Congratulations to Helena Tibbitts MRICS from Fisher German for winning this year's Valuation award.
An excellent role model for the profession with high standards and a broad range of skills and experiences, from residential, agricultural and equestrian to public access woodland and nature reserves.
Helena tackles complicated valuations with a special degree of market realism and pragmatism