Barker-Mill appoints three new Trustees

Barker-Mill Estates is delighted to welcome two new trustees to work closely with the Barker-Mill family and current Trustee to support the guardianship of the Estate and a new Trustee to continue the generous work of the charitable arm, the Barker-Mill Foundation. The appointments come after the sad passing last year of Tim Jobling, a long-standing and highly valued Trustee of the Estates and Foundation.

Chairman of the Estates, Richard Moyse who was appointed as a Trustee in 2000 and Chairman in 2006, is joined by Simon Rylatt, Partner at Boodle Hatfield and Carl Jackson, Managing Partner at Quantuma.

Simon Rylatt became a Partner focusing on Private Client and Tax at law firm, Boodle Hatfield in 2005 and specialises in UK and international tax and estate planning for individuals and trusts. He has worked closely with Barker-Mill Estates for a number of years.

Carl Jackson founded his company Quantuma in 2013, an independent business advisory firm and has successfully created and implemented the company’s strategic plan to be the leading independent practice in the UK mid-market across the Advisory spectrum. Carl’s career background and his expertise will help support Barker-Mill’s vision for the future.

Chairman of the Foundation Richard Moyse and Chris Gwyn-Evans, a Trustee since 1995 and Administrator of the Foundation will be joined by Simon Barker of Longdown Management, a Chartered Surveyor and Fellow of the Association of Agricultural Valuers. Longdown Management is the in-house property management company for Barker-Mill Estates meaning Simon has worked very closely with Richard and Chris for several years on both Estates and Foundation work.

Richard Moyse said: “We are delighted to welcome the new Trustees on board whose main role will be to support the Estates land management and the great work of the Foundation which has donated over £4 million to local charities, schools, organisations and individuals needing support across Hampshire.

“As trustees we pride ourselves on the guardianship of the Barker-Mill Estates and are committed to ensuring the continued support to local people, businesses and communities through our provision of local housing, commercial space and through the Foundation to provide much needed funding to local organisations.”

Simon Barker, Managing Director at Longdown Management and Trustee of Barker-Mill Estates said: “After working closely with the Barker-Mill family and Trustees to manage the Estates and supporting the Foundation activity through my role at Longdown management I am proud to become a Trustee of the Barker-Mill Foundation. It’s been fantastic to be so close to all the beneficial work the Foundation provides, and I’m thrilled to now be a part of supporting the local communities, charities, businesses and individuals as a Trustee.”

Barker-Mill Estates consists of the land in Hampshire owned and managed by the Barker-Mill family and its Trustees. The family have been local landowners and prominent figures in community life for over 500 years. Although mainly consisting of farmland, woodland, grazing paddocks and commercial land units, the estates also own a wide range of residential properties, many of which are rented by local people.

The Barker-Mill Foundation has been supporting local charities, schools, organisations and individuals needing support, primarily in South West Hampshire since 1995. To date over £4 million has been donated to a variety of causes including notable projects with The Murray Parish Trust a children’s hospital support charity, Maggies Cancer Centre in Southampton, and the world-renowned John Hansard art gallery in Southampton.