A CARLISLE-based chartered surveyors has made two new appointments.

Walton Goodland have appointed Michael Tiffen as a new director of the firm and Carolyn Hardy as a surveyor.

Mr Tiffen is originally from Carlisle and is the son of retired estate agent John Tiffen.

He joined Walton Goodland back in 2013 having previously been Group Estates Manager at The Edinburgh Woollen Mill in Langholm and having started his career with a pension fund in London.

Speaking of Mr Tiffen's appointment to the role, managing director Deborah Goodland said: "”I am very pleased to welcome Michael Tiffen to the Board. This is an important period for Walton Goodland and the industry generally and we look forward to drawing on Michael’s knowledge and experience as we continue to develop new opportunities."

Mr Tiffen shared his delight with being given the role.

He said: "I am delighted to have accepted the company’s invitation to join the Board as the firm continues to grow, particularly in the area of commercial property management throughout Cumbria and surrounding areas.

"Our business has come through the Covid pandemic strongly, managing our client’s assets and interests to help them deal with current and future challenges and opportunities as the economy recovers."

Ms Goodland also gave her thoughts on Ms Hardy being made surveyor.

She said: "We are delighted that Carolyn has gained her Chartered status having worked her way up within the firm. As a company we look to harness local talent and enable our staff to develop their skills and knowledge whilst in the workplace."

Ms Hardy graduated from the University College of Estate Management in October 2020 having undertaken a part time Real Estate Management Degree whilst working at Walton Goodland.

Upon graduating Ms Hardy has been able to put her experience into practice gaining her Chartered status through the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in December 2021.

The firm are based in Carlisle and deal with a wide range of Commercial Property matters including Property Management and Property Agency Valuation.