Yan Gittins, a Partner at Fisher German chartered surveyors has been elected as Chairman for the CLA’s Worcestershire Branch.
Mr Gittins has a strong portfolio of estate management clients and is well known in the area with an excellent reputation among local landowners, farmers and rural business owners. He has a first-class understanding of rural land management issues from the significant experience he has gained from his job as Land Agent and Advisor to a number of Rural Business clients.
He has been a member of the CLA for many years and is delighted to be taking on the role of Branch Chairman for the Worcestershire Branch.
Commenting on his election, Yan said: “I am delighted to be taking on the challenge of Branch Chairman for Worcestershire CLA, which is recognised as playing a major role in the local rural economy. The CLA will continue to be progressive in resolving the many challenges that are facing rural businesses and we must strive for acknowledgement of the need for a diversified rural economy based on profitability and commerciality. In many areas this will depend on improved broadband and communications”.
“Most importantly, we need to create a greater understanding and appreciation of the rural environment so that its contribution is recognised, and working in the countryside becomes both an attractive and a rewarding proposition. My hope is that the next generation of rural entrepreneurs, whatever their business, will be encouraged to generate wealth and opportunities in the rural areas of Worcestershire.”
Yan, who lives on a farm near Upton upon Severn with wife Harriet, keeps busy with 4 young children and enjoys family and home life and game shooting, in his (little) spare time.