Helping It Happen Awards Sponsors


Enhancing our Environment Award

Bell Ingram
Malcolm Taylor
01738 621 121
Bell Ingram is a diverse practice of chartered surveyors, estate agents, registered valuers, forestry managers, architects, planners, building surveyors, mapping specialists, tourism and renewable energy experts. Established in 1899, we are now one of the UK’s largest firms of independent land agents with over 100 staff based across 11 offices. Bell Ingram manages some of the UK’s finest agricultural and sporting estates; serving land and property owners to make the most of their assets. We specialise in rural land management for private clients and we are also one of the UK’s leading providers of land management services to the regulated sector; including water, telecommunications and electricity companies.

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

Craig Mattocks
0131 225 4235
We are GLM: a unique team of highly experienced building surveyors, architects and project managers - delivering bespoke solutions for clients in the rural community, in the private residential, hospitality and leisure, agricultural and historic building sectors. Our friendly, experienced and creative experts are helping property owners all over Scotland with architectural design, consents, project management and building surveys. Let GLM work with you to realise your ideas, transform, extend, improve or repair your building or create a wonderful new one. We also help people, firms and organisations to decide whether to buy or lease a property and what costs they might be committing to. We’ve got the skills and the connections to make things happen.

Education Award

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.