H&H Land and Property has appointed a new operations director.
Earlier this year, Peter Hull took on the role of commercial manager with the company and has since acted as right-hand man to managing director John Robson
Having established himself as a key member of the 36-strong team, his promotion will see him joining fellow directors Tim Parsons and David Quayle in formulating new strategies, policies, plans and budgets - although his responsibilities will continue to include overseeing and developing commercial business.
With offices in Durham and Carlisle, H&H Land and Property is comprised of specialist chartered surveyors and land agents, covering every aspect of rural property across the North of England, the Borders and South West Scotland.
Among the services offered by the company - part of the 140-year-old H&H Group plc - are estate management, agricultural business advice, valuations, renewables, planning and development, compulsory purchases, conservation and environment.
Group chief executive Brian Richardson said: “Peter’s strong track-record in business reorganisation and his effect on the business since arriving here in January is considerable.
“As director, he will have more opportunity to mould the direction H&H Land and Property takes in the future.
“I know that his commercial help and experience will be invaluable in helping the company to achieve its business goals during the next stage of its growth.”
Prior to joining H&H Land and Property, Mr Hull, who is from Northallerton, headed the farmer-controlled business Farmway for more than a decade until it became part of the Mole Valley Group in 2013.
The £40m turnover business operated a chain of stores across the North, its own compound feed production unit and a grain storage facility.
Mr Hull was responsible for restructuring and reorganising the business, converting it from an industrial and provident society to a plc, and overseeing the introduction of new products and IT systems.
His knowledge of the northern agricultural sector has also been boosted through a number of previous positions working with business consultancies, as well as through his work to date with H&H.
“I am delighted to take up this new role within H&H Land and Property at a point where the business is expanding and changing rapidly,” he said.
“I am looking forward to using my skills to help meet the growing demands of the marketplace, and in working with my fellow directors to make the company an even greater part of the H&H Group’s continuing success.”