As you may have seen from my previous posts I am very pleased to share that I have been shortlisted for the Young Surveyor of the Year Awards 2019 in the Land (Urban and Rural) category alongside four other finalists.

The awards, run by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) are designed to recognise outstanding inspiring talent, set to be the future leaders in the profession. By the age of 31 I have already achieved three years as an equity partner in a previous firm and gone on to set up my own company this year. I am one of the most highly qualified individuals within my sector with multiple qualifications (BSc (hons), MSc, FRICS, FAAV, MRTPI, RICS Registered Valuer) as well as being one of the youngest Fellows of the RICS.

Being shortlisted was a very pleasant surprise given that the standards of previous finalists has been notably high and the competition each year is fierce.  The winner in each category and the overall winner will be announced at an awards dinner on Thursday, in London. I will of course let you all know how I get on but being shortlisted is an achievement in itself which I am immensely proud of.

Additionally, this week I will be attending the RICS Fellows Reception at the RICS Headquarters in Parliament Square, London.  2019 has seen the highest number of female candidates become Fellows of the RICS (FRICS) in a single year in the RICS’ 150 year history (of which, I was one in February this year).  I look forward to joining the Presidential Team and other fellows at the event.