Kate Spottiswood has joined Robson & Liddle as its latest student surveyor, becoming the firm’s second recruit in two months.
Kate will assist with its work advising farmers and landowners across the North of England and Southern Scotland.
Kate, from Greenhaugh, Northumberland, will spend a year gaining experience with Robson & Liddle before returning to Harper Adams university where she is two years into her degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management.
She will become Robson & Liddle’s second student surveyor. The firm’s current student surveyor Tomos Davies returns to Harper Adams this autumn to complete his degree in the same subject.
Kate, who is living in Skirwith during her placement, said: “I’m really enjoying the variety of the work, especially going out to visit farms and estates and helping other members of the team with valuations, planning and landlord and tenant issues. There is so much choice. It’s great experience for me and also a really lovely part of the country to work in.”
Julie Liddle, a director of Robson & Liddle, said: “It’s important to us to help bring through the next generation of property professionals. These paid placements enable students to gain valuable employment experience, but it also enriches us having access to the latest industry knowledge and thinking. Kate is another great addition to our team.”
Outside of work, Kate is a keen horse rider and began riding aged four as her family keep horses. She competes regularly in eventing and show jumping with her horse Harvey, an 11-year-old Irish Draught Cross. Kate and Harvey are well known at local and county show level, where they often show in working hunter and show hunter competition.
Last month Robson & Liddle, a firm of rural chartered surveyors in Penrith, recruited Ann Tyson as an executive personal assistant. The firm has grown steadily since being founded by John Robson & Julie Liddle in 2015. It recently completed a move to larger premises at Edenhall.