Sam Woodhouse, 24, of Carlisle, has recently joined the Loughborough-based firm as an Assistant Land Agent. Having grown up on a livestock farm in Cumbria, Sam completed a BA in Business with Supply Chain Management and Logistics at Northumbria University and worked as a production planner for a food manufacturer in south-west Scotland before deciding to return to his rural origins.
With plans to pursue a career in rural estate and land management, Sam funded and completed his Master’s degree in this subject at Shropshire-based Harper Adams earlier this year, soon after which he secured his role with Mather Jamie.
Sam will be working primarily under directors Martin Ward and Andrew Bamber, and alongside Rural Practice Surveyor Hamish Byers. Sam’s duties have so far encompassed estate management (including the Prestwold Estate), along with assisting individual clients.
Now living locally in the Loughborough area, Sam enjoys socialising and keeping fit by exploring the local area and is hoping to join a local rugby team.
Sam commented: “Moving to Leicestershire to take up this position with Mather Jamie is a decision I’m glad I’ve taken. I’m really enjoying getting to know Leicestershire geographically and getting a sense of the countryside, as well as meeting landowners and tenants in the region.
“My immediate aim is to complete my APC qualification and become a Chartered Rural Surveyor within the next two years. Everyone at Mather Jamie has been very supportive in this regard, as well as being extremely welcoming.”
Established in 1991 and based in the East Midlands, Mather Jamie Chartered Surveyors is an independent mixed commercial and agricultural practice with a long-established and unrivalled reputation for delivering reliable advice and expertise on residential and commercial developments.