Ian Gutteridge FRICS. Educated at Dartford Grammar School. Commenced working life with Gravesham Borough Council for 4½ years and then with Ward & Partners commercial department in Chatham. During this time he studied via day release and correspondence course for membership of the RICS and secured election in 1987. Managed the commercial offices for Ward & Partners (subsequently Prudential Property Services) at Canterbury and then Dartford. In 1989 he co-founded the new practice of Watson Day where he has remained to this day.
Ian is head of Property Management and also undertakes agency (industrial, offices & retail) and a mix of other professional work including rent reviews, lease renewals and valuation together with a limited amount of project management. Within the practice, Ian has direct, hands-on responsibility for all IT and similar technical issues.
Married with 2 children (2 dogs, cat, horse, fish, etc, etc), Ian was in his early years a competitive swimmer ("my argument for being larger than average") competing to county standard but now enjoys most sports, particularly cricket, playing league games on a weekly basis and being Chairman of his local club, together with occasional golf (badly - 28 handicap but only because the system won't go higher !).