Philip Hodgkin MRICS FAAV has just joined the expanding rural team based at Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Chard office.

He brings a wealth of experience as a long-standing associate surveyor providing a wide range of rural consultancy advice and agency services to landowners, businesses, farmers, agricultural producer  groups, developers and other professionals throughout South West  England.

Most recently he has been working for Savills in Taunton and prior to that was at Smiths Gore which was taken over by Savills.

Welcoming his appointment GTH Chairman, Charles Clark, said: “He comes with excellent experience and credentials as well as an interest in farming on his own account."

“He will hit the ground running at this very busy time of the year.”

Philip has a lifetime interest in land, property and rural affairs. He gained a BSc (Hons) in Agriculture and Farm Business Management at Newcastle University before undertaking a Masters in Rural Estate  Management at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester.

He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers. Philip undertakes all aspects of rural professional work and is looking forward  to building relationships with new clients in his role at GTH.

Philip enjoys the wide variety of work encompassed by professional services in particular, but not limited to CPO (compulsory purchase order) work, Landlord and Tenant matters, rural property agency and  letting, farm business consultancy advice and succession planning.

If you would like the benefit of Philip’s expertise please call him on 01460 238383 or 07764293747 or email