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About Oliver

Having studied marketing at university, and after an initial couple of years selling drinking water machines in London, I moved back to Hull and into the professional sector, where I was Managing Director of Stamps Solicitors/Hudson Law between 2000 and 2017. In 2003 I set up an estate agency department within Stamps, before going on to establishing Hudson Property as an independent estate agency in Hessle in 2006. I then carried out my two roles simultaneously.

Having qualified as an Associate Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in 2017, and having trained in surveying for a couple of years under the tutelage of Graham Gibbs from Graham Gibbs Associates in Hessle, Graham invited me to start work as a Consultant Surveyor in 2020. Alongside my estate agency work, I have been carrying out freelance surveys exclusively for Graham Gibbs between 2020 and 2024, covering RICS Homebuyer surveys (level 2), building surveys (level 3), structural & damp surveys, and tree proximity reports.

Due to the tough economic environment and changing estate agency sector, it was with a heavy heart that I decided to close Hudson Property in 2024. On a positive note, this meant that I could focus entirely on residential surveying, and it was with great excitement that I founded Oliver Hudson Surveying in January 2024.

When I’m not surveying, I like to keep busy!

Family comes first, and I’m very lucky to be both a husband and father.

As our children have got older, I’ve gradually found more time to explore interests of my own, and love the variety these bring to my life.

I have been practising karate since 2008 and have progressed to the rank of 1st Dan (Shodan).  I train 2 to 3 times per week in Hull, Beverley and Barton, and try to take part in at least one tournament each year.  If there were more days in the week, I would become an instructor, but you can’t do everything!

I like nothing more than the great outdoors and being at the mercy of the elements, so I take myself off to Cayton Bay as often as I can to surf a few waves.  I’m rubbish at it, but what I love about surfing is that you can have hours of fun no matter your level of skill, and also that you can surf all year round. 

I used to love singing but damaged my voice box playing rugby, so I get my musical fix these days by playing the harmonica.  It’s a really difficult instrument to learn but I’ve been taking lessons online from an old pro in Los Angeles and am starting to get some cool blues numbers under my belt!