Galbraith appoints new partner in round of promotions



Property consultancy Galbraith has promoted Matthew Williamson to the partnership, while promoting 11 other members of staff.

He joined Galbraith in 2019 following the firm’s merger with rural management specialist Land Factor.

Williamson advises clients throughout the north of England on residential, commercial and agricultural tenancies, in-hand farming operations, forestry, access rights and business development.

“The rural sector is about to go through some of the biggest changes seen for a generation, with the removal of direct payments to agriculture and the expected consequences of the Environment Bill, and so our current and future clients will be relying on the firm’s expertise a great deal in the coming years,” he commented.

Headquartered in Edinburgh and operating across the UK, Galbraith provides services across a range of business sectors, from rural land agency and estate management to residential property, renewable energy, forestry, commercial property management, sales and purchases.

Chairman Iain Russell said: “As demonstrated by the round of promotions announced today we are developing talent from within the firm and recognising the continued commitment and professionalism of our employees, which shone very brightly this last year.”

The following staff have been promoted to senior associate: from the rural team, Hugo Remnant, based in Hexham; Willy Inglis and Lucie Howatson from the Perth office; and from estate agency Dominic Wedderburn, head of sales for Fife and Angus, based in the Cupar office.

Laurie Cook (client accounting), Martin Rennie (rural), Annie Lane (rural), Strath Slater (GIS mapping), James Towers (building surveying), Jake Shaw-Tan (estate agency, Ayr) and Susan Guthrie (lettings, Scottish Borders) have all been promoted to associate.

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Galbraith reported a 20% increase in residential sales year-on-year in 2020, while forestry and farming sectors continue to attract investment, and the firm’s estate management and commercial property business streams also grew, as many sought to limit carbon emissions.

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