Adkin’s success is hugely dependant on the people we employ.  All our surveyors are registered with the RICS; many have been in the industry (and indeed, with Adkin) since leaving education.  We believe we have an unrivalled depth of experience, expertise & knowledge in our field.

Please do feel free to contact any of our team directly using the details below.


Director  •

Julian has worked in Oxfordshire, the surrounding counties and further afield for the past 38 years, advising farmers and landowners on a wide range of issues relating to the occupation and ownership of farms and landed estates.

His planning and management expertise associated with all aspects of rural property, including the preparation of whole farm and estate plans, have led to assignments throughout the country and regular speaking engagements.  He also specialises in property acquisitions, the promotion and sale of development land, estate management, agricultural tenancies and tax planning.

Julian is Chairman of Trustees for The Farmers Club,  chairs the Tenancy Reform Industry Group for the Defra Ministers and is Vice Chairman of Trustees for The Earth Trust.  In recent years he has been Master of The Worshipful Company of Farmers, Vice Chairman of Governors at  The Royal Agricultural University , National Chairman and now a Vice President of RABI, together with being Chairman of The Oxford Farming Conference and The Farmers Club.  He is also a Life Vice President of the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs and an Honorary Fellow of  Royal Agricultural University.

Simon Alden MRICS FAAV

Director  •

Simon first joined Adkin in 1984 prior to attending the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester.  He returned to the firm and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1988 and became a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers in 1992.  He is a RICS Registered Valuer and acts as an Expert Witness.  Simon also runs his own family property business incorporating farming interests, residential lets and a multi-tenanted office park.  He has now been advising clients across Southern England and further afield for nearly thirty years on a wide range of property related matters. 

Simon is known for his attention to detail and unbiased professionalism.  He is Chairman of the Examination & Education Committee of the CAAV and sits on their Governing Council.  He is also a past Chairman of the Local Branch of both the RICS and CAAV.  His specialist areas of work include Property Agency, Planning & Development (covering promotion agreements, options and conditional contracts), Corporate & Private Client Valuations, Expert Witness and a number of other professional services.

Sarah Payne BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV

Director  •

Sarah graduated from the Royal Agricultural College in July 1997 with a 1st class Honours Degree in Rural Land Management. Sarah is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and Agricultural Valuer  having gained extensive experience in Estate Management since graduating.

Sarah joined Adkin in 2004 and now undertakes a wide range of professional work, particularly specialising in Estate Management, Single Payment Scheme, Conservation and Agri Environment Schemes, Rural Property Valuations, Residential and Commercial Lettings and Management and Whole Farm and Estate Planning.

Philip Pocock FRICS FAAV

Consultant  •

Philip has worked for Adkin since 1964 and has forged close links with farmers and landowners in the area throughout that period. Since retiring as a Director in October 2014 Philip continues to act as a Consultant for Adkin on a part-time basis.

His skills and experience over a wide range of rural property and business issues have seen him act for up to three generations of the same family.  His specialist areas include property agency, strategic development, compensation claiming, contract farming and auctions.

Philip has been significantly involved in the CAAV having been Chairman of the Education and Examination Committee and has sat on the Executive Committee and Governing Council.

Alison Bowler BSc MRICS

Director  •

Alison, a qualified Chartered Surveyor, joined Adkin in 1995 after graduating from the Royal Agricultural College with a Degree in Rural Estate Management.

Alison has undertaken a wide range of professional work but now specialises in Estate Management and Residential & Commercial Lettings and Management.

Emily Ham BA (Hons) PGDipSurv MRICS FAAV

Director  •

Emily came to Adkin in August 2007 after graduating from Nottingham University with an Honours Degree in Geography.  Since then she has successfully completed the College of Estate Management Graduate Development Programme and in February 2010 was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Surveying, passing with a distinction.

Emily qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in May 2010 and passed her Agricultural Valuers exam later that year to become a member of the CAAV.  She is the Tutorial Organiser and Committee Member for the Berks & Oxon Rural Valuers Association which is the local CAAV Association.

Since being at Adkin Emily undertakes a wide range of professional work, particularly specialising in Residential & Commercial Property Management, Valuations, Schemes under the Common Agricultural Policy to include Basic Payment Scheme and Environmental Stewardship along with Compensation Claims and Planning Applications.

