The CIOB in the north welcomed three new CBCs on the same day at the end of 2020: H&W Surveying and Consulting, PA Jessop and PKL Partners.
H&S Surveying and Consulting works mainly in the insurance sector for clients of large loss general perils (fire, flood, escape of water) but has seen growth in non-insurance work, particularly student accommodation.
Director Keith Wakeley said there were various reasons for wanting to achieve CBC status. “It was primarily to demonstrate professional competence in the marketplace in which we work; it is reassuring for current clients and future clients to work with a chartered company,” he said.
“We are also looking to grow the business over the next few years, and we felt achieving CBC status would strengthen our position to attract the right candidates to allow us move forward as a business.”
Established in 2015, PA Jessop provides project/design management, technical support, planning and delay analysis to construction firms, as well as project monitoring and clients’ clerk of works role. Director Phil Jessop said becoming CBC was “a pivotal milestone”.
“Having chartered status gives our clients an extra level of confidence in the company, knowing that they are using a CIOB-endorsed business, and from a marketing perspective, this will allow PA Jessop to grow from strength to strength,” he said.
PKL Partners was established in 1982 and offers services across a variety of sectors. Director Kevin Lockley said: “Achieving CBC status demonstrates to clients, both old and new, that we are constantly evolving to achieve the highest standards possible with a mark of distinction that they know they can trust.”