The new office provides an up to date working environment with excellent facilities for its growing team, as part of the firm’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and embracing hybrid working.
Rod Christie, a partner with Galbraith, said: “We are committed to investing in our staff including offering the best work-life balance and at the same time reducing our carbon footprint. The new office enables us to meet both of those objectives as well as expanding the range of services we offer to clients.
“Our staff have demonstrated that through hybrid working; mixing time working from home and out on appointments with time in the office, that the business can thrive as well as offering a far better work life balance for staff. What started as a necessity in the pandemic lockdown has turned into a permanent and welcome development in the longer term”.
The new office offers a modern, collaborative working environment, with cycle storage and shower facilities for those who want to adopt active travel, electric vehicle charging points, ample car parking and good access to the Highland road network. The site is also easily accessible to train and bus services. Staff from the previous Galbraith offices in Elgin and Inverness will join forces together in the new Highland hub. Not only is the building more energy efficient, it also allows staff to benefit (when in the office) from working with a wider team which offers great scope for collaboration.
The growing team in the north includes recent appointments: Iona Colmar, who joins the residential lettings team; Georgina Milne (trainee land manager), Harry Burton (trainee land manager), Thomas Jones (residential property sales) and Alex Flinn (forestry).
Dougal Lindsay, a partner with the firm in Inverness, added: “We are thrilled to have all of our Highland and Moray team under one roof, it gives us a strength and depth that we believe is unparalleled in our operating regions”.
Galbraith has adopted a range of measures to reduce its carbon footprint including encouraging staff to work from home where possible, offering facilities for recycling in its offices and supporting active travel options and the use of electric vehicles.
In addition, a new fleet of electric vehicles will replace the current Galbraith-branded Minis from Spring 2023.
Galbraith has expanded its services in the Highland region across a range of business sectors, from rural land and estate management to residential, estate, and farm sales and lettings, renewable energy, utilities, building surveying, forestry and woodland, natural capital, carbon and commercial property.
Galbraith sells residential property valued in excess of £320m on average per year in Scotland and the north of England.