Matthew joined Galbraith in 2019 following the firm’s merger with rural management specialist, Land Factor. Matthew advises clients throughout the north of England on residential, commercial and agricultural tenancies, in-hand farming operations, forestry, access rights and business development.
Matthew Williamson said:
I’m delighted to join the Galbraith partnership and I look forward to assisting with the continued growth of the firm in the north of England and across the country. 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.
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.
Iain Russell, chairman of Galbraith, said:
I’m very pleased that Matthew has accepted an invitation to join the partnership. His knowledge and expertise continue to be a great asset to the firm.
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.
Galbraith reported a strong residential sales market in 2020, achieving a 20 per cent increase in sales year-on-year. The forestry and farming sectors continue to perform well, attracting considerable investment, and the firm’s estate management, commercial property and building surveying business streams also grew, as every enterprise and project seeks to limit carbon emissions and work towards net zero.
Iain Russell continued:
“Despite the ongoing economic uncertainty, we are in a strong position to capitalize on the opportunities available as we recover from the pandemic and also take advantage of new and emerging business sectors.”