A PENRITH property consultancy has appointed a new graduate surveyor to its rural business division, working in offices across Scotland and the North of England.

Joining Galbraith's Penrith office is Katie Marr who has completed her MLE Rural Surveying & Rural Property Management at Aberdeen University.

Heather Warburton joins the Hexham office having completed her BA (Hons) Business Management at Liverpool John Moore University and MSc Rural Estate Management at Royal Agricultural University.

Ian Hope, head of the rural department, said; “Our priority is to attract and retain the best and brightest talent to join us at Galbraith and develop their property careers.

“This year those embarking on their surveying qualification face the additional challenge of virtual learning in order to became a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Galbraith has adapted to changing circumstances and we offer a programme of support to enable our new recruits to progress in their chosen field and to reach their full potential.

“Our rural division has grown in recent years based on the outstanding service provided to our clients. Rural businesses face a high degree of uncertainty but there remain significant opportunities for estates and farms, especially where good internet connection can be offered. We are investing in the future by further expanding our team.”

Galbraith is a diversified firm with significant interests in commercial, residential and land agency, forestry, building surveying, energy and estate management. Galbraith reported revenue of £13.07m and profit of £2.90m for the year ending 31 March 2019.