National property consultancy Bruton Knowles, with its headquarters in Gloucester, has appointed Philip Cowen as Head of Rural Estate Management.
Philip, aged 41, will be heading up and strengthening a team of rural professionals to support and help estate owners, farmers and rural business realise the full value of their land and assets.
Formerly with Carter Jonas for 15 years, Philip studied at Eton and the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, before embarking on a career that has seen him deliver the help and advice needed to run a successful enterprise covering all aspects of farming, rural life and estate management. Bruton Knowles clients will benefit from his considerable experience acting for both private clients and corporate landowners.
Philip CowenPhilip CowenHe said: “I am delighted to be joining a business that has more than 150 years of rural heritage. The firm is clearly still young at heart with a real enthusiasm to embrace new and emerging opportunities. With the ever changing challenges and complexities rural landowners face, delivering high quality advice remains at the core the Bruton Knowles offering.
“Our range of professional services cover not only traditional rural estate management , farm and land sales and rural consultancy advice but also emerging ventures such as renewable energy technology, carbon offsetting, 4G and high speed broadband.
Patrick Downes, Managing Partner of Bruton Knowles said: “Philip will work across our 12 regional offices, which have all seen considerable growth in recent years in estate management and land issues. He has hands-on experience of dealing with the myriad of issues our clients are wrestling with and will enable us to continue to offer the highest level of consultancy advice.”

Bruton Knowles is a national property consultancy with twelve offices across the UK in Gloucester, Birmingham, Bristol, Nottingham, Leeds, Shrewsbury, Northallerton, Cardiff, Guildford, Taunton, Manchester and London. Established over 150 years ago, Bruton Knowles is a multi-disciplinary consultancy offering clients a range of skills including building consultancy, compulsory purchase and compensation, estate strategy, agency and development consultancy, professional skills such as valuation, lease renewals, rent reviews and rating, as well as property management across the full spectrum of urban and rural property.

Philip Cowen has been appointed Head of Rural Estate Management at Bruton Knowles’ Gloucester office.

Source: Empica on behalf of Bruton Knowles