Start-up surveying firm builds new team

Less than 6 months after relocating to the creative buzz of the Custard Factory, Chartered surveying firm Space Building Surveyors are creating a buzz of their own with their first official team hire. 

The bold, straight-talking firm run by Toby Bowser and Stephen Seeney, have welcomed Kerrie Bisla to the team as part of ambitious growth plans and their mission to be the go-to niche building surveying practice in the West Midlands.  

Kerrie, who has taken on the role of Building Surveyor and is determined to achieve chartered status, was excited to find a surveying firm doing things a bit differently:


“The surveying industry can be seen as old-fashioned and stuffy so I feel very lucky to have found a company who are challenging the way things have always been done. I love the fact that Toby and Stephen take a creative approach and are happy to ditch the suits and surveyor jargon.”

Toby Bowser, who founded the firm in 2022 tells us what Kerrie’s appointment means for Space:  “Kerrie joins us from Avison Young and we were really impressed by her enthusiasm and fresh new ideas. She shares our creative values and our vision for trying to change the industry we’re in, so she was the perfect fit for our business and our clients who choose us because we’re different.” 

With a skills gap in building surveying, Director and Surveyor Stephen Seeney explains why Kerrie’s position is so important:  

“We need to change perceptions of building surveying to encourage more young people into the industry. There’s a shortage of new and upcoming talent so to have found someone with Kerrie’s skills and approach is really encouraging. We’re looking forward to hearing Kerrie’s ideas and supporting her to become Chartered too.”

Space have grown quickly in their first 2 years of business and Kerrie is excited to be part of their next chapter: 

“I love working on repair and refurbishment projects, technical due diligence surveys and dilapidations and I’m really looking forward to be working in such an amazing and inspiring building like the Custard Factory too.” 

Toby adds: “Our clients often come to us with tricky or challenging projects like the refurbishment  upgrading of industrial buildings or repairs to apartment blocks. I know Kerrie will have fresh ideas for improving places where people live and work which is essentially what we’re all about.”

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