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Hollis is pleased to announce 47 promotions across the business as of May 2020. These promotions are testament to our people’s hard work and commitment to achieving the best results for our clients, which has enabled Hollis to go from strength to strength over the years.

Senior Partner, John Woodman, comments: “Our people are our greatest asset, and we always strive to create opportunities for them. Despite a challenging climate, with Brexit and now COVID-19, we wanted to ensure we’re still recognising those who go above and beyond. So, it gives me great pleasure to congratulate all those who have been promoted. I look forward to celebrating in person with everyone when we’re able to.”

Huge congratulations to all those promoted, who are listed below, and a summary is as follows:

Our two new Partners are…

Richard Wyn Morris from our Birmingham office, joined Hollis in 2013 as a Chartered Building Surveyor, and has quickly risen through the ranks.  Richard specialises in commercial project services (industrial, office and retail), with project values ranging from £50,000 to £3.5m, as well as health and safety services and development monitoring. He is also a qualified RICS APC Assessor and an APC Mentor.

Ross Powell joined Hollis in 2005 as a Building Surveyor in Birmingham and then relocated to Cardiff in 2009.  Ross is now responsible for managing the Cardiff team and specialises in dilapidations, technical due diligence and projects. He works with clients including M7 and LaSalle Investment Management. Ross is one of many Partners who joined the business as graduates and now sit at Partner level.

Those promoted to Senior Associate are…

Adam Lowther and Jon Carruthers from our M&E team. Adam is based in Dublin and is an expert in M&E design, tendering and monitoring of installations. Jon from our London office specialises in maintenance management and technical due diligence work including investment, acquisition and vendor’s surveys.

Ben Murphy from Manchester joined Hollis in 2015 and has been in the industry for over 10 years. He began his surveying career providing core quantity surveying duties but has specialised over the last five years in development monitoring on behalf of a range of banks, funds and other lenders.

We’ve also promoted 10 new Associates, they are…

Barney Soanes-Cundle and James Clark from our Manchester office. Barney is a Neighbourly Matters Specialist, covering rights of light, daylight, sunlight and overshadowing. James has experience in all core areas of commercial building surveying, including technical due diligence, defects analysis and contract administration.

Elliott Lockyer from our Health and Safety team based in our Ashford office. He has experience in all types of projects across a variety of sectors including office, residential and industrial.

Kevin Howes, Lucy Taggart, Richard Skinnard, Steve Clarke and Will Horsthuis from our London offices. Kevin specialises in technical due diligence and works with clients such as Brockton Capital, Stanhope Pension Trust Limited and Ares. Lucy and Steve joined Hollis in 2019. Lucy specialises in rights of light, daylight, sunlight and overshadowing. Steve specialises in project management and contract administration across the office, industrial and healthcare sectors on projects ranging in value from £100,000 to over £2.5m. Richard and Will have been at Hollis since 2014 and both passed their APC in 2016. They specialise in dilapidations and project management.

Richard Sharpe in Birmingham, who specialises in dilapidations and project management and Rob Asquith from our Newcastle office, who joined Hollis in 2015.  He passed his APC in 2017 and specialises in technical due diligence and project services.

Other key promotions include…

Anthony Watmon has been promoted to Senior Engineer in London. Karla Scott Castro from our Madrid office is now Senior Project Manager and Rich Masters in Bristol is now Senior Energy and Sustainability Consultant.

Caitlin Roe from our Glasgow office, Danny Turner from Liverpool, Eamonn Cregan in Belfast, John Cox from our Birmingham office, Josh Brown in Newcastle, Rob Parker from London, Sam Moore from our Manchester office and Scott Rexworthy from Bristol are now Senior Chartered Building Surveyors.

Across our operations teams…

Audit and compliance

Michelle Elston from our Glasgow office has been promoted to Senior Compliance Coordinator.

Business Development

Beth Garland is now Brand and Communications Executive and Emma Winch is Events Executive. Joanna Lockwood has been promoted to Senior Bid Coordinator and Laura Da Silva to Senior Communications Executive. Michelle Brooke is now Senior Client Relationship Manager, Rachael Stackhouse has been promoted to Senior Brand and Communications Manager and Sophie Loosemore to Senior Events Manager.

Business Technology and Transformation

Tom Nicklin from our Nottingham office is now Senior Project Manager.

Business Support

Andrea Hollist and Grace Lynch have been promoted to Team Leaders, whilst Emily Weaser, Jenna Hogan and Nina Reeve are now Senior Secretaries. Jenna Bennett has been promoted to Business Support Manager and Jone Matteucci is now Senior Administrator.


We’ve promoted Lynsey Pilgrim to Assistant Facilities Manager and Sasha Dadarria to Facilities Coordinator.


Theresa Cameron is now Purchase Ledger Team Leader.


In our HR team, we promoted Louise Woolfenden to Senior Learning & OD Manager and Victoria Britland to Senior Recruiter.