GOLDCREST Land & Forestry Group has expanded its national forestry team with the appointments of Hayden Morrison, who joins as Senior Investment Forester at the firm’s Scottish office and Oliver Thompson as a Chartered Forestry Agent, based in Cheshire and covering all of England and Wales.
Now with over a hundred years of professional experience in the forestry and rural sector, GOLDCREST operates as a nimble, independent partnership, combining the skills of rural surveyors with forestry knowledge.
Partner, Jon Lambert, has expressed his delight at the expansion of the dedicated forestry team with two such significant appointments.
Jon commented: “Since the inception of the business on 1st of January 2021, we have had a frenetic trading period. We are extremely humbled to see a large number of clients who have given their support to the team at GOLDCREST.
“We are very pleased to welcome both Hayden Morrison and Oliver Thompson to GOLDCREST Land & Forestry Group. Despite the pandemic, the forestry sector has remained resilient, continuing to outperform throughout this period of uncertainty. These latest hires signify our commitment to investing in talent and ensuring we have the best people to advise our clients across the UK. Both have considerable expertise within their markets and will prove a real asset to the team’s national capability.”
Hayden Morrison is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters. His previous roles include Senior Investment Manager at Scottish Woodlands where he provided forestry acquisition advice to a range of clients. Prior to that, Hayden was an Asset Manager at Gresham House where he managed two large-scale forestry investment funds totalling 55,000ha.
Oliver (Olly) Thompson is a member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters and a forestry graduate from the University of Aberdeen. Olly has spent nearly two decades in the forest industry and has wide ranging experience in forest management, biomass, and wildlife management. Most recently Olly has focussed on forestry agency and has been responsible for the sale and valuations of a range of woodlands and forests in England and Wales. These have ranged from large commercial properties to lowland mixed and amenity woodlands.
Both Hayden and Olly look forward to engaging with both new and existing clients and further cementing GOLDCREST’s reputation for sound advice, clarity of thought and care for the client’s objectives.