The Year So Far…

Trident is a hive of activity at the moment, and we hope that it will continue for some time. Below we’re reflecting on what’s gone down in 2018…Our industry is often overlooked so it’s always a thrill to celebrate the work we’re proud of and the people that do it. In February, we were among the 50 Best Places to Work in Property, which led to us being highly commended by the Property Awards in their Professional Agency of the Year category. Our instructions at 17 Devonshire Square and 1 Mabledon Place were shortlisted for RICS and BCO awards, narrowly missing out on accolades for their commercial success.

Later in the year, principal surveyor Vicky Green was shortlisted for the Women in Construction category at the London Construction Awards and the RICS Young Surveyor of the Year Awards. It’s great to get recognition for our work, and it’s a testament to those who worked hard to receive as such.

Not one to be ashamed of overachieving, Trident also added another string to its bow in April by introducing our new Rights of Light service to our offering. Director Dan Wade (right) joined us to head off the service line, and appointed Stuart Algar (middle) as associate director shortly after.

We’ve employed over twenty new people this year, a huge development to our workforce. Fresh eyes and fresh ideas keep Trident ahead of the curve, and it’s encouraging to see so many of our offices developing their teams in both the City and the regions.

In May, Vicky along with the RICS, Teesside University and GoReport, published a survey looking into our industry’s relationship with PropTech (property technology) and whether it is as ubiquitous as we think. The survey compiled over 300 professionals’ answers and provided significant insight into how we as a sector see ourselves behaving in the future.

One of the most important stages in a surveyor’s career is their APC. Conall Scott passed his examinations in July, paving the way for our November applicants.

Raising money in between our projects for RICS’s Pledge150 campaign kept us sweating in the summer months. Overall, we managed to raise £3579.08, improving the lives of young homeless people across the UK and Ireland. Our executive directors Matt and Trevor also took to the streets of London took run in the London Landmarks Half Marathon – dressed as the landmarks themselves – in aid of the BOOST Sam Sananes Sporting Legacy.

Our offices rarely get to see each other, but Trident Day gives us an excuse to hang out and do something a little different from measuring floor tiles and taking pictures of toilets. This year we spent the day putting our detection skills to the test, on a CSI murder investigation activity – overalls, latex gloves, the lot.

Hot on the heels of Trident Day, we were on the front cover of Estates Gazette no less! We took over their print and online subscription all week, generating leads, followers and clicks through to our website, which we revamped in April.To see the year out, we’ve celebrated another five of our assistant building surveyors passing their APC examinations. We’re delighted that our staff are now chartered to do the work that they have been excelling at since they began at Trident.

We’ve had a brilliant twelve months, full of triumphs, growth and opportunity. Let’s hope that 2019 brings us even more success.

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