• FILM makers are looking for three location sites urgently for this summer. If you have a deserted farmhouse in the Fens, or a large Welsh farmhouse with a mountain backdrop – and preferably an orchard nearby, or live within an hour of London and have a field which will be in flower in June, they would like to hear from you. Rates and contracts are negotiable, say location hunters Davis Meade & Partners (01691-676099).
• FURTHER rationalisation has taken place in the surveying industry as a pair of rural practices join forces from July 1 to become Smiths Gore Woolley. The two partnerships, Smiths Gore and Smith-Woolley will maintain this status once merged, operating out of more than 25 offices in the UK and associated offices abroad. Both firms specialise in all aspects of rural estate management and the current client base includes university colleges and some high-profile privately owned estates.