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Gibraltar is a building surveyor’s paradise

Written by b2b on . Posted in People on the Move, Volume 8 Nº3

John Mckillop Smith FRICS FBEng FBIFM has been appointed as Managing Director of Chesterton Property Management and Chartered Building Surveyors, a new venture of Chesterton.


John, a highly qualified chartered building surveyor, has over 25 years experience managing hundreds of commercial and residential properties and estates in the UK, having been the UK Commercial Operations Director for FPD Savills and Head of Building Surveying at Great Portland Estates PLC.  In addition, John has project managed many refurbishments and rebuilds across the UK, most notably a £25m reconstruction project in the City following one of the IRA bombs.
John was born, educated and married in Gibraltar before travelling to the UK to train as a surveyor.  “Gibraltar is a building surveyor’s paradise” John told B2B.  “It is a very exciting time to establish the Chesterton Property Management and Chartered Building Surveying Practice. The mix of old property stock together with the array of new developments built in the last 10 years means there is much work to be done in properly and professionally maintaining, or in some cases restoring, these assets.  I returned to Gibraltar to spend more time with our family and friends.  But maintaining and enhancing property, properly, is a particular passion of mine and I had no hesitation in taking up the Chesterton offer to expand its services to include building surveying and estate management.”
Mike Nicholls, MD of Chesterton, has known John for a number of years and was clearly pleased with the appointment.  “John is probably the most internationally experienced chartered building surveyor in Gibraltar and we are very pleased that he has joined us.  We see all around us the effects of bad management or no management on properties in Gibraltar.
I firmly believe that commercial landlords and resident committees managing their own buildings will benefit from John’s experience and advice.”

Gino Bossino heads up to the “Top of the Rock”

Written by b2b on . Posted in People on the Move, Volume 8 Nº3

Gino Paul Bossino has joined the MH Bland Group as Manager of the recently refurbished Cable Car Top Station and the Mons Calpe Suite.
After having completed a Hotel Management degree with the Savoy Group and Westminster College London, Gino joined the Lowes Group at the prestigious Churchill Hotel. He then gained further experience at the Mayfair Hotel and the Britannia Hotel, both part of the luxury chain, Inter Continental Hotel Group.
By then, fully versed in hotel management, he was asked to become the Middle East Regional Director of Sales & Marketing.
Whilst at IHC he also completed a Strategic Marketing Management Course at the Havard Business School.
George Gaggero told B2B ‘Being of good Gibraltarian Hotelier stock, Gino brings with him an excellent understanding and appreciation for the local tourist and business market. His wealth of knowledge and experience in hospitality will no doubt become immediately evident to those using the spectacular facilities at the “Top of the Rock”.’
In welcoming Gino to his new role, George Gaggero was quick to highlight the professionalism, commitment to excellence and eye for detail that had been instantly apparent in Gino’s enthusiastic approach to the this new opportunity.
As well as enhancing the existing product on offer to tourists, his role will involve the continuing development of the unique Mon Calpe Suite as Gibraltar’s premier location for private functions, weddings, corporate presentations & special events.
Gino is an active member of the Savoy Society, & HBS Executive Education Association..

Piers Watson promotion at Toyota Gibraltar Stockholdings

Written by b2b on . Posted in People on the Move, Volume 8 Nº3

Toyota Gibraltar Stockholdings is pleased to announce that Piers Watson has been promoted to the post of UN Sector Sales Manager.
Piers has been with TGS for over 4 years now and has been involved with the UN Sales Team for most of that time. B2B has been told that “The experience he has gained, plus the hard work and commitment he has shown to TGS during this time meant that he was the natural choice when the post of UN Sales Manager was being considered. We wish Piers every success for his new challenge.”

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