Galbraith merges Highland teams into eco-friendly Highland hub office
Scottish property consultancy firm Galbraith has merged its Elgin and Inverness teams into a newly invested Highland Hub office at Fairways Business Park in Inverness.
The modernised office space is designed to support Galbraith’s growing team and its adoption of hybrid working models, contributing to the firm’s environmental commitments.
The new premises provide a conducive and efficient working environment with numerous facilities. These include ample car parking, electric vehicle charging points, cycle storage, shower facilities, and good access to the Highland road network. The location also boasts accessibility to train and bus services.
Rod Christie, a partner with Galbraith, said: “We are committed to investing in our staff including offering the best work-life balance and at the same time reducing our carbon footprint. The new office enables us to meet both of those objectives as well as expanding the range of services we offer to clients.
“Our staff have demonstrated that through hybrid working; mixing time working from home and out on appointments with time in the office, that the business can thrive as well as offering a far better work life balance for staff. What started as a necessity in the pandemic lockdown has turned into a permanent and welcome development in the longer term.”
The Highland Hub is not just an energy-efficient building but a strategic move for Galbraith, enhancing teamwork and collaboration across its larger workforce. The growing team in the north includes recent appointments: Iona Colmar, who joins the residential lettings team; Georgina Milne (trainee land manager), Harry Burton (trainee land manager), Thomas Jones (residential property sales) and Alex Flinn (forestry).
Dougal Lindsay, a partner with the firm in Inverness, added: “We are thrilled to have all of our Highland and Moray team under one roof, it gives us a strength and depth that we believe is unparalleled in our operating regions.”
Alongside adopting hybrid working models, Galbraith has implemented measures like encouraging home working, promoting active travel options, supporting electric vehicle usage, and introducing recycling facilities in its offices to minimise its carbon footprint.
This spring, the firm plans to roll out a fleet of electric vehicles, replacing its current branded Mini cars.