Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust
20+ years
£30bn+ global endowment

To ensure exposure to agricultural and rural investment as part of a wider £30bn+ global endowment, we provide strategic oversight and administration with a high-level of delegated authority, and proactively identify and deliver value.

From the outset, we took an analytical approach to the portfolio. Our niche expertise and focus on the specific rural investment sector, along with our unrivalled knowledge, allows us to identify and deliver numerous initiatives which have added significant value.

A business restructuring exercise delivered significant operational efficiencies including a huge reduction in overhead costs and the volatility of returns. We advised and delivered the entire restructure and following a tendering exercise, sourced contract farming partners, who we continue to manage. 

We continue to work with Wellcome to maximise the range of social and environmental outcomes that are delivered from the land, both through the conventional agricultural activity, as well as large-scale development proposals and land use change.


Using our collective experience and expert knowledge, we continue to drive land use change to deliver investment returns, ensuring high standards of compliance and managing risk.

Our team has worked with Wellcome for 20+ years, largely thanks to the partnership approach adopted at the beginning of our relationship

Get in touch with our team


Roland Bull

Partner, Head of Rural Investment

Roland oversees rural investment property worth £1bn for the UK’s oldest landowners. He’s also helping shape the country’s newest and most sustainable investment markets.

Read more

Related services:


Capital Markets

Your proactive partner – guiding each strategic move

Rural Investment

Build a robust rural portfolio with our decades of land expertise

Property & Estates Management

Maximise the performance of your property assets

Estates Management

We look beyond the assets to understand your long-term aspirations

Search Bidwells