Members of the East Riding Association of Agricultural Valuers held their Annual General Meeting at the Bell Hotel, Driffield.
The meeting saw the election of new president Jonathan Wood, director and rural practice surveyor from Chris Clubley & Co from Market Weighton, who took over from outgoing president Davina Fillingham. Jonathan, who has been in the profession since 1992 and at Chris Clubley & Co from 2001, said: “I am very much looking forward to the year ahead. My role is as figurehead of the Association in the East Riding and to chair the committee.”
Members of the association are agricultural and rural valuers who provide professional advice and valuation expertise on issues affecting the countryside from tenancy matters to sales and purchase of farms and land, from taxation and compulsory purchase to auctioneering and from conservation issues to farming structures.
Speakers at the meeting were Kate Russell, advisor to the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers, who gave an update on residential and agricultural tenancy legislation and Nicola Duggleby and Pip Betts from the Coast, Wolds, Wetlands & Waterways LEADER group, who gave an update on European grant funding. The meeting concluded with its annual lunch in the Bell Hotel’s dining room