The rural economy is experiencing one of its greatest periods of uncertainty in a generation. This is a significant time of change for both farmers and landowners, presenting opportunities for those who are well prepared and positioned to take advantage. George F. White, as your trusted advisors, are integral in the provision of expert advice in order that your business can navigate through the challenges ahead, whilst taking the opportunities to meet your personal and business objectives. George F. White can offer a wealth of knowledge and expertise from our highly skilled Rural Surveyors and Farm Consultants, delivering property and business consultancy advice across the North of England and Borders.

For all enquiries please call 0333 920 2220.



Simon Britton
Partner, Head of Rural
0333 920 2220 Ext 4201 / 07866 721146

Our Rural Services

  • Bank Funding Briefs
  • Business Recovery and Insolvency
  • Business Planning and Restructuring
  • Contract Farming and Joint Ventures
  • FBT/CFA Tender Application
  • Basic Payment Scheme
  • Rural Grants
  • Environmental Schemes
  • Budgeting and Cashflow Monitoring
  • Farm Secretarial Services
  • Agricultural Justification Appraisals
  • AMC Applications
  • GIS Mapping Services
  • Estate Management
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Valuations
  • Expert Witness and Arbitrations
  • Infrastructure and Utilities
  • Forestry
  • Wealth Management
  • Farm Dispersal Sales
  • FBTs and Grazing Licences

Our Team

Simon Britton is a Senior Equity Partner and Head of Rural at George F. White LLP, a firm of property and business consultants based throughout the North of England. He is a Fellow of the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants (BIAC), and is currently Chairman of BIAC. Previous to this Simon has been a Partner in Strutt & Parker, Director in Savills and also Andersons The Farm Business Consultants. Over the last 26 years, Simon has gained extensive experience in Agriculture and Rural based Consultancy and all its aspects, including dealing with complex family and business matters, strategic business planning, farm Management, joint ventures, enterprise diversification, DEFRA’s Subsidy Schemes and farm purchases and sales. Simon is also SFEDI Accredited and has been accepted by Business Link, DEFRA and others in similar bodies to deliver Government funded farm business advice services to an advanced level.
Simon Britton

Simon Britton Partner, Head of Rural

0333 920 2220 Ext 4201 / 07866 721146

Andrew oversees the professional valuation team and has a reputation for handling the most difficult and challenging valuation assignments. Andrew sat on the RICS Valuation Standards board for 11 years and is regularly appointed as an expert witness. Andrew is also an Agricultural Mortgage Company appointed agent.
Andrew Entwistle

Andrew Entwistle Partner, Head of Valuations

0333 920 2220 Ext 2267 / 07977 518156

Elliot has over 18 years’ experience in delivering business analysis and professional advice for farmers across all areas of agricultural business management. His areas of expertise include farm management, strategic business planning, farm appraisal, budgeting and cash-flow management as well as rural grants/subsidies.
Elliot Taylor

Elliot Taylor Partner

0333 920 2220 Ext 3203 / 07590 445301

Tim specialises in the sale and acquisition of property, farms, and rural estates throughout the region. A specialist knowledge of compulsory purchase and compensation along with an in-depth knowledge of rural grants/subsidies and stewardship schemes Tim also acts as an auctioneer experienced in the sale of property, live and deadstock.
Tim Michie

Tim Michie Partner

0333 920 2220 Ext 2220 / 07876 861855

With many years’ experience in the assessment of rural estates as well as agricultural and equine property, George has helped many clients to find solutions whether estate management, agency, or auction related. Knowledgeable and experienced, George’s key skills are the valuation of land and property for tenant rights negotiations and taxation planning, expert witness reports in specialist negotiations, management of agricultural estates, negotiating land & farm sales and purchases, the sale of live and dead stock by public auction and the valuation of hill sheep stock.
George White

George White Senior Partner

0333 920 2220 Ext 2205 / 07860 744249

As Managing Partner, Robyn leads the strategic development and growth of the business whilst overseeing fee earning teams in County Durham and providing a range of land, property and business professional advice across the North East. With over 30 years’ experience within rural surveying Robyn has developed knowledge and expertise in the valuation and strategic management of rural property and business assets, taxation planning, dispute resolution and planning & development as well as compulsory purchase, landlord & tenant matters and estate & property management. Approachable and able to create additional value, Robyn establishes long term business relationships and delivers a first class service.
Robyn Peat

