Sava acquires BlueBox Partners.

Original Article
August 9th, 2021


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Sava have acquired BlueBox Partners, the specialist residential surveying training business.

The acquisition will allow Sava to work directly with BlueBox’s expert panel of experienced residential valuers and surveyors that Sava currently use to deliver training for its diploma programmes. This will provide more control of the customer experience as well as enhancing development work into new initiatives.

Austin Baggett, managing director of Sava said, “We have worked closely with BlueBox Partners for over 15 years, which has always been successful since we share the same three-fold vision. Firstly, to offer high quality education to those joining the residential surveying and valuation profession which has acute skills shortages. Secondly, to support existing surveyors to keep up to date with continued professional development. And thirdly to drive up standards, so that residential surveyors are at the forefront of making UK homes better for owners and occupiers. We are excited by the prospect of working even more closely with the expert surveyors within BlueBox to accelerate this shared vision”.

The current managing director of BlueBox Partners Larry Russen; one of the four original Directors with Alan Appleby, Phil Parnham and Chris Rispin, said “BlueBox Partners has trained many thousands of new and existing property professionals over the years with Sava, RICS and others at events such as ‘Surveys in Practice’. Working with Sava, we helped develop the highly successful Diploma in Residential Surveying and Valuation. We are all excited to be working directly for Sava and look forward to sharing our skills for future generations of property professionals”.

All BlueBox Partners’ trainers will continue to work on Sava diploma programmes and are all busy preparing for returning to the physical classroom from September. The Surveyor Hub community and podcast is not included in the acquisition and will continue to thrive under the leadership of ex-BlueBox managing director Marion Ellis and supported by volunteer surveyors and industry advocates.