jhai would like to welcome Kevin Blunden on-board as the new Regional Manager for the South Midlands. Kevin joins our well-established team of Approved Inspectors and office support staff, operating from the Northampton office.
An exceptionally experienced surveyor, Kevin has worked at senior levels in both the public and private sectors of Building Control - working closely with Government departments and industry bodies to promote Building Control, advancing standards and competence throughout his career.
He is currently working with ACAI, the body representing Approved Inspectors, to establish a framework for insurance in the sector which meets the needs of the Government and provides protection to both clients and the public. Following a recent meeting with the Secretary of State, he is confident that a working solution which ticks all the boxes can be found in the immediate future.
Kevin was attracted to jhai as he was ‘seeking to join a larger Building Control organisation with a proven track record of delivering superior customer service, looking to further expand and one with no concerns regarding the renewal of all professional indemnity insurance.’
In joining jhai, Kevin aims to grow the South Midlands Region into one of the best performing areas in the country by ‘establishing a network of professionals working at the highest level and capable of dealing with any potential projects’. Bringing his experience of training, leadership and mentoring to the company will help existing and future staff, further develop their expertise.
Matt Read, Managing Director of jhai, is only too pleased to welcome Kevin, ‘Kevin is an experienced and highly trained Building Control professional who will be an asset not just to the South Mid region but to jhai as a national company. His passion and dedication are exactly what we are looking for now, as we continue our ambitious growth strategy to deliver superior Approved Building Control services across England and Wales.’