A GRADUATE surveyor has recently been appointed to one of the North’s leading chartered surveyors, agricultural land agents and valuers.

H&H Land & Estates has welcomed Louise Stones to its Durham office, continuting its ongoing commitment to supporting the next generation of young professionals.

From Brompton on Swale in North Yorkshire, Louise has graduated from Harper Adams University with a BSc (Hons) in Rural Enterprise and Land Management. Having completed her placement year with H&H Land & Property Durham, Louise returns to the office now to work towards her APC and full membership of RICS and CAAV.

She will work across all divisions of this rural and commercial business which will includes valuations, farm business consultancy, property sales and letting, development advice, compensation claims, landlord and tenant matters and GIS mapping.

Tim Sedgewick, associate director and chartered surveyor for H&H Land & Estates, said: "As a business, we are committed to supporting the next generation of rural surveyors.

"During her placement Louise really impressed us with her grasp of knowledge of the rural sector, and her enthusiasm will be a real asset to the team as we continue to expand the business.”

Having worked on large arable and livestock enterprises and an active member of the Reeth and Great Smeaton Young Farmers for many years, Louise has acquired extensive knowledge in practical farming.

Passionate about country pursuits she is a keen clay shooter and has competed all over the country as a member of the Harper Adams University Shooting Team.

Louise said: “I am really looking forward to taking up this full-time role with H&H Land & Estates. I thoroughly enjoyed my 14-month assistant surveyor work placement during which time I learned so much from senior surveyors across various projects.

"In continuing my journey on the land agency path, my aim is to successfully complete my APC, as this will be integral to my career going forward.”