George F. White has appointed a new Partner in a strategic move to bolster their rural professional services. Tim Michie, who joined the firm as an APC Rural Graduate from the Royal Agricultural University in 2011, has been appointed as Partner; leading the rural professional team in Northumberland and the Borders as well as Land and Farm Agency across all offices and regions.
Congratulating Tim on his appointment, George White, Founder and Senior Partner at the firm, said: “The sheer hard work and determination Tim has demonstrated since joining the firm in 2011 as a graduate is phenomenal. Not only has he succeeded in his professional work, but has made it his business to support the professional and personal development of others, creating a strong and highly motivated group of individuals as well as advocating our brand ethos, ‘people are at the centre of everything we do’. I have taken great pleasure in mentoring Tim over the years and he has become a great friend. Tim is one of a kind in the way he conducts such strong relationships with clients and the community and I am sure they, alongside the rest of the business, will share my confidence and admiration for him in his new role.”
Tim Michie has specialist knowledge of the traditional rural sector, however, is well versed in the political landscape and the opportunities that surround UK agriculture; he works alongside RICS commercial surveyors, RTPI planners as well technical consultants to ensure that his clients receive sound advice on managing and developing their assets.
Speaking about his new role, Tim said: “My appointment as Partner is testament to the support that I have received throughout my post-graduate studies and professional development from George F. White. I hope to continue this people-focused culture with the young people and graduates that are currently coming through the business. I am, of course, over the moon and I am looking forward to building upon the service that George founded with the business 40 years ago. It is an uncertain time for UK agriculture, however, as an industry, we remain strong and I will be focusing on ensuring our clients are exploring the opportunities that are available to them now and, alongside our farm team, preparing their businesses for opportunities that will arise in the future.”