We have appointed a new associate surveyor
We have appointed a new associate to strengthen the team and
bring new expertise. David Hollingsworth is an experienced
chartered building surveyor who specialises in party wall disputes,
insurance assessment and reinstatement, and contract
A RICS chartered surveyor since 2003, David is also a member of
the RICS Expert Witness Accreditation Service and is often
appointed to provide expert evidence to the court in construction
and property related disputes. He will be based in our Chester
office, but will also be available to provide expertise to clients
serviced by the London and Birmingham teams.
The appointment comes as part of our growth plan for the coming
year. With profit up more than 13 per cent - over the target 10 per
cent - an increase in instructions and a growing workload, we are
expanding with another three surveyors set to be recruited in the
next 18 months.
Andy Williams said David would be a great asset for the team. He
said: "Our growth strategy involves expanding upon the services
that we offer to include expert witness services for solicitors
where there are disputes with building contracts, and diversifying
our insurance work for assessing claims, implementing repairs
following fires or damage, and assessment of rebuilding costs for
individual sites and portfolios.
"As we continue to secure significant numbers of new
instructions from investment funds, asset managers and occupiers,
we were particularly looking for an experienced surveyor to help
strengthen the existing team.
"In David we have been fortunate to find someone who has the
broad expertise to do just that while also bringing something new
to the practice which allows us to offer these additional services.
His experience of working with loss adjusters and solicitors with
regard to providing insurance and expert witness services will be a
vital part of the firm's expansion and we're looking forward to
introducing him to our professional colleagues in these
David joins the firm from The Vinden Partnership in Nottingham
where he was a managing building surveyor for seven years,
overseeing in particular insurance claims, contract administration
and party wall surveying. Prior to that David worked at Church
Lukas and Leicester City Council. Relocating to Chester from
Nottingham with his wife and three children, David is looking
forward to getting started.
He said: "Powell Williams has an excellent reputation for
providing a consistently high quality service with integrity. There
are some fantastic projects with high profile clients which I am
looking forward to getting involved with and hope to help not only
with the existing workload but also to bring additional
"I'm particularly interested in being part of a company that
focuses on building surveying and project management at its core,
and it's gratifying that my specialist expertise is valued and the
partners are providing me with an opportunity to directly
contribute to the firm's future growth."
Contact David Hollingsworth on 01244 319 046 or email firstname.lastname@example.org