Three new appointments at Berrys

Published October 4th, 2016

Property, business and planning specialist Berrys continues to expand with the appointment of two placement students and a graduate surveyor at its Shrewsbury office.

Hannah Yapp and Edward Tyler joined the Surveying and Planning teams respectively on a year’s placement from Harper Adams University where they are studying Rural Enterprise and Land Management.

Hannah Yapp was born and bred at Snailbeach in the Shropshire Hills and spending her placement year in the surveying team assisting managing partner Matthew Anwyl. Outside work, Hannah enjoys playing tennis and is a member of Pontesbury rounders team.

Edward Tyler is a farmer’s son from Staffordshire who has also worked on a Shropshire estate as assistant gamekeeper. At Berrys he will be learning the ins and outs of the planning process working alongside Stuart Thomas, head of planning.

Edward is a member of Young Farmers and enjoys playing hockey. At university he was Clubs and Societies Representative with the Students Union, organising sporting fixtures, charity events and attending conferences to improve the university’s appeal to a wider group of people including ethnic minorities.

The most recent recruit is graduate surveyor Katharine Boucher, who will be assisting Chris Jones and Charlotte Rogerson on a range of different projects as she works towards completing her professional qualifications. Katharine completed a master’s degree in Rural Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural University after spending a year working as a trainee accountant in London following her degree in Geography at the University of Exeter.

Katharine is the daughter of a Kent fruit farmer and spent the summer working on a placement with Fisher German in Canterbury before moving to begin her new job with Berrys in Shrewsbury at the beginning of October.

Edward Tyler; Katharine Boucher; Hannah Yapp

Edward Tyler; Katharine Boucher; Hannah Yapp

“We are delighted to welcome Hannah, Edward and Katharine to our team at Shrewsbury,” said Matthew Anwyl, managing partner of Berrys.

“This has been an extremely busy year for Berrys and we are still on the lookout for quality surveyors and valuers to fill vacancies in our professional teams.”

Berrys is a diverse business providing a wide range of professional services to cover all the needs of rural, residential and commercial property businesses.

For more information contact Matthew Anwyl at Berrys on 01743 271697 or email

Pictures: New recruits at Berrys: Edward Tyler; Katherine Boucher and Hannah Yapp

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More about Matt Anwyl

Chartered Surveyor
Tel: 01743 267064
Mobile: 07970 461581

Matt graduated from the University of London with a BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Business Management, and then from the University of Reading with a Postgraduate Diploma in Surveying.

He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Agricultural Law Association and a fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers. In 2009, after successfully passing the required assessment, he was appointed by the President of the RICS as one of only 31 Rural Arbitrators.  He has been the Managing Partner of Berrys since 2008.

Matt has over 25 years’ experience in providing advice to landowners and farmers, in particular in connection with the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986, and Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995. In addition he has extensive experience in providing valuations for loan security, tax planning and sale / business re-organisation. He is a qualified specialist business consultant, providing strategic advice to farm businesses including asset restructuring, business structures, contract farming, alternative land tenure arrangements, financial planning, cash-flow and balance sheet analysis, forecasting and business plan preparation.