Over the next couple of weeks, we will be introducing our team so watch this space!
Some faces may be familiar other not. So, this will be your opportunity to put a face to a name.
Malcolm is the co-founder of the business and the Senior Surveyor at Morgan Williams.
In 1985 Malcolm founded Morgan Williams Commercial Chartered Surveyors along with Mike Williams, who has since retired. Previously he worked at Ranks Hovis McDougall in the commercial property department. Malcolm had qualified with a BSc in Estate Management from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh in 1980, and subsequently became a member of the RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) on 17th May 1983 and Malcolm is now a Registered Valuation Surveyor within the RICS.
He has a great relationship with his clients and having been established for over 35 years many of these relationships are rather long standing! Services offered to clients include management, agency, and the area where Malcolm has extensive knowledge – valuations. As an RICS Registered Valuer he also deals with a wide range of valuations for the major banks, other lending institutions, pension funds, investment companies and private individuals. He reckons he has valued every other commercial property in Warrington at some stage!
On the personal side keeping up with 3 sons, 2 grandsons and a wife of many years who likes to travel, keeps him busy, but whenever he can escape, fly fishing is his passion and golf, depending on how he is playing!
Each year the whole family try and get away together and much to the amusement of the family they only discovered his fear of heights 4 years ago on a Centre Park holiday when he was half way up a tree.
Jane is very used to be known as “Malcolm’s wife” it’s been 32 years after all… however when Mike retired Jane became Malcolm’s business Partner too as a Member of the LLP and found herself learning about VAT, Accounting, insurances and various other administrative necessities in running a business.
In a previous life, Jane started off her professional career as a PE Teacher and with a love of Statistics and numbers also taught Maths, she went on to graduate from the OU with a Mathematics Degree, and as she told all her children “It’s much easier to do a qualification when you are at University full-time, rather than when you have children and a full time job!” Joshua didn’t listen and has learnt the hard way…
As the children arrived, she reduced her teaching to part-time and concentrated on Maths and Special needs. The arrival of Callum led to another career swerve as she became an active volunteer for the National Eczema Society in 1992, eventually securing a number of National Lotteries Grants and running and devising a National training programme for Health professionals, amongst other projects, in the Voluntary Sector. She also worked with many other national and local charities. In 2008 she decided that 16 years in the Voluntary Sector was enough and stepped down from professional charity work and went on to manage a number of Furnished Holiday Lets. Around this time the family acquired Plas Colwyn and Jane projected managed the creation of a 9 bedroomed holiday let, a new venture, which was going very well 12 years down the line until Covid-19 stopped people moving around…
Following a health issue almost 3 years ago Jane had to take a step back from work completely and she passed the reins over to Callum who stepped in and took over management of Plas Colwyn and the Morgan Williams accounts etc. However, as she goes from strength to strength Jane is returning to the roles she enjoys (after all they are all about numbers) and wondering if she will ever retire?
Jane has a love of all things Dance, both watching and taking part. Matthew Bourne New Adventures is her particular favourite and the highlight of her lockdown was taking part in the Company classes every Wednesday. Just before lockdown she organised a Strictly Dance class afternoon with Robin Windsor and raised over £2000 for the British Heart Foundation.