Meet the Team
Richard Greasby MRICS FAAVPartner - Head of Rural
Head of Rural
Richard leads and specialises in Professional Valuations of rural property (Probate, IHT, CGT, Bank Lending, Litigation & Divorce) and the buying and selling of land, farms and estates. Richard also undertakes a wide range of other professional and consultancy work; in particular helping with succession planning and resolving disputes.
Richard is a qualified Chartered Surveyor, RICS Registered Valuer, Fellow and past Chairman of Gloucestershire Agricultural Valuers Association.
Ben Way MRICS FAAVAssociate - Head of Equestrian
Head of Equestrian - Ben specialises in all aspects of equestrian property.
Ben Way grew up on his family farm in Warwickshire and joined Butler Sherborn in 2010, after completing a BSc (Hons) in Rural Land Management at the Royal Agricultural College. Ben is now a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors having qualified in 2013.
Ben specialises in all aspects of equestrian property including sales, purchase, valuation, letting, management or providing practical planning and design advice. Ben also deals with the purchase, sale and formal valuation of landed and residential property, with a focus on the North Cotswolds and Warwickshire.
Alongside his work with Butler Sherborn Ben runs a string of event horses competing at International level throughout the UK and abroad. This involvement along with his existing professional work means Ben is well placed to help develop the equestrian side of Butler Sherborn.
Laura Negus MRICS FAAV MBIACAssociate Rural Surveyor
01285 883 740
Laura.Negus@butlersherborn.co.uk Laura Negus, a qualified Rural Chartered Surveyor and Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers, has a strong farming background having grown up on the family dairy farm in North Oxfordshire. Laura worked for a regional firm of Chartered Surveyors in Warwickshire before joining Butler Sherborn. Laura provides advice on all rural property matters, including Landlord & Tenant, Contract Farming Agreements and occupational agreements, Basic Payment Scheme and Countryside Stewardship; in addition to providing valuation advice and preparing Annual Stocktaking Valuations.
Maria StaggPA to Rural
Maria joined the team early in the New Year 2022 and works for our Rural and Professional department
She previously worked in Cirencester for St James’s Place.
Maria grew up in New Zealand, comes from an equestrian background and has travelled extensively.
Georgina Bush MRICSAssociate
Georgina is an experienced Chartered Surveyor who started her property career in 2009 with a national firm. She has since acted as a professional adviser for the CLA before joining the Butler Sherborn rural team in 2015. Georgina works in the Cirencester office, managing and advising on a diverse range of property portfolios for private, rural land owners.
Being from a farming background, Georgina has always been interested in the rural economy and the issues and opportunities facing rural land owners in the UK. Georgina particularly enjoys working alongside her clients to make the most of their property, advising on a range of issues including; Landlord and Tenant matters, Contract Farming Agreements, Share farming, countryside Stewardship, Capital Grants and Basic Payment Scheme applications.
Hennie Carter MRICSAssociate
Hennie is currently on maternity leave
Hennie is an experienced Chartered Surveyor who specialises in RICS Red Book Valuations of rural property and providing property advice to farm and estate owners.
She heads up the residential property management team and provides advice to clients on rural grant applications including Countryside Stewardship and Basic Payment Scheme, Rights of Way and both agricultural and residential tenancy matters.
Hennie comes from a farming background and previously worked for a regional firm of Chartered Surveyors in East Anglia where she was involved in estate, farm and property management before joining Butler Sherborn in 2018.