Media Release: Shepherd appoints associate in Kirkcaldy


FOLLOWING the recent retirement from the partnership of John Bankhead, Shepherd Chartered Surveyors has appointed Richard Blanski as an associate in charge of its Kirkcaldy office.

Joining the firm from surveyors DM Hall, for whom he has worked throughout Fife and the Lothians for the last eight years, Cowdenbeath-born Mr Blanski brings to Shepherd extensive local market knowledge and residential valuation experience.

A graduate of the College of Estate Management, Mr Blanski, who lives in Dunfermline, passed his Assessment of Professional Competence in 2004 and is currently an APC assessor.

Commenting on his new appointment, Mr Blanski said: “I’d recently been looking for a new challenge and a new opportunity in Kirkcaldy with an established and progressive firm, and I’m delighted to join Shepherd.

“Having worked throughout Kirkcaldy and Fife over recent years, I look forward to carrying on where John left off through the management of our residential valuation team in Kirkcaldy.”

Ian Fergusson, the managing partner at Shepherd, said: “We’re very pleased to welcome Richard to the firm and will put his local knowledge and skills to good use to help progress the Kirkcaldy and Fife markets for Shepherd.

“As an APC assessor, Richard will also play an active role in our strategy for the in-house development of surveying professionals by helping bring new surveyors through to qualification.”


For further information please contact Richard Blanski Tel: 01592 205442

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Date 6th April 2011

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