Trio of surveyors secure Assessment of Professional Competence

Two candidates from Shepherd Chartered Surveyors, together with a colleague from sister firm Hardies Property & Construction Consultants, have passed their Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) and been elevated to MRICS (Members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) status.

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The successful Shepherd candidates are residential surveyors Michael McDade, based in the firm’s Glasgow office and Allan Featherstone, based in Edinburgh, who are joined by Lauren Henderson, an Edinburgh-based building surveyor with Hardies.

Congratulating the trio on their achievements, Richard Blanski an RICS APC assessor and associate at Shepherd, said: “Michael, Allan and Lauren are the most recent end products of our continuous programme of investing in graduate surveyors, training them and putting them through their professional qualifications. Over the past 12 months we have had 11 surveyors qualify across the firm, which is an outstanding achievement”

George Brewster senior partner said: “Congratulations to each of our newly chartered surveyors. Achieving MRICS status is not an easy feat and is testament to their hard work and dedication. Our clients will now benefit from their expertise throughout the years ahead as they embark on the next stage of their careers in the surveying profession.”

Shepherd has a well-established programme of investment in training new graduate surveyors. Including Adrian Stott’s roles as assessor, chairman of assessors and auditor of assessors with overall responsibility for APC training, the firm now has eight RICS APC assessors; understood to be the largest number of any firm in Scotland.


For further information please contact Richard Blanski at Shepherd tel 01592 205442

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Date 12 December 2017