Helping It Happen Awards Sponsors

Conservation Award

Anderson Strathern
John Mitchell
0131 625 8025
Anderson Strathern is a leading law firm offering legal and strategic services with a legacy of advising families and land owners for over 200 years. Our team of rural business specialists is second to none in terms of the breadth and depth of their expertise in the purchase/sale of rural property; agricultural and residential leasing and dispute resolution; and renewable and other energy projects. Working in tandem with our highly respected private client practice, which provides sophisticated and tailored advice on succession and tax planning, our team deliver comprehensive, high quality and commercially focussed advice to owners and managers of land across Scotland.

Tourism Award

Hannah Lloyd
01463 262 826
Respecting our past, building our future. We have a passion for architectural heritage. But we always look forwards. We’re here to give beautiful buildings new life and new purpose. We’re here to ensure they remain an active, relevant part of our cultural and commercial landscape for years to come. Respecting buildings’ integrity, but always looking to the future.

Education Award

0131 225 9119
Member Benefit
With a long established presence in Edinburgh, Lycetts has many years’ experience specialising in farm and estate, private client and commercial insurance. We advise Scottish Land & Estates members on the increasingly challenging insurance requirements of modern farming and rural enterprise while offering a bespoke personal service and a wide range of products to meet their diverse and specialised needs for house and contents, fine art, travel, health and associated personal insurance requirements.

Rural Business Award

Turcan Connell
Adam Gillingham
0131 228 8111
Turcan Connell is a firm of lawyers and tax advisers offering a unique combination of skills and expterise covering tax, land and property, estate and succession planning, employment, dispute resolution, family and private businesses, divorce and family and charity law.

Working With Communities Award

The MacRobert Trust
01339 881444
The MacRobert Trust is the proud keeper of an historic legacy left by their founder and benefactor Lady Rachel MacRobert that is focussed on her interests, those of her husband, Sir Alexander and in memory of the tragic loss of their 3 sons, the youngest losing their lives within 5 weeks of each other during WW2, serving as pilots in the Royal Air Force. The Trust is centred on an Aberdeenshire estate that not only has farms and forestry but commercial and residential property as well as a 4 Star Country House Hotel – Douneside House, Lady MacRobert’s former home and gardens; the Trust’s profits each year are granted to charities across the UK reflecting those family interests in the military, education, Science and engineering, agriculture & horticulture and youth, as well as the estate’s local area and community. So many estates strive to be exemplary and live up to the SLE’s Landowner’s charter and the MacRobert Trust endeavours to be amongst that leading group and that is why it is proud to sponsor the HiH awards in general and, noting the fundamental importance of local community relationships, the particular “working with communities” award.

Innovation In Farming Award

Douglas Home & Co
01573 225082
Douglas Home and Co, Tax advisors are delighted to sponsor the Innovation in farming award at the 2018 Helping it Happen Awards. The firm of Douglas Home & Co has grown from its creation in the early 80’s and is now well established in the rural sector, servicing clients throughout the Scottish borders and beyond. Douglas Home and Co specialise in all areas of tax planning, in particular inheritance tax and succession planning as well as Research & Development Tax Relief for our farming and rural companies – R&D tax relief can we extremely valuable for our innovative clients.

Enhancing our Environment Award

Scottish Natural Heritage
Scottish Natural Heritage is the lead public body responsible for advising Scottish Ministers on all matters relating to the natural heritage. Our purpose is to promote, care for and improve our natural heritage; enable greater understanding and awareness of nature and promote the sustainable use of Scotland’s natural heritage. Scotland’s nature and landscapes are among our greatest assets. Nature gives us food and drinking water, energy and timber. It contributes to a clean and healthy environment. And it improves our well-being and quality of life. Scottish Natural Heritage advises on environmental issues and promotes the sharing of knowledge and good practice to protect our land, wildlife and natural resources.

Rural Housing Award

As the leading manufacturer of roof windows and skylights, the VELUX group has, for over 75 years, created better living environments by bringing daylight and fresh air into people’s homes all over the world. We believe that our homes, schools and workplaces should be high quality so as to provide healthy places to live, work, learn and play. Our founder believed that our business should be a ‘Model Company’. That is, it should create value for society as well as a profit for our business - a profit we use to stimulate innovation and set even higher standards for sustainable living in buildings. VELUX is unique in that its Danish parent company is owned by a philanthropic foundation and so most of our profits are donated to good causes. Based in Glenrothes, Fife, our GB & Ireland business was established in 1954 and employs round 270 people.