Our Management Team


Chris Rispin BSc FRICS

Chris is the Managing Director of BlueBox partners he has had previous experience in private practice in and around South Yorkshire before having a senior operational role at HBOS in their Valuation and Survey division. He followed this as Technical Director at Allied Surveyors, before taking up the role as Director of Technical Services at Allied Surveyors Diligence Limited. Chris has overall management responsibility for BlueBox partners and specializes in forensic investigations into residential property valuations, having had many years of assessing reports for purposes of Quality Assurance and investigating negligence claims.

He has co-authored, with Phil Parnham two books entitled "Residential Property Appraisal" and the "Home Inspector’s Handbook". He has also written numerous articles in respect of the valuation of residential property, including the principle section on the subject in isurv (the RICS technical website). He has presented numerous courses including the series on "Property Horrors" and "Expert Witness".


Phil Parnham BSc MRICS

Phil, who is a Chartered Building Surveyor, has many years experience in both the property sector and higher education and he has developed a range of training and development services for practitioners. Phil coordinates our 'Diagnosis of Building Defects Service' and has a particular expertise in resolving dampness problems.

He has written a number of technical books including "Residential Property Appraisal" for Spon Press, "The Home Inspector’s Handbook” for RICS Books (both with Chris Rispin), "The Domestic Assessor’s Handbook" (with Larry Russen), and "The Surveyor’s Guide to the RICS HomeBuyer Service". His latest book is called "Assessing Building Services".


Larry Russen BSc FRICS FBEng IRRV

Larry is a Chartered Building Surveyor and Director in a firm of chartered surveyors that specialise in commercial and residential building surveying, building design, construction/contract management, energy assessment and defects analysis. He is also Director and Board Member of Allied Surveyors and Valuers.

He is an assessor, internal verifier and trainer for NES/SAVA where he also qualified as a NHER Plan assessor. Larry has just completed the "Domestic Energy Assessor’s Handbook" with Phil Parnham and teaches across the programme.


Alan Appleby BSc FRICS

With over 35 years experience in residential and commercial property in a variety of work settings including traditional surveying partnership, lending institution and large estate agency group, Alan now runs a small practice in Staffordshire focusing mainly on residential survey and valuation matters with a particular interest in Listed and historic buildings. He is an accredited NVQ assessor and delivers presentations and training modules through BlueBox partners, the Independent Surveyors and Valuers Association, RICS and other networks. He is also a part-time director of a sign manufacturing company


Blue Box Partners Ltd

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