We continue to research, design and deliver lifelong learning and development that provides diverse and accessible pathways into the profession. With our programme of conferences, seminars, training and networking opportunities we enable RICS members to stay at the forefront of their profession.
The pandemic did not deter RICS in its ability to keep members at the forefront of the profession. Since April, over 2,200 candidates were able to continue their profession progression despite global lockdowns because of our digital programme of events and training.
The RICS qualification was further recognised in Hong Kong this year. The regulatory authority for property management services in Hong Kong approved RICS as a Recognised Professional Body (RPB) under their licensing scheme. This approval enables RICS-qualified professionals to undertake regulated property management work.
Held in London on the 29th November, the RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards 2019 celebrated the professionalism, expertise and innovation that we find throughout the industry - showing a diverse and talented gallery of remarkable winners and future leaders of the profession. We asked two of the winners what winning their award meant to them.
Kelly Allen, Faithorn Farrel Timms LLP winner of the Building Surveying category, said that “I started my family prior to embarking on my career in surveying, which I feel has contributed to me questioning my abilities and subjecting myself to significant pressure to excel and prove myself capable.
I felt truly honoured to be recognised by my employer and nominated for the award. To win on the night felt implausible, and I am sincerely blessed and grateful to be able to demonstrate to my children and others that hard work pays off.
Winner of the Building Surveying category
Eleni Randle, Eldnar LTD, who won the Land (Rural and Urban) award, believes “it is probably the most prestigious award I could have achieved at this stage in my profession. When I entered I didn’t think, despite the fact I am proud of what I have achieved to date, that I would stand a chance of being shortlisted let alone winning my category. I am fortunate enough to work with and meet some incredibly talented professionals within my day to day work – to be acknowledged as one of the best out there, honestly meant the world to me (and meant that all the cumulative years studying, adding to my qualifications has paid off)."
I have always said that I have no desire to be one of the biggest out there, just one of the best at what I do.
Winner of the Land (Rural and Urban) category