North land and property specialists George F White have moved into new territory with the establishment of its first office in Scotland.
The firm will open in the market town of Duns having merged with the long established Nancy Hodge Farm Business Services (FBS) consultancy run by Nancy Sloan.
The new office will support George F White’s continuing growth with the firm now covering an expanded geographical area from Southern Scotland down to North Lincolnshire.
Managing partner Hugh Fell said: “This is a very exciting announcement for us. We already have a large client base in Southern Scotland and being geographically closer to our clients will enable us to better service their needs.
“We are a business that strongly believes in the energy and enthusiasm of our team and we are thrilled that established team member Michael Bell will be leading the team in the region.
“In addition, Nancy and her team are well known and highly regarded for their work across the Borders, Lothians and Northumberland areas, and we are delighted with the announcement. We will work closely with Nancy and her existing team to continue delivering outstanding customer service to clients old and new.”
In the Duns office, George F. White will continue services currently offered by FBS including farm consultancy, book keeping, farm record keeping and grants and subsidies. They will now be adding valuation, utilities, management of business strategies, property management and property sales and acquisitions.
Nancy Sloan, who founded FBS over 30 years ago, said: “I am excited about the merger with George F White they have a very experienced team of professionals offering an extensive range of services which compliments those that we have traditionally offered. I am very much looking forward to working with them and being part of their expert team to deliver a complete rural business package.”
George F White has over 30 years’ experience in the land and property sector and employs upwards of 100 people across seven offices, including Alnwick, Wolsingham and Barnard Castle.