Testimonials

“Linchpin are knowledgeable, professional and trusted advisers, who do what they say on the tin. I have always been happy with the quality of their work and their client-focused, friendly approach.”

Ian Watson – Chief Executive. Hansteen PLC.

“I have known and worked with Ian for 10 years and have always been impressed with his knowledge of all things relating to `Property`, whether complex development proposals or more straight forward construction related issues.  Ian’s wide ranging knowledge and practical experience is an extremely valuable combination”.

Stephen Prosser – Regional Manager, St Modwen PLC.

“We are delighted with our new office building (the Printworks) and the way you project managed both the construction of this office block, and the new road and service infrastructure on the site.  We’ll certainly call upon you again if we need further property advice. Thank you”.

H.Geddes - North West Ltd

“I have had the pleasure of working alongside Ian for a period of 20 years on some significant, major and challenging development projects and I have no hesitation in recommending him as an able, practical and competent project manager. He is a good communicator, an inspirational leader with a firm but fair approach to those who fall under his direction. He is focused and decisive under pressure and commands respect from his peers.”

David Walker FRICS – Managing Director, Aegis Services Ltd

“Having worked for several years alongside Ian at Enterprise Plc and having since been aware of his professional building surveying practice I can only say that I believe Ian to be the consummate professional.
He has a down to earth but friendly and easy style which makes him readily approachable. 
His working methods are both highly professional and carefully detailed. He has a wide understanding of all things technical relating to the world of building surveying yet can provide an objective and common sense approach to resolving problems which few others in the business possess.
I can only say that I would positively recommend Ian to anyone seeking advice on any building surveying related matter.”

Gwynne Furlong – Managing Director, Gwynne Furlong Property Consultants

“Cassidy + Ashton has worked with Ian Summersgill on a number of development projects where Ian has acted as Project Manager.  Ian has a positive and proactive attitude to development, with a ‘can do’ mentality and the ability to galvanise others into working together as a team.  His is a thoughtful, resourceful and competent person and is highly recommended by this Practice.”

Iain Scales – Director, Cassidy & Ashton

“Linchpin have worked for us on various projects, their service has been highly professional with a great attention to detail and a knowledge of property that is second to none.”

Janet Pickup –  Senior Asset Manager , Warner Estate PLC

“We find Linchpin to be extremely reliable and responsive to our requirements. The quality of information they produce is excellent”.

M.Coyne - Enterprise PLC

“I have known Ian Summersgill on a personal and professional basis for almost twenty years, during which time he has worked with me as both a colleague and professional advisor on a range development projects designed to provide quality office and workshop accommodation for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. Ian has considerable experience of the refurbishment of old industrial buildings, the development of Brownfield sites and the development of modern industrial units on Greenfield land. I highly recommend Ian’s abilities and knowledge as an experienced development surveyor, project manager and problem solver. To this end my Company (EDS) is currently engaging his services as an advisor on the refurbishment of a grade 2 Listed building in Preston.”

Pat Donoghue – Managing Director, EDS Ltd

“We have established a close working relationship with Linchpin over recent years.  Ian in particular has successfully managed a number of industrial and commercial development projects on our behalf. I would recommend anyone to visit their website to see the vast range of developments they have project managed. Always impressed with the service and professionalism”

B.Bell - Enterprise PLC

“Linchpin provided us with an extremely high level of service. Their meticulous inspection and detailed report dramatically reduced the stress associated with purchasing our property “

A.Thwaite - Hellifield, North Yorkshire

“We have instructed Linchpin on a number of property related matters and have always found them to be highly professional in what they do. We would be happy to recommend their services”.

J.Pickup - Ashtenne Industrial Fund

"Thank you for your fast and efficient service. The survey was extremely helpful in identifying the various problems with the building. I think it saved us from making what could have been a disastrous purchase”

H.Glover - Preston, Lancashire

“We have worked with Linchpin on a number of occasions and have always found their advice to be sound, prompt and commercial astute”

P.Donoghue - EDS (NW) Ltd

“I have known Ian for coming up to 8 years and I have worked with him in his capacity as a Client at Ashtenne, and then Project Manager at Linchpin. Throughout that period it has been an absolute pleasure to work with Ian. He ensures that all aspects of projects are uncomplicated and straightforward. He is fair, reliable, acts with total integrity and does what he says he is going to do, and I would recommend him to both Clients and other members of the professional team without hesitation.”

Tony Cryne – Managing Director, Charles Andrews Ltd

“I worked with Ian Summersgill for a number of years on a grant-funded project to develop a 50 acre business park in East Lancashire. The developer was a joint venture between my company and Enterprise plc later Ashtenne plc, both of which Ian represented.  We installed the main infrastructure throughout the park, procured and let a 20,000sf office building in a dozen short tenancies and then sold the building as an investment and the park as a development prospect, both very successfully. Ian was always a joy to work with: unflappable, diligent, knowledgeable - sound in every way and I am pleased to recommend him most highly”.

Hugh Geddes – Chief Executive , Barrow Lands Company Ltd

“Linchpin are knowledgeable, professional and trusted advisers, who do what they say on the tin. I have always been happy with the quality of their work and their client-focused, friendly approach.”

Ian Watson – Chief Executive, Hansteen PLC

“You took the time to hear and understand our concerns and produce a clear and concise report. We will certainly recommend you to our friends”.

S.Hardacre - Skipton, North Yorkshire

Linchpin Ltd RicsIf you would like to know more about our services or to discuss whether we could help you with a particular matter please contact us by telephone on 0113 3884802, or by e mail on info@linchpinltd.co.uk
Linchpin Ltd, West One, 114 Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 1BA / The Old Rectory, Thornton in Craven, Skipton, BD23 3TN