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Former Gleeds’ Associate Director David Thomas joins Allcott Associates – Expands Commercial Building Team
Birmingham UK, 1st October 2015 – Allcott Associates, a leading Midlands’ based Building surveying practice have appointed David Thomas, formerly Associate Director at Gleeds’ Birmingham office, to the position of Associate Partner. David has worked extensively across a broad range of commercial building practice, but specifically in healthcare and education. To find out more, visit www.allcottassociates.co.uk
David’s career has taken in time at leading national and international firms including EC Harris, GBR Phoenix Beard, Watts and most recently Gleeds. He brings with him over 12 years experience and will be working alongside Partner, Matthew Baker in the commercial team at Allcott Associates.
Tim Allcott, Partner at Allcott Associates, said:
“Allcott Associates is growing rapidly. We are a specialist building surveying practice, and our clients benefit from that singular focus. David’s experience strengthens the team here at Allcott Associates, and our continued investment in high quality people further demonstrates our belief in excellence of customer delivery.
“The property market nationally is seeing a significant upturn as the economic recovery continues”, commented Thomas, “In the Midlands, the upcoming development of large A-Grade office space in Birmingham and beyond will mean that landlords and tenants alike will need to ensure their commitments are honoured and well managed as businesses move across the city.”
Allcott continued, “Businesses in the Midlands often feel like they have to use very large organisations to get expertise. David’s appointment further underlines our to combine unrivalled building expertise, with the ability to retain real personal service and in depth business understanding.”
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