Young Surveyor of the Year Awards 2019 – Finalist!

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.

Given my work in the last few years I felt this year was the right time to submit an application and see how I compared on a national scale. As part of my application I was required to demonstrate outstanding achievement, client satisfaction, being a team player, innovation and being an ambassador to the profession. An extract from my concluding statement as part of my application is below:

“I am one of the most disciplined and tenacious professionals you will find, if I say I am going to do something, I do it and this is a trait I am well known and trusted for. I am regularly commended for being efficient and am often the one colleagues in other firms call, if needs be, to generally talk things through. It is relationships like this, as a professional, which will allow Chartered Surveyors to share knowledge and foster relationships for the good of the both our profession and clients alike. I go above and beyond for myself, as a professional, and my clients to ensure I am best I can be and to achieve my client’s goals.

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. I continue to strongly champion the benefits of utilising qualified individuals, as well as encouraging others to work towards their qualifications as recognition of professional achievement. Overall, I am one of the strongest champions you will find out there, encouraging professions to work together to push boundaries, achieve objectives and explain where it ultimately all started for me – as a Chartered Surveyor.”

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. Being shortlisted is an achievement in itself which I am immensely proud of.

The winner in each category and the overall winner will be announced at an awards dinner on 28th November in Kensington, London. I will of course let you all know how I get on!