Our Team

Senior Partner, Rural Consultancy

Iain is a founder partner of BCM and has been advising clients in Hampshire since 1975.

His main areas of business are farm and estate management with a particular emphasis on the financial and taxation aspects of owning land.

He has his own 1,000 acre farm in western Hampshire and is a director for various farming and other businesses.

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Andrew Bays BSc (Hons)
Partner, Rural Consultancy

Andrew is a founder partner of BCM and has been operating in Hampshire since 1991.

He is the managing partner of the business and deals with all aspects of rural consultancy.

He is also a director of a number of commercial and residential property companies.

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Henry McCowen BSc (Hons) MRICS
Partner, Rural Consultancy

Henry is a founder partner of BCM and has been practicing in Hampshire since 1993.

His expertise focuses on farm and estate management (with clients from the Isle of Wight to County Durham) as well as being the lead partner for sales and purchases of farms and estates. In addition to his role at BCM he is a partner of his family farming and shooting businesses together with assisting with family owned construction and document management companies. 

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Ros Foreman FIAgSA
Partner, Rural Consultancy

Ros first started helping clients in 1988 and specialises in farm and estate administration.

She is also the partner responsible for the firm's accounting and compliance procedures.

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Alastair Wilson MSc MRICS FAAV
Partner, Rural Consultancy

Alastair became a partner of BCM in 2005.

He is involved in all aspects of rural consultancy and heads up the firm’s valuation department.

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James Fraser MCIAT
Partner, Design & Planning

James became a partner of BCM in 2005.

James acts for clients looking to develop dwellings and buildings and takes them from the conceptual design stage right through to delivery.

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James Attrill BSc (Hons) FAAV FBIAC
Partner, Rural Consultancy

James joined BCM in 2011 having practiced in farm business consultancy and land agency since 1989. He heads up the Isle of Wight office.

His main area of work is land and estate management with significant clients both on the Island and on the mainland.

James has his own mixed farm on the southern tip of the island and is a partner in a substantial anaerobic digestion plant. 

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David Long BA (Hons) P&D MA RTPI
Partner, Design & Planning

David joined BCM’s Isle of Wight office in 2013 and became a partner in 2015, heading up planning services.

He has worked both within the public and private sector, being firstly employed by a Local Planning Authority to spearhead major development projects. David then worked as a planning and development consultant and became a director of a multi-discipline development practice.

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Mike Papps Fds (Distinction) ACIAT
Partner, Design & Planning

Mike joined BCM in 2004 and became a partner in 2015.

Mike heads up our architectural services department and deals with all types of rural development.

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Tom Bishop BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV
Associate Partner, Rural Consultancy

Tom joined us from a national firm in 2014 and is involved in all aspects of rural consultancy and estate management.

Tom is also a director of a substantial joint venture farming enterprise operating across south Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

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Arielle Elton-Walters BA (Hons)
Assistant, Rural and Design & Planning

Arielle joined us in 2015 in our planning and development services team as well as having a broader land management remit.

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Christopher Horn BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV
Land Agent, Rural Consultancy

Having joined us from a national land agency firm, Chris has been at BCM since 2010 and is involved in a variety of estate and farm management roles, specialising in rural valuation.

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Bethan Connell MARLA
Lettings Manager

Bethan heads up BCM’s Resdiential Lettings Department. Bethan joined BCM in 2015, from a rural lettings agency in Oxfordshire and has over 15 years experience in the industry.

Fiona Nash MARLA
Lettings Agent

Fiona joined BCM 2012 and undertakes all aspect of lettings