Harper Adams BSc Rural Enterprise and Land Management alumnus, Thomas Armstrong, has been named the new director of H&H Land and Estates. As a leading firm of chartered surveyors, Thomas has gone from strength to strength in the industry since his graduation and is now paving the way for the future generation of surveyors to achieve their goals.
On his choice to work as a surveyor, Thomas commented: “The role and job is never the same and one which has such diversity depending upon which company you work for.” Having worked with H&H for the last ten years, and been associate director for the past four, Thomas has dedicated himself to developing his career in a field he has always enjoyed.
It was through being at Harper Adams that Thomas found H&H, working for them during his placement year. The time offered beneficial experience which inspired him to take up further opportunities with the company. He commented: “I was offered a graduate job after finishing. I’ve been here for 10 years now working up to director level. We still take placement students from Harper on a regular basis and I hope I can be an example to them of what can be achieved within a short period of time.”
Thomas offered his advice to others looking to become a surveyor, saying: “Work for a company that has shared values, and is prepared to invest in you and your career. Choose your employer and undertake some research carefully because if you enjoy your job, progression and reward will come quickly and hand in hand.”
Thomas graduated from Harper Adams in 2010 and remembers his time fondly. “I really enjoyed my time at Harper,” he said. “I felt I could fully embrace university life and sport. I was a keen footballer and played for the first team throughout my time at university. I made lifelong friends who became housemates and went on to be best men and ushers at my wedding and they are now colleagues and fellow professionals within the industry.”
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