RICSDirector, UK Communications and External Affairs
Sarah has worked at RICS since 2000 and has held a variety of posts. She took up her current role as RICS Director, UK Communications and External Affairs in July 2016 following on from her time as Director of RICS in Scotland, a post she took up in October 2011.
She is currently rresponsible for leading the UK Communications and External Affairs team – comprising Press Office, PR, Policy Development, member communications, Parliamentary Affairs and brand marketing. The team’s policy and communications work is the external voice of the institution across the UK. Their task is to ensure that RICS’ expertise and advice is heard in national, regional and trade media, across the membership, in government departments, and in Parliament – in Cardiff, Edinburgh, London and Belfast.
Sarah Speirs , 29 Jun 2016
‘Building Inclusivity’ is the first report of its kind to look at all aspects of diversity and inclusion in the land, property and construction sector. This data, provided by UK firms committed to changing their diversity profile, allows us to see how we measure up against other sectors and provides a baseline from which we can track our achievements.
Sarah Speirs , 09 Jun 2016
According to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey, activity in the Scottish housing market slowed during May, as a decline in new properties coming on to the market was accompanied by a drop in new buyer enquiries.
Sarah Speirs , 16 Mar 2016
The steps taken toward Scottish City Deals announced by the Chancellor in today’s budget are significant and welcome moves that will help unlock the potential for considerable benefits across the country.
Sarah Speirs , 20 Apr 2015
Thomas L Inglis, MBE, FRICS, FNIQS, (retired) was lately assistant head, Department of Building and Surveying, Glasgow Caledonian University. Here he details the bicentenary of the Scottish Mode of Measurement.
Sarah Speirs , 24 Feb 2015
The long-awaited final report of Scotland's Agricultural Holdings Legislation Review Group was published at the end of January by Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment.
Sarah Speirs , 07 Jan 2015
We welcome the publication of the Scottish Government’s five-year review of the Home Report, and we will continue to work closely with them to ensure that the recommendations are implemented effectively.
Congratulations to Nicola Sturgeon, who is likely to become the first-elected female First Minister ...
On A review of the Scottish Parliamentary Election 2016 result
I would like to congratulate all category winners and our Project of Year, which is a fine example o...
On Johnstone Town Hall named Project of the Year at RICS Awards 2016, Scotland
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