in Estate/Farm Management and general agricultural advice James is also an RICS Registered Valuer.
Administrator to the Professional team
Jackie’s working life has always been connected with agriculture/land agency and her current role has evolved as the firm has grown and now encompasses responsibility for all administration tasks within the Professional team at King West. Having lived within a 20 miles radius of Market Harborough all her life, she also has an excellent knowledge of the surrounding counties. In her spare time, Jackie is actively involved in many countryside activities and also enjoys cooking and spending time with her dog.
Part Time Administrator to the Professional Team
Land Agency has been Julie’s career throughout her working life. Joining King West as one of the secretarial team. Julie looks after the day-to-day administration of the Farm Agency and Estate Management departments of the firm. A fitness fanatic in her spare time, Julie keeps the office healthy and full of energy.