Matthew Hunt, the former trainee and now graduate surveyor at the property agency’s Huntingdon office, was awarded first class honours in Real Estate by Birmingham City University and won the RICS – the industry’s professional body - prize for ‘Outstanding Achievement at Undergraduate Level’ for attaining the highest overall mark on the degree course for his work, which included a dissertation on the upgrading of the A14 trunk road and its effect on the local commercial property market.
Matthew joined Barker Storey Matthews in 2014 and has successfully combined his degree studies, part time, with full time employment as a trainee surveyor at the firm’s Huntingdon office.
Commenting on Matthew’s graduation, Richard Adam, Director and Head of Agency at Barker Storey Matthews’ Huntingdon office, said, “To combine part time study so successfully with the demands of full time employment is an achievement in itself and for this Matthew is to be commended.
“However, to also achieve recognition from the RICS at this stage of his career is a testament to Matthew’s talents in his chosen professional field.
“Undoubtedly, Matthew’s hands-on commercial knowledge of the Huntingdon area fed in to his studies and his dissertation. In turn, his dissertation about the strategic importance of the A14 improvements and the business opportunities for the Huntingdon area gives academic insight, adding value to the services we offer to our clients.
“We are proud of all Matthew’s achievements since he joined Barker Storey Matthews and he is an asset to the firm.”
Matthew will continue to study and train towards the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC), a globally recognised qualification which is acknowledged as a marque of excellence and professional competence in the property sector.