About Us

About Boatwrights Estate Agents in Shaftesbury & Tisbury


Welcome to Boatwrights Estate Agents.

Matthew Boatwright, our MD, was born in Salisbury and went to school in Chilmark and Shaftesbury. He has always considered himself privileged to live and work in such a special place and enjoys nothing more than helping others benefit from his passion and experience.

From the first day our Offices opened, we have never wavered from our central belief: clients deserve a service that is based on fairness, honesty and straightforward professional advice.

Our Ethos

We believe that buying, selling and renting properties should be exciting, not stressful. As a consequence, a commitment to excellent customer service lies at the heart of everything we do. From your first enquiry through to completion or move in, we are passionate about bringing you a thorough, professional, and friendly experience.

Our People

We choose to employ people who are committed to excellence in customer service, passionate and knowledgeable about the local area, and who embody the spirit of honesty, fairness and professionalism that drives our business. Whoever you deal with, we guarantee a professional, expert and friendly service. Please do get in touch to see how we can help.

Meet the Team

Boatwrights is committed to providing our customers with expert knowledge and professionalism at all times. To ensure this is happening, we recruit team members based on their passion for providing exceptional customer service, communication skills and their knowledge of the local area.

  • The Team

    Matt Boatwright - Boatwrights

    Matthew Boatwright - Managing Director, Anti-Money Laundering Office & Data Protection Officer

    Matt has worked in the property industry for well over a decade and has a wealth of experience in both residential Sales and Lettings. Matt grew up in the Nadder Valley and understands why this part of South Wiltshire/North Dorset is so very special and unique. With the Nadder Valley so close to Matt’s heart, both he and David opened up Boatwrights Tisbury in June 2015 swiftly followed by Boatwrights Shaftesbury in September 2017 and Boatwrights Amesbury in November 2018. Matt’s attitude when it comes to his work is all geared towards honesty, integrity, reputation and fairness.
    Outside of the office, Matt is a devoted Father to his son Henry and has keen interests in music, cars and local history. When he has any spare time, you’ll find him on a cricket pitch playing for Shaftesbury CC or on a local Golf course.

    David Clayton – Director

    When David started in the industry he had no estate agency experience, however he did have experience as a seller, landlord and tenant. David saw an industry which had a very poor reputation and he had a strong desire to do things differently. David prides himself on being able to look at things from the customer’s perspective, acting professionally and with integrity at all times. This ethos has enabled David to grow Boatwrights over the past 15 years and allow it to become one of the leading sales and letting agents in our area.

    David is passionate about supporting our local community. Over the years he has helped raise thousands of pounds as a Rotarian, individual and as a business. At the South Wilts Business of the Year Awards in 2015, David was recognised for his achievements and community commitments by being awarded with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award.’ When David isn’t managing the business, you will find him organising fundraising events, spending time with his wife, playing golf or in the swimming pool.

    Mary Clayton – Director

    Before starting in the industry, Mary spent 12 years working for Cornhill Insurance on the marketing side. Mary didn’t have any experience in estate agency, but shared a passion for wanting to do things differently and providing an exceptional customer service in an industry notorious for having a bad reputation. Mary’s role at Boatwrights is very varied and includes payroll and book-keeping as well as covering for holidays wherever needed.

    When Mary isn’t juggling her many roles within Boatwrights, she enjoys cooking, playing the piano and going for long walks.

    Dan Syckelmoore - Boatwrights

    Daniel Syckelmoore – Branch Manager

    Daniel, previously working within the Salisbury property market, joined Boatwrights in Tisbury as Senior Negotiator. Growing up in Fonthill Gifford, and now living in Dinton, he is keen to put his knowledge and property expertise of the local area where he grew up into good use.

    Outside of work Daniel is a keen sportsman; playing cricket for both Dinton and Fovant as well as playing at many of the local golf courses.

    Laura Norgan - Boatwrights

    Laura Norgan - Senior Negotiator

    Previously, Laura has worked in race planning for the British Horse Racing Industry, has run an online interiors business and now brings skills from both to provide a high level of customer service and administrative support to the Tisbury office. Having grown up in both Dorset and Wiltshire, Laura has good knowledge of the local area.

    Laura loves the great outdoors, spending time with her husband, her young son Harry and Ottie the dog. She enjoys cooking, running and interior design.

    Julia Waterton - Viewing Assistant

    Julia was brought up in the Far East and New Zealand. After qualifying as a medical secretary, she lived and worked in Bath. Having spent 15 years bringing up her 2 children, she has more recently worked at 3 local private schools and is now able to exercise two of her interests: people and property. She likes nothing more than sharing, with potential buyers, the delights of the local area and the properties she’s involved with.

    Julia has lived in this area for over 30 years and currently cherishes spending time with her new grandson. She enjoys Nordic walking and walking holidays abroad with her husband.

    Daniel Pickering - Branch Manager

    Daniel moved to our Shaftesbury Office in 2023 after 6 years building up our Amesbury Office as the Sales Manager. He has a strong passion for customer service, sales and property.

    Outside of work Daniel can often be found with his family, on a cricket field or cycling the roads of Wiltshire and Hampshire.

    Becky Richardson - Saturday Viewing Assistant

    Becky has had a varied career with a business background. Starting off working life at America Online (AOL) negotiating promotions with AOL's partners in their then pioneering E-commerce department, to Montessori teaching in the Cayman Islands. All the while having a personal interest in the property business, having been a landlady and successfully managing many properties of her own in London and Wiltshire.

    In her spare time, Becky enjoys spending it with her family, going for long walks and dabbling in photography.

    Sammi Toms - Lettings Manager

    Sammi joined Boatwrights in 2019 following several successful years within the Lettings industry in the Blandford area. She has a real drive for customer service and has a keen eye for detail. Sammi oversees our ever expanding Lettings Department and always puts her Clients' needs first.

    Outside of work, Sammi can be found spending time with her family, especially her nieces and nephews

    Emma Wanless - Property Manager

    Emma has some previous experience in Lettings in the Hampshire area, and has worked in the Financial Services industry for most of her career. She is a positive person who is always willing to go the extra mile.

    Outside of work Emma enjoys spending time with family and friends, and enjoys baking.


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As an independent and family run business, we take our social responsibilities very seriously; we always look to give back as much as possible to the communities in which we work.

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