Ayrshire-based John McHugh has been named the new managing partner of chartered surveyors DM Hall, replacing Eric Curran who has held the role for six years.

Mr McHugh took over on January 1, and will work alongside Mr Curran throughout the rest of this year to ensure a "smooth transition". Mr Curran has been with the firm for 43 years.

Mr McHugh began his working life in DM Hall’s Glasgow office some thirty years ago as a newly-qualified surveyor. After three years he took the reins of the firm’s then recently-opened Irvine office where he has since led colleagues in developing the business across Ayrshire.

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He plans, travel restrictions permitting, to get around the country over the course of 2021 to engage with staff at DM Hall’s 25 offices throughout Scotland.

“I have had the privilege of being elected as managing partner by my fellow partners to succeed Eric," Mr McHugh said. "I am delighted and encouraged that they have put their trust in me to carry on the good work he has done in recent years and to continue to maintain the services, relationships, and standards of professionalism of which we are all justly proud."