New brand image and vision for one of the North’s Largest Rural Land Agencies

30th August 2019

This week sees the announcement of the rebrand of H&H Land and Property to H&H Land & Estates which incorporates three of the foremost rural land and property agencies in Cumbria – Michael CL Hodgson, H&H King and recently acquired Smeatons.

This is the new identity for one of H&H Group PLC’s key companies, compromising 9 offices, 65 employees and dozens of services for property and landowners across the North of England and Scottish Borders.

The role and face of the land agents continues to change and evolve and over recent years the firm has steadily grown, and H&H Land & Estates now has departments covering agricultural services, development and planning, auctioneering, land, farms, rural and residential sales and lettings. This has resulted in the business identifying the need to have a multi-faceted offering across the wide geographical area in which they operate, and to provide a hub for clients and customers to have access to its full range of professional expertise.

Managing Director, Colin Tomlinson explains the decision to rebrand and the vision for the future:  “After consultation we have chosen a name which embraces all areas of the businesses – H&H Land & Estates – to unify all areas under one brand with a strong identity.  Choosing to rebrand is never a decision made lightly but in doing so we are responding to the increasing complexity of the land and property sector, the changing face of land agency work, and the increasing diversity of customer requirements. In looking at our vision we are acknowledging our roots, the needs of clients, the changing marketplace and the demands of the industry.”

“A farming or rural business may wish to develop environmental schemes, may need advice on farm diversification, or succession planning. It may be considering grant applications, renewable opportunities or utility claims. An owner may have land to let, may be looking for a tenant, or may have a cottage to let. The list is long and never has it been more important that as rural agents we ensure that we provide the appropriate platform of support.”

H&H Land & Estate’s new consolidated business divisions across Cumbria, the north east of England and Scottish Borders can provide all these encompassing services.

With decades of expertise and specialism in each department, the teams really do understand the challenges farmers, landowners and rural businesses face on a day-to-day basis. So, whichever office clients visit, they will have access to a complete portfolio of professional land agency services such as sales, lettings, planning, development, valuations, estate and land management. The H&H Land & Estate’s head office and base for the forestry, development, environmental and planning departments remain at, Borderway, Carlisle.