19th May 2015 back to news

Four Graduates Successfully Pass Assessment of Professional Competence (APC)

Graham + Sibbald are delighted to announce that four graduate surveyors employed in the Inverness, Aberdeen and Edinburgh offices, have all passed their Assessment of Professional Competence (APC), to become full members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). 


Malcolm Smith joined the firm in 2014 having worked in private practice following graduation with a BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2009. Malcolm is a Building Surveyor who works across between the Edinburgh and Glasgow offices, specialising in contract administration whilst still providing core professional Building Surveying services. 


Andrew Lyle has been with the firm since 2012 and is employed as a Building Surveyor in the Inverness Office. Andrew joined the firm having qualified from Robert Gordon University in 2011 with a BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying and provides technical support in the form of Building Survey, dilapidations and contract administration services, in the North of Scotland. 


Greg Scrimgeour and Mark Gillies are both based in the Aberdeen office. Greg joined the firm in 2013 following graduation with a BSc (Hons) in Property Management and Valuation from Glasgow Caledonian University. Greg is part of an experienced team in Aberdeen providing valuation services for the residential sector. 


Mark Gillies completed his BA (Hons) undergraduate studies at Robert Gordon University in Management in 2008 before obtaining a MSc in Real Estate from Aberdeen University in 2011. Mark originally joined the Edinburgh Office for 2 years in 2011 prior to moving to Aberdeen in 2013. Since joining the firm and moving to Aberdeen, Mark has provided commercial valuation and agency services as part of the Commercial Surveying team in Aberdeen and the North East.


Iain Leighton, Senior Partner, Graham + Sibbald, said: “It’s great news that four of our graduates have passed their APC, resulting in a 100% pass record at this time of sitting. We provide as much support as possible on the route to the MRICS qualification and it is heartening to see our teams work hard throughout the training and achieve great results. High standards of professionalism are increasingly important and we pride ourselves on the breadth of experience we offer as a firm. These candidates are the most recent example of what we hope is continuing professional achievement within the business.