Cumbrian property and land service group PFK has added two new members to its teams.

Naomi Howard and Abigail Wass join the Penrith-based company as graduate planner and trainee land assistant respectively.

Naomi grew up in Carlisle and studied at the Richard Rose Central Academy.

She studied for a degree in geography at Edge Hill University before completing a master of civic design degree in town and regional planning at Liverpool.

She said: “Joining the planning team at PFK was a really exciting opportunity for me to gain invaluable experience from two professional planners who have extensive knowledge and experience of both local government and private practice.”

Originally from Lincolnshire, Abigail studied rural enterprise and land management at Harper Adams University after studying geography and law at A-level.

The position at PFK is her first since graduating earlier this year, and she has moved to Penrith.

PFK director Rachel Lightfoot said: “We were really pleased to be able to give two graduates their first step on the career ladder, especially as they are so eager to learn.

“This gives us a great way to expand our successful team and we are very excited to support both Naomi and Abigail in their professional progression."