Insight into Aidan
And of course, that wouldn’t be possible without having a fantastic team who work hard and have a wealth of knowledge, experience and a passion for Chartered Surveying too.
To help you get to know the team better, we’re running a series of blogs focusing on each of our valued staff members.
And today is the turn of our latest qualified Rural Surveyor, Aidan Greenway who was duly elected a Professional Member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors last week after completing and passing his APC (assessment of Professional Competence):
Aidan joined the team earlier this year and we’re pleased to have him on board bringing with him a real enthusiasm for the role.
He typically spends his days meeting clients on site to discuss planning projects and advise them on the best use for buildings, as well as negotiating with councils and helping clients apply for grant schemes.
Aidan has a rural estate and land management postgraduate diploma from Harper Adams, gained after reading international politics at Aberystwyth University.
As well as working for Bidwells in their St Albans office before joining Madeleys, he’s also spent time travelling in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand.
He says: “At Madeleys I have been given greater responsibility than with my previous job and have been given the opportunity to meet with more clients, which has been very refreshing.
“I also knew I wanted to become involved in farming in some way, shape or form. I wanted a job that would allow me to be involved in the industry, without actually having to drive a tractor all day!
“Rural surveying appealed to me as it’s a career I could thrive in which allows me just as much time out of the office as in it. I also just generally love being out in the countryside and this was a profession that would allow me to do that.
“I am very much a home bird and so I knew rural surveying would allow me to become a professional without having to leave Shropshire.”
And Aidan’s advice for those looking to make a career out of surveying?
“If you’re planning on entering the industry, make sure you have some hands on agricultural experience.
“Even if you volunteer, it will help you find a job, improve your CV and will eventually help progress your career.”