Date: August 2018


Further expansion of the rural and professional department, residential agency and lettings

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Mike Canby has joined Butler Sherborn to head up the rural and professional department’s farm and estate management work, and help further develop the estate management and country house consultancy.  He has extensive estate management experience from working in Dorset and Yorkshire, and has recently moved to the Cotswolds with his wife Ella. 
Michael Canby

As part of its planned expansion and following several years of growth, the department has also appointed Hennie Hargreaves, a RICS chartered surveyor and registered valuer.

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Butler Sherborn rural development department, Hennie Hargreaves, centre
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Hennie will work with Mike Canby, Jonathan Malings and Richard Greasby in providing estate management support and professional valuations, along with grant and subsidy advice for farmers. 

Richard Greasby, partner and head of the rural and professional department says: “We are delighted to have Mike and Hennie join us.  They will provide greater breadth and depth within our team while helping us expand and maintain the support to our existing, loyal and valuable clients.”

Meanwhile, Georgina Bush has gone on maternity leave.

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The Cirencester residential agency team also has some new faces.  James Dunn is a senior negotiator who has worked in the property market for 16 years including eight years for an international firm in London.  He returned to Cirencester with his young family in 2018, and has a wealth of experience in the local Cotswold area.

Chloe Thynne has also joined as a senior negotiator with 14 years property experience, 10 of which have been in prime central London.  Brought up and educated in Wiltshire/Gloucestershire, Chloe knows the area well, and together with her agency experience also has a diploma in architectural interior design.

The third new member is Eliana Pavel who is PA to partner, Sam Butler.

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Picture shows, (l-r): Chloe Thynne, James Dunn and Eliana Pavel of the residential agency team
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The Butler Sherborn Cirencester residential agency and rural team, Sam Butler, centre
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Note to editors:
The Cotswolds
The Cotswolds are located in the heart of England and within the counties of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Wiltshire.  It is the largest designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales, and very roughly starts to the east of Gloucester and Cheltenham in the west, runs up to just below Evesham in the north, includes parts of West Oxfordshire where Burford is known as the Gateway to the Cotswolds, and south to the Cotswold Water Park a few miles beyond Cirencester, the former Roman city and Capital of the Cotswolds.

With excellent road and rail communications - London, Bristol and Birmingham are all within an hour by train - the area has become popular with those moving out of the city or wanting second homes to escape at weekends.

  • For further information about Butler Sherborn, please visit  or telephone the relevant office:
  Cirencester 01285 883740
  Burford 01993 822325
  Oxford 01865 510000
  Stow on the Wold 01451 830731
  Wantage 01235 772299

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