Third generation is a chip off the old block

A third generation of the Carver family is following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather in the chartered surveying profession in the Midlands.

James Carver has joined the Stratford-upon-Avon office of CPBigwood as a graduate surveyor.

He specialises on the commercial side and is currently involved in agency and valuation work.

A graduate of Oxford Brookes University, he worked as a property manager for charity Oxfam prior to taking up his current post.

He said: “I am very pleased to have joined such a go-ahead, expanding and ambitious firm as CPBigwood.

“My father Anthony has been a chartered surveyor and valuer all his working life so it was something I was exposed to early on and decided it was the profession I too wanted to be part of.”

Anthony Carver followed his father Leonard, both a surveyor and auctioneer, and is currently in the process of retiring from Leonard Carver & Son based in Cannon Street in Birmingham and passing his clients over to CPBigwood.

His business became part of the Dixons estate agency group before Mr Carver decided to go on his own once more.

Simon Gibbs, CPBigwood partner and head of the firm’s Stratford-upon-Avon and Henley-in-Arden offices, said: “Anthony Carver is a highly respected member of the profession and the fact that he has chosen CPBigwood to look after his portfolio of clients is a huge vote of confidence, and I am delighted that we have been able to win this business.

“James is a chip off the old block and has hit the ground running. I feel sure he will become a major asset to the company.”