Harris Lamb has further developed its Commercial Agency department with the appointment of a new surveyor, based at the business’ Stoke office.

Mike Burr joins the business from Macclesfield-based Chartered Surveyors Hallams Property Consultants, where he spent six years acting throughout the North of England, specialising in industrial, office, retail and investment properties.

“I had never crossed paths with Harris Lamb but I was aware of the brand due to its increasing presence within the Congleton and Cheshire areas. Having researched the business further I was attracted to the size and scope of its operation, and the ongoing investment into the growth of the company.

“When the opportunity to work with the Stoke team arose, I was very keen to take on the role; I wanted to work within a larger business and the size of the Commercial Agency team and the diverse range of instructions was a great attraction,” he added.

Mike said that the business’ reputation for providing in-house mentoring and practical experience to support employees through their APC (Assessment of Professional Competence) to achieve accreditation from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors had been a bonus.

“As I am not yet RICS-qualified, I am particularly motivated to complete my APC to further advance my career within the commercial property sector, so the business’ strong mentoring programme and excellent success rate, teamed with its commitment to supporting career progression was also a huge factor in wanting to join the team,” he added.

Andy Groves, Director, added: “It’s great to welcome Mike to the Stoke team, where he’s already proving an asset to the business. Mike’s knowledge of the sector, teamed with the experience and contacts he has gained acting throughout the North-West, have enabled him to hit the ground running, taking ownership of commercial instructions within the Stoke and Cheshire regions to further cement our reputation to the North.”

Mike can be reached at mike.burr@harrislamb.com.