Property partnership Greenslade Taylor Hunt has created a new graduate surveyor position to support its multi-disciplinary team at the Development Land and Planning Department.

Based in Taunton the team carries out a varied range of planning and development work across the South West including strategic land planning, consultancy and architectural services.

George Williams has recently joined the team as a graduate surveyor. He first became involved with the firm after GCSEs when he carried out a work experience placement with Development Land and Planning Partner Graham Ford.

Welcoming his appointment Graham said: “We are always pleased to help and support young surveyors. George Williams is and will be an important addition to the team helping myself and Mark Chugg with numerous agency instructions and development projects across the South West region.”

George, who was educated at King’s College, Taunton, has had a long-term interest in property and undertook a Real Estate BSc at the University of Reading, where he graduated last summer with a 2:1.

Throughout his school summer holidays and on his gap year and university breaks George worked on buildings sites.

He said: “I’m not one for sitting behind a desk. I really enjoy the fast-paced and constantly evolving nature of the property industry and specially the development sector. I am excited to see what the future holds, and how I can contribute to the built environment that surrounds us all.”

George enjoys the variety of the job and despite the restrictions of the pandemic has managed to get out on site to meet clients, socially distanced, of course.

“I enjoy the variety of work here at GTH as well as seeing the process from strategic planning and valuation through to build completion and sale,” he said.

He is currently engaged in a range of valuation and planning work across the South West and also embarking on studies, which will see him qualify as a RICS chartered surveyor within two or three years. In his spare time he enjoys cycling and walking his black Labrador, Winston.