The Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors, established in 1977, has, through the generosity and enthusiasm of Liverymen, accumulated considerable charitable funds. Currently the Trust is administered by members of the Court as appointed Trustees and advised by the Charitable Board.
At least fifty percent of the proceeds from fundraising events, regular donations and bequests from the Livery and from investment income is given in grants to a number of charitable causes selected by the Trustees, the remainder going to reserves to build further investment income. The Chartered Surveyors Training Trust has become the flagship beneficiary of the Trust with a significant commitment currently being paid to support the growth of apprenticeships in surveying.
The Trust were delighted to receive a very generous donation from Jarmaine Haddon, who made the contribution from her father’s estate, after he passed away.
Barnard John Cook was born in 1910 in London, educated at Highgate School and later qualified as a Chartered Surveyor. Once qualified, he worked for some years with John Laings, a well-known London construction company. In 1936 he started his own Estate Agency practice in Oakwood in North London. When war broke out in 1938, he closed his practice and worked for the Government as a Surveyor. Some of his work was surveying Airfields in various parts of the UK.
In peacetime, he returned to London and reopened his practice. Over the following twenty-two years, he became a well-known local business man. He was particularly respected for his high professional standards and was trusted by generations of local residents.
He retired in 1967 to live in Devon. A Chartered surveyor all his life and proud lifelong member of the RICS.
The Barnard John Cook Award was presented at the Apprenticeship Awards ceremony
CSTT have also benefitted from kind donations from the Wessex Region Surveyors’ Club and were delighted to welcome the WRSC to the Apprenticeship Awards ceremony.
The Club was founded 20 years ago by members of the former Wessex Region of the RICS to provide a means by which retired surveyors could keep in touch and meet together on a social basis. The organisation is chaired by Brian Bartholomew, MRICS, who has been proactive in building a productive relationship with the CSTT over the last 12 months.
The Mountbatten Prize Fund was set up many years ago by members of the former Wessex Region to reward students studying for the RICS exams, and handed over to the Trust to benefit the CSTT Apprentices.
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