GSC Grays, the rural land and property specialists, has promoted Holly Story and Nicolle Hamilton to rural director and marketing and communications director respectively.

Holly and Nicolle bring a wealth of experience to the board and Guy Coggrave, managing director, GSC Grays said:” We were delighted to promote Holly and Nicolle who are both experts in their fields and key members of the GSC Grays team.

“This is an exciting time of expansion for the company and we are committed to retaining and promoting outstanding talent.

"Holly and Nicolle have made significant contributions to the business, bringing innovation, drive and expertise to their specialist areas.

“It has been hugely rewarding watching Holly’s growth since joining us as a farm business consultant in 2018, following a career change and she has been fundamental in establishing our Environment & Sustainability department in 2021.

“We are delighted to see Nicolle, who has a wealth of experience, take on the management of our Marketing and Communications department and look forward to her implementing our new and exciting plans for this financial year.”

Story specialises in environmental management, developing and delivering environmental initiatives for farmers and landowners across the North of England working on a broad range of environmental projects and schemes.

Story has experience in Environmental and Countryside Stewardship, including Higher Tier schemes, habitat restoration, facilitation and commons agreements, and along with her team is currently running a number of innovative pilot projects including 3 Test & Trials for the Environmental Land Management Scheme and a Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund project, on behalf of GSC Grays clients.

Hamilton is CIPR Accredited with a background in law, policy experience and technical knowledge of the agricultural and land management sector.

A board member of Future Farmers of Yorkshire, she has over 10 years’ experience of Marketing and Communications in the rural industry with previous roles in the NFU, BASC and a national land agency firm.