News: Chartered status for Rob Carrotte, Powell Williams surveyor

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The practice is delighted that the 31-year-old is now fully qualified and will begin to take on more extensive instructions, working directly with the firm's investor, landlord and occupier clients.

Having joined Powell Williams as a graduate, following two years of travelling, Rob has been supported through his training by the firm's senior staff and partners, particularly Martin Hunt, Andy Williams and David Hollingsworth.

Rob said: "I am extremely pleased to have secured my MRICS qualification and become a fully qualified chartered building surveyor. The support I have received from the partners has been fantastic and I have learned so much from them and my colleagues over the last few years."

"There is so much variety in this job and I've been lucky to work on some interesting, large and complex projects, and gain experience of a vast range of building surveying activities. But there are areas in which I have a particular interest and I am hoping to specialise in dilapidations and exit strategies, helping our clients to save money, reduce their liabilities and resolve disputes."

Focus on the future
Investment in the mentoring and training is central to the ethos of Powell Williams, a business which was established in 1990 and takes great pride in the development of its own team.

Partner Martin Hunt, who himself joined the business as an intern in 1996 before becoming an equity partner in 2010, said: "It has never been more important to invest in the development of the next generation of building surveyors. As the market picks up, the skills shortage caused by the recession becomes more clear. Our strategy has long been to train our own in-house, to help them achieve RICS chartered status and, crucially, to meet the senior team's exacting standards."

"We are proud to have an excellent team of trainee and junior surveyors across our four offices, working alongside their more senior colleagues. Rob's achievement is well deserved and has been celebrated by all within the business. He will now be working more closely with clients and will start to develop his expertise in dilapidations, with the full support of the partners."

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