Cheffins expands Rural Professional department with key new recruit

Cheffins is strengthening its position within the rural sector across the East Anglian region with the appointment of Katie Hilton as Farm Management Consultant.

Katie Hilton joins Cheffins from The Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG), where for the past four years she held the position of Farm Environment Consultant. This role involved a focus on providing advice to farming businesses on the management of their environmental assets, drawing on knowledge in Environmental Stewardship and Catchment Sensitive Farming, whilst facilitating entries into retailer assurance schemes such as LEAF Marque and Tesco Nurture. Prior to working for FWAG, Katie worked for Natural England from 2001 – 2011 as Lead Adviser on Environmental Schemes. At Cheffins, Katie's focus will be advising clients on strategic and practical issues for farming and landowning clients with a concentration of various aspects of agri-business including: farming agreements; the Basic Payment Scheme; Countryside Stewardship and rural grant funding.


Led by Simon Gooderham and Jonathan Stiff, Cheffins’ Rural Professional team has gone from strength to strength with a number of significant projects in the past year. Cheffins manages an impressive portfolio of rural holdings as well as being involved in a series of some of the region’s key land and property sales.  


Simon Gooderham, joint managing partner, Cheffins comments:“Katie has a wealth of experience in the rural sector and her appointment will reinforce Cheffins’ position as one of the key land agency teams in East Anglia. Katie brings with her an expertise on both environmental schemes and general farm management and will be able to help our ever-growing portfolio of clients.”


Katie Hilton, Associate, Cheffins comments:“Cheffins has a diverse mix of clients and I am looking forward to getting involved in a series of projects across the region. Within my new role I will be able to deliver advice across all areas of agri-business, drawing on my experience gained over the past 15 years. The firm has a fantastic reputation and I am pleased to join this already well-established team.” 


For more information, please contact Simon Gooderham or Katie Hilton.


For media information, please contact Sophie Richardson, PR Manager at Cheffins, t: 01223 271990.


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