About Us

About Boatwrights Estate Agents in Shaftesbury, Tisbury & Amesbury


Welcome to Boatwrights Estate Agents.

Allow me to introduce myself, I’m Matthew, and I am the Managing Director of Boatwrights.

I had the privilege of growing up and indeed still live in a semi-rural village on the Wiltshire and Dorset border and therefore have a true understanding of how special and unique this part of the world is. I have spent in excess of a decade working in the property industry and aim to deliver our Clients an exceptional service that is based on fairness, honesty and straightforward professional advice.

Our ethos is to remove the stress out of buying, selling or renting a property, that’s why all of our Staff are professionally trained to provide the best customer service and the best experience possible.

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 over a decade and has a wealth of experience in both residential sales and lettings. Matt grew up in the Nadder Valley and understands how this part of South West Wiltshire is so very special and unique. With the Nadder Valley so close to Matt’s heart, both himself and David opened up Boatwrights Tisbury in June 2015 and Boatwrights Shaftesbury in September 2017 and have enjoyed success ever since. Matt’s attitude when it comes to his work is all geared towards honesty, integrity, reputation and fairness.

    Outside of the office, Matt is married to Rebecca and is father to Henry and Winston the cat completes the family.
    When Matt has any spare time, you’ll find him on a cricket pitch or on a 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 and act 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 David 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 - 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 three year old son Harry and Ottie the dog. She enjoys cooking, running and interior design.

    Emma Sanderson- Negotiator

    Previously Emma has spent many years in the beauty and spa industry and from this brings a desire to deliver the highest level of customer service. Having lived in the local area for the past 17 years she also brings a wealth of local knowledge with her.

    Outside of work Emma enjoys going to the gym, travelling and spending time with her partner and two daughters- Sienna and Scarlett.

    Nathan Stainer - Senior Negotiator

    Nathan brings fantastic knowledge of the local area and wealth of experience that he has gained having worked within estate agency for the last 3 years. Nathan comes highly recommended by clients and buyers alike and this comes from his passion for exceeding expectations and customer service. Nathan lives locally within the Shaftesbury town centre with his partner Megan and daughter Poppy.

    When not at work Nathan enjoys spending time with his young family and can often be found making full use of the areas countryside walks.

    Natalie Fox - Negotiator

    Natalie has recently joined the team in Boatwrights Shaftesbury, before previously working for a corporate Estate Agent in the nearby town of Gillingham for two years. Natalie’s previous experience lies within Sales and Marketing working for a couple of companies in the New Forest and Bournemouth before finally settling into the world of Estate Agency. Since joining Boatwrights in August Natalie is looking forward to continuing her passion for customer service, sales and lettings.

    When Natalie isn’t working she enjoys spending time with family and friends, enjoying the great outdoors and organising a large annual event in Milton-on-Stour for a charity close to her heart.

    Dan Pickering - Boatwrights

    Daniel Pickering - Branch Manager

    Daniel has previously worked within the property industry in both Winchester and Windsor before taking a year out from estate agency to travel New Zealand. Joining Boatwrights in Summer of 2017 he will be looking to build on his already strong passion for customer service, sales and property.

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

    Rosie Perry - Negotiator

    Having previous experience working for an independent estate agent in the Hampshire area, Rosie is delighted to join the team in Boatwrights Amesbury.

    When she isn’t working, Rosie can be found with her nose in a book or photographing everything in sight, having dabbled in the photographic industry years prior.

    Vikki Taylor - Negotiator

    With previous experience in customer service and having always had a keen interest in the property market, Vikki is delighted to have recently joined the team at Boatwrights in Amesbury. Growing up locally, she has an abundance of local knowledge.

    Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

    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 Client’s needs first.

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

    Caroline Edwards - Property Manager

    Caroline’s experience comes from working for Bassets Lettings in Salisbury for the past 4 years both as a Property Manager and as Accounts manager. Caroline is highly efficient and her ability to build good relations with contractors, Landlords and Tenants is second to none.

    Away from the office, Caroline enjoys spending time with her husband and son as well as country walks with the family dog Oscar.

    Charlotte Stone - Lettings Negotiator

    Charlotte has spent her working life in Customer Service’s and has always had an interest in the property market. Charlotte is excited to be the new team member at Boatwrights and is very keen to learn the world of lettings.

    In her spare time, Charlotte has recently returned from a ski season in Canada and is a keen snowboarder. Charlotte has also just rescued her first dog and spends a lot of time training him.

    Becky Richardson - Saturday Viewing Assistant

    Becky has had a varied career with a grounding in business. Starting off working life at America Online (AOL) negotiating promotions with AOLs 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.

    George Hencken

    After many years working in the media in London, George returned home to Dorset in 2020. She is delighted to have joined the team at Boatwrights, and looks forward to bringing her interest in people, the property market, and the Dorset countryside to this new role.

    In her free time George enjoys walking, wild swimming, and working with horses.

    Joanne Allton-Twist

    Before starting in the industry, Joanne has previously worked on privately owned country estates representing the owners as an Estate or Household Manager. As such Joanne has an eye for the detail and a genuine passion for delivering high quality service. having moved to the south in 2003 Joanne has worked within a select handful of stately homes although has predominantly worked for same Dorset based family until Joanne and her wife adopted their young daughter in 2016.

    Outside of work Joanne enjoys her family life often visiting the nearby beautiful south coast or countryside, whenever possible. Joanne also practices and sometimes teaches Chinese Martial Arts, which takes up an abundance of time and effort, and as such is a life long passion.


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