Richard is Scottish Tenant Farmers’ newest member

Richard Brown, recently appointed a 'Professional Member' of the Scottish Tenant Farmers Association
Richard Brown, recently appointed a 'Professional Member' of the Scottish Tenant Farmers Association

The Scottish Tenant Farmers Association (STFA) has announced their appointment of Richard Brown as a Professional Member.

His role will be to further increase the level of support and advice available to Association members.

Having previously worked in North Yorkshire and South Northumberland, Richard Brown left Hexham Auction Mart in October, 2012, to establish his own firm of chartered surveyors, Richard Brown and Partners.

Whilst acting predominantly for tenant farmers handling rent reviews, successions and end of tenancy work, the company undertakes a broad variety of other jobs.

Since October alone, the company has handled the valuations of two large hefted hill flocks, prepared and negotiated numerous utility compensation claims and been successfully involved in a planning appeal as well having prepared a number of rental tenders.

The business also offers advice on single farm payment and stewardship as well as an entitlement trading service.

From an agricultural background, Richard remains actively involved with the family’s tenanted farm near Berwick and has commented: “Having a sound agricultural knowledge is absolutely vital in my business and coming from a farming background gives credibility and reassurance to clients.”

Richard is delighted to have now been appointed a Professional Member.

Richard remarked: “Now that I am based in north Northumberland, my client base naturally spreads into the Borders and southern Scotland.

”I think that my future association with such an excellent body as the STFA will help me ensure I provide as good a service to my clients as possible.”