LONDON, 20 September 2022 – Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, today announced that the Kerr Baxter Associates (KBA) team will join Sedgwick’s commercial claims services business, further extending the company’s commercial surveying services.
As part of Sedgwick, the KBA team will provide project surveying and architectural services. This will strengthen Sedgwick’s existing surveying service by offering additional commercial capabilities too.
KBA is a multidisciplinary property and construction consultancy firm, established in 2004 by Jim Kerr and Stuart Baxter. The team of experts provides building surveying, architectural project management and construction design and management (CDM) principal designer (PD) advice for both public and private sector clients in various industries, including retail, industrial, commercial, residential, leisure and insurance reinstatement. “It is a pivotal moment in our stage of growth that Jim and Stuart and their team of experts join Sedgwick. Their experience in the commercial market expands our solutions available to our clients and provides an improved service to the market,” said Peter Farrelly, Sedgwick managing director of commercial claims services in the UK. “We are focused on expanding our offering of building surveying, architecture and CDM PD health and safety advice in the commercial building sector. I am pleased to welcome Jim and Stuart and their colleagues to the Sedgwick team.”
A 27-year industry veteran, Baxter is a chartered building surveyor with experience in project management, client services and commercial property — particularly the industrial sector.
“I am looking forward to promoting our commercial surveying capabilities and continuing to manage client needs," Baxter said. “Our focus is on widening the provision of building surveying, architectural services and health and safety advice, including the principal designer role, so we can provide greater access to clients across all sectors.”
Kerr brings a diverse skillset to Sedgwick. With over 28 years’ experience as a chartered building surveyor, he has a wide range of experience supporting all aspects of commercial property for a variety of both private and public sector clients. His extensive background includes procurement, principal designer and development, with particular expertise in retail and leisure delivery.
“The opportunity to work with Sedgwick and expand its commercial surveying and architectural services is an exciting next step in my career,” Kerr said. “I am excited to work as part of the dynamic team at Sedgwick.”