THERE is a new head of Aberdeen & Northern (Estates), which is part of the ANM Group based at the Thainstone Centre, Inverurie.
James Murphy will lead a team of highly-experienced rural and commercial surveyors covering an area stretching from Angus in the south to Caithness, Orkney and Shetland in the north.
James, 47, is originally from Dungannon in County Tyrone, and after graduating from Queens University, Belfast, joined the District Valuers office in Kensington, London.
He later transferred to the District Valuers office in Aberdeen before joining Bell Ingram.
The father-of-three, who lives in Inverurie, said: “I am delighted to join Aberdeen & Northern (Estates) and look forward to introducing some fresh ideas, help raise the profile of the company and break into new areas of business.”
In his new role he will be reporting to Grant Rogerson, the general manager of ANM Group’s Specialist Auction Division.
Mr Rogerson said: “James joins us with years of experience in both the rural and commercial marketplace.
“His appointment completes the first class team we have here and I am looking forward to seeing the business develop and grow.”
Aberdeen & Northern (Estates) services include sales, valuations, compensation claims, rent reviews, arranging farm mortgages and estates management.