Leading property, construction and management consultancy, Rider Levett Bucknall UK (RLB) has announced two key Building Surveying appointments to its West and Wales regional team.
John Bird has been appointed as a Partner overseeing the Building Surveying teams working in Bristol and Cardiff. John has also been joined by Bradley Smith as an Associate as RLB continues to grow its business across the region.
John and Bradley bring a wealth of experience and knowledge with them having worked previously for built environment consultancies across the Southwest and Wales including Gleeds and WSP.
Jackie Pinder, RLB Managing Partner West & Wales, comments:
“Building Surveying is such an important area for our clients, covering critical issues from project delivery and professional services to fire safety, quality monitoring and retrofit services. We have been delighted to welcome John as Building Surveying Lead Partner and now Bradley as an Associate to the RLB West and Wales team. I have no doubt their combined expertise and passion for innovation and delivering solutions for clients will be a valuable addition.”
On joining RLB, John Bird, Partner and regional Building Surveying lead, said:
“Right from the start the appeal for me in joining RLB was a combination of the fantastic talent in the company and the real desire to grow the business across West of England and Wales. The whole team is committed to delivering the best solutions and outcomes for clients and I am very pleased to have joined at such an exciting time.”
Bradley Smith, Associate at RLB, added:
“From my first meeting with RLB there was a real personal feel to the business and a clear plan for where it is going. I am really looking forward to joining the Building Surveying team to support their work.
John and Bradley are both reporting into RLB’s newly appointed National Head of Building Surveying, Steve Reynolds, who was promoted from within the business.
Commenting on the appointment, Steve Reynolds added:
“The strategic appointment of both John and Bradley, is an exciting period for the West & Wales Building Surveying team. John and Bradley will provide the foundations and catalyst for growth, helping to drive innovation and service diversification to meet the challenges of tomorrow, supporting the wider national Building Surveying strategy to meet our 2030 plan.”
RLB is working on a number of projects across the region in the residential, infrastructure, commercial and education sectors including: University of Bristol, BANES, SERCO, Bristol City Council, Coleg Gwent and WEPCo.