Kerry Holbrook-Bull BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV

Director  •

Kerry joined Adkin in May 2017 having previously worked for nearly 10 years with a leading national firm of Property Consultants and Chartered Surveyors in Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. She is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers, as well as a Registered Valuer.

Kerry undertakes a wide range of professional work, with a particular focus on rural, commercial, residential & agricultural property management and lettings. She also specialises in landlord and tenant matters.  She is known for her attention to detail and is currently an RICS APC Assessor and an Examiner for the CAAV and has historically been the Chairman for the Gloucestershire & District Agricultural Valuers.

Having growing up on a dairy farm in the West Country, Kerry attended the Royal Agricultural University and studied Rural Land Management where she gained a 1st class Honours Degree before qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor and Rural Valuer.  Outside work, her spare time is spent with her young family and her hobbies include horse riding, baking and walks.

Kevin Prince BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV

Director  •

Kevin graduated from Reading University with a First Class Honours (with Distinction) in Land Management in 1995.  He worked for a traditional multi-disciplinary firm covering Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire and Wiltshire from 1995 until 2004, undertaking a wider range of property related work including auctioneering, planning, farm and estate management, valuations and sales. In 2004 Kevin moved to a national firm of  chartered surveyors and Headed the Estates and Farm Agency Department in Salisbury selling and purchasing Farms and Estates throughout Hampshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire and Dorset.  In 2012 Kevin was recruited by another national firm of Property Consultants as Head of Residential Sales where he was responsible for sales and acquisitions of all property types ranging from rural building plots to the largest residential Country Estates.

Known for his calm and unflappable approach, even in the tensest of negotiations, clients point to the fact that Kevin delivers totally honest and succinct advice no matter the circumstances.  In addition to his transactional work Kevin is  a Fellow of the Agricultural Valuers Association, is an RICS Registered Valuer and provides Red Book Valuations for a range of purposes, has acted as an Expert Witness in various property related disputes, is a trained community mediator  and has been involved in either buying or selling many of the most significant Estates in the south of England over the last 20 years.

Kevin’s specialist areas of work include Property Agency, Valuations,  Property Acquisition and Search and a number of other professional services. 

James Fergusson BA (Hons) MSc MRICS

Surveyor  •

James joined Adkin in November 2017, having previously spent a year working for a leading Scottish firm of Property Consultants and Chartered Surveyors in the Highlands, where he was involved in a wide variety of management and professional work, including assisting with the management of traditional Fishing and Stalking Estates and carrying out farm and estate valuations.

James has an Honours Degree from King’s College London and graduated from the Royal Agricultural University in 2016 with a MSc in Rural Estate Management.
James passed his APC in the Autumn of 2019, and is looking to continue his studies to become a Fellow of the CAAV.

Rosa Noll BSc (Hons) FAAV

Graduate Surveyor  •

Rosa joined Adkin in January 2018 having previously worked for a leading national firm of Property Consultants and Chartered Surveyors in Berkshire.  Rosa graduated from the Royal Agricultural University in 2012 with an Honours degree in Agricultural Land Management, she is now a Fellow of the CAAV and is working towards becoming a qualified Chartered Surveyor.

Thomasina Quesnel

Graduate Surveyor  •

Thomasina grew up in Oxfordshire. She graduated from Cardiff University in 2015 with an Honours Degree in Marine Geography. Following this she spent a year working for a Chartered Surveyors and Land Agency in Oxfordshire, to gain industry experience prior completing an MSc in Rural Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural University. Thomasina joined Adkin in August 2018 with a view to becoming a qualified Chartered Surveyor and a Fellow of the CAAV.

Beth Robertson BSc (Hons)

Graduate Surveyor  •

Beth joined Adkin in February 2020 having previously worked as Assistant to the Land Agent for a large Berkshire Estate. Beth graduated from the Royal Agricultural University in 2012 with an Honours degree in Rural Land Management and is working towards becoming a qualified Chartered Surveyor. Outside work, her spare time is spent horse riding and teaching Pilates.


Our Support Staff:

Katie Day – Practice Manager

Julie BurtonSecretary

Lesley JonesSecretary

Suzie Curran – Secretary

Liane Marchant – Secretary

Nicola Cahill – Client Account Manager

Pat Jones – Client Accounts

Gill Gibbons – Client Accounts