New Graduate Joins the Lea Hough Team

Lea Hough has welcomed a new member to their building surveying team to support the firm’s long-term growth plans.  Connor Maxwell has joined the firm as a Graduate Building Surveyor to help our existing established team across both property owner and business client work.

Connor will work towards becoming a Chartered Building Surveyor by following Lea Hough’s structured training programme that is approved by the RICS. He will be based at Lea Hough’s Blackburn office, where he will be supported in his everyday work by the other members of our building surveying team.

Whilst training to become Chartered, Connor will undertake a wide variety of work including survey inspections, the preparation of Condition Survey Reports, writing Specifications and preparing drawings, and various tasks involved with building repairs, refurbishments, conversions and extensions.

The role of a Graduate Building Surveyor also involves assisting Chartered Building Surveyor colleagues with inspecting buildings, preparing condition reports and project management services; all tasks that Connor will gain knowledge of and work towards being able to undertake on his own.

Paul Dignan, Partner at Lea Hough, commented:

“In an industry where the average age of a Chartered Surveyor is estimated at 55, we are keen to do our bit to encourage the next generation into what can be a fascinating and rewarding career.

“Our people are a big part of our success and we’re delighted to welcome Connor to the team as a graduate. Investing in the next generation of talent has proven to work well for us in the past – a number of our current team members have followed this route and are now fully fledged Chartered Surveyors.

“We have worked hard to produce a varied yet in-depth training programme and are proud that this has been endorsed by the RICS.”

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“We had a Schedule of Condition carried out on a Commercial Property. From vacant possession to our proposed completion date we were really tight on time. Gary managed to carry out the inspection and write a very thorough report in the time needed to ensure we hit our completion date. The price of the report was also extremely competitive. I would recommend Lea Hough to anyone looking for a Professional Surveyors with excellent service & communication at a competitive price.”

Danny Ambler - Fuse Contract Furniture, Blackburn