GLM are delighted to announce the promotion of two of its rising stars. David Ralph has been promoted to the position of Senior Architect and Neil Dickson has been promoted to the position of Senior Chartered Building Surveyor. Both David and Neil trained and qualified with the firm and are the very definition of The GLM Way.
David is a chartered architect and a consummate exponent of 3D CAD and BIM. His love of design is perfectly balanced by his ability to procure and manage a project, ensuring he can build what he designs, no D&B cop-out here! With a background in the development, maintenance and management of luxury ski chalets high in the French Alps and a natural affinity to people, David has all the credentials to drive our hospitality and rural tourism team to the next level. His creativity, attention to detail and focus on customer care make him a key member of the Team.
Neil qualified as a chartered building surveyor earlier this year having added a couple of solid years at GLM to his extensive experience working as a building surveyor on ‘leaky homes’ in New Zealand. With a focus on procurement and the contract/post contract phase of project work, Neil is a natural project manager and responsible at GLM for the contract administration and delivery of some of our key long-term projects and client relationships. In addition to his project work, Neil is immersed in the world of core building surveying: preparing maintenance plans; negotiating dilapidations; sorting out technical details; analysing defects; and providing technical due diligence.
Promoting David and Neil, Managing Director, Ian McKee, observed that ‘both understand there are many facets to a successful project and client relationship and that many people play a part in its delivery. Creative design, a thorough understanding of cost management, technical detailing, procurement and construction phase oversight are all essential skills of a GLM professional. Their grasp of the more intangible aspects of professional life such as business acumen, management, integrity, diligence, teamship and leadership, set them up extremely well to play a core part in the development of GLM and the delivery of our unique service to our clients and the built environment in which we live’.