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Malcolm Gale, President of CAAV,  June 2023 – June 2024

We are delighted to share the prestigious news, that Malcolm Gale, Partner at our Uttoxeter office has reached the halfway point of his term as President of the CAAV. Malcolm, along with the other members of the presidential team, Martin Hall and Julie Liddle help to run and direct the organisation.

The CAAV is a national professional body, representing briefing and qualifying those acting and advising on agricultural and rural property and business matters across the whole of the UK. The organisation was originally founded in 1910 by local valuers’ associations to provide a national organisation with professional authority to represent valuers and ensure professional standards.

The nationally recognised status of the CAAV has been maintained for over a century and it is an honour for Bagshaws to have one of our Partners, Malcom, in such an influential role as President of the governing body of the CAAV.

Malcolm spent his early years in Derbyshire and worked on a dairy farm before starting at Bagshaws in 1982 as a clerk at Uttoxeter market. Working for a firm of agricultural Surveyors and Auctioneers opened his eyes to the wide variety of work that they carried out and persuaded him that it was something that he felt would interest him and provide a respected career.

Malcolm applied to be a student member of the RICS and subsequently obtained a place at the Royal Agricultural College where he studied from 1985 to 1988 obtaining his Diploma in Rural Estate Management. On leaving college he went to work for Hobbs and Chambers in Faringdon as he started towards completing his TPC. Malcolm moved to Wintertons at Lichfield in 1989 and passed his CAAV exams in 1990 followed by his RICS exams in 1991 as well as taking on all sheep auctioneering duties at Lichfield market.

With the advent of Bagshaws taking over Wintertons in 1995, Malcolm had returned to the firm where his journey had started and he subsequently became a Partner in 2005 working out of the Uttoxeter office. Malcolm has been President of the Staffordshire Agricultural Valuers Association as well as Chairman of the Cheshire and Derbyshire Livestock Auctioneers Association. He is an RICS registered valuer and is involved with valuation, compulsory purchase, agency, development agreements and property auctioneering.

Malcolm has been married to Linda for 32 years and they have one son, Stuart who studied at Leeds and Nottingham and is a practicing microbiologist.

In his spare time Malcolm is now occasionally seen on the golf course having decided that rugby is now easier to watch rather than play. He also enjoyed fourteen years singing in a band during which time he and Linda, aided by their friends, helped to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.