An engineering and surveying consultancy, based at the Quadrus Centre at the Boldon Business Park, has appointed a graduate building surveyor on the back of more buoyant trading conditions.
Smithers Purslow, a Midlands-based consultancy, which established a North East office in 2011, has benefited from an influx of new business wins, having now firmly carved a niche for itself within the regional built environment sector.
However, new recruit TOM REID is not operating on wholly unfamiliar territory in his new role at Smithers Purslow since he undertook his year out placement with the firm from May 2012 until August 2013 before returning to Northumbria University to complete his final year, graduating with a BSc (Hons) in June.
He will be involved in project management, site inspections, contract administration and defect diagnosis.
Speaking about his new role, he said: “I was keen to return to Smithers Purslow because I gained some really good experience during my year out. It is always more beneficial working for a small firm in my opinion as you get the chance to become involved in a wide range of interesting projects much more quickly than you would in one of the larger practices.”
Chris Scott, associate and head of office, added: “Although we established our office at the height of the recession, we have worked hard to become part of the regional built environment sector and we’re very busy at the moment with involvement in a range of varied work.
“This has allowed us to recruit a graduate building surveyor and I am delighted to welcome Tom back to Smithers Purslow as a full-time member of the team.”
Smithers Purslow is undertaking roof and window surveys as well as condition surveys at a secondary school, has ongoing work at Wynyard Hall for Cameron Hall Developments and is currently involved in structural design work for extensions to local schools for a firm of architects.
The insurance side of the business is also active, where the firm benefits from strong relationships with national loss adjusting firms and insurance companies and is receiving a regular flow of work from them throughout the north of the country.