As Dick Harrison’s granddaughter I am fully
aware of this love of farming teamed with his passion for education
for all. I am proud to have this opportunity to support this amazing
and worthwhile trust. I hope through the support of the trustees
and the enthusiasm of the candidates we can continue the trust
for years to come.
CHARLES RAINE FRICS FAAV
Following a spell of work experience with Harrison & Hetherington
at Borderway Mart in 1988, I was lucky enough to receive a small
award from The Dick Harrison Trust, which was given to help with
the purchase of equipment and books relevant to my study. I enrolled
on a course in Rural Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural
College in Cirencester, where I studied for a Graduate Diploma
in Rural Estate Management.
I graduated in 1992 and took up employment shortly after graduation
with Penrith Farmers & Kidd’s Plc, where I worked in
the livestock auction and developed a quota broking agency in the
early years of IACS, sheep and beef quota. I became a member of
the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 1994 and I spent
two years working for Fisher Hogarth in Kendal, where I developed
my experience of management of rural estates in around the Lake
District. Following that spell, I decided to expand my experience
and further develop my time working as a Land Agent on rural estates
and moved into the North East, where I spent two years assisting
on the Allendale Estate, and following that moved to John Clark
at the Haltwhistle office of Clark Scott‑Harden, becoming
an Associate Director of the company in the year 2000.
I became a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers
in 1997 and returned some of my knowledge to the profession by
acting as an Examiner in the Northern Group of Agricultural Valuers.
I have been Chairman of The Northern Group of Agricultural Valuers
throughout 2016 and 2017 and will hand over the position shortly.
I joined the practice of Youngs Chartered Surveyors in Hexham
in December 2003 where I was employed as an Associate Partner,
carrying out a wide variety of private client work and some rural
estate management. I was promoted to Partner in April 2008.
In 2012 Youngs Chartered Surveyors merged with RPS to form YoungsRPS
Ltd where I have been a Director since August 2014. I became a
Fellow of the RICS in 2014.
ROBERT ADDISON - MRICS FLAA
I first met Mr 'Dick' Harrison in 1981 when he invited me for a job as a trainee auctioneer, "bullock wallopper". I duly got the job and completed a pre-college year before going to the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. After completing my course in Rural Land Management, I returned to Harrison and Hetherington, embarking upon a career as a trainee Land Agent/Auctioneer.
I continued my employment for 25 years rising to become senior auctioneer and Sales Director.
In 2010 I moved across the Pennines to take up a position as Managing Director of Hexham and Northern Marts.
Mr 'Dick' was a great inspiration to me as a young person. I always admired his manner and foresight and was greatly honored to be appointed secretary of the Dick Harrison Trust, which was established soon after his untimely death.
I was secretary for 25 years and have enjoyed being involved and meeting over the years many excellent prospective Land Agents and Auctioneers.
I was recently appointed as a trustee of the Trust and look forward to working with the existing trustees.