Knight Frank announces new regional chairman

KNIGHT Frank has announced that Bruce Tolmie-Thomson, Partner, will become the new Regional Chairman for the Central division from April 1, 2018.

Bruce started his career at Knight Frank and has over two decades of experience in the industry, having worked in a variety of roles throughout his time at the firm, including within the International Residential team and the London Super Prime team.

For the majority of his career, Bruce has worked within the National Country House department, handling prime sales across the country.

His in-depth knowledge of the Cotswolds and surrounding counties, along with his unrivalled network of contacts, has propelled Bruce to be one of the area’s most highly trusted and respected agents.

With an enduring commitment to providing a best in class service, Bruce has dealt with the vast majority of the region’s landmark property sales over the past twenty years.

Bruce will take over the Regional Chairman position from Atty Beor-Roberts, who will continue at Knight Frank in a consulting role but who will be retiring from the partnership after 33 years.

Andrew Hay, Global Head of Residential, comments: ‘Atty Beor-Roberts, with whom I have worked for over 30 years, has achieved a remarkable amount in growing Knight Frank’s presence and network within the Cotswolds. In all my time working across residential property, I have never known a single agent to dominate a region so convincingly. We are hugely grateful for everything that he has done and thank him for his great efforts.

Knight Frank is an enduring partnership in its 122nd year. A key factor in the successful evolution of any partnership is to have a clear strategy of ensuring the strength of the next generation and I am exceptionally proud of those following in Atty’s footsteps. Throughout our Central network, we have an array of stars, all of whom are experts in their markets. The offices are led by Nick Chivers in Cheltenham, Anthony Clay in Cardiff, Will Kerton in Worcester and the Three Counties, Rupert Sturgis in Cirencester, Rupert Wakley in Stow, James Way in Stratford, Damian Gray in Oxford and Jamie Carter in Birmingham. They are supported by a number of prime market specialists, such as Rupert Sweeting and now, at the helm of the region, Bruce Tolmie-Thomson. Thanks to the extraordinary strength and depth of this team, I have every confidence that the service we continue to provide our clients will be even more comprehensive than the great legacy that Atty leaves behind.’

Bruce Tolmie-Thomson, Regional Chairman, comments: ‘I am delighted to be taking on the role of Regional Chairman at Knight Frank. The Central region has played a part throughout my entire career at the firm. Whether working in the International, London or Country divisions, I have consistently been involved in sales in the Cotswolds, demonstrating the enduring appeal of the area to both our UK and international clients and buyers.

Knight Frank has been working in the Cotswolds and neighbouring counties since 1908, and this experience, combined with our national and global reach, ensures that we are able to provide our clients with unrivalled advice and service. Along with the Office Heads and their expert teams, I very much look forward to continuing the excellent work that Atty has done across the region.’