Innes England boosts team with new associate director

Trish Topliss with Innes England managing director Matt Hannah

Leading commercial property agency Innes England has welcomed a new associate director to its Nottingham office.

Trish Topliss has joined the firm’s building consultancy team after moving from property and construction consultancy Gleeds, in Nottingham, where she was an executive building surveyor for nearly 17 years. Trish brings with her an expansive history of building surveying and project management.

Trish, who has lived and worked in Nottingham for more than two decades, said: “I’m thrilled to be joining Innes England and the team in Nottingham. The opportunity to become an associate director at a new firm was too good to turn down. The business has an excellent reputation in the city and is one that I’ve been hearing about for years.

“Nottingham is fast becoming one of the country’s brightest and busiest cities and it’s been wonderful watching it grow over the past 20 years. The market continues to show no signs of slowing down. I am ready for this new challenge, both personally and professionally.

“While I’ve only been here a month and I’m still finding my feet and getting used to the new environment, I’m excited to pass on my experience to the graduates we have here at Innes. No one day is the same in building surveying and the projects are always varied and interesting.”

Innes England, which has offices in Nottingham, Derby and Leicester, this year revealed that investment in the East Midlands’ commercial real estate sector smashed to a record-breaking level of £2.29 billion in 2021, in its annual Market Insite report.

Trish’s appointment boosts the building consultancy team, which provides expert building surveying and project management advice across a range of projects. She is the third person to recently join the team who was educated at Nottingham Trent University, joining Kartar Soar and Dan Knight.

Kartar joined the building consultancy team in January after moving from Birmingham, where he was a qualified building surveyor with Savills, while Dan joined as a graduate surveyor after completing a degree in building surveying.

Mike Thorne, director and head of building consultancy at Innes, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Trish to the team, as we continue to bring in fresh faces with new ideas.

“We know Trish is a very capable and experienced surveyor that can hit the ground running. She is already taking the lead role with Phoenix Futures to deliver their £1.6m care home refurbishment, and helping us deliver a multi-million pound refurbishment programme.”