Good morning – At the start of 2018, I sat down and thought about where I was going and why I had set-up ProQS as a professional quantity surveying firm.
Together with Costain and Penmark, we had successfully delivered a section of the London Bridge redevelopment project. The project presented interesting challenges and I was able to give Costain’s project team a wide range of expertise.
Yet I felt there was a different challenge to explore. As well as providing support to large UK and international construction companies in London, I wanted to see what the opportunities for quantity surveyors were like in the East of England, namely Essex, Suffolk and Cambridge.
This gave way to developing a plan to introduce ProQS to the region, find new customers and expand our reach. Working alongside existing commitments to the companies in London, I began the process.
I re-connected with the marketing company that had designed the ProQS logo and branding in 2016. Working with expert marketing people has been extremely enjoyable, and, given my ignorance in this area, placed me on a steep learning curve!
Fast forward to the end of 2018, and I am seeing the fruits of our hard work! The advertising and marketing strategy is in place, the London commissions maintained, and expansion to a different market begun. I now have the tools and support to achieve my aim.
The year wasn’t without difficult periods and it involved a mix of emotions! The progression was more demanding than I’d anticipated and more nerve-racking than anything I’d done previously. Key to getting to the end was never losing sight of the goal, and it has been a rewarding accomplishment.
With 2019 around the corner, ProQS is geared-up and ready to provide quantity surveying services to the construction businesses based in London, Essex, Suffolk and the wider East of England region.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!