EDWIN Thompson Chartered Surveyor has appointed three new professionals to its number.
Dave Atkinson, course leader at the National School of Forestry, joins the firm’s Forestry Department, bringing wide experience gained from across the forest industry.
Based in their Carlisle office, he will have responsibility for managing and advising on forestry and woodlands across Cumbria, Northumberland and Scotland, as well as the rest of the UK. A forestry graduate of Aberdeen University, Dave was instrumental in devising a forestry support programme in the wake of foot and mouth.
He has worked for the UK’s two largest private forest management companies in West Scotland, and has been involved with both large-scale new native woodland creation and commercial property management, as well as timber sales. Over the last six years, he has been lecturing at the National School of Forestry at the University of Cumbria Newton Rigg.
Hugo Mallaby has moved from Derbyshire to join Edwin Thompson’s rural department in their Berwick upon Tweed office.
He has extensive experience with all aspects of rural asset management, having advised both private and institutional owners across England for 20 years and is a former chairman of the RICS Rural Professional Group.
Tom Brown joins the firm as a trainee rural surveyor assisting with all aspect of rural work and estate management at the Carlisle office.
He is a student member of the RICS and the CAAV and is looking forward to progressing towards the respective exams and full membership of these professional bodies.
These three new posts follow on from the appointment of award-winning surveyor Darren Naylor to the firm’s commercial property team in October.
“We have seen some consistent growth in client requirements across the board in recent times. These three new appointments confirm the firm’s commitment to expansion with an increasing client list and a high volume of on-going work despite the economic climate,” said senior partner Neal Thompson.
The firm, which has six offices across the north of England and southern Scotland, recently opened a new branch in Newcastle.