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Graduate Surveyor: Local Yorkshire Farmer James Thompson

Local farmer, James Thompson, has been welcomed back to George F. White as a Graduate Surveyor after a successful university placement year.

James re-joins our team to bolster the growing rural professional and farm consultancy services in our Shiptonthorpe and Bedale branches. James recently graduated from Newcastle University where he achieved a BSc in Agribusiness; the degree requires students to undertake a placement year, in which James carried out successfully with us back in 2016/17 and proceeded to impress the management team. Not only does James have an exceptional understanding of the business, he grew up locally to the area and boasts an outstanding level of geographical knowledge.

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Simon Britton, Partner and Head of Yorkshire at George F. White, said: “We are delighted to welcome James Thompson back to George F. White; he is a strong addition to our growing team here in Yorkshire. A graduate position at George F. White is a great place for James to start his career; we have a strong team of eleven, in which over 65% were recruited at graduate level and are currently working towards or sitting in management positions.  James brings a lot of energy and willingness to learn, a fantastic quality to see in a graduate and certainly the qualities that we expect to see in our employees. I am confident that James will continue to excel throughout his APC studies and over the course of his professional career, we promise to nurture his talent as we have his colleagues.”

James achieved a first class grade on his dissertation which focused on government policy in agriculture and farm diversification in the North and East of Yorkshire; in light of the current political climate, James’ research will prove extremely useful to local farmers and his agricultural background will allow him to relate to the day-to-day operation of a farming business.

On his decision to continue his studies at George F. White, James said: “Having lived locally to the Shiptonthorpe office, I knew of the strong reputation that George F. White has in the community. Whilst on my placement year I not only discovered that the employees at the firm are one big family but also have a great depth of knowledge in such a wide range of enterprises in the rural economy; I was over the moon to be offered a graduate position as I believe George F. White is the perfect place to learn and practise my knowledge to help me with my professional exams in the near future. “

Commercial Growth for George F. White

We have strengthened our foothold in the North East commercial sector, providing a greater range of services and expanding the team with three recruits into our Newcastle office.

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James Cullen has joined the team as Associate and will lead the Building Surveying team. James joins the team from a previous role at Building Surveyors Ltd and brings with him specialist surveying expertise in commercial building surveying, with a focus on acquisition and investment surveys, dilapidations, asset management and project works.

Speaking about his appointment, James said: “Establishing the building surveying service offering at George F. White represents a fantastic opportunity where Building Surveying aligns perfectly with the needs of its ever diversifying client base. I have always been passionate about building surveying and this role gives me a fantastic opportunity to establish a new team. I am delighted that within the first few weeks we have already established a market presence in Newcastle and the offering has been universally well received, with new work coming in already for private and corporate clients.”

In addition to James, the team has also appointed Victoria Huntley and Rhys Jones as Graduate Surveyors and to expand the team’s Commercial and Planning and Development team capability. Both are based at our Newcastle centre office.

Victoria joins the firm as a Graduate Commercial surveyor and will focus on commercial valuations, landlord and tenant and property management work. Rhys will be based within the our Newcastle planning and development team and his primary role there will be to assist with valuations of development property.

Richard Garland, Head of Tyne and Wear, added: “Since opening our Tyne and Wear offices last year, we have seen a great take up for our services, including the commercial property offering and have attracted a whole new client type. The ongoing evolution of the firm continues and I am delighted to now be able to provide a Building Surveying offering alongside strengthening our Commercial Property and Planning and Development teams. All three have shown fantastic energy and passion for what they do and a dedication to quality and client service which is the core of everything we are about.”

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