TWO long-standing friends have combined their professional expertise to form a new rural land agency covering Cumbria and North Yorkshire.

Ed Hewetson and Edward Johnson, who have known each other for nearly 30 years, said they established Hewetson & Johnson to provide a ‘bespoke and cost effective service’ to farmers and landowners in the two counties.

Mr Hewetson is based in Kirkby Stephen while Mr Johnson has his office at Coxwold near York.