Rural agency and livestock market to share offices - Business Leader News

Rural agency and livestock market to share offices

(L to R): Matthew Wallace, Harry Morshead, Charles Raine, Jimmy Walton and Rob Addison


YoungsRPS has announced it will open shared offices with Hexham Mart in Northumberland.

YoungsRPS are Chartered Surveyors, Land Agents and Property Consultants, while Hexham Mart is a livestock market. The partnership is hoped to benefit the farmers and rural businesses who regularly attend the mart. It provides a platform to support farmers in an active mart environment.

Robbie Hutchinson, Managing Director of YoungsRPS, stated: “We have been in discussions with Hexham Mart for some considerable time and are delighted that they have concluded that we are the best partner for them to offer a full professional service to their customers. We, for our part, are of course keen to tap into the passing trade in the mart.

“In recent years, our two companies have worked together jointly in terms of live and deadstock sales. The mart’s team of auctioneers are out on-farm and can identify their client’s need for advisory services, and we have the full range of experts willing to help.

“Farming is an industry which must address significant changes during the next few years, so this is, without a doubt, a mutually beneficial arrangement.”

Rob Addison, Managing Director of Hexham Mart, said: “The specialisms being provided by YoungsRPS dovetail with the range of services that we will continue to offer – such as completion of rural payment forms and all environmental grant schemes, together with grazing agreements, farm and machinery sales.”