Peterhead-based surveyor promoted to partner at Shepherd

Peterhead-based residential surveyor Andrew Sykes has been promoted to partner at Shepherd Chartered Surveyors.

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Having joined the firm 28 years ago, Sykes became an associate in 2006 and, following his latest promotion, now heads Shepherd’s Peterhead office where he is primarily involved in providing Home Reports for properties being marketed for sale.

Sykes is one of nine new partners appointed by Shepherd partners across its commercial and residential surveying departments following its recent merger with Hardies Property & Construction Consultants to form a practice unrivalled in its delivery network of surveying and construction services.

Commenting on his promotion, Sykes said: “I’m delighted to be recognised in this way at a time when Peterhead’s housing market faces challenges but continues to remain active across most sectors of the market, from first-time buyers to premium homes, and look forward to serving the needs of home buyers and sellers throughout Peterhead and beyond for many years ahead.”

In addition to Sykes, Shepherd residential surveyors Stuart Dunne, Christopher Hunter and Andrew Neil have been promoted to partners operating in Aberdeen, Stirling and Paisley respectively.

Meanwhile, the firm’s commercial property office in Edinburgh is enhanced by the promotion to partner of Anthony Bennett and Colin Campbell, who heads up the rapidly expanding commercial property management department covering Scotland.

Commenting on Sykes’ promotion, George Brewster, senior partner at Shepherd, said: “Congratulations to Andrew whose well-deserved promotion has been made in recognition of the tremendous contribution he has made to the continuing growth of the partnership.”

And as a consequence of the realignment of Hardies following the merger, its entire valuation department has transferred across to Shepherd, resulting in the appointment of three new residential partners in Neil Moir, Paul Duncan and Keith Gifford in Aberdeen, Fife and Dalkeith respectively, where Shepherd has added an office, taking its network throughout Scotland to 34.

Said Brewster: “We are delighted to add to our branch network Dalkeith, where Hardies has been represented, covering Midlothian. The addition of Dalkeith fits our strategy of providing local market knowledge in all of Scotland’s major towns and cities.

“We continue to explore and appraise these opportunities as they arise and expect to make further announcements in this regard throughout this year.”

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For further information please contact Andrew Sykes Shepherd tel 01779 470766

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Date 12 January 2017