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RICS Success for Nick & Hannah

Two H&H Land & Estates employees reach career milestones by becoming fully qualified Chartered Surveyors and Members of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors!

H&H Land & Estates are proud to announce that two of our employees have just achieved their professional career goals by qualifying as RICS Chartered Surveyors. After years of hard work and ongoing study, Nick Mullins working in the Carlisle office, and Hannah Maynard, based in Durham, have both become Members of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and fully qualified Rural Chartered Surveyors.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is an international professional body for surveyors, which aims to promote and enforce the highest international standards in the valuation, management, and development of land, real estate, construction, and infrastructure.

Nick Mullins was born in Darlington, grew up in the South of England, and now lives in Houghton, just outside of Carlisle. Nick initially studied Environmental Science at Newcastle University developing an interest in agriculture and the environment. After working in the charities sector, Nick worked on a farm in Devon and then moved to Cumbria to gain valuable experience working on local farms. During this time, he was offered some work-experience with a local rural surveyor and subsequently with H&H Land & Estates. This introduced him to the diversity of work of a rural surveyor and he was then successful in securing a full-time role with the company.

Nick says of his success, “I am feeling absolutely delighted to have passed my APC to become a Member of the RICS. The past four years have been hard work and I am pleased to have passed my Masters in Rural Estate and Land Management from Harper Adams University (whilst working full-time), become a Fellow of Central Association of Agricultural Valuer (FAAV), and I am thrilled that I can add being a Member of RICS to my achievements.

“I am enormously grateful to all my colleagues at H&H Land & Estates for all their help and training, as well as my family and friends for their care and patience. They have all been a fantastic support and encouragement to me throughout.”

Nick and Hannah are now able to use the RICS professional designation, MRICS, recognised and respected globally as a mark of excellence and integrity. It brings with it many benefits and provides an opportunity for them both to play their part in shaping the future of their profession.

Hannah comes from Northallerton, North Yorkshire and spent her Harper Adams University placement part of her Rural Enterprise and Land Management course with H&H Land & Estates. She was then offered a graduate job, so came straight back to work for HHLE after completing her degree.

“I have had the opportunity to gain the perfect blend of experience across all areas of professional practice at the Firm. What I particularly enjoy is the range and diversity of the work that comes with being a Rural Chartered Surveyor and the fact that I am equally office based as well as working out in the country makes it the perfect job for me.”

“The Assessment of Professional Competence is an incredibly challenging process and it's such a relief to have successfully passed. I would like to thank all my colleagues for their support and knowledge-sharing, I certainly could not have made this career milestone without them.” Says Hannah, “I’m excited to have got this under my belt and to now start looking forward to building on my career.”

H&H Land & Estates are one of the largest firms of independent rural property advisors in the North of the UK, offering a vast range of professional advice and services including Farm Business Advice, Land Management and Development and Land Agency. As a company they are committed to supporting the next generation of Chartered Surveyors and in addition to regularly recruiting individuals for both work and graduate placements they have recently appointed an Apprentice Chartered Surveyor.

Thomas Armstrong, Director and Chartered Surveyor for H&H Land & Estates commented; “This is such a milestone moment for these two and their careers. Passing the RICS exam ensures Nick and Hannah are providing the highest quality of client service with the skill, knowledge and experience they now have.

“We pride ourselves at H&H Land & Estates on encouraging the younger and newer members of our team to continuously strive to learn and increase their knowledge and qualifications. Nick and Hannah are proof that we are providing the right environment for learning and hard work, and it’s great for us to see evidence of that.”