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Richard Benson BSc MRICS Operations Director and Regional Director
  • Location: Ashby de la Zouch

    Qualifications

    BSc Hons MRICS

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Career History

With in excess of 20 years’ experience in property and construction, Richard has wide ranging knowledge in all building surveying disciplines including dilapidations, party wall awards, and design and contract administration of refurbishment, extension, new build and conversion projects. More recently, Richard has provided expert witness services for various building related disputes.

  • Richard is now a Operations Director and a Regional Director for UKBS.

Andrew J Clark BSc MRICS MaPS - DIRECTOR

Location: Leigh on Sea

Qualifications

  • Bsc Degree in Building Surveying
  • Member of the RICS - 3rd October 1988
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Career History

Andy is a Founder Director of UKBS PLC. Since qualifying as a Chartered Building Surveyor in 1988, Andy has developed his experience in all aspects of Project Management and Building Surveying. He was appointed as an Associate of The Livemore Partnership LLP, an expanding South East of England practice in 1998 and became the Managing Partner with responsibility for 60 staff and a turnover in excess of £3m pa. He further qualified as a CDM Coordinator to service the requirements of the CDM Regulations. In recent years Andy has been directly involved in large scale portfolio management on behalf of the Royal Mail. He has also taken full responsibility for the roll out of Royal Mail’s DDA programme throughout the Eastern Territory and London.

 

Ian Cook MRICS - Regional Director Qualifications

Location: Hull

  • Member The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Member of the Association of Project Safety
  • Member of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors
UKBS_Director_Ian_Cook

Career History

Ian is a Regional Director UKBS. Over 17 years experience in the construction industry, in interior refurbishment, Local Government and multi-disciplinary construction consultant companies. Initially experience in the management and financial control of retail and commercial property refurbishment, moving on to gain wider general construction surveying and management experience, from structural surveys, contract administration, through to expert witness reports for a Local Authority and technical project management. More recent experience has covered the Project Management of a new £3m Office and Depot Development for a Housing Association and a substantial number of refurbishment works and new build contracts across varied client base.

MICHAEL McKEVITT BSc (HONS) FRICS MBIFM - REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Location: Preston

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying
  • Fellow of the RICS
  • Member of the Building Institute of Facilities Managers
UKBS_Director_Michael_McKevitt

Career History

Michael graduated from Liverpool Polytechnic with a BSc (Hons) degree in Building Surveying in 1984. He worked in private practice for a large multi-disciplinary consultancy in the North West and qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor in 1986. In 1988 he joined the Northern Office of a multi-disciplinary Property Consultancy with responsibility for developing Building Surveying services. Reflecting his success in the role he was appointed a Director in 1992 and thereafter became responsible for provision of services nationally. In 2004 Michael became a founding Director of UKBS.

 

MALCOLM ALAN GORDON BSc MRICS MaPS MBEng ACI Arb - SOUTHERN REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Location: Brighton

Qualifications

  • BSc Degree in Building Surveying
  • Member of the RICS - 3rd October 1989
  • Member of The Association for Project Safety – September 2001
  • Associate Member of Association of Chartered Arbitrators - June 2002
  • Member of the Association of Building Engineers - 2002
UKBS_Director_Malcolm_Gordon

Career History

Since qualifying as a Chartered Building Surveyor in 1988, Malcolm has worked in private practice and developed his experience in all aspects of Building Surveying. He further qualified as a CDM Coordinator in January 2000 to promote and continue to service the requirements of the CDM Regulations. Malcolm is one of the Founding Directors of UKBS and is also the IT Director for UKBS.

DOUGLAS McDONALD Dip BS MRICS DIRECTOR

Qualifications

  • BDiploma in Building Surveying – 17 September 1993
  • Elected Professional Associate of the RICS – Register No. 94831 – 12 August 1994
UKBS_Director_Douglas_McDonald

Career History

Douglas is a Director of a UKBS in Scotland providing Building Surveying advice to a national portfolio of Clients. Since qualifying as a Chartered Building Surveyor in 1994, Douglas has gained experience in all aspects of commercial Building Surveying services including project management, contract administration of both new and refurbishment of existing properties, CDM Coordinator, property acquisitions, fabric condition surveys, fire insurance valuations, fire risk assessments, DDA access audits and professional services such as mediation, expert witness, Dilapidations and Schedules of Condition. Douglas has successfully completed formal training in Access Consultancy (Accesstra Audit Course, May 2002) and a CDM Coordination course at Heriot Watt University and has since acted as a CDM Coordinator under the CDM Regulations for a number of public and private sector clients. Douglas successfully completed an RICS accreditation scheme for Fire Risk Assessors in June 2006.

STEPHEN NESBITT BSc MRICS CHARTERED BUILDING SURVEYOR

Qualifications

  • BSc Degree in Building Surveying – 27th June 1986
  • Elected Professional Associate of the RICS – Register No. 80425 – 13th January 1989
UKBS_Director_Stephen_Nesbitt

Career History

Steve is an experienced Chartered Building Surveyor with over 30 years in the construction industry. Steve has a broad range of expertise in a variety of building types and a diverse knowledge of construction. He provides professional building surveying advice to a national portfolio of Clients.

Commencing in the industry with a regional building contractor Steve received a good grounding in construction spending time with a variety of trades before working with the architect and surveyors department of the Metropolitan Police.

Since qualifying as a Chartered Building Surveyor in 1989, Steve has developed expertise in all aspects of Building Surveying with a particular interest in historical buildings. He is experienced in all types of commercial construction & development and has acted as client relationship manager to a number of public, commercial and education sector clients. Over the past decade he has developed particular expertise in Party wall matters and often acts as an expert in disputes between neighbours. He is often called upon to act as expert witness in construction disputes with particular strength in relation to quality and workmanship matters.

NEIL W KIRSOP BSc FRICS MAPS

Qualifications

  • BSc Degree in Surveying – 9th July 1982
  • Elected Professional Associate of the RICS – Register No. 060711 – 22nd June 1982
  • Elected Fellow RICS – Register No. 060711 – 8th May 1991
  • Member of The Association for Project Safety – Membership No. 2853 – March 1997
  • (CDM-C Register September 2007)
  • ABBE Diploma in Home Inspection – Register No. 2875 – 21st December 2006
UKBS_Director_Neil_W_Kirsop

Career History

Since qualifying as a Chartered Building Surveyor in 1982, Neil has worked in both the public and private sector and has developed wide ranging experience in Project Management and all areas of Building Surveying. Neil is also a qualified CDM – Coordinator, and has recently been accepted onto the APS CDM-C register.