On the back of a successful year for the professional department, we are pleased to announce that the team has been bolstered with the appointment of Jim Goulden as Senior Surveyor. A highly respected RICS valuer, Jim joins the team from Lancashire County Council where he was an Estates Surveyor for over 6 years.

Having originally graduated in Rural Estate Management, Jim’s re-training many years ago has seen him become a successful, reputable Chartered Surveyor in the region and the move to join Petty’s consolidates his ambition and continual growth within this sector. With a wealth of contacts and experience, he is charged with driving forward with the professional services offered into areas such as Preston, Liverpool and Lancaster.

Phil Kelly is delighted to welcome Jim to the team, saying: “Without doubt, Jim is a very welcome addition to what is a rapidly growing team. The property market has been tough recently but our solid foundations, quality of service and entrepreneurial outlook has seen us through it and we are now able to grow the company further.

“Jim will enable us to consolidate our offering in areas we represent whilst also broadening our network and ensure we continue to deliver an unrivalled level of professional service to our clients.”

Jim, who is also a rugby player for Hutton RUFC in his spare time added: “The opportunity to join such a thriving business with a solid reputation was the calling card for me and I am delighted to be joining the team in the hope of making 2013 another milestone for the business.”