New Staff at H&H Land and Property Durham

9th October 2018

The Durham office of H&H Land and Property (HHLP) have further strengthened their position within the North of England Rural Property industry, with the appointment of three new members of staff.


Hannah Maynard and Matthew Imrie have both been appointed to the role of Rural Surveyor, and Louise Stones joins the company as an Assistant Surveyor on her placement year from Harper Adams University.


Operating throughout the North of England and North Yorkshire from H&H Land and Property’s central base in Durham, all three will work across each area of the company’s professional services.


Offering a wide range of services from Land Agency, Land Management and Development to Farm Business Advice, H&H Land and Property have a reputation for providing a broad range of professional advice. As a company they take pride in supporting young professionals entering the industry as Tim Sedgewick, Associate and Chartered Surveyor for H&H Land and Property, explains:


“We are delighted to welcome this trio to our team, here in Durham. Hannah, Matthew and Louise each already have extensive knowledge of the industry and bring with them their own individual skills. The appointment of the two rural surveyors is a direct result of the need of extra resources to meet the growing demands for our services. For many years, we have welcomed students during their placement year and we are looking forward to supporting Louise in her career development”.


With a degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management, from Harper Adams University this year, 22-year-old Graduate Surveyor Hannah Maynard, from North Yorkshire, gained invaluable experience with HHLP during her placement year.  Outside of work, Hannah has a keen interest in both art and rural issues, standing her in good stead for her new role, Hannah said:


“I am very pleased to return to the company in a Graduate position and I look forward to using my skills across areas including Valuation, Agency, Landlord and Tenant and Rural Support Schemes.”


A farmer’s son from Glasgow, Graduate Surveyor 25-year-old Matthew Imrie is an undergraduate in International Business with Business Law from Caledonian University and has a Masters in Land Economy from the University of Aberdeen. With a dissertation on ‘Neoliberalism on the Scottish beef and lamb industry and the implications of its reversal post Brexit’, Matthew will offer detailed advice to clients.


Initially, as a Graduate Surveyor, Matthew will concentrate on areas of the business including Land Management, Telecoms, Planning Applications and Contract Farming Mechanisms.


“As I was brought up on a farm, I always had a strong interest in agriculture and business. I am looking forward to combining my business and farming knowledge to support clients during what is certainly going to be a changing land and agriculture environment”, said Matthew.


Assistant Surveyor 20-year-old Louise Stones, from North Yorkshire, is on her student placement year from Harper Adams University, where she is currently working towards a degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management.


“I am also very much a part of the family business at home, which includes both groundwork excavation and land surveying. From a rural background and with my enthusiasm in this sector, along with being a student member of the RICS & CAAV, I am looking forward to my first step on the professional land agency career path”, concluded Louise.


With offices in Durham, Carlisle, Kendal, St Boswells and Thornhill, H&H Land and Property are one of the largest firms of independent rural property advisors in the North of the UK.


For more information, please contact the Durham Office of H&H Land and Property on 0191 370 8530.