A rising demand in the expert services provided by a North Yorkshire quantity surveyor has lead it to further expanding its team.
Cooper & Hall, which is based at Pannal Business Park in Harrogate, has recruited 26-year-old “double graduate” Sam Whitehouse as a trainee Quantity Surveyor, taking the head count to 12.
Cooper & Hall, which is led by directors Phil Cooper, Graham Hall and Ian Wilcock, provides support and guidance to private clients, insolvency practitioners, main contractors, sub-contractors and solicitors.
In his new role, Sam – who has a degree in Ancient History and a Masters in Creative Writing – is working alongside more experienced colleagues on a number of major projects around the country.
In addition, he is studying for his third higher qualification, that of an MSc in Quantity Surveying, which he is completing over two years via distant learning mode.
Managing director Phil Cooper said: “In just a few years we have now more than doubled the size of Cooper & Hall and are working on projects all over the country.
“It is thanks to the UK economy’s strong position, and the boom in construction industry, that we have seen our workload increasing month on month, hence the recruitment need.
“I’m pleased that we are able to offer career opportunities to young people like Sam, and, once with us, they will receive both practical and theoretical experience.
Sam, a former Harrogate Grammar School student, said: “I’m delighted to be a part of the growing Cooper & Hall team.
“The work is incredibly varied and I’ve been working on projects for clients in Sheffield, Leeds and Hampshire.”