ELENI RANDLE – DIRECTOR
I grew up in Worcestershire and, after a few years away with university and two roles in Staffordshire, I am now based in North Worcestershire with my office assistant – a working cocker spaniel, called Moose. I established Eldnar Consultancy as a result of a desire to progress my ability to provide multi-disciplined advice for clients with a modern, flexible and forward thinking, approach. The business has three main focuses – Planning, Valuation and Rural Consultancy. I was joined by Beth Dennis in 2021.
My interest in my current career started early when I was fortunate enough to do a week of work experience on the Enville Estate and further work experience with Phipps and Pritchard after that. Following this I went to university and studied an undergraduate degree in Geography and Physical Geography where I was able to direct my final year modules and dissertation to subjects such as agricultural land degradation and farm diversification. This was immediately followed by a year at the Royal Agricultural College (now the Royal Agricultural University) where I completed a Masters degree in Rural Estate Management.
Since university I have undertaken varied roles within both the public and private sector which has provided me with invaluable experience; including three years as an equity partner with my last company where I was the youngest and first female partner in the firm’s 120-year history. I have continually sought to improve my qualifications and pride myself on being one of the most highly qualified and dedicated individuals in my sector:
- Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS);
- Chartered Town Planner (MRTPI);
- Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (FAAV);
- RICS Registered Valuer;
- RICS Young Surveyor of the Year (Land) Winner 2019.
I am a former Chairman of Hereford and Worcester Agricultural Valuers (2017 – 2019), an RICS APC (Assessment of Professional Competence) Mentor and an RICS APC Assessor. Outside of work I enjoy seeing my family, their dogs and our horses and generally being outdoors.
BETH DENNIS – SURVEYOR
I have always lived in the Worcestershire area, with exception of my years of studying Rural Enterprise and Land Management at Harper Adams University (Shropshire) where I achieved a BSc (Hons) Rural Enterprise and Land Management, First Classification.
My interest in the surveying and the rural sector grew through several family friends studying the same degree and hearing about the diverse and interesting careers they were pursuing. I initially undertook a summer placement with Fisher German (Worcester), followed by a placement year in their Stafford office working on utilities. In my final year, my dissertation was based upon agricultural permitted development rights for conversion to commercial use (Class R). Fun fact – my first conversation with Eleni was when I interviewed her for my dissertation back in early 2019!
Upon completion of my studies I then worked in the infrastructure sector at Carter Jonas for two years where I had predominantly one large public client that I advised on compensation and acquisition matters. This allowed me to develop many base skills including client care, communication and negotiation, stakeholder management amongst others. My interest in planning was still ever present and the move to Eldnar is allowing me to explore the planning sector, whilst maintaining involvement with other rural surveying matters.
When not working I enjoy spending time with my family, dogs and horses, as well as seeing several friends in different parts of the country. I also enjoy turning my hand to different crafts (some more successfully than others!).
Working alongside Eleni and the business she has built so far will allow me to develop client relations that I will build upon and aim to provide clients with the best options and methods to achieve their visions in a timely and professional manner. Over the next couple of years I will also be working to gain my qualifications with the relevant professional bodies including the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) amongst any other relevant bodies.