Podcast Summary: 030 SME Surveyor Business Stories with Michael Holden

Michael Holden FRICS (MBA, FCABE, FNAEA, FARLA) is the Managing Director of an independent family based chartered surveying practice, with offices in Lancashire, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. Michael was elected to the RICS Governing Council to serve between 2017-2019 on the mandate to promote the independent practitioner. He was the technical author […]

Podcast Summary: 022 Business Stories With Emma and Aaron McCluskey

Emma and Aaron McCluskey

Emma and Aaron McCluskey are a husband and wife team of surveyors who have their own practice in South Hams, Devon, called McCluskey Chartered Surveyors. They offer a range of services, from building surveys and inspections, to architectural services and project management. Marion talked to them about their different backgrounds, and their journey to becoming […]

Podcast Summary: 021 Business Stories with Rebecca Janman

Rebecca Janman

Rebecca Janman is a construction consultant, building surveyor and Director at Iceni Surveyors LTD, a company based in Suffolk. With 16 years of experience in building regulations, Rebecca has recently started her own business, after being furloughed due to the pandemic lockdown. Marion sat down to chat with her about launching a business, her building […]

Podcast Summary: 020 Business Stories with Juliet Weston

Juliet Weston

Juliet Weston is a Chartered Surveyor with over 30 years experience in the residential sector covering private practice, local government and charity. She carries out all the RICS pre-purchase surveys and has a passion for period vernacular property, having completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Building Conservation at Cardiff University. Juliet is a mom […]

Podcast Summary: 019 Business Stories with Alan McKeown

Alan McKeown

Alan McKeown MA AssocRICS DipRSV is an independent Building Surveyor with a background in Damp and Ventilation surveying. He runs a small family company called Plumb Stone Surveyors, which provides damp surveys, home buyer surveys and building surveys. Alan also actively contributes to the surveyors’ discussions on LinkedIn, which helps to raise the profile of […]

Podcast Summary: 018 Panel Management

Rachael Griffiths

Rachel Griffiths is Head of Panel Management at SDL Surveying. She joined SDL Surveying in order to develop and expand SDL’s panel network of independent surveying firms to increase capacity and surface diaries for their lender clients. Rachel’s role encompasses identifying, building and maintaining SDL Surveying’s third party relationships. Before she started to work with […]

Podcast Summary: 016 Business Stories with Dan Knowles

Dan Knowles MRICS is a Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer. He founded Sawyer Fielding in 2013, a company that represents homeowners affected by the threat of compulsory purchase. Last year he also set up a new brand called Websters Surveyors, which offers a range of valuation and survey services. Understanding the importance of having […]

Podcast Summary: 015 Business Stories with Vanessa Hardwick

Vanessa Hardwick is a Chartered Building Surveyor, she runs her own practice near Cardiff, South Wales and focuses on building surveys, project management, party wall surveys and defect analysis mainly in the residential sectors. A mum of three, her career started in local authority specialising in fire safety and project management before moving into residential […]

Podcast Summary: 013 Business Stories with Tim Jones

We’ve caught up with Tim Jones, a Chartered Building Surveyor, BlueBox Trainer, RICS APC Trainer, Chair, Assessor and SAVA Assessor. Tim specialises in residential building surveys and valuation advice, and he also provides training in project management, construction contracts, building surveying, management and leadership. He owns Atherstone St. James consultancy firm. With such diverse types […]

Podcast Summary 012: Business Stories with Nick Brown

In this edition of the Surveyor Business Stories, Marion talked to Nick Brown FRICS, the founder of Ashridge Surveyors. As a Residential Building Surveyor, APC Mentor and Assessor, he claims to help anyone who asks nicely, so we asked him to share his journey as a small business surveyor with the Surveyor Hub members. What […]