Meet the Team
Having served 16 years in the army Colin re-educated during the early 1990s including two years at the Camborne School of Mines reading Mineral Surveying and Resource Management achieving a first class Diploma (Dip CSM). This allowed direct entry to the second year at the University of the West of England, Bristol reading Valuation and Estate Management. Training and experience was gained with Exeter City Council Estates Department and Shepherd Chartered Surveyors qualifying as a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in June 2003. Colin set up the company in May 2009 and specialises in pre-purchase surveys.
Alan is a chartered building Surveyor with over 25 years’ experience within the construction industry.
Having grown up, been educated and employed within Cornwall he has excellent local knowledge of building types and construction as well as a wealth of contacts. Alan qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2000 having worked with private practice and undertaking work based learning as well as a degree in building surveying through The College of Estate Management at Reading University.
Alan has experience in residential and commercial properties undertaking surveys, party wall work, contract design and administration, dilapidations as well as a variety of other surveying related activities. Most recently Alan has worked in local government managing planned maintenance and capital schemes to offices, schools and public buildings.
Ed has experience from working in a varied cross section of industries, possessing transferable skills for his current role as Building Surveyor and as an Associate member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Having completed his BSc Hons in Building Surveying in 2018, via the University College of Estate Management (UCEM), and previously completed an FDSc Sustainable Construction course, Ed is broadening his practical experience within the industry having recently joined the team here at Cockrams-Surveyors.
Nicole joined Cockrams Surveying in September 2015. With over twelve years’ experience working in construction and surveying industries including construction coordination for various large scale construction companies, Nicole uses her wealth of experience in the industry to run our busy office. During her time with Cockrams she has also completed a HNC in Construction and the Built Environment.
Nicole Stock (A.K.A – Nick)
Nick’s vast career so far, covers all areas in Administration, Customer Service, Hospitality Management and most recently within Property Management at a local, established Letting Agency. The variety of working within many different industries and the knowledge and experience gained will certainly come in handy for the busy and fast paced environment here at Cockrams Surveyors.
Laurence has six years experience in all aspects of Building Surveying, having started his career in London and the South East before relocating to Cornwall. He has worked for a wide range of corporate and private clients in various sectors with an emphasis on building surveys, design, specification and contract administration for commercial and residential projects.
Laurence completed the Honours Degree in Building Surveying at UCEM whilst working full time and is now focused on becoming a Chartered member of the RICS.
Liam has over a decade of experience in Real Estate having managed a portfolio of hotels and chalets in the French Alps. Following this, he set up his own renovation company in Vancouver, Canada and subsequently relocated to Cornwall to raise his fledging family.
Liam completed a Post Graduate Diploma from the College of Estate Management in 2011 and is currently working towards becoming a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
A Chartered Surveyor since 2011, Ed has worked within the construction industry for 14 years across a wide range of building surveying and multi-million pound project management commissions. Ed has a passion for the remediation, renovation and refurbishment of existing buildings. With respect to project work, aside from delivering new build and multi-phase projects, Ed has been involved with a number of projects that were either not achieving their brief or had stalled for a variety of reasons, and bringing these projects back on line and into profitability is an established skill set. Ed has delivered a number of nationwide surveys of domestic and commercial properties for major institutions such as the Royal Bank of Scotland, Land Securities Trillium and the Ministry of Defence.
Christopher Sharp is a Chartered Architectural Technologist with 14 years experience in chartered practice across most sectors including residential, healthcare, commercial, MOD and heritage.
Christopher is passionate about pragmatic solutions to quality design, sustainability and conservation in construction. Previous projects have included high profile listed historic buildings providing clients with the reassurance that he has the knowledge to guide you through the construction process.
Having worked on large scale commercial schemes Christopher brings a high level of professional experience and processes to any project.
Julian has over 30 years’ experience specialising in design and measured surveys. Over the years Julian has completed projects within the residential, commercial and industrial sectors and has worked on a wide range of properties throughout his career. Julian achieved a HNC in Building Studies and Architectural Design early on within his career and since has worked on a number of prestigious projects throughout the country.