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Mon 6 August 2018
A warm welcome from Lucy...
I joined the Masons Professional Services team in August and time has flown by!
My role at Masons as a Rural Surveyor and Valuer covers a wide variety of professional agricultural work. Valuations are a main part of my day to day work as well involvement in setting up, review and management of agricultural tenancies. I’m also involved in other rural matters as and when they arise, no two days are ever the same!
Having grown up on our family farm, agriculture and rural life is the norm and I wouldn’t have it any other way! I knew I wanted to be involved in the agricultural sector and the variety of work, client interaction and opportunity to be outside that the role of a rural surveyor offers, meant it was a profession that I wanted to be part of. I headed off to Harper Adams to study Rural Enterprise and Land Management during which time I had a work placement year. On graduation I returned to my placement employer in Suffolk.
During my time in Suffolk I was involved in estate management, assisting the management of estates across the country. Typical work included property management, Landlord and Tenant matters, farming agreements and agri-environment schemes. This gave me a great start to my surveying career, the array of experience helped me qualify as a Rural Chartered Surveyor with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and become a member of the Central Agricultural Association of Valuers. After almost three years of immersing myself in Suffolk work and social life I was ready for a new challenge and the lure of Lincolnshire brought me back to the county.
I plan to become involved in the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society and I hope to find time to explore the Wolds on two wheels as a keen cyclist. Having been an active Young Farmer at a younger age and a Harper Adams student I’ve made great friends who I enjoy spending time with, whether that’s visiting a new place, watching sport or catching up in the pub, all fitted around lending a hand on the farm of course!