George F. White strengthens senior management team

16th June 2020

One of the region’s leading land and property consultancy’s has appointed a new Partner and made several promotions as it continues to thrive despite the current challenging environment.

Andrew Creighton joins George F. White as a Partner bringing with him a wealth of experience in the sector. He will head up the commercial team where his immediate objective is to bolster the commercial offering of the business and drive the growth of the service within the existing client base and also focus on promoting George F. White to the wider market.

Andrew joins the senior management team which includes Tim Michie and Elliot Taylor who were recently promoted to Equity Partners. Based in Northumberland, Tim, who has specialist knowledge of the rural sector helps to lead the firm’s Rural Professional team across all regions alongside his fellow partners. Elliot’s area of expertise includes farm management and strategic business planning. In his role as Partner, Elliot advises across all areas of agricultural business management for clients in the North of England.

Caroline Horn, who works in the rural surveying team, has been promoted to an Associate and will play a key role in developing George F. White’s land and property client portfolio across Yorkshire.

Robyn Peat, Managing Partner at George F. White, said: “Despite these unprecedented times, it’s great to welcome Andrew into the fold and also announce the promotions of long-serving team members who thoroughly deserve this recognition for their hard work, commitment and success in helping the consultancy to grow through both stable and difficult market conditions.

“Like many sectors land and property suffered a sharp shock following the COVID-19 government closures. However as we approach the summer we are finding that the market is ripe and buzzing with activity. We are focused on the future and the opportunities it presents and our recently strengthened senior management team in place to help us to do this.”

George F. White has a dominant presence in the North of England with offices based in Newcastle, Bedale, Barnard Castle, and Alnwick. Embracing the changes that recent world events have brought about the team are fully flexible and client-focused.

Andrew Creighton, Head of Commercial and Partner at George F. White, said: “It’s great to join such an energetic and experienced team. The consultancy has a fantastic reputation across the industry, and I am pleased to be on board. My objective is to continue the progress the business has made in the commercial sector with a specific emphasis on broadening our offering to attract more urban and city-based work.”

George F. White is also focused on opportunities for young talent in the industry, taking on graduates and providing them with a good learning structure and mentoring scheme to help develop the future workforce. Tim Michie, joined the consultancy from university and has risen through the ranks to become a Partner of the firm.

Tim said: “Nine years ago, I joined the business as a graduate, what a journey it’s been. Working alongside experienced professionals day in, day out supported with key knowledge learning has enabled me to follow a successful career path so far. I can’t wait to see what the next chapter holds.”

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