A Commonwealth Games fencing gold medallist has been appointed by property consultancy Vail Williams as a building surveyor.

Calum Maynard has joined the Surrey regional team at the firm’s Woking office after six years at construction consultant Summers-Inman.

Mr Maynard, 29, was a member of the England team which won gold in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Canberra.

He has an honours degree in building surveying from UWE Bristol and is currently studying for his RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC).

He said: “I was looking for a new challenge and I am both humbled and gratified to be appointed by a firm of Vail William’s stature.”

Vail Williams’ Surrey regional managing partner Geoff Fallon said: “In all my time in this industry I have never hired a Commonwealth Games gold medallist before, but it must be stressed we didn’t appoint Calum because of his sporting prowess.

“He is here because he is a fine building surveyor, a good all-rounder with lots of experience, and we have high expectations that he will perform brilliantly across a range of specialisms for Vail Williams.”

Calum Maynard in action as an international épée fencer

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