Harriet Pike MRICS is celebrating after gaining her crucial Chartered Surveyor qualification.

She earned her important membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors while juggling her role as a graduate surveyor at Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Sedgemoor Agricultural office.

Harriet believes the combination of working while studying really helped – rather than merely revising from books she was able to take the practical experience of her work into her learning.

“Your learning is enhanced from undertaking practical experience,” she explained.

Harriet enjoys the variety that a career in rural surveying provides. Currently she is working on land sales, landlord and tenant matters, environmental schemes and grants as well as machinery sales at Sedgemoor Auction Centre.

“It’s a real mixture. It varies from day-to-day,” said Harriet.

Having grown up in a rural area on a smallholding she relishes the opportunity to be outside.

“It’s a good split of being out on farms looking at land and being in the office,” she said.

Harriet joined the firm in September 2019, having graduated from Harper Adams University with a BSc (Hons) degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management.

She is an active member of Young Farmers and in her spare time enjoys playing hockey and spending time at home with her horses.