Duries are committed to promoting and co-ordinating projects to create a profitable and dynamic commercial hub for local enterprise in the West of England.
Duries aim is to engage actively with the health and well-being of the community both young and old. We continue to develop the Big Society agenda, and this is being delivered through our support staff and our links within the community in both business and voluntary sectors.
With our well-established connections, we have actively developed an extensive network of individuals and organisation to enable us to deliver a competitive and innovative service to our clients.
Robert Durie OBE FRICS
Duries was initiated in 1990 by Robert Durie, a qualified chartered surveyor, with a variation of business experience with an impressive track record in both commercial and charitable projects. Robert was awarded an OBE in 2012 for his contribution to the community in Bristol through many of his different projects.
He has been fortunate enough (and generous) to be able to offer his advice and services to many charities in the region. As a qualified surveyor, a fellow of RICS, former president of Bristol Chamber of Commerce, trustee of numerous charities supporting both the young and the frail elderly of the West of England, as well as, Honorary Vice President of Bristol Junior Chamber and former High Sheriff of Bristol, which included supporting youth projects throughout the region. Robert has a wide range of experience across the city and a track record that speaks for itself.
Robert is a qualified valuer with extensive experience of property development and funding. He has particular interest in both new builds and the conservation of old buildings and historic ships! Currently Vice Patron of the National Association of Almshouses and Chairman of The Patron Awards panel for rewarding nationwide excellence in almshouse refurbishment and development.
When Robert finds spare time, his is often found out on a boat somewhere in the south of the country or taking his wife Jo on a walk across some beautiful countryside in the country. He also thoroughly enjoys travelling but nothing beats his passion for cricket and rugby on the weekends.