Connells Survey & Valuation has made a new £5m annual investment into growing its team of Chartered Surveyors across the UK.
This follows a previous £6m annual investment announced 20 months ago.
Ross Bowen, managing director at Connells Survey & Valuation, said: “We are acutely aware that our clients need to have robust valuation service arrangements to rely upon.
“This investment will result in extending our surveying team by a further 50 dedicated Surveyors, directly benefitting our clients as they seek to deliver their own growth plans in an increasingly competitive marketplace.”
Rather than just focus on increasing the Chartered Surveying capacity to tackle the shortage in the south east and streamline servicing times, part of Connells’ investment will also focus on driving further advances in performance quality through an enlarged Chartered Surveying management team working more closely with all its Surveyors, introducing new risk management technology solutions and providing more specialist support staff.
Bowen added: “I am a staunch advocate that quality comes first and, with rising market transaction levels, it is even more imperative that we retain our control over risk management and delivering superior service quality.
“Higher consumer confidence, the improving domestic economy and political stability following the General Election result, all point to increasing property transaction and lending levels over the coming years. Connells Survey & Valuation is focussed on ensuring it plays a sustainable role in the sector to support this.”