Leading Derby-based project managers, construction cost consultants and building surveyors Armsons Barlow have strengthened their team with the appointments of Ryan Thompson and Gavin Hirst.
Ryan joins Armsons Barlow as senior quantity surveyor and project manager from Geo Hodges & Son in Burton-on-Trent, where he spent ten years as a quantity surveyor. During his time with the building and civil engineering contractor, Ryan delivered a variety of schemes ranging in value from £10,000 to £3.7m across various sectors, including retail, industrial and manufacturing.
Coming from a main contractor’s background, Ryan has a strong grounding in managing costs, from estimating through to final account stages, including tracking and appropriately valuing variations.
Gavin joins the firm as a quantity surveyor and project manager from Loughborough-based Edward Cooper Young Chartered Surveyors, where he spent three years as a monitoring surveyor. He gained a broad range of experience, working on schemes across England and Wales – from small residential developments to large developments consisting of 400 plus dwellings.
In their new roles, Ryan and Gavin will work alongside the Armsons Barlow team to deliver a diverse range of project management, employer’s agent, quantity surveying and cost management services to both private and public sector clients.
Commenting on his new role, Ryan said:
“It is an exciting time to be joining the business following the merger of Armsons and Barlow Associates. I hope my ten years’ experience working for a main contractor will stand me in good stead as I look to continue my professional development and integrate myself within the team.
“In the short term I aim to achieve RICS membership and develop my portfolio of project deliveries from client side, continue to develop my professional aptitude and knowledge across a broad array of developments.”
“I am thrilled to have joined Armsons Barlow, which has a fantastic reputation in the industry. I look forward to contributing my skills and experience to add value to the firm’s service offering.
“I also have plans to gain my chartership in the near future, which will boost my skill set still further.”
Sally Walters, director of Armsons Barlow added:
“We’re delighted to welcome Ryan and Gavin to the team. They have gained a tremendous amount of experience in their previous roles, working on high budget projects across the country.
“In their new roles at Armsons Barlow, Ryan and Gavin will take on additional responsibilities and will work across a diverse portfolio of projects across a variety of sectors.
“Our team all have significant experience in their respective areas, which enables us to provide clients with a consistently first-class service and achieve the most cost-effective delivery of their project objectives.”