We welcome the seventh intake of tomorrow’s Surveyors into our Centre of Rating Excellence

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The CVS Centre of Rating Excellence, or CORE, is dedicated to training new rent and rating surveyors to address the industry shortage of professionally-qualified surveyors and to meet the requirements of our rapidly expanding business following the long-awaited 2017 Revaluation.

This latest intake welcomes Guy Fowke, William Secrett, Allan Sharkie, Oliver Walker-Savings, Michael Gittins, Rob Davies, Jessica Millson, and Suraj Visavadiya.

The Centre of Rating Excellence first launched in 2013 at our Head Office in Manchester following a £500,000 investment. This week, training begins for the seventh intake of eager student surveyors.

Eat, Sleep, Survey, Repeat

The course is an intensive 11 week training programme led by Norman Withey. Norman has been involved in education for over 30 years and received the IRRV/VOA award for his contribution to Surveying Education in 2010. The students will, upon graduation, be equipped with the skills, knowledge and professional learning environment they need to deliver excellent client service and to fulfil their potential.

Our surveyors will be, upon completion of the course, on hand to help businesses across all sectors, from airports, steelworks and football stadiums to supermarkets and pubs.

Why we do this

Nearly three quarter of a million businesses in England and Wales challenged their last assessment, and following the recent Revaluation, where business rates bills across the country have risen by 9.2% overall, the Valuation Office Agency are set to face another busy year for rates appeals.

Businesses throughout England and Wales should ensure they are now paying the correct amount in rates bills. The Government has introduced a new rates appeal process known as ‘Check. Challenge. Appeal.’ (CCA). The CCA process is intended to manage the flow of cases through the system in a structured and transparent way, and each step must be fully completed in sequence to submit an Appeal.

Our Chief Executive, Mark Rigby, commented on the start of what promises to be yet another successful course for the surveyors of the future;

“The CVS Centre of Rating Excellence is our way of preparing for the future. Our commitment to this training facility stands to benefit the business, the surveyors involved, the profession as a whole, and most importantly, our current and future clients.”