Property People: Wakemans boosts building surveying team; Director appointment for Burley Brown

Divisional director Adrian Cartwright (second right) and associate director Mike Greenway (right) with building surveyors (left to right) Luke Burns, Kate Scougall and Theo Natta.

An increase in demand for building surveying, health and safety/construction design and management advice and principal designer services has led to the expansion of the specialist team at property and construction consultancy Wakemans.

The latest recruit is Kate Scougall, who takes up her first role since graduating from Wolverhampton University with a degree in building surveying.

Scougall is eager to gain experience that will support her Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) training and build up her technical skills so that she can attain chartered status.

Wakemans divisional director Adrian Cartwright said: “Our comprehensive building surveying offer is an integral part of the firm’s multi-disciplinary service package, which provides clients with a one-stop service for all their construction and property requirements.

“Kate is a most welcome addition to the team and will help us to fulfil client expectations by nsuring a high quality of service delivery.”


Sutton Coldfield-based commercial property consultancy and chartered surveyors Burley Browne has further strengthened its management team.

James Merrick joins the agency at director level after spending 18 years with the Birmingham chartered surveying practice Johnson Fellows – and specialises in lease advisory matters in the retail sector.

Burley Browne director David Hemming said: “It’s quite a coup for us to have persuaded someone with James’s profile to switch agencies, because his vast experience will substantially strengthen the advice and service we can provide to our landlord and occupier clients.

“James has represented and advised national multiple retailers, institutional landlords, developers and investment funds, as well as local occupiers and private landlords, and he’ll be working not only across the wider West Midlands, but throughout the UK.”

Burley Browne also has offices in Birmingham.