A NEW face has joined the agriculture team at Tynedale’s chartered surveyors and property consultants YoungsRPS.

Matthew Wallace has been newly appointed the full-time role of rural surveyor, where he will be working closely with North-East farmers in a range of duties including offering them support with their agricultural subsidies, keeping them informed with the latest information in relation to the Basic Payment Scheme, and grant opportunities. He will also advise on landlord and tenancy issues including rental negotiations and succession applications.

Matthew was brought up on his family farm near Haltwhistle, where he continues to be involved in all aspects of hill farming, and is a active member of Haltwhistle Young Farmers. He has a degree in rural enterprise and land management from Harper Adams University.

Of his new role, Matthew said: “As an industry, the agricultural sector is strong, resilient and progressive, so I am very excited to have been given this opportunity to work for YoungsRPS. My aim is not just to help our clients on a day-to-day basis, but to help them to plan for successful futures following our exit from the EU.”