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Kellie to bolster the building surveying team at Jones Melling

Kellie Wakefield to bolster the building surveying team

North West property and construction advisory firm, Jones Melling, has appointed senior associate Kellie Wakefield, to manage its building surveying team. Kellie qualified as a building surveyor ten years ago. She previously worked at Hollis LLP’s Liverpool office before taking up her role at Jones Melling.

She brings to Jones Melling a wide breadth of experience in general building surveying, including dilapidations, pre-acquisition vendor surveys as well as her senior-level skills in project management. Kellie will oversee the firm’s 11-strong building surveying team across its Preston, Chester and London offices as well as assisting the Directors grow and develop Jones Melling into the future.

Jones Melling director, Gary Melling, based at the firm’s Preston office said: “Kellie is a team player with brilliant leadership skills. It was clear from our first conversation, that she is commercially-minded and really enjoys her work. She has already demonstrated excellent rapport with our clients and will play an integral role in establishing long-standing business relationships for the firm.

“Her role will also include responsibility for the day-to-day management of the building surveying team and she will take a lead in its development.”

Kellie said: “Ken and Gary made me feel valued right from the start. Their enthusiastic and forward- thinking approach to business is very refreshing. The firm offers a professional yet family-like environment to work in and I look forward to extending my management skills and being in charge of such a talented team.

“I worked predominantly in the warehousing and commercial sectors in my previous role in Liverpool, so I’m also looking forward to working on wider range of client projects including across the education and care sectors and in particular, on listed buildings.

Born and brought up in Liverpool, Kellie studied and graduated with a MSc in Commercial Building Surveying from Liverpool John Moores University. She continues to live in her hometown and enjoys the social life it has to offer, although due to the recent lockdown measures, she has turned to redecorating her home instead!