Information on the role of local associations, along with key contacts for the West Midlands region.
Local associations are active in a range of issues, including:
- Liaising locally with businesses, the media and the public to promote the profession.
- Providing a focus for local surveyors.
- Encouraging members to come together to discuss general business, market and economic issues.
- Providing 'generic' and cross-faculty CPD of interest to all members.
- Assisting with government/public policy issues from a local perspective.
- Contributing local news to regional/local member communications, i.e. for newsletters/websites.
- Liaising with schools and young people on careers promotion.
- Organising social events.
RICS matrics is a networking and support group within the RICS especially for students, trainees and those newly qualified. The benefits of belonging to matrics vary with each individual but RICS aims to provide the following:
- Valuable support, particularly for those involved in APC and looking for career development.
- Networking opportunities to create new business links and industry contacts.
- Social events to make friends with fellow RICS members.
- A collective voice to shape the future of the profession.
Local professional groups
Local professional groups are made of members from specific surveying specialisms designed to offer tailored support and provide a regional voice for their sector of the profession.
For further details of how to get involved with RICS local member groups contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.