Mark Osborne is founder and Managing Director of JM Osborne & Co. and has been a qualified Chartered Surveyor and Land Agent for over 30 years. He trained on two large traditional landed estates (Chatsworth and Castle Ashby), before spending 11 years, (9 of which as a partner), with a rural practice firm on the English/Welsh Borders.

Mark is a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers and a Member of both the British Academy of Expert Witnesses and The Expert Witness Institute. He undertakes a significant amount of expert witness work including court appearances.

Since 1988 he has been involved in setting up and running several leisure and sporting businesses including The West Wycombe Shooting Ground, which subsequently developed into the E.J. Churchill Group of businesses; a Squash, Health and Leisure Club; as well as a private hotel and public house.

He is Managing Director of William Powell Ltd.


James Chapel is a qualified Chartered Surveyor who had several years working for a national practice before joining JM Osborne & Co. James also heads up the William Powell Sporting Agency organising and hosting over 200 days shooting a year for clients throughout the UK and overseas, including Spain, Morocco, Majorca, South America, as well as fishing in the UK and abroad.

James uses that experience to give unrivalled advice on shoot improvement matters.


Christine Osborne has run the finances of a number of private companies since 1991 as well as heading up our clients Accounting Function. Christine has a detailed knowledge of small business finance and has been involved over the years in helping clients grow their rural businesses with all that involves.


After qualifying in Hotel Management, Chris Edwards went on to manage various hotels and function venues. He was a Director of a regional brewer and then oversaw 62 public house outlets for a national pub chain. He has excellent experience of the food, drink and hospitality industry.


JM Osborne & Co. has a full support team, including; professional assistants, accounts staff and secretarial.

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