Hargreaves Land, the land and property division of Hargreaves Services PLC, has announced the appointment of a non-executive director.
James Ramsbotham, chief executive of the North East England Chamber of Commerce, has been appointed to the role to provide support and assistance to help grow the property business.
David Anderson, group property director at Hargreaves Land said: “James is highly regarded in the North East business community and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience. As a leader of an organisation which represents more than 3,000 businesses, we can’t think of a better choice for helping guide us through our growth strategy and we are excited to be receiving his valuable input.”
Hargreaves Land’s portfolio extends to over 15,000 acres across 50+ sites throughout the UK. Headquartered in Durham, the firm boasts a 22-strong property team, and has regional offices in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, as well as Lanark and Edinburgh in Scotland.
James Ramsbotham added: “Hargreaves Group is a regionally significant company with a history steeped in coal mining, listed on AIM and employing over 2,000 people. To reflect the changing market the Group is now looking to its extensive land portfolio to unlock value and deliver long-term sustainable development. I very much look forward to being a part of this process and assisting the Hargreaves Land team realise its ambitions as a growing property development company.”
Ramsbotham’s impressive biography includes roles as chairman of Darlington Building Society, vice chairman of Esh Group and 14 years spent in corporate banking at Barclays Bank plc as well as 12 years soldiering in the Royal Green Jackets. He also takes an active role in helping numerous regional charitable organisations.