GOLDCREST Land & Forestry Group was launched in January this year by a trio of well-known forestry specialists. Surveyors Jon Lambert, Fenning Welstead and Jock Galbraith, previously of John Clegg & Co. Goldcrest’s services include buying and selling forestry and land on behalf of clients, valuations, asset management and strategic advice on rural estates and businesses. We believe we deserve to win the SLE Rural Business Award for a few reasons; 1. Since inception, we have sold, purchased or have under offer in excess of £100m of forestry and land extending to over 6,300 Hectares. 2. Setting up GOLDCREST Land & Forestry Group during the Covid-19 pandemic has been challenging 3. Breaking through the market and exceeding client’s expectations.
Our background, experience and unparalleled knowledge of the forestry industry puts us in an excellent position to provide a premium service to the rural sector. Our clients come to us because of our unrivalled understanding of the forestry market and our ability to steer them through it. We advise the owners of farmland and rural estates and our services include buying and selling forestry and land on behalf of clients, a substantial amount of valuations, asset management and strategic advice. Since inception, we have sold, purchased or have under offer in excess of £100m of forestry and land extending to over 6,300 Hectares. In addition, we have completed numerous individual/portfolio valuations and have been retained to give strategic asset management advice. As all start-ups, we have had many challenges, from organising office space, marketing our company to the rural market and keeping operations running throughout the Covid 19 pandemic. It has certainly been a challenge for the team, we have had to be nimble and adapt to the ever-changing Covid rules set out by the UK and Scottish government.