Tomos’s career gets a head start


Robson & Liddle has recruited Tomos Davies as a student surveyor.

Tomos, originally from Denbighshire in North Wales, will spend a year with the firm before returning to Harper Adams University in Shropshire to complete a BSc degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management.

Last month Robson & Liddle, which works with farmers, estate owners and professionals, also recruited James Pyrah, 23, as a trainee surveyor. The firm, founded by John Robson and Julie Liddle, has created 10 jobs since it was set up in April.

Tomos, 21, has moved to the area to undertake his placement year and has been staying as a lodger with a local farming family on the Edenhall estate before moving to more permanent accommodation.

He said: “Harper Adams has links with farms and businesses across the country that make placements available for students and I jumped at the chance to come up to Cumbria to work with Robson & Liddle. Working under John and Julie has already taught me so much. I’ve been assisting with their work managing client’s estates and learning about the sustainable management of estates.”

John Robson, a director of Robson & Liddle, added: “Paid placements are an integral part of training to be a chartered surveyor and we are pleased to have secured Tomos’s services during his placement year.”

Once he completes his degree, Tomos will have need to prepare for his final professional exams to qualify as a surveyor.