About Richard Harrison
Richard has had over 8 years' experience working for a firm of RICS Chartered Consultant Quantity Surveyors. During this time he became proficient in all fundamental areas of Quantity Surveying, developed several areas of specialism, attained membership of the QSi and mentored multiple junior and assistant quantity surveyors. Richard decided to pursue a career as a Freelance Consultant Quantity Surveyor in 2015.
Richard's aim for all of his clients is to effectively manage costs, enhance value and minimise risk for any project with which he is involved. He seeks to protect their commercial interests at all times, and values honesty, integrity, fairness, thoroughness, hard work and good communication.
Richard has a history of demonstrated professional and academic excellence. He has a First Class Honours Bachelor's degree in Quantity Surveying from Leeds Metropolitan University (now Leeds Beckett University), and during his time there won numerous prizes, including the prestigious RICS Robert Ellis Memorial Prize for Best Student in the Built Environment. He also has training in Project Management and Programming/ Scheduling, which has been of particular benefit when working on NEC3 Projects and in claims requiring delay analysis.
Richard has a background in Mathematics, including a BSc (Hons) attained at UMIST (now the University of Manchester), and Computer Programming, which has been a valuable commodity in terms of business optimisation throughout his career.
The QSi is the only professional body which solely caters for Quantity Surveyors. The objectives of the QSi include supporting and protecting the character, status and interest of the profession of Quantity Surveying, and promoting good practice and high standards from its members.