Nigel, who joins the business from another national firm, will play a key role in establishing the office, growing the team, and carrying out residential valuations, home reports, bank reports, executory, commercial valuations and tax valuations.
The opening of the St Andrews office will make Allied Surveyors Scotland the largest chartered surveying firm in Fife with three offices, and one of the most prominent in Scotland operating from 32 offices. It demonstrates the firm’s ambitious plans to grow by launching new offices and developing the range of its property services to an expanding client base, as well as improving the business’s footprint in the east coast of Scotland.
With more than 20 years’ experience in the surveying and valuations industry in Fife, and spearheading residential valuations in St Andrews for more than a decade, Cupar resident Nigel brings with him an unrivalled expertise of the local property market.
A recruitment drive is now underway to further strengthen this new office which is based centrally at St Leonards Lodge, Abbey Walk, St Andrews.
Commenting on his new role, Nigel Forrest, Director of Valuations at Allied Surveyors Scotland, said: “I am delighted to join the team, and look forward to using my detailed knowledge of St Andrews, and the surrounding market, to drive the business forward. We have ambitious growth targets for the coming months and the business is focused on cementing our position as Scotland’s leading surveyors.”
Allied Surveyors Scotland Chairman, Grant Robertson, added: “Nigel’s appointment and the new St Andrews office are important landmarks for the business and a clear indication that we’re continuing on an upward trajectory. Bringing a considerable level of local knowledge, connections and expertise, Nigel will play a key role in enhancing our valuations offering while growing our team as we continue to increase market share.”
Allied Surveyors Scotland has 32 offices across Scotland and provides a complete range of professional property services including residential and commercial property valuations together with Building Surveying and Building Consultancy services. With a growing base of more than 160 employees, the Allied Group has an annual turnover in excess of £14 million servicing a client base comprising lawyers, estate agents, banks, builders, investors and developers.