ALAN Gordon, the veteran chartered surveyor, has been elevated to the post of senior partner at DM Hall, writes Scott Wright.

Mr Gordon, well known for his work with the Scottish licensed trade, has been with the firm his entire career, joining as an apprentice surveyor in Glasgow 33 years ago. He succeeds John Albiston, who opened the firm’s Inverness office 35 years ago and has now retired.

Mr Gordon, who had been principal commercial partner prior to his promotion, said: “I am honoured that my partners have elected me to this important role and would like to thank, especially, my predecessor, John Albiston for the first-class job he has done as the firm’s senior partner over the past three years.

“I am highly optimistic that we will continue to deliver the highest possible levels of professional service for our highly-valued clients.

“Equally, I want to see us invest heavily in the future, both in our people and in the technology we employ, to deliver to the highest professional standards. It’s going to be an exciting and stimulating time.”

DM Hall said managing partner Eric Curran will remain in his current role until January next year.

Mr Albiston said: “I have no doubt that DM Hall is in good hands and that the firm will continue to grow and prosper under the new regime.”