Pride IMS has set out to “significantly raise the bar” within project monitoring, a sector Blane feels is “hugely overlooked” within the wider surveying community.
The company has decided to proactively steer away from the multi-disciplinary approach of other firms.
“With Pride IMS, we’ve set out to create a company that reinvents risk management,” said Blane Perrotton, managing director at Pride IMS.
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“Our message to lenders is that project monitoring is all we do, and we believe we do it better than anyone else.”
Over the past four years, a panel of firms, including Pride IMS, have been working in collaboration with RICS to create a new APC pathway, in the form of a formal industry qualification, focused exclusively on independent monitoring surveying, also referred to as project monitoring.
The intention is to materially improve the skillsets required to perform this key activity to a high standard.
Blane stated that every employee at Pride IMS was a specialist and fully trained project monitor and the company, while having ambitious growth plans, will not be setting sales targets as it believes these can compromise the quality of the advice being given.
“We want to reassure [lenders] that the developments they are funding are being overseen by professionals with the correct technical competence and expertise to ensure a suitable exit is maintained.
“We’re essentially out to make project monitoring a lender’s first line of defence rather than its last — more important than ever in a world that has been reshaped by Covid-19.”