The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO), has appointed Tom Backhouse, CEO of Terrafirma as a new Board Member and Director.
Tom, an award winning geologist and entrepreneur, founded Terrafirma, which, based in Bristol, employs geologists, engineers and data scientists to help professionals and consumers to unravel the complexities of the ground and provide intelligent solutions in the form of GeoData and Reports to support robust and future-proof decision making.
Chairman, James Sherwood-Rogers said, “We are delighted that Tom has joined the CoPSO Board and I am are sure that he will make a valued contribution in the changing world of property information.
Post COVID-19, CoPSO will have an integral role in improving property purchases.
“Tom has considerable knowledge and experience with Terrafirma, becoming a market leader in the provision and innovation of ground risk reports, and by continuing to push the boundaries of what is commercially possible with geo-science and GeoData, he will bring much to the CoPSO Board.” Tom said, “For years, there has been a collective call for change; to move to digital signatures and ID checks, to progress from PDF reports to ‘data-up-front’, to digitally transform the valuation and mortgage origination process, and to continue pushing the Public Sector to engage more positively with business.
“As we settle into this strange new world (post-COVID-19), CoPSO will have an integral role in bringing together these once disparate and slow-to-change parts of property purchase, ensuring the same standards of excellence and ultimately support its members to adapt and thrive.”