The national property consultancy Naismiths has recruited four experienced surveyors to its surveying practice across Northern England.
Chris Wilman (pictured), who was formerly a head of department at Currie & Brown, joins Naismiths as a director. With a career includes more than six years at JLL, Wilman will now lead Naismiths’ building surveying team in Manchester.
He is joined by senior surveyor Matt Gaffey, who has worked across both the commercial and residential property sectors for Currie & Brown and JLL, and by assistant surveyor Chris Greasley.
Together with senior surveyor Steven McKay, who has joined Naismiths’ Leeds office from Cushman & Wakefield, the new recruits will help grow Naismiths’ capability across the North.
Gareth Belsham, national head of building surveying at Naismiths, said: “Chris, Matt, Chris and Steven have joined Naismiths at an exciting, challenging and rewarding time. The firm is enjoying sustained growth across all its UK operations, but the Northern market has emerged as a real hotspot – meaning our teams in Manchester and Leeds are playing a key role in our success.
“Our new recruits bring a trusted pedigree, extensive market knowledge and considerable energy. Together they will ramp up our capability across the Northern Powerhouse, helping us protect more clients’ interests and deliver best value at all stages of investment, construction and operation.
“We’ve worked hard to assemble a team with blue chip experience and first-class CVs who will help us increase our traction in this critical market and stay true to Naismiths’ tried and tested philosophy – we seek to be the best, not the biggest.”