Robyn Peat Managing Partner

0333 920 2220 Ext 3207 / 07860 487038

Carolyn joined the firm in 2004 and is based in County Durham. Carolyn has a wide range of specialisms but her key expertise is in the management of rural estates for high net worth clients as well as the management of charitable estates where she manages all land and property assets, appraises development opportunities and reviews budgets to ensure income and value are being produced. Other areas that Carolyn has an in-depth knowledge of include the management of farms, single individual dwellings, and Almshouses, advising on compensation and compulsory purchase matters, and providing clear advice on a variety of rural and housing grants.
Carolyn Milburn

Carolyn Milburn Partner

0333 920 2220 Ext 3202 / 07969 740512

Caroline manages estates and property portfolios helping clients to achieve maximum value from their assets whilst maintaining their core values. She is also involved with Landlord and Tenant and Compulsory Purchase claims acting on behalf of landowners and occupiers.
Caroline Horn

Caroline Horn Partner

0333 920 2220 Ext 4207 / 07469 152151

Pippa joined the Bedale office in 1994 and qualified as a Rural Practice Surveyor the following year. Now specialising in grants & subsidies with an in-depth knowledge of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and the Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CS), Pippa advises a range of private and estate clients on a variety of rural grants and subsidies including the administration of a number of higher level stewardship agreements on Common land. Pippa is also involved in property management for the RAF Benevolent Fund as their surveyor in the North of England.
Pippa Cartwright

Pippa Cartwright Associate

0333 920 2220 Ext 4216 / 07968 750137

Sally works within the Yorkshire office covering all strategic business management and farm management areas. Sally’s specialisms also include grants & subsidies heading up the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and working with all the new Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CS) and funding grant schemes. Sally also oversees one of the large estates that Bedale manages, leading her to a variety of work including coordinating the existing tenants, estate staff and overall delivery and management of the clients’ objectives.
Sally Britton

Sally Britton Associate

0333 920 2220 Ext 4222 / 07880 386612

Jessica provides professional advice to private clients on a number of matters. Her specialisms include Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) in both England and Scotland and her experience ranges from preparing and submitting applications to dealing with appeals and more complex issues. Jessica also covers agri-environment schemes and grant applications in Scotland. The majority of Jessica’s subsidy work tends to be for private clients, particularly farmers and one of her key skills is carrying out RICS valuations for banks for lending security purposes. She also undertakes valuation work for a number of other purposes such as capital taxation and stock taking for properties ranging from residential to commercial and agricultural. Also involved in property agency, selling and purchasing commercial and agricultural property ranging from small fields to large farms on behalf of private clients, Jessica can provide a vast range of professional services.
Jessica Clark

Jessica Clark Associate

0333 920 2220 Ext 3525 / 07912 895919

As Rural Practice Surveyor at George F. White, Alex provides clients, land owners and occupiers with help and advice in relation to their rural property and land assets. With particular experience in dealing with dispute resolution, typically disputes between landlords and tenants, Alex advises on matters including tenancy succession, rent reviews and end of tenancy claims. Alex also has the expertise to carry out valuations for a range of purposes including taxation, security for lending and strategic planning as well as dealing with compensation and compulsory purchase claims resulting from a range of infrastructure and utility schemes.
Alex Jackson

Alex Jackson Associate

0333 920 2220 Ext 3220 / 07834 525087

Adeline joined George F. White in 2014 from a rural background and having attended Harper Adams University. She lives on a working farm in which she is actively involved. Adeline is a Senior Rural Surveyor in the Northumberland office where she has worked in a wide variety of jobs with a wide variety of clients. She is approachable, outgoing, and hard-working. She works as easily with other professionals, such as solicitors and accountants, as she does with everyone in the rural community. When meeting clients for jobs, her in-depth knowledge of rural businesses allows her to create additional value for the clients as she adapts her expertise to problem solve.
Adeline Rutherford

