A man who grew up in a beautiful rural location in Northumberland is now working to preserve other private estates in the region.
Matthew Williamson, from Ponteland, has been recruited to the position of Associate by Bywell-based Land Factor – a role he has taken up in order to concentrate on estate management.
The married 31-year-old, who qualified four years ago, enjoyed a childhood at Chesters, near Hexham, where his father was head keeper.
He spent six years as an assistant land agent and, latterly, was an Associate at a national land agents firm. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers.
Land Factor manages estates throughout the north of England and southern Scotland and Mr Williamson will be principally involved with overseeing agricultural and commercial activities at privately owned Blagdon and Belsay.
“I wanted to specialise in estate management and I was interested in a new role where I could manage large estates, and Land Factor was the best in this field,” he said.
“I was fortunate to grow up surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK and from quite a young age, I was keen to do whatever I could to help preserve rural communities for future generations.”
Land Factor director Peter Combe added: “Matthew will be a valuable addition to our team.”