Two experienced chartered surveyors have joined forces to open a new business in Market Harborough.
Chris Battye (FRICS) and James Sellicks (MRICS) have established Shire Surveyors, which opened its doors on Monday, August 19.
The new firm is based at Mr Sellicks’ office at 13 Church Street, Market Harborough.
The firm will be specialising in home surveys and valuations throughout Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire.
James Sellicks is a chartered surveyor but is probably better known for his estate agency business, which also has a branch in Granby Street in Leicester.
Mr Sellicks said: “When Chris suggested the idea of a surveying company to me I realised immediately that with our combined wealth of experience there is an exciting opportunity to provide a personalised service to existing and new clients.”
Mr Battye will be heading up the new business.
With 30 years’ experience in the industry, he has been based around Leicestershire for the last 13 years.
He said: “Running my own surveying business has been an ambition for some time. I am delighted James is so keen on this joint venture.
“We will provide clients with clear and accurate advice in a professional manner. This will enable them to make the right decisions about what will probably be their biggest ever purchase.”
For more details about the new firm, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01858 410920.
The firm’s website at www.shiresurveyors.co.uk will be going live from next week.
In further good news for Mr Sellicks, he also confirmed to the Mail this week that he will soon be opening a third branch office in Rutland.
The lease for the office was signed this week and he expects it to open by the autumn.
It will be based at the corner of Catmos Street and Mill Street in Oakham.
Story by Alex Blackwell
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