Leading property specialist  George F.White has made a bold new appointment to kick-start 2023, welcoming Stewart Hamilton as an Equity Partner to lead on its growth strategy across Yorkshire.

Stewart grew up on a farm in Scotland and has spent his career working in the rural property industry. He brings over 15 years’ experience to this new role, which will see him join George F. White’s senior management team for Yorkshire. He will be based in the company’s Bedale office, working with the rural team and clients in Yorkshire.

Pursuing opportunities to grow its client base across central and East Yorkshire is a key priority for the business as part of its plans for continued growth this year, which Stewart is well-placed to drive forward, having been based in the county for the last three years.

Stewart specialises in farm sales, estate management, valuation and securing finance, bringing strong relationships with organisations like AMC with him, further enhancing George F. White’s offering to rural businesses.

Stewart said: “This is definitely an exciting start to a new year – stepping into the role of Partner at a business that is so well respected in the property industry and with big plans. I’ve found my people here. You work somewhere because you want to enjoy your job and the culture here is excellent. As part of the senior management team I’m looking forward to feeding into this and the direction of the business as a whole.

“I strongly believe that people deal with people, not companies. It’s all about relationships and adding value by offering the best services. George F. White has this same belief and it’s all about the people. This is why the company’s growth has been so successful and how we’ll continue to grow this year. Yorkshire will be central to this growth and heading up our focus here suits me down to the ground. I’ve loved living here for the last few years, seeing first-hand the fantastic range of farm businesses across the county whilst my family and I have been made most welcome. There’s a lot of opportunity.”

George F. White’s Managing Director Sally Hart added: “Stewart’s experience in the rural space is second to none and we’re delighted to welcome him into our Partnership, His local knowledge of Yorkshire will be invaluable to our clients in the area and support our plans to grow our client base further across the county which we’re very excited about.”

George F. White has seven offices across the North East, Southern Scotland and North Yorkshire. The company supports clients with specialist property and business advice across rural, commercial, residential and development areas of the industry. For more information visit www.georgefwhite.co.uk.