Following continued support from amazing clients and an increasing number of large projects, Black Cat Building Consultancy has appointed another Director, Matt Garwood in their Bristol office. Matt brings circa 20 years of commercial property experience having previously worked at Tuffin Ferraby Taylor, Alder King and until recently, CS2. 

Matt is a member of the Association of Project Management (MAPM) and a Chartered Building Surveyor (MRICS). He brings significant experience of commercial construction projects, Technical Due Diligence and Dilapidations, having worked across all sectors. 

Matt commented “It is exciting to be joining such an enthusiastic and experienced team of surveyors. Black Cat’s rapid expansion in the South West market, and wider growth in London and Manchester, is surely testament to the way staff are proactively encouraged to engage with their work. Many organisations claim to be ‘different’, but Black Cat truly advocate a mould-breaking approach. Offering a professional yet relaxed, open and personable ethos aligns well with my preferred way of working so it is a hugely motivating environment. In my experience, a genuinely motivated, positive, outward looking team is one that delivers the best results for its clients. 

I look forward to working closely with the existing team in Bristol and across the business to continue cultivating this mind set, contributing to the sustainable growth of the business, and offering clients a best-in-class service on a local and national level.” 

Black Cat’s continued programme of recruiting only senior level staff has proven to be very attractive to clients that require an experienced hand on all instructions irrespective of size or complexity – Matt’s recruitment represents a further endorsement of this strategy. 

Oliver Folkes, Director in Bristol, commented “We are thrilled to have secured someone of Matt’s calibre to join our rapidly growing team. We have been fortunate to have won a number of larger Project Management instructions over the last year and given his track record in this area, we identified Matt as being ideal to strengthen and develop this service line. Matt’s expertise also covers the full range of building surveying disciplines and this will be invaluable in serving our clients’ varied needs”. 

Black Cat are currently Project Managing upwards of £42million of active instructions around the UK and are currently engaged on circa £28million of Dilapidations claims acting for Landlords and Occupiers. Their market presence now extends to a team of 21 operating from offices in Manchester, Bristol and London, and they are continuing to expand as they approach their fifth year in business despite the wider challenges in the market at this time.

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