Adrian Bower, a senior surveyor with Hodgson Elkington LLP, Lincoln has taken over the reins of the local RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) Committee for Lincolnshire. He succeeds Paul Cooper of CJM Asset Management based in Scunthorpe.
“I am looking forward to being in office, and hope to speak to many of my fellow professionals along the way. The role is challenging in that RICS surveyors operate in a widespread county in a variety of disciplines, from agency, management, rural, environmental to name a few,” said Adrian.
“While there is no denying that many professions have been hit with the current economic climate, there are certainly a number of exciting projects happening within Lincolnshire. These include developments and opportunities across the county in areas such as: Humber Gateway, the development of Teal Park, Lincoln, Numerous development in Uphill, Lincoln along with the regeneration of Sleaford and improvements in Boston, Spalding and Bourne.
“It is a credit to the member in the profession that while the climate is tough, they are working closer with their clients and related professionals to find the markets, schemes, developments and services for their businesses” said Adrian.
One of the further aims for this coming year will be to have a stronger working relationship with other professionals including solicitors, accountants, bankers, councils and many others, as this can only be of benefit to the clients.
Adrian’s role and the role of the Committee will mainly focus on organising Continued Professional Development presentations and visits, liaising with the regional Board for the East Midlands and organising such events as the Annual RICS Dinner.