A FIRM of North-East-based chartered surveyors has made a new regional appointment.

H&H Land & Estates welcomed Tim Sedgewick to the role of head of land agency across the North-East, a new role in the company’s recently formed operations team.

The team, led by Tim, aim to expand their services across the region which covers Northumberland, County Durham, Cumbria and the Scottish Boarders.

Tim, who joined H&H Land & Estates in 2012, graduated from Harper Adams University with a degree in business management and marketing.

During his time with the company he has gone on to complete his postgraduate diploma in rural estate and land management. He is a fully qualified member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and on successfully completing his Central Association of Agricultural Valuers exams, he was awarded the Alistair Turnbull Trophy, N.B. Stephenson Memorial Award and Talbot Ponsonby Prize for securing the highest marks locally, regionally and nationally.

He has been brought up on a farm in south Durham and part of the agricultural community all his life, and is also the chairman of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I.) County Durham, and CAAV Northumbria and Cumbria Junior Valuers.

Tim said of his new role: “I am thrilled to accept this promotion and I am looking forward to building on our achievements to date.

“These are both interesting and challenging times for the property, farming and wider rural industries and certainly our single most important aim is to help our customers to negotiate through the advice available to them and to provide support so that they can find the true potential of their businesses for the future.

“We have a fantastic team all of whom are knowledgeable, diligent and proactive.”