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Leading Land Agency Appointment

As we continue to expand our land agency division, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Rachel Bagshaw to head the land agency team in south Cumbria. In this newly created key role within the company, Rachel, based at the Kendal office, will work closely alongside Managing Director Colin Tomlinson and the H&H Land & Estates teams across the north of England.

Having worked in the area for many years, Rachel brings with her both a wealth of land and estate management experience and knowledge of the south lakes. Trained as a land agent and RICS qualified, for the last ten years she was the Estate Manager for the Holker Estates Company in South Lakeland, before becoming the Land & Property Director there in 2018. Prior to this she was an Associate with Bidwells Chartered Surveyors in Cambridge. 

During her career she has worked across the spectrum of land management, including residential, commercial and agricultural lettings, contract farming arrangements, sporting rights, woodland and moorland management, strategic business planning, environmental and woodland schemes, commons associations and the promotion of residential development sites.

In taking up her role Rachel said, “H&H Land & Estates is a very progressive organisation, and I am very excited to head up the South Lakes Land Agency Team and to work with the existing excellent team there to further develop and grow the business.”

“As we look to the future, there are certainly many changes and opportunities within the sector, and as a consequence of both Brexit and climate change driving legislative change, businesses are going to have to do things in a different way. I believe my varied experience will stand me in good stead to assist our clients in negotiating their way through these uncertain times, and to help them to grasp opportunities.”

With a large portfolio of clients H&H Land & Estates is one of the leading firms of independent rural property advisors operating across the North of England and Scottish Borders. Our land agency department advises businesses and the agricultural sector at all levels, with services including farm business advice, estate management, farm sales, landlord and tenant matters, utility work, land, woodland and forestry management, planning and development.

Commenting, Colin Tomlinson explained why this is such a key appointment for the business:

“We are thrilled that Rachel has joined the company, bringing with her a strong track record within the industry. She has the ideal and varied experience to head the south lakes team and grow our presence.”

“It is now more important than ever that farmers, and landowners understand the implications of the changes ahead and realise the best potential for their assets to future proof their businesses. Rachel and the wider team have the knowledge and skills to help them achieve this.”