Connells Group has announced a new £5m annual investment into growing its team of chartered surveyors across the UK.
The announcement follows a previous £6m annual investment announced 20 months ago. The Connells Group says the expansion comes as the housing market is improving and with it, the firm’s ability to offer survey services to sellers and buyers.
“This investment will result in extending our surveying team by a further 50 dedicated surveyors” says Ross Bowen, managing director at Connells Survey & Valuation.
He says that recently there has been concern about a shortage of residential chartered surveyors, especially in busier areas such as south east England, resulting in delays with valuations and surveys being undertaken.
“Rather than just focus on increasing chartered surveying capacity to tackle this and streamline servicing times, part of Connells’ investment will also focus on driving further advances in performance quality through an enlarged management team working more closely with all our surveyors, introducing new risk-management technology solutions and providing more specialist support staff” says a company statement.