Background and industry experienceStephen’s role is Deputy Managing Partner on the Regional Management Team for the South Central Region which covers the Banbury, Bedford and Thame offices. He also leads the Rural Team for the region. Stephen set up the Thame office in 2009, initially based at Thame’s Cattle Market and then, after identifying the need to expand and increase profile in the town, the office relocated to the High Street in August 2012.
Stephen has broad general practice experience, with his specialist areas of expertise being property valuations, especially for secured lending, expert witness and taxation purposes and development and planning consultancy including land promotion. Other work areas include: the sale, acquisition and lease of rural property; property management; and the removal of agricultural occupancy conditions; HS2 and compensation claims.
Stephen is an AMC agent and valuer. He is also a Trustee for his village’s charity trust. Having grown up on a farm and completing a degree in Land Management at Harper Adams Agricultural College, Stephen has been in the industry for over 19 years, working at John D Wood & Co and Savills in Oxford, Dreweatt Neate in Newbury and joining Fisher German's Banbury office in 2003, where he established the office's professional services, before opening the Thame office in 2009.
Stephen lives in North Oxfordshire with his wife and three young children. He enjoys cycling and took part in a 500km charity bike ride in 2011, completed the Coast 2 Coast bike challenge in 2013 and rode John O’Groats to Lands End in 2015, whereafter he took a break from cycling! He has recently joined the coaching team at Chipping Norton Rugby Club where his two sons play.
What year did you start your job?
Why did you join Fisher German?
Right time and right place.
Most admired, non-property brand?
The All Blacks (Rugby Team)
Best holiday destination?
Maldives – total paradise and plan to return one day
One item to take to a desert island?
Who would you like to be stranded in a lift with?
What’s your favourite film of all time?
The Shawshank Redemption