• Fri. Jul 19th, 2024

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Chartered Surveyor Bowes In Museum Setting for Business Launch

The magnificent setting of the Bowes Museum was the ideal venue for the launch of a new business for a Teesdale based Chartered Surveyor.

Jonathan Wallis from Barnard Castle specialises in providing advice on rural and specialist commercial property and business matters. From professional property valuations to advice on landlord and tenant matters, Jonathan has a wealth of knowledge and experience.

His new self-named business, Jonathan Wallis Chartered Surveyors has been set up to provide independent advice on selling and purchase of rural and commercial property, rural grants and subsidies, and the promotion of land for development. Jonathan, who previously worked for two of the region’s largest estate agents is looking forward to the challenges ahead.

“Working for myself allows me to concentrate on getting everything right for my clients. I’ve a wealth of experience that I’ll use to ensure that I deliver a personal and effective service based on knowledge and customer service.”

Jonathan chose the striking Bowes Museum to launch his business as he felt that it reflected the quality of his services and it was also an important part of his personal history.

“I grew up in the town and the museum was always there dominating the area with its appearance and its magnificent architecture. It’s always been associated with and represented the good things about Barnard Castle and I’d like people to think the same way about my new business too.”

Around 100 invited guests joined Jonathan at the reception and as an added bonus, the museum opened up its Turkish Tulips exhibition for all to enjoy.   

One of Jonathan’s first jobs however doesn’t involve his profession but does require his planning and business relationship skills. Every year, Jonathan organises a Christmas concert at St Nicholas Cathedral in Newcastle. The Christmas at the Cathedral Concerts feature well-known names from TV and entertainment including Denise Welch, Tim Healy, Melanie Hill as well as choirs, comedians and even the odd footballer or two. The show is produced by ex-Lindisfarne drummer, Ray Laidlaw and sells out quickly every year. This year, it will be raising funds for The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

“The show is a joy to organise but it takes a lot of organisational skill. I use these same skills in my day job to ensure that everything runs smoothly for my clients. I’m always looking at costs, problem solving and ultimately delivering an excellent service to the client. I’m currently looking for local businesses to help sponsor the event.”

From farming stock, Barnard Castle born and bred, Jonathan has extensive knowledge of his local area from North Yorkshire to Cumbria and Weardale as well as Newcastle where he lived for ten years.

“I’ve settled back quickly into Barnard Castle and I’m looking forward to working with new clients throughout the region,” said Jonathan.

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