Grillo Goes Forth, Doubling Firm’s Fully Qualified Team

Grillo LLP – Chartered Surveyors’ commitment to training has seen yet another of their Graduate Trainees successfully complete professional training to become a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a prestigious professional body.


Nicholas Booker joined the Godalming based firm in August 2014, training alongside partners and Fellows of the RICS, Tom Grillo and David Lewis to become a Chartered Building Surveyor at his first attempt.


In order to satisfy RICS requirements, Nicholas needed to obtain at least two and a half years practical experience with a firm that provides the range of services expected of a Chartered Building Surveyor.  During his training, Nicholas was involved in the design and implementation of alterations, extensions and refurbishment of a range of residential and commercial property as well as specific defect analysis and Building Surveys of a range of property, for which the firm is especially renown.


Commenting on Nicholas’s success, David Lewis said:  “I am delighted for Nicholas who clearly put in a great deal of time and effort to ensure he was successful at the first attempt.  I am also pleased to see that our commitment to training continues to produce Chartered Surveyors with the highest standards that have come to be expected of the firm”.


Tom Grillo went on: “We are very proud that we are able to provide a range of work that enables candidates such as Nicholas to gain the right breadth and depth of experience required by the RICS.  We had no doubt that Nicholas would succeed because he is a very conscientious and much valued member of the team”.


Nicholas’s qualification increases the number of fully qualified Chartered Surveyors in the practice to four, double the number that the partnership began with in 2008.  Grillo LLP – Chartered Surveyors continues its commitment to training, aspiring a new generation of Chartered Surveyors, having already taken on a Graduate Trainee earlier this year, with another Team Member due to sit their RICS Assessment in the Autumn.