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New role for Building Surveyors founder


The UK’s premier networking organisation for companies in the built environment, The Forum for the Built Environment (FBE), has announced a key appointment for the North East and Cumbria.

Following in the footsteps of Graham Booth, who is stepping down after four years in the role, Chris Jude, has been appointed to the role of regional director and will take over the reins with immediate effect.

During Mr Booth’s term of office, the FBE has welcomed key speakers from the North East LEP, Newcastle NHS Trust, Silverlink Property Developments and many more who have helped to raise the networking organisation’s profile in the region. FBE members and their guests have also supported the regular social events that take place including the annual clay pigeon shoot held in conjunction with Constructing Excellence North East.

Chris who not only is the founder of the well-established chartered surveying and project management consultancy, Building Surveyors Ltd is further known for the work he does in his role as Chairman of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors.

Speaking about his new position with the FBE he said:

“I’m delighted to be taking up the role of regional director. Despite facing a raft of challenges, the North East’s property development and construction industry is continuing to thrive. This is in no small part down to the high calibre of people and businesses we have operating in the sector – many of which are FBE members – and I’m looking forward to working with them to ensure continued success for both individual organisations and the industry.”

Thanking Graham for his efforts and welcoming Chris to his new role, the FBE’s national chair, Howard Gadd, said:

“During his time as regional director, Graham has made a positive impact raising the profile of the FBE across the north east and more recently in Cumbria and I wish to thank him sincerely for his contribution.

“Chris is taking over the role at a time when there is uncertainty in the market place but I have every confidence that he will be instrumental in continuing to build the regional profile, while at the same time supporting the local committee to continue to grow the membership and attract key industry figures to speak at our regular presentation events.”