Rural Youth Trust 25th Anniversary Dinner

Julian Sayers hosted the 25th Anniversary Dinner for the Rural Youth Trust in his capacity as Chairman of Trustees in the presence of Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal at The Farmers Club last week.  The event provided an opportunity to celebrate the work of the Trust since its inception in 1991 including the awarding of over 480 grants to rural youth organisations throughout England and Wales to thank those who were instrumental in establishing the Charity and to seek to increase the Trust’s present capital reserves during the Anniversary year.

Julian Sayers Elected Senior Warden of The Worshipful Company of Farmers

Julian Sayers has recently been elected as the Senior Warden of The Worshipful Company of Farmers after completing a successful year as the Junior Warden and Chairman of the Farmers & Fletchers Hall Board.  He will continue to promote the agricultural industry within the City and support the Master, particularly with the Company’s education programmes.

New Members of Staff

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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Oliver Hauxwell BSc (Hons) and Hannah Rickards BSc (Hons) to the expanding Adkin team.

Oliver graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 2008 with an Honours Degree in Agriculture and has spent the last six years working as an agronomist in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. He is both BASIS and FACTS qualified.  He will be dealing with a wide range of professional matters and is working towards becoming both a Chartered Surveyor and a Fellow of the CAAV.

Hannah grew up locally before moving to Guernsey eleven years ago with her family. She has just completed her degree in Rural Land Management from the Royal Agricultural University and is working towards becoming a qualified Chartered Surveyor and a Fellow of the CAAV. Her hobbies include singing with the Wantage Choral Society and sailing and is a RYA Senior Instructor and teaches sailing.


Farm Machinery Auction

In conjunction with Thimbleby & Shorland
Sale by auction of a Combine, Tractors, Farm Machinery & Implements
For R M Benson and Son
Home Farm, Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire, OX44 9PQ
On Tuesday 27th September 2016
For further information
please contact Chris Boreham
on 07760 888 543 or Email:


Company Promotions

Adkin are delighted to announce the promotion of Christine Thomas and Jenna Wald to the position of Senior Surveyor to reflect their hard work and increased responsibilities within the business.

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Sale by Auction of Tractors, Farm Machinery & Equipment – Catalogue

Sale by Auction of Tractors, Farm Machinery & Equipment

for The Executors of Miss A Bowditch

Church Farm, Little Wittenham, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4RD


Tuesday 26th April 2016

                                                                                           in conjunction with

                                                                                        Thimbleby & Shorland


Farming and Property Bulletin – March 2016

Woodland Creation Grants

 The window for Woodland Creation grants under the new Countryside Stewardship has now opened for applications.  This is a standalone grant under the main Countryside Stewardship scheme which provides a one-off payment towards the cost of supplying and planting trees and associated items, such as fencing, required to create a woodland.  The grant is competitive and applications will be scored and accepted subject to the available budget. The application window is open until 31st March 2016.  Successful applicants will be issued an agreement from July 2016 onwards.

NFU Bulletin – March 2016

Agency Review

Following one of our strongest years to date Adkin have continued to increase our share of Agency instructions across all sectors.

Including farms, estates, residential property, development sites and amenity land we have transacted in excess of 4,700 acres and £67m of assets.

Our recently produced Agency Review provides an insight into some of the transactions we have been involved in over the past year, download your copy here.