Company News & Blog

25th May 2015
Published by: Project Scotalnd

Skills shortages still stifling sector recovery

Most firms can't find qualified staff OVER half of Scottish construction firms are finding it difficult to source skilled workers.Labour shortages have been recorded across the sector, with bricklayers and construction professionals in particularly short supply.Although material shortages are falling, Sarah Spiers, Director of RICS in Scotland has spoken of the ‘practical challenges’ of providing skilled labour.  The findings, reported in the latest RICS UK Construction Market Survey, revealed 53% of respondents struggled to find bricklayers whilst 59% had difficulties sourci Read more
14th May 2015
Published by: Midlothian Advertiser

Firm climbs aboard Corn Exchange plan

Dalkeith-based Hardies Property and Construction Consultants is to move into the town’s revamped Corn Exchange, it has emerged.Presently based at South Street, the firm is relocating to the historic Grade A listed Dalkeith Corn Exchange, which is currently being redeveloped by Melville Housing Association.Partner Keith Gifford said:  “Although it’s not until the end of the year, we are already planning well ahead for our move to the new larger premises at the refurbished Corn Exchange here in Dalkeith.  These new premises will really benefit us as we grow as a firm Read more
24th April 2015
Published by: Fife Herald

Jim's heading for golf course in retirement

Partner stands down after 30 years and looks to the futureA long-established firm is bidding farewell to a familiar figure in the St Andrews business world.Jim McArthur, a partner of Hardies Property & Construction Consultants for the last 30 years has retired from the partnership, although he plans to continue as a consultant in another part of the group.He has handed the reins of the St Andrews office to Gary Ovenstone, who was one of 11 new equity partners appointed by the group this month.Jim said, “I know that I am leaving Hardies St Andrews in safe hands with Gary at the helm.& Read more
16th April 2015
Published by: Project Scotland

Built to last: Hardies enters new era with eleven new partners

HARDIES, one of Scotland’s longest running and largest multi discipline surveying firms with over 100 member of staff throughout its 14 offices, has embarked on a new era by appointing eleven new partners.  The firm currently has seven partners but with three of them set to retire in the near future, Hardies is preparing for the future and following a lengthy and detailed internal selection process identified a number of ‘rising stars’ within the company.  Eleven of them became Partners on 1 April 2015.  They are Paul Duncan, (Valuation), Danny McArthur and M Read more
10th April 2015
Published by: FifeToday

Partner chosen as 'rising star' in firm

Hardies Property & Construction Consultants, Scotland’s largest multi-discipline surveying firm, has just appointed 11 new partners, including Gary Ovenstone from its St Andrews office.  The firm, which has more than 100 staff across its 14 offices, said it was preparing for the future by identifying the “rising starts” who would contribute to the company’s growth.  With some if its long-serving partners having just retired, or about to retire, Hardies made the appointments to give a team of 16 equity partners in total.  Managing Partner Derek Ferr Read more
9th April 2015
Published by: Dunfermline Press

New partners for Hardies

HARDIES Property and Construction Consultants have appointed three new partners in their Dunfermline office.  The trio – who took up their posts on 1st April – are Paul Duncan (valuation), Danny McArthur and Martin McConnell (both building surveying).  They were among 11 new partners appointed by Hardies in Scotland last week as they prepared for the future identifying ‘rising stars’ who will contribute to the firm’s future growth.  Hardies managing partner, Derek Ferrier, said, “It’s a new era for Hardies, we are very excited to unve Read more