Two rural business services companies, H&H Land & Estates and H&H Insurance Brokers have opened a shared new office in North Yorkshire.

The firms say the new Northallerton hub is a major landmark in their continuing expansion across the region. The two will share premises at Thornfield Business Park, on Standard Way, offering a growing range of land agency, property and insurance broking services.

“This is a very exciting step for both companies and their teams,” said Tim Sedgewick, director at H&H Land & Estates. “We have been serving a growing number of clients in North Yorkshire for some time and we can now offer our comprehensive range of complimentary services under one roof.

Darlington and Stockton Times: Corrine Cooper, account executive, H&H Insurance Brokers and Robert Jauneika, associate director

"There is huge synergy between the two companies and our client bases, primarily in the agricultural and rural business sectors, and we believe that we can offer a special value that reflects our deep roots in the northern rural economy, supported by our commitment to the highest standards of service.”

H&H Land & Estates supports rural, farming and landowning clients with a full spectrum of land agency matters, including valuations, development advice, sales and lettings, landlord and tenant matters, telecoms masts and advice on farming and environmental issues.

The team in Northallerton will be headed by newly appointed associate director and head of land agency (Yorkshire), Robert Jauneika, who said: “Growing up in Wensleydale, the Northallerton office feels very close to home, and it’s a privilege to be able to assist clients here with support and advice second to none in our sector.

"We offer the highest levels of expertise and innovation to find the right solutions to the current challenges facing the rural sector, specific to each individual client.

“Following our move to new offices premises at Staveley in the Lake District this year, we now have a network of eight H&H Land & Estates offices across the North of England. We have a growing client base that needs us to be on hand to support them when they need it and we feel very welcome in North Yorkshire.

"We’re delighted to have this new hub in Northallerton to further build our service offering in the area and very much look forward to meeting both new and existing clients in our new North Yorkshire office.”

H&H Insurance Brokers' commercial director Chris Clement said the company will serve many of the same clients as its sister company, side by side in the Northallerton office. “Over the last few years, H&H Insurance Brokers has gone through a significant period of growth and this office will allow us to build on our growing reputation across the North East and Yorkshire,” he added.

Heading up the Northallerton team for H&H Insurance Brokers is account executive, Corinne Cooper, who lives on the family’s mixed arable, cattle and sheep farm, near Hartlepool.