Andrew brings over 18 years’ experience in the property industry, with expertise in dilapidations, technical due diligence, and building surveying services.
Andrew joins Ridge from Uppingham School in Rutland where he spent three years as Estates Director working on a range of capital and revenue projects. Prior to this he was a Director at CS2 Chartered Surveyors, establishing its Birmingham office in 2010 and later taking over as head of its London office in 2014.
Andrew will head up a new building surveying arm that enhances the existing disciplines offered by Ridge Leicester – including Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Project Management, and Mechanical and Electrical. To support the growth, Ridge is recruiting four new building surveyors in the coming months.
Speaking of his appointment, Andrew said:
“I’m looking forward to playing my part in the success of Ridge and developing a building consultancy team here in the East Midlands. Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, Ridge has a strong reputation built on providing exceptional client service and I’m excited to contribute to its continued growth.
“The most rewarding part of my job is working with clients to solve their property questions. Whether it is settling a dilapidations claim or delivering a refurbishment project, every day brings a new challenge. I’m lucky to have the opportunity to build a team of talented individuals who enjoy the very same challenge.
“Property is ever-changing and in the coming years there will be an exciting evolution of property types and sectors. As a successful multidiscipline property and construction consultancy, Ridge can continue to deliver savings, increase efficiencies, and provide property solutions to a range of blue-chip clients.”
Matthew Francis, Partner and head of the Leicester office at Ridge, said:
“We’re delighted that Andrew has joined us to lead the building surveying team in Leicester. He has a wide range of sector experience and technical knowledge that will benefit both new and existing clients. He is experienced in building teams, and I am confident we can deliver a market-leading building surveying arm in the East Midlands.”