Land and business specialists Bell Ingram unveil seven Associate appointments

Rural land and business specialists, Bell Ingram have announced seven Associate appointments and promotions.

Amy Clark Kennedy, John Lewis and Jason Oakley have been promoted to Senior Associate while Catherine Newton, Johan McKenzie, Catherine Smith and Moira Webley have been appointed to Associate.

Graham Lumby, Chairman of Bell Ingram, said: “I am delighted to announce these latest promotions and appointments. All are experts in their respective fields and their wealth of experience makes them great assets to both Bell Ingram and our clients.”

Mark Mitchell, Managing Partner of Bell Ingram continued: “The firm is particularly pleased to announce these promotions to Associate and Senior Associate, despite the challenges caused by the current pandemic. These excellent specialist staff deserve this recognition and it signals the start of a return to normality as we ease out of lockdown. Congratulations to all of them.”

Part of the company’s Ayr team, Amy Clark Kennedy specialises in compulsory purchase, valuation, and landlord and tenant, particularly in relation to the utilities sector and has dealt with a number of schemes for Scottish Power. She has an agricultural background helping her husband run the family farm in Galloway.

John Lewis, who is based in Thirsk, joined Bell Ingram in 2015 as a land agent and has a background in the pipeline industry within Yorkshire Water and MMB. He specialises in the areas of corporate estate management, pipelines and utilities, and rural land management.

Morpeth-based Jason Oakley has worked for National Grid, Scottish Power Energy Networks on electricity tower refurbishments and windfarm connections as well a distribution networks rebuilds for Scottish Power Energy Networks and Northern Powergrid. Currently Jason provides Wayleave Services to Northern Powergrid on full time basis.

Elsewhere, Catherine Newton has worked for Bell Ingram in Perth as a Planning Consultant since 2012. Her career spans 30 years and has included public and private sector, government agency and charity roles. She brings an extensive knowledge and understanding of planning legislation to every project.

Also based in Perth, Johan McKenzie joined Bell Ingram in October 2018 after having worked in private practice for over 23 years. She is a qualified accountant with experience in preparation of end of year accounts and tax returns for sole traders, partnerships, trusts, and limited companies.

Catherine Smith joined Bell Ingram in 2014 working in the Perth office before moving to the Forfar office in 2019. She undertakes all aspects of rural estate management, valuation, farm management, residential property management and lettings.

Moira Webley moved into property sales in 2006, changing focus after many years in the conveyancing department of a legal firm. After joining Bell Ingram in 2016 she has developed excellent relationships with clients, visiting sellers and nurturing prospective buyers.

Bell Ingram is open for business, just not from the usual places. Our Land Management, Estate Agency, Design, Forestry and Utilities teams are working remotely in line with the latest UK and ScotGov instructions. In the meantime, you can contact us by phone and by email. Please visit the ‘Our People’ page on our website for staff contact details.

Article posted on 03/06/2020

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