Merger leads to new growth at Avison Young

Avison Young's new starters.

Avison Young’s new starters.

A growth drive following a recent merger has seen real estate firm Avison Young welcome a host of new starters to its Bristol office.

Avison Young merged with GVA earlier this year, and has since been growing its workforce with a number of new recruits across the company’s multi-discipline teams.

Nicole Kruger joins Avison Young’s Health team from NHS Wales. Nicole is in fact making a return to Avison Young as she first worked as a Graduate Surveyor in the firm’s Cardiff office 10 years ago.

Surveyor James Short has joined the industrial team, having previously worked with Colliers International where he gained his APC qualifications.

William Shortall is a Graduate Surveyor within the Land and Development team, while Sophie Endacott joins as a Senior Surveyor specialising in lease consultancy.

Henry Kirkwood is a Graduate Building Surveyor and is undertaking a post-graduate course in building surveying at UWE, and in the Planning, Development and Regeneration team, Elliot Kelly and Sharmaine Katerere have both joined as Graduate Planners. Elliot was previously with North Somerset Council, and Sharmaine recently completing a masters degree in property development and planning.

Rebecca Rigg is a chartered surveyor and registered valuer, within the Valuation Consultancy team, having previously been with ASH chartered surveyors.

Finally, Helen Whitesmith has joined Avison Young in Bristol as CRM Success Manager.

Gordon Isgrove, Managing Director at Avison Young in Bristol, said: “It’s a real pleasure to welcome such a strong cohort of young professionals to Avison Young.

“We are a people-driven business and continue to invest in our people, creating an environment that allows individuals to develop, progress and move up through the business.”