Suc­cess for Bid­wells grad­u­ates

The Oban Times - - Property -

TWO MEM­BERS of the Bid­wells Scot­land team have passed their As­sess­ment of Pro­fes­sional Com­pe­tence (APC) with the Royal In­sti­tu­tion of Char­tered Sur­vey­ors.

Peter Baker, In­ver­ness, and James Al­lan, Fort Wil­liam, com­pleted their pe­riod of struc­tured prac­ti­cal train­ing and pro­fes­sional de­volve­ment with Bid­wells, one of the UK’s lead­ing prop­erty con­sul­tan­cies, which cul­mi­nated in a fi­nal as­sess­ment in Novem­ber 2016.

Now fully qual­i­fied as ru­ral sur­vey­ors, Peter and James are keen to progress their re­spec­tive ca­reers at Bid­wells.

‘I recog­nised that a ca­reer in sur­vey­ing held many op­por­tu­ni­ties to be in­volved in land man­age­ment and the out­doors,’ said Peter.

‘ While study­ing for my Masters in Land Econ­omy at Aberdeen Univer­sity, I was for­tu­nate enough to get a job with Bid­wells in In­ver­ness where I am now in­volved with a va­ri­ety of work in­clud­ing es­tate man­age­ment, val­u­a­tions and agency work through­out the High­lands and Is­lands.

‘ With the APC be­hind me, I am look­ing for­ward to get­ting in­volved with new pro­jects and hope to ex­pand my ex­pe­ri­ence in the fields of agency and valu­a­tion work.’

A Fort Wil­liam lo­cal, James stud­ied geog­ra­phy at the Univer­sity of Glas­gow and dur­ing that time de­vel­oped a par­tic­u­lar in­ter­est in land man­age­ment. He then went on to study a Masters in land econ­omy and ru­ral sur­vey­ing.

‘Be­ing from Fort Wil­liam, I was keen to re­turn closer to home once I fin­ished my stud­ies. The job op­por­tu­nity with Bid­wells al­lowed me to come back to the area and work within my field of in­ter­est.

‘ Work­ing with Bid­wells has pro­vided me with ex­pe­ri­ence in a num­ber of in­ter­est­ing ar­eas, namely es­tate and prop­erty man­age­ment and agency. Hav­ing passed my APC, I hope to fur­ther my ex­pe­ri­ence in th­ese ar­eas and grow within Bid­wells, learn­ing from those whom I work along­side.’

Peter Baker and James Al­lan are now fully qual­i­fied as ru­ral sur­vey­ors with Bid­wells prop­erty con­sul­tancy.

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