As managing director of McCarrick Construction in Chester-le-Street, Matthew McCarrick has always been a staunch advocate for professional qualifications and is certainly leading by example, having just achieved his third fellowship from a chartered organisation.
Internationally recognised organisations such as the RICS, CIOB and APM offer differing levels of membership via punishing application processes, only awarding chartership to those who have acquired years of experience and made significant contributions to their profession.
Equivalent to completing a Masters degree, a chartered Fellow will rank amongst the most highly qualified and experienced of their peers, able to inspire and influence the direction of their industry and to lead with authority within their professional field.
Commenting on his recent success, he said: “As managing director of an SME, my everyday role incorporates contract management, project management and thorough knowledge of all construction processes so each of my charterships is directly relevant to me. However, it is apparently very unusual to have a Fellowship in three different fields – most business leaders would be satisfied with just one of these qualifications. I do know of a couple of others – Lance Taylor, CEO of Gallagher Group and Richard Steer, Chairman of Gleeds – who clearly feel, as I do, that they are a tremendous asset in business and indicate an extremely high standard of integrity and professionalism.”
Matthew is now able to incorporate after his name the post-nominals FCIOB –Fellow of Chartered Institute of Building, FRICS – Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and FAPM – Fellow of Association of Project Managers. “I will probably only use the full set on my business cards though, as it’s starting to become a bit of a mouthful.”
2022 has already been an extremely busy year for McCarrick Construction – the company has just concluded a successful summer works programme and has been awarded places on two separate contract frameworks within the last six months, so there will be no time for Matthew to rest on his laurels just yet.