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Welcome Mark, our new Managing Director!

Experienced Cumbrian Programme Leader, Mark Johnson, join H&H Land & Estates as our new Managing Director. 

To steer and navigate the trajectory of ongoing business growth whilst further cementing our position as one of the leading surveying, estates and letting agents in the North of England, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Johnson as Managing Director of H&H Land & Estates.  

Mark will lead the development, direction and performance of H&H Land & Estates including building and executing our strategic plan. He will also be responsible for the direct day-to-day running of the business through the motivation and management of the operations team, whilst acting as a figurehead to strengthen the profile of the business and expand opportunities.

Born and bred in Cumbria, Mark, who now lives in Kendal, has a huge passion for the region and its diverse economy. His previous role saw him undertake the role of Head of Strategy and Policy at Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, where he enriched his expertise and knowledge of the Cumbrian economy, across all sectors including the rural sphere. Prior to that, Mark held the role of Head of Site for Major Projects at BAE Systems based in Barrow-in-Furness. He brings a wealth of experience in programme and project management, capital investment, prioritisation planning and delivery across all sectors. He has a passion for developing and growing teams building on existing foundations.

During a number of years with BAE Systems, Mark achieved an MBA and participated in a global leadership programme. He is additionally chartered through the Association of Project Management.

In taking up his new position Mark said: “It is a huge honour and privilege to join such a fantastic business and build on the solid foundations laid down by my predecessor. The rural sector in the North of England is strong and incredibly well positioned to ensure the continued growth of the business and the Group.

“I am already hugely impressed with the incredibly talented team who advise and help a diverse range of clients realise their goals and ambitions. It’s great to see the breadth of experience and a clear investment in the future of the business through its graduates and apprentices. I can’t describe how excited and energised I am to join the company and I look forward to engaging with, and learning more, as I start my new role.”

H&H Land & Estates has established itself as a noted property, lettings and land agency, and we are a prominent specialist in the rural sector, supporting the needs of farmers, agri businesses, as well as land and property owners. Along with expanding services, which includes the recent appointment of an expert woodland team, the company has grown its geographic area substantially, and now has offices strategically located across the North of England.

Speaking of Mark’s appointment, H&H Group Plc Chief Executive, Richard Rankin, said: “the management team at H&H Land & Estates has built a great platform for the next chapter of growth. They continually evolve and embrace the frequent changes within the industry, and I know Mark understands our vision to help us to continue to achieve this. He is focussed on supporting and encouraging the team to ensure our clients receive the best advice to drive their own businesses forward and provide security for the next generation.”

Mark concluded: “Both the property and agri-sectors are facing many challenges and I am looking forward to helping to facilitate and enable everyone to work together to grasp opportunities, to maximise potential, and to forge successful futures.

With a highly specialised understanding of the land and property sector across the breadth of the North of England and the Scottish Borders, and as a leading agency, we have a well-established client base across offices in Carlisle, Cockermouth, Durham, Kendal, Keswick and Penrith.

If we can assist you in any land or property matters, including lettings then please do get in touch today.