Due to continuous growth, Galbraith now has a team of over 270 people working across a broad spectrum of property and land management services. Iain Russell, chairman of Galbraith, said:
We have always taken great pride in providing our clients with the highest levels of personal service and I am delighted that our staff share this ethos.
In turn, we are pleased to be able to recognise and reward achievement by our employees and we are very pleased that those being promoted now have earned their status through significant professional development.
In addition, we place the utmost importance on the recruitment and training of the best graduates, giving young people the opportunity of an exciting and interesting career.
The following promotions and appointments have been made.
Promotions to Senior Associate:
Phiddy Robertson, residential sales
Phiddy handles the sale of rural and urban properties in Inverness and Inverness-shire. She is a member of the NAEA and joined Galbraith in 2011.
Nick Morgan, utilities division
Nick carries out the full scope of wayleave work for landowners and any statutory consents for new and replacement electricity cable and tower routes, crop compensation claims and GIS-related mapping services.
Alex Inglis, residential sales
Alex has been an active surveyor and estate agent in the Scottish Borders since 1992. He manages Galbraith's busy Kelso office and also handles residential valuation and agency work for the Galashiels office. Alex is a RICS registered valuer.
Promotions to Associate:
Louise Alexander, forestry division
Louise provides advice on all woodland management issues, with a particular emphasis on long term forest planning and specialist tree surveys. Louise has been working in the Highlands forestry industry for over eight years and joined Galbraith in 2015.
James Bowie, rural department
James is a member of our rural team based in the Stirling office. Working throughout central Scotland, he is involved in management, access and compensation, valuation, land use negotiation, as well as carrying out a wide range of professional consultancy work.
Gareth Taylor, rural department
Gareth joined Galbraith in 2012 and is part of the rural team based in Edinburgh. He undertakes a wide-range of management, consultancy and valuation work and is a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers as well as a RICS Registered Valuer.
Neil is a chartered surveyor based in the Inverness office. Neil specialises in highland estates and covers a wide range of landlord, tenancy and crofting work. Neil is also clerk to two fishery boards.
Appointment as an Associate:
A chartered surveyor joining the commercial business stream in July as an Associate. He is moving from London to Scotland to take up the position.
Appointment as a Chartered Surveyor:
A chartered surveyor re-joining the rural business stream in April as a land agent and rural surveyor, based in Inverness.
Appointment as a Planner:
A senior planner joining the Edinburgh office in April. Joanne has a wealth of experience in project management within the renewable energy sector and has a Master's degree in Town Planning.
Appointments as a graduate trainee:
Jack is a rural graduate joining the Stirling office. Jack is due to graduate from SRUC, Edinburgh, in Rural Business Management in May and completed a successful work experience placement with Galbraith last year.
Ailsa is a rural graduate joining the Edinburgh office. Ailsa has a first class honours degree in law from Edinburgh University.
Kate is a rural graduate joining the Perth office. Kate graduated from Aberdeen University with a Bachelor of Science in geography and is currently completing a Masters in land economy at Aberdeen University.
Harry is a residential agency graduate joining the Stirling office. Harry is due to graduate from Heriot Watt University in September 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in urban planning and property development.