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Chartered Surveyor - MRICS (June 2006) - Voluntarily ceased in January 2021

Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)

Achieved membership status in June 2006.


Member of Chartered Institute of Building - MCIOB (September 1999) - Voluntarily ceased in January 2021

Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB)

Achieved membership status in 1999.





I am a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 45 years’ experience within the construction industry and is a member of the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building).


With his industry experience across small, medium and large contractors, I am familiar with the on-going challenges of running a construction company. I further understand the need to maximise returns by achieving rightful entitlement upstream whilst at the same time conducting itself properly and fairly with the supply chain.


I offer a flexible approach and personable service which, combined with my vast experience and intimate knowledge of the construction industry, make my service a valuable commodity for clients.






2012 – Present                                         ALBON CONSTRUCTION SERVICES LTD


Freelance consultant / quantity surveyor: working on a range of projects for various clients including main contractors, property developers and sub-contractors. Capital works include but are not limited to:


  • Assisting a client with upstream valuation of variations on a £65million office refurbishment in Victoria.

  • Assisting another client over 3 years with overall Surveying duties on variety of contracts including a rolling programme of works on behalf of a pharmaceutical Company based in West London. Works  include fit outs of various floors each circa 2,200m2 with and approximate value of £1 million, together with fit outs of various service centres with a total value of circa £0.5 Million carried out in batches of 3- 4 at a time out of hours. My role includes all normal practices of a project surveyor ie financial reporting, and fiscal control both up and down stream.

  • Projects I’ve been involved in are for varied clients such as House of Lords, Canary Wharf, and Heathrow airport to name a few.

  • I’ve been involved with carrying out various take offs estimating for a variety of niche / specialist clients.

  • My experience has been used to specifically provide

  • Good surveying procedures for new start-up businesses.

  • Provided in house training for companies in respect of surveying matters and contract procedures.

  • Provide advice on final accounts

  • Assist with Commercial Disputes

  • Formulating loss and expense claims

  • General commercial duties on a daily basis for a variety of  specialist contractors



1996 – 2012                                             WATES (INTERIORS)


Senior Surveyor

Senior Surveyor: working on projects ranging in size from £0.5 Million – £15 Million including high quality retail fit out projects, including Shakespeare’s under globe  theatre & Various commercial fit outs.



1996                                                         M C HEASMAN & SONS (ROOFING) LTD

Senior Surveyor

Carrying out Valuations on an interim basis and carrying out take offs from drawings provided.



1993 – 1996                                             ASHGABLE LTD


Managing Surveyor

Estimating, managing and surveying Local authority refurbishment projects.


1984 – 1993                                             JOHN LELLIOTT CONSTRUCTION LTD


Managing Surveyor

Variety of projects including New Build & fit out such as Waitrose stores in Cambridge and Welwyn garden city, various high quality commercial fit outs in the city, construction of new warehouses in Harlow,



1981 – 1984                                             RUSJON LTD


Commercial Quantity Surveyor

Employed as a CQS on refurbishment projects of large social housing/flat conversions in East and West London. Duties developed to include contract management and organisation of direct and sub-contract labour.



1978 – 1981                                             MARSHALL ANDREW LTD / NORWEST HOLST


Quantity Surveyor

Worked on refurbishment of the Grosvenor Hotel above Victoria station, and what was a new housing estate at Royal Mint square (EC1)


1977 – 1978                                             FERGUS & HAYNES


Quantity Surveyor

Surveyor for a formwork & reinforcement sub-contractor operating nation-wide.


1974 – 1977                                             W.C. FRENCH

Trainee Quantity Surveyor

Trainee surveyor for the M11/A406 Civils Project.



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