The new sector will be led by Dave Clare

Loss adjuster QuestGates has combined three existing departments to create a new Surveying Services division.

The division will be led by divisional operations manager Dave Clare and brings together the group’s subsidence, third-party property damage and valuation services arms.

Clare was formerly operational claims manager (subsidence) and will take overall responsibility for both day-to-day operations and the management and quality control of all internal and external validation surveyors and project managers.

QuestGates director Alistair Steward said: “QuestGates has always said that it will grow, not by chasing volume business, rather by developing and delivering innovative and specialist services. Our existing surveying led services have each been tremendously successful and we believe there is room to develop these further. It makes sense to bring these together, creating a solid platform from which to deliver a wide range of solutions under Dave’s leadership.”

Clare added: “We intend to take a fresh look at creating a more dynamic and flexible model as well as pursue suitable opportunities to offer new services that offer genuine added value to insurers and brokers alike. I’m confident that in time we will be able to offer a full menu of services to meet the needs of both our clients and loss adjusters alike.”