Ione Betka
MRICS FAAV
On Maternity Leave

Key Skills

Working as part of the land agency team in the South Lakes office covering matters such as Sale and Purchase,  heavily involved with Valuations as a RICS Registered Valuer,  Landlord and Tenant matters, assisting with grants and subsidys and planning applications and other general practice matters. 

Education & Qualifications

Graduated from Newcastle University in 2014 with a BSc Honours Degree in Agriculture and Business Management

Graduated from Harper Adams University in 2018 with an MSc in Rural Estate and Land Management

Professional Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Fellow of Central Association of Agricultural Valuers

Hobbies and Interest

Fell walking, travelling, farming, skiing, gardening, and training my two Gundogs; Amber and Willow (The excitable Labradors!) 

Background

Grew up on a small upland sheep farm in East Cumbria. I attended Askham Bryan College near York in 2010, studying a National Diploma in Agriculture before going to Newcastle University to study Agriculture and Business Management in 2012 . After I graduated, I spent some time working in New Zealand as a Shepherdess on a large station and then went travelling afterwards. I then did various seasonal jobs working on sheep and dairy farms, before I decided I wanted to pursue a career in Land Agency. I enrolled on a part- time Master in 2016 and worked for a few Land Agency firm in the Northeast. I became a Fellow of the CAAV in December 2019. Moved back to the Northwest in 2020 and live on a upland sheep and beef farm in the Trough of Bowland. I qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in June 2022. I joined H & H Land & Estates in early 2023. 

My Happy Place

Up on the fells walking my two dogs!