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Chartered surveyor invests £400,000 in digital infrastructure

Bruton Knowles is set to invest over £400,000 in key digital infrastructure projects.

The firm, which has an office in Gloucester, said it is part of its commitment to improving processes and customer service, as well aiding the growth of the company, beyond its current 14 UK offices.

The five cutting-edge projects, which are being rolled out throughout 2024, aim to support the work of Bruton Knowles' national teams across the UK.

Paul Martin, Bruton Knowles' IT director, said: "These projects are a huge commitment from Bruton Knowles. It is very much a case of futureproofing and getting all of our systems in line with one another. This will set the firm up well for the next few years of growth.

"We have recognised the challenges our staff face and planned this huge investment in the company's systems to help bring positive change.

"It is great to see that these projects have already helped us stand out to win long-term contracts with large clients across our national teams, with projects all over the UK."

Investment includes more than £100,000 in the flagship software, Project Waymark, which consists of a bespoke application for use by land referencing across the firm, as well as integrating with industry standard mapping systems, and the online HM Land Registry database.

The Bruton Knowles Asset Valuation and Building Consultancy teams will be supported with mobile document generation tool, GoReport, which includes cloud-based web capabilities allowing for easy collaboration between colleagues. GoReport consists of a £10,000 per year investment for access to its user licenses.

A brand-new AI-powered property valuation system, Valos, will put Bruton Knowles at the forefront of the industry. Valos helps source data from comprehensive online databases, giving the National Valuation Team an easier way of compiling information into visually appealing reports, and drastically cutting administration time for employees.

Neil Young, HR director at Bruton Knowles, said: "Many of these IT projects are industry-leading and help us to establish Bruton Knowles as an outstanding business within the sector.

"It will also assist with our continued recruitment campaign, as applicants are really looking into the finer details of what a company can offer them - and investment in systems such as those we have made play a big part in that decision process."

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