Rural property specialist Bell Ingram has named Mark Mitchell as its new managing partner.
He replaces Graham Lumby who steps down after 23 years but will continue as chairman of the independent firm of chartered surveyors.
Mitchell joined the Perth-headquartered firm as a trainee in 1993 and has been partner in charge of estate agency and health and safety. He is a Rural Leader and current vice chair of the Perthshire Agricultural Society.
Mitchell said: “The future is bright for Bell Ingram. The change in leadership signals a new direction for the firm; with ambitious plans for growth underway for the next five years spelling exciting times ahead for the business.
“The current economic and regulatory environments continue to present land-based businesses with opportunities and challenges in areas on which Bell Ingram is ideally placed to advise.
“I look forward to the challenges of being managing partner, working with my colleagues to continue to deliver the outstanding service that sets us apart, while providing an environment where our people can flourish.
“Graham’s tenure has been very impressive, and I am delighted that he will continue to contribute to the implementation of our strategy and our future growth.
“Thanks to his leadership, the firm is in an excellent position. I’m delighted to have the opportunity to build on this success and see us go from strength to strength.”
Bell Ingram, which celebrates its 120th year in November, provides professional sservices including forestry, mapping to architecture and farm sales. It has offices across the UK including Aberdeen, Ayr, Bonar Bridge, Forfar and Oban.
Lumby said: “Having been with Bell Ingram for 37 years – and managing partner for the last 23 years – it is time for me to hand over the reins and I am very happy to confirm that Mark will be taking over in April.
“The firm has a diverse portfolio of clients and services with offices across the UK and I know that Mark will lead the firm in its continued success.”