A property company has announced an expansion of its team with a new appointment.

The Hexham branch of Galbraith has appointment of Megan Proctor as a rural surveyor.

The company provides advice on farm, forestry, land and estate interests on over 4.5 million acres across the north of England and Scotland.


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The company describes her as an "experienced land agent", and holds qualifications as a chartered surveyor and a RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) registered valuer.

She is a graduate of Harper Adams University and a fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV).

Ms Proctor’s role will encompass valuations, farm and land sales, landlord and tenant matters, mapping, and advice on Countryside Stewardship and the Sustainable Farming Incentive, among other tasks.

She said: "I’m delighted to be joining Galbraith as the firm continues to grow in Hexham and across the north of England.

"I am born and bred in Northumberland and my family has a beef and sheep farm in Hexhamshire as well as an arable farm near Berwick-upon-Tweed."

She added: "When I’m not working I am usually to be found helping on the farm, particularly during lambing and at harvest time; and I love spending any other time with my young horse – which I am preparing for competitive events."

Roddy Findlay, a partner with Galbraith, said: "As a well-connected and experienced land agent, Megan will be a great asset to our team here.

"Galbraith continues to attract first-class professionals to our four regional offices in the north of England, providing tailored advice and services to farmers and leaders of rural business."

Despite concerns about the departure of younger generations from agriculture, Ms Proctor and her two sisters have followed their parents footsteps by remaining in the sector.

She explained: "I suppose our family is bucking the trend – so many young people are leaving the agricultural sector to go and do other things, but we are all totally immersed in farming and the countryside.

"In Northumberland there are farming families that go back hundreds of years, passing on their skills and experience from one generation to the next."