New appointment brings “added value”
Greenslade Taylor Taylor Hunt are delighted to announce that Graeme Biffen MRICS FAAV has re-joined the firm as an Associate and Senior Valuer to further strengthen their multi-faceted professional divisions at Sedgemoor Auction Centre and Hammet Street, Taunton.
Graeme commenced his training as a surveyor with GTH at Tiverton, later moving on to work in the property consultancy department of another West Country firm, where he was based in Exeter for four years dealing with valuations and other professional work across Devon.
Graeme sees his move back to GTH as a great opportunity to help expand the valuation expertise and professional advice offered by the firm.
His specialist areas include valuations of property for taxation, banks, and family matters, compulsory purchase and compensation claims, landlord and tenant matters including tenancies and licences, rural planning and estate management.
He considers it essential that his clients receive the best professional advice and that both technically and personally he is committed to providing this. He already has strong links with members of the professional community in this area, who have for a number of years been recommending his services to their own clients, and looks forward to working with other professionals, farmers and property owners.
Graeme was born in Taunton and educated at Queen’s College and Richard Huish College, after which he spent a year working his way around Australasia before returning to attend university where he gained a BSc Econ (Hons).
With both parents being chartered surveyors, and with close family ties to the farming community in Devon and Somerset, surveying was a natural choice of profession. Having joined GTH as a trainee he gained a post Graduate Diploma in Surveying with Distinction, and qualification as a chartered surveyor followed shortly after his move to Devon.
He then qualified as a Fellow of the specialist Central Association of Agricultural Valuers, with one of the highest marks in the country. Aside from his professional work, Graeme has also delivered seminars on professional matters and was appointed by the College of Estate Management, at Reading University, as a tutor to post graduate students on the Rural Estate Management course. In his spare time Graeme is a keen snowboarder and guitarist, and tries to keep fit!
To contact Graeme ring the Sedgemoor Auction Centre on 01278 410250 or the Taunton office on 01823 334466.