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The Team
Keri A Dobson-Grey
Keri A Dobson-Grey BA (Hons) PG Dip PVM FRICS, Managing Director
Keri qualified to become a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and registered valuer specialising in land, residential and commercial real estate brokerage & consultancy in 1998. She established Dobson-Grey in 2007 following extensive experience with international consultancy firms and national housebuilders.  

She can provide advice and support on RICS Red Book valuations, land, planning, investment, project and development management. 

She supports clients from land identification, land contract and lease negotiations. Planning support, investment review, funding, overseeing design, optimisation of land use/value and cost management for healthcare, education and residential sectors. She supports clients with co-ordination and recommendation of other professional advisors to support the effective delivery of their investments.

Former Trustee of Heart of England Mencap.

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Darren Grey CMIOSH, Health & Safety Director
Darren, founder of Dobson-Grey Risk Management in July 2009 is Health and Safety Director with the principal duties of developing relationships with Clients as the main point of contact to ensure the effective delivery of Health and Safety consultancy and training services. 

Darren is a Chartered member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH) and qualified to provide a comprehensive range of consultancy work including, auditing, surveys, accident investigations and training. Darren is able to provide advice and guidance to Clients on most of the principal areas of health and safety. Darren is also a qualified CDM Advisor and oversees the delivery of CDM Advisory services to both Public, Voluntary and Private Sector clients. Darren’s extensive CV demonstrates experience and an awareness from the clients perspective as he has worked in all three sectors prior to founding Dobson-Grey Risk Management.

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Tamasine Swan BSc MA MRTPI, Planning Associate
Tamasine is a Chartered Town Planner and joined Dobson Grey in June 2021 having previously spent 30 years working for both County and District Planning Authorities within Leicestershire and Warwickshire. 

During her career she has dealt with a wide variety of planning application submissions, listed building and Conservation Area matters, change of use proposals, the negotiation of legal agreements, caravan cases and issues relating to planning conditions. Most recently, at Stratford District Council, she had responsibility for the assessment of the majority of lawful development certificate applications submitted within the District and used her keen eye for detail and knowledge of planning case law to consider often complex evidence.  Over the years she has dealt with a range of appeal cases and acted as the principal planning witness at many Informal Hearings and Public Inquiries.  

Tamasine has always enjoyed working with professionals from other disciplines when dealing with applications and appeals and is already enjoying applying her town planning skills as part of the existing multi-disciplinary team at Dobson Grey.

Outside the workplace Tamasine is a Trustee of TOFS (Tracheo-Oesophageal Support), a charity dedicated to supporting the lives of those born with tracheo-oesophageal fistula and/or oesophageal atresia, rare congenital conditions affecting the formation of the oesophagus.

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Ed Abrams
Edward Abrams MSc MRICS Registered Valuer, Associate Surveyor
Ed joined Dobson-Grey in July 2020 with over 5 years’ experience of working within the property industry. He enrolled on the award-winning Savills Graduate Programme in 2016 and during his training he achieved a Masters in Real Estate from the University College of Estate Management and qualified as a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. 

Ed has experience in a broad range of public sector instructions including working on behalf of a Local Authority client in respect of a major leisure mixed-use regeneration project, where he assisted in providing advice to the client regarding land acquisition and supporting valuations; input to design and masterplanning; development mix and density.

Ed has acted on behalf of a variety of private sector clients providing consultancy advice regarding strategic land options, as well as negotiating acquisitions and disposals for sites across the Midlands. This includes a privately owned 6-acre development site in Stafford, where he successfully marketed the property and provided further consultancy advice to his client upon entering into a collaboration agreement with the chosen developer.

He has extensive expertise in property valuations, having undertaken multiple RICS Red Book valuations of different property types for loan security and accounting purposes.

At Dobson Grey, Ed is responsible for sourcing specialist housing on behalf of funds and operators for the delivery of a national programme of specialist housing across the UK. He is able to provide planning and development management support to residential, healthcare and education clients. 

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Justine Holt, Executive Assistant to Managing Director
Justine is the Executive Assistant to Keri Dobson, Managing Director

Justine supports process management and coordination for the agency, valuation, project management and planning consultancy teams.  

Justine has extensive experience of providing exemplar support to private, public and voluntary sector clients.  She has over 10 years experience in the land and development sector having worked on Grade I and II listed developments from project conception through to handover to purchasers/tenants and management company set up. Justine has extensive experience in supporting projects involving land, residential, healthcare, education and commercial.

She champions the Dobson Grey Team’s mission statement to ensure delivery of care, commitment and consistency of exceptional customer service.

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Oliver Sutton, Graduate Surveyor
Oliver is a recent Planning and Property Development BSc graduate currently working within the Land and Development team at Dobson Grey. As part of his degree, he undertook a years placement role within the telecommunications industry working within asset management. Within the property industry, he also had experience as a Planning Enforcement Officer at Local Authority level before joining the team at Dobson Grey.

Oliver works closely alongside Keri and Ed as a land agent carrying out valuations, planning research, site searches and development appraisals.

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Ken Forrest BSc CMIOSH MIFSM, Senior Health & Safety Consultant
Ken joined Dobson-Grey in September 2021 and has over 20 years experience in a variety of Health and Safety roles. A former member of the RAF where he was actively involved in construction and engineering, Ken used his experiences to become a Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH) and a Member of The Institute of Fire Safety Managers (MIFSM).  

Ken has joined Dobson-Grey after 7 successful years working for ELAS as a Lead Consultant where he established himself as a client focused Consultant and the Company's fire safety focal point. Ken has a wide and diverse experience in Health & Safety and Fire Safety having successfully advised a range of private and public sector clients across a range of commercial businesses from nursery education to engineering. 

A qualified Fire Risk Assessor and he sees fire safety as a key component of a Company's safety strategy. His goal is to establish strong working relationships with clients so that effective safety measures can be established not only achieving legal compliance but to ensure a safe working environment for employees. 

At Dobson-Grey Ken is able to support clients with Health, Safety and Fire advice and guidance, Training, Risk and CoSHH Assessments, Fire Risk Assessments,  Gap Analysis, Accident Investigation and Face Fit Testing.

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Joanna Podgorska, SHEQ and CDM Programme Manager
Joanna is an experienced Administrator / Coordinator with previous experience within varied industries, including Construction and Real Estate. She is a graduate of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland.

Over the last couple of years, she has supported multiple projects within the commercial sector for a Principal Contractor, ranging from smaller refurbishments to brand new car showrooms and industrial units.

Jo assists in coordination and delivery of Health & Safety for national private and public sector clients.

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Harry Bennett, Apprentice Surveyor
Harry is an Apprentice Surveyor supporting the Professional Services Team with valuation, town planning and development consultancy. Harry's previous experience has involved working within a global Civil Engineering company, producing technical drawings using 2D and 3D systems for large scale projects. Harry is one of the founding members of the inaugural Dobson-Grey's Football Team.

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Charlotte Handcock, Business Admin Apprentice
Charlotte is a recent graduate from the University of Sheffield where she received a first class honours in History & Politics.

During her time at the university she gained experience of managing projects, organised events as a chair of the Law4NonLaw committee, and volunteered with Foodworks.

Charlotte is joining Dobson Grey as a Business Admin Apprentice to support the Health & Safety and Land and Development teams, working closely with our CDM and HSE Programme Manager and Executive Assistant to the Managing Director.

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