Bell Ingram Offer Advice To The Scottish Farmer

by Laura Berry

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Bell Ingram Offer Wind Power Insight In Scotland PR focus

Bell Ingram Expert Joe Fergusson Scottish PR

The Scottish Farmer gave landowners the inside track on rural wind development when a focused article from Bell Ingram‘s microgeneration specialist Joe Fergusson was featured in the magazine thanks to Scottish PR.

Amid the current frenzy surrounding developments in renewable energy, it is understandable for farmers and landowners to feel bombarded by the variety of options available. Readers of The Scottish Farmer were reminded to ‘think for a minute’ as land agent Bell Ingram showed them the pros and cons between going it alone with a farm-scale wind scheme.

Following the recent success of their renewable energy seminars, Bell Ingram is on solid ground when it comes to investing and developing wind turbines and rural land management.

Joe Ferguson is a frontline expert with Bell Ingram which also counts chartered surveyors, estate agents and architects among its 130 staff across 11 UK offices. They have established their credentials by offering independent, unbiased and professional advice, often countering misinformation from other sources, such as sales people with a vested interest in specific products and technology.

Bell Ingram has built a respected and trusted name in rural land and property matters since the firm was established in Perth 112 years ago.  The firm began acting for large scale renewables projects – mainly windfarms – more than 15 years ago and began providing specialist microgeneration advice more than three years ago.

Established in 1899, Bell Ingram is a multi-disciplined firm of chartered surveyors, forestry managers, estate agents, architects, building surveyors and energy specialists. With more than 130 professional staff across 11 UK offices they provide local knowledge with national coverage.

The article in The Scottish Farmer was secured as part of a sustained PR campaign carried out by public relations agency Holyrood PR.


Bell Ingram Display Energy Expertise In Scottish PR Coverage

Land agent Bell Ingram‘s recent microgeneration seminars for farmers, landowners and rural businesses has featured in one of Scotland’s biggest newspapers.

The Courier & Advertiser attended the fact-finding session in Perth and was able to hear clear-cut explanations about the confusing range of small scale renewable schemes and microgeneration projects available.

The seminar was led by microgeneration consultants Nigel Benson and Joe Fergusson and additional advice was provided by Ian Clark of the Clydesdale Bank’s AgriBusiness department.

The article lays out the expert presentations made and clearly explains the differences between the Government’s Feed in Tariff Scheme (FIT), available funding for wind and hydro microgeneration schemes and Renewable Heat Incentives (RHI).

Thousands of rural settings in Scotland – including pubs, hotels, guesthouses, farms and private estates – are eligible for lucrative Government incentives to produce sustainable energy from wind, hydro, biomass, anaerobic digestion and solar schemes.

Ian Clark said in the article, “Renewable energy ventures are capital intensive but they are often an opportunity to lever value from land equity. We are dealing with inquiries from all over the country. Interest simply exploded once.”

Joe Ferguson was keen to point out the financial benefits of the schemes available. He said in the article, “One of the benefits of renewable energy projects is that they are an identifiable income steam. This can be a once in a lifetime opportunity for farmers and landowners.”

Nigel added: “We understand that every site is different and our team can provide a detailed audit of any property or land.  We pride ourselves on offering impartial advice on which kind of scheme is most appropriate for them.

Often this will contradict advice which has been given by sales people or suppliers. Because we have no vested interests we are confident our advice will help make the most of a site’s assets.”

Nigel and Joe are the frontline experts within Bell Ingram, which also counts chartered surveyors, estate agents and architects among its 130 staff across 11 UK offices. They have established their credentials by offering independent, unbiased and professional advice, often countering misinformation from other sources, such as sales people with a vested interest in specific products and technology manufacturers.

Bell Ingram has built a respected and trusted name in rural land and property matters since the firm was established in Perth 112 years ago.

The article in The Courier & Advertiser was secured as part of a sustained PR campaign carried out by public relations agency Holyrood PR.

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