Chris Brownlow

September 2016

Chris Brownlow

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We are pleased to announce that plans are now in place to ensure that Edwards Genesis and its sister company, Brownlow Associates, will have a line of succession. Christopher Brownlow, who is nearly 19 and has just left Bolton School with 2 x Grade A and 1 x Grade B at A Level, has decided that a career in surveying is for him. However, he wishes to work whilst he continues his studies and he has been enrolled on an accelerated distance learning BSc (Hons) course in Building Surveying with University College of Estate Management (UCEM) in Reading https://www.ucem.ac.uk/ The course starts imminently and Chris could, if he works hard, be qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor within 4-5 years. In the meantime he is seeking part-time employment and will be gaining valuable practical experience in accompanying the Directors and other Chartered Surveyors and professionals in the building industry on site visits. We welcome Chris on board and wish him every success in his studies and his future career. In his spare time Chris is a talented cricketer and has represented Lancashire at all age groups since under 11s, and he has also played for North of England at under 15s and under 17s. He currently plays his club cricket at Southport & Birkdale.

Update - April 2017

Chris is now well into his first year of study and is also working part time as a sports coach (rugby and cricket) visiting local primary schools and delivering targeted programmes to young children This has been facilitated through Bolton RUFC http://www.boltonrugby.co.uk/ in association with Sale Sharks RUFC http://www.salesharks.com/. He also coaches juniors at Horwich RMICC http://horwichrmi.play-cricket.com/ on Friday evenings.

Update - July 2017

Chris made his debut in Minor Counties cricket when he played in a 3 day game for Cumbria against Suffolf at Ipswich.

Ben Gardiner MRICS

July 2017

Ben Gardiner BSc (Hons) MRICS Chartered Building Surveyor

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Ben joins Edwards Genesis and Brownlow Associates as an Associate and in a consultancy capacity . He has worked as a Building Surveyor for over 15 years. He has a BSc (Hons) degree in Building Surveying from Salford University and has been a professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) since 2009.

Working initially in the commercial then public sectors, Ben gathered a broad range of experience in contract administration, design and specification and project management. Beginning his career as a trainee surveyor for Property Tectonics Ltd in Salford, he then worked for one of London’s oldest chartered surveyor firms, Cluttons LLP, managing high-end residential refurbishments in the west end along with development monitoring. 

On moving back to the north-west in 2008, Ben made the gradual move into the residential housing sector and home surveys. Particular specialisms include failed cavity and external wall insulation investigations, non-traditional construction surveys, insurance claim assessments and acting as a technical consultant for housing associations undertaking energy improvement works.

Initially from Walkden Ben has now lived in Bolton for nearly 10 years and is married with two young boys. In his spare time when not busy with family life, he acts as a RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) Assessor and provides pro-bono services for the Citizens Advice Bureau as a member of the Chartered Surveyors Voluntary Service.

In addition to undertaking some of our exisiting core work (RICS HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys) Ben can also provide our clients with additional specialist services in the following areas: 

  • Party wall matters
  • Dilapidation claims
  • Schedules of condition
  • Defect analysis and diagnosis
  • Specific defects reports
  • Building disputes
  • Measured building surveys/CAD
  • Insurance assessments and claims management
  • Cavity wall insulation (CWI) and External Wall Insulation (EWI) problems
  • Stock condition surveys