Last updated: Wednesday, 2nd July 2014, 08:43
John Amos, Chartered Surveyor and Rural Valuer from John Amos & Co, Leominster, has been appointed as Chairman of the National Written board of Examiners for the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers.
The Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) is a specialist professional body representing, qualifying and briefing over 2600 members practising in a diverse range of agricultural and rural work throughout England, Wales and Scotland.
CAAV members are agricultural and rural valuers who provide professional advice and valuation expertise on issues affecting the countryside from tenancy matters to sales and purchase of farms and land, from taxation and compulsory purchase to auctioneering, from conservation issues to farming structures.
John, who has practised in the area for some 38 years as an Agricultural Valuer, based in Leominster, is no stranger to the examination system.
He was an Examiner for the West Midlands & Wales group for 6 years (one of 6 regional groups across the UK) and Chairman in his final year.
He then went on to serve as a national observer for 10 years, 7 of those as Chairman, which saw him travel to every examination centre in the UK in this post.
After a short break, John became a member of the National Written board and has now been promoted to Chairman.
John commented, “I have always strongly supported our young Valuers gaining their qualifications. It is essential that the industry is kept well informed and up to date on relevant law and government regulations. Our Valuers need to have specialist knowledge when advising clients on agricultural and rural matters. As examiners, we are expected to produce a fair examination paper to challenge the candidates on all matters that our clients come across in their working lives.”
The Written board normally have around 150 candidates taking the examination and look forward to a successful crop of newly qualified agricultural Valuers.