The Surveyor Hub Podcast: 042 Surveying, Resilience and Rugby with John Hambly

John Hambly is a Chartered Building Surveyor and former keen rugby player, who retired in 2007 after being diagnosed with MS. Using his surveyor mindset and skillset, he established the Samson Centre for MS in Guildford in 2005 and helped develop the facility through to completion in 2018. In 2020 he published his memoir book […]

The Surveyor Hub: 039 SME Surveyor Business Stories with Robert Desbruslais

Robert Desbruslais is a Chartered Building Surveyor and member of the RICS with 30 years post qualification experience. He is the owner of Desbruslais Chartered Surveyors, specialising in pre purchase surveys throughout the UK, with an emphasis on listed and period property. With a deep knowledge of period construction and defects, he gives regular talks […]

The Surveyor Hub: 035 SME Business Stories with Philip Santo

Philip Santo is a chartered surveyor with over 35 years experience as a residential surveyor and valuer who has acted as a consultant for RICS. He contributed to the major reviews of the Red Book Mortgage Valuation Practice Standard in 2011 and the Guidance Note on the Valuation of New-build Residential Homes published in 2012. […]

The Surveyor Hub: 034 SME Surveyor Business Stories with Natasha Collins

Natasha Collins is a Chartered Surveyor, Property Investor, Lecturer and CEO of NC Real Estate, a 100% online surveyors firm, which specialises in Asset Management and Property Investment Strategy for commercial and residential property in the UK.  Over the last 2 years, Natasha has become completely location independent and runs her firm of surveyors, property […]

The Surveyor Hub: 033 SME Surveyor Business Stories with Nick Hanson

Nick Hanson is the Founder & CEO at VOSPERS Chartered Surveyors & Valuers, with offices in Farnham (HQ), Reading, Horsham and Twickenham. He has over 30 years of dedicated experience in the property industry, providing advice on a wide range of commercial and residential valuation and surveying matters. Nick is a Goldman Sachs #10ksb alumni […]

The Surveyor Hub: 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 […]

The Surveyor Hub: 029 Raising the Standards of Built Environment with Gillian Charlesworth

As the CEO of BRE Group, Gillian Charlesworth is responsible for the organisation’s strategy and performance. She works closely with BRE Trustees and the Group Board to define its purpose, vision and long-term goals. Before joining BRE Group, Gillian was an Executive Director at RICS, where she held a number of roles covering assurance and […]

The Surveyor Hub: 28 Surveyor Business Stories with Kevin Keane

Kevin Keane

Marion Ellis sat down to chat with Kevin Keane MRICS, who has been working at Walker Fraser Steele Chartered Surveyors since 2013. He carries out all aspects of Residential Valuations, Home Reports and Energy Inspections mainly within Stirling and the surrounding areas in Scotland, and has an interest in Historic Building Conservation and rural properties. […]

The Surveyor Hub: 027 Valuation and Diversity with Roy Albert

Roy Albert is a Chartered Valuation Surveyor at the Valuation Office Agency, where he has been working for the past 16 years in different roles. He is also an APC Ambassador at LionHeart, as well as The Surveyor Hub admin. He shares with us his journey from a small village in Dominica to building a […]

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 […]