Prosurv Consult celebrates 10 years in business
26th February 2014
Construction Consultancy Prosurv Consult is celebrating its 10th year by reinforcing its commitment to North Staffordshire and expanding its team.
The business based in Festival Park is currently working on a number of key nationwide projects.
It believes being able to adapt and diversify has strengthened its position during what has been a challenging time for the construction industry.
Now its team of Directors say it is starting to witness an increase in activity locally as well as at regeneration sites around the UK.
Director Daniel Smith who founded Prosurv with Managing Director Paul Dunning in 2004, said: "When we started we built the business around the workload in Staffordshire.
We were involved heavily in Trentham Gardens, we carried out a lot of work in Etruria Valley and we are still involved over at Trentham Lakes as well.
There is still a lot of interest there and in fact we are starting to see more interest in local projects"
Fellow Directors Chris Price and Richard Berry joined the business in 2005 in response to an already growing workload and it hasn't slowed down since.
Prosurv now employs 14 people at its Bessemer Drive Headquarters and a further two staff at satellite locations.
It is now looking to take on an additional two senior staff as it prepares for an upturn in the market.
As well as being heavily involved in the Etruria Valley, Trentham Lakes and Trentham Estates for St Modwen, Prosurv works with the regeneration specialist nationally as project manager and quantity surveyor for its schemes, which range from residential land preparation, retail developments, industrial and distribution warehouse projects, and house building sites through to the new Bay Campus for Swansea University.
Mr Berry said: "We have diversified since 2008, when the recession kicked in. We have moved more into construction management and as well as commercial projects we have been involved in residential schemes."
Mr Price added:
"We've managed projects ourselves rather than employing contractors for them and that's been down to the way we have grown as a company."
Prosurv Consult now has five core areas of business; quantity surveying, construction cost consultancy, acting as employers' agent or representative, bank monitoring and project management.
It expects to see more activity in St Modwen's housebuilding schemes in the coming months and says it has also noticed developers committing to building commercial schemes on a speculative basis once again.
Mr Berry commented: "Hopefully once projects start moving locally we will be able to get a foot in the door with those too.