Adeline Rutherford Associate

0333 920 2220 Ext 2236 / 07854 435328

Having been self-employed in the farming industry for many years, James has good practical farming knowledge and uses this in conjunction with his rural business degree to assist farmers and rural businesses manage their assets. James is predominantly based in our Alnwick office but works across Southern Scotland and Northern England in conjunction with our Northumberland team. James helps farmers and rural businesses in a variety of ways. including budgeting, cash flow management and analysis to helping these businesses realise the potential income from their holdings, whether this be from environmental schemes, grant work or diversification projects.
James Oliver

James Oliver Associate

0333 920 2220 Ext 2243 / 07595 057140

Liz, a qualified Rural Surveyor, manages residential and commercial properties for a number of private landlords as well as a large portfolio of property across the North of England owned by the RAF Benevolent Fund. Her role includes the day-to-day management of property including lease renewals and compliance in addition to overseeing adaptation projects from design and budgeting through to build completion and handover. Liz is responsible for the day-to-day management of residential property for a number of private landlords. Liz’s role includes carrying out inspections, arranging repairs, ensuring compliance with statutory requirements, drawing up legal agreements, compiling records of condition, and liaising with landlords and tenants should disputes arise. Managing a large portfolio of property in the North of England owned by the RAF Benevolent Fund as well as coordinating the general maintenance of the properties.
Liz Rhodes

Liz Rhodes Rural Surveyor

0333 920 2220 Ext 4208 / 07469 151400

Danielle joined George F. White as a Graduate Rural Surveyor in 2018, coming from a rural and equine background, and has taken up the position of Rural Surveyor after successfully achieving her chartered qualification. Danielle specialises in the negotiation of sale and purchase of property, farms, and larger rural assets. Alongside her purchase and sale work, she advises on various matters including valuations, landlord and tenant, compensation, and renewable energy schemes.
Danielle Galvin

Danielle Galvin Rural Surveyor

0333 920 2220 Ext 3212 / 07876 860640

Ellie works within the Rural team in Bedale, delivering Mid-Tier grant applications, aspects of landlord and tenant matters, and property or land valuations.
Ellie Exelby

Ellie Exelby Rural Surveyor

0333 920 2220 Ext 4209 / 07590 230510

Stephen works alongside the farm team in the Bedale office, servicing our Yorkshire clients. He works across a range of farm management areas, including assisting farmers with grant and subsidy applications.
Stephen Brown

Stephen Brown Farm Business Consultant

0333 920 2220 Ext 4206 / 07590 961332

Liz works alongside Elliot Taylor within County Durham covering all strategic business management and farm management areas. Liz’s specialisms also include Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and working with all the new Countryside Stewardship Schemes (CSS) and funding grant schemes.
Liz Dixon

Liz Dixon Farm Business Consultant

0333 920 2220 Ext 3208 / 07379 068486

Michael works within the Rural team and is based in the Durham office. His work encompasses a variety of different farm management topics, focusing on consultancy. This includes assisting clients with grant and subsidy payments.
Michael Holmes

Michael Holmes Assistant Farm Business Consultant

0333 920 2220 Ext 2280 / 07881 980315

Lesley provides support to the Rural Professional team, based in the Alnwick office. Lesley provides invaluable administrative and secretarial support to help the fee earners in their delivery of client aims and objectives.
Lesley Johnson

Lesley Johnson Team Assistant - Rural Professional

0333 920 2220 Ext 2217

Supporting the Rural Professional team within Yorkshire, Lesley carries out various and diverse tasks including secretarial, administrative duties and financial duties making sure that work flows and the team are up to date with correspondence / deadlines.
Lesley Andrew

Lesley Andrew Team Assistant - Rural Professional

0333 920 2220 Ext 4220

Providing support to the Farm team within Northumberland. Linda provides invaluable administrative and secretarial support, across a wide range of services, to help the fee earners in their delivery of client aims and objectives.
Linda Maiden

Linda Maiden Team Assistant - Farm

0333 920 2220 Ext 2206

PA to Senior Partner, George White, Annette plays a key role in supporting George with diary management, client liaison and file management. Annette’s main responsibility is helping to maintain George’s longstanding reputation for delivering solutions for agricultural clients.
Annette Grey

Annette Grey PA to George White

0333 920 2220 Ext 2207



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George F. White is a multi-discipline team of highly experienced Chartered Surveyors, Farm Business Consultants, Land and Estate Agents, Planning Consultants, Architects, Building and Commercial Surveyors.

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