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2021: Here’s Howe Our Year Has Been

With 2 weeks remaining in 2021 we reflect on another challenging year.

At the close of 2020, much uncertainty remained over what the year ahead had in store. We remained optimistic, that even with challenges of COVID ahead, 2021 was to be a positive year for the team.

And here we are, 12 months later. Surrounded by our healthy team, working on a variety of interesting and prosperous schemes, continuing to grow and develop Howe Chartered Surveyors.

Howe we have grown in 2021

HCS have been fortunate.

We gained five new members of the team. Lucy joined our administration team and has been promoted to run business development with additional admin staff fulfilling her current role. Matt, Sean, Oliver and David joined our Building Surveying team, all bringing with them a breath of fresh air and diversity of previous career experience. They have all settled well in to the HCS club and are great additions to our team.

We grew the perhaps lesser known sectors of the business.

Our cost consultancy services were commissioned on a number of local construction developments, providing our clients with the professional know how to monitor the project finances.

Our architectural design services were used on an abundance of new projects, including a commercial re-development feasibility study and numerous residential extension developments. These have been particularly interesting to work on, complementing our surveying services.

We have undertaken the largest number of planned maintenance programmes in a single year to date and broken our records in acting as party wall surveyors.

Howe we have enjoyed the company of our team

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We were able to socialise with our team, face to face, and safely once COVID guidelines were eased. A team day out in the summer following the team clay pigeon shooting experience allowed our families to join us and enjoy an old-fashioned school sports day and picnic in the park. We still can’t decide who was more competitive, the parents or the children!

We donned our glad rags to attend the Brentwood Business Awards, News on the Block Property Management Awards and a couple of special birthdays (21 again!).

HCS were delighted to continue our sponsorship of the Brentwood Business Showcase & Brentwood Cricket Club and invest in new sponsorship including the Brentwood Council Summer Safari Trail with the help of Rory the Lion and dusted off the red HCS gazebo kit for our place at the Family Fun Days.

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We were finalists for Employer of the Year at the Brentwood Business Awards and Highly Commended in the Professional Services of the Year category at the PMAs. Both incredible acknowledgements and a testament to our hardworkingand dedicated team.

For now, our team remain working apart, with some home based and some office based. We have continued the use of online platforms for our weekly team interactive meetings and games and are hopeful that in 2022 the team can be together, in person, again.

 

 

Howe has our year been? 2021, you’ve been a good one!

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In all, 2021 has been a good year. We count our blessings every day that our staff remain healthy and happy & our thoughts are with those who may be struggling or have had a less positive 2021.

So here is looking in to 2022, with hopeful glances to control over COVID 19, socialising safely with friends, families and our contacts, continued support with local events and growth.

Wishing all of our followers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

For more information call 020 3102 7701 (London), 01277 223594 (Shenfield, Brentwood, Essex) or email info@howecharteredsurveyors.co.uk