First class success is cause for celebration at county property agents

Cause for celebration: Jasper Caudwell, left, with Pygott & Crone partner Andrew Bland.
Cause for celebration: Jasper Caudwell, left, with Pygott & Crone partner Andrew Bland.

A county-based estate agents is celebrating after the top class exam success of a member of staff.

Formerly a work experience student at property agents Pygott & Crone, Jasper Caudwell (23) has just been awarded a BSc degree after studying part-time at university.

Now Mr Caudwell says he is determined to become a RICS chartered surveyor next year.

His success though comes at a time of concern at what the firm says are low numbers of professional chartered surveyors in the real estate sector.

He said: “Working full-time and studying towards my degree was hard work, but the team at Pygott & Crone has been really supportive and have helped me to progress quickly and apply aspects of my qualification to the real world of work.”

Andrew Bland, partner at Pygott & Crone, which has offices in Spalding, Sleaford and Holbeach, said: “Jasper’s progress has been fantastic. He has achieved so much and his recent achievement is testament to his hard work and commitment.

“Nationally there is a shortage of trained chartered surveyors following the recession, so we are thrilled to have such a talented employee on our team. We have another five trainees working toward the same qualification.”

He added: “Very few graduates achieve the highest possible grade, especially those on day release who are still working full time.

“Now we are supporting him to secure his next goal to become a fully-accredited RICS chartered surveyor, which requires two years of experience.”

Pygott & Crone’s training schemes and university sponsorships aim to make the business an attractive one to new graduates.

As one of the founding members of the Relocation Agent Network (RAN), the team has the opportunity to work as part of a UK-wide network of property agents, further bolstering their sector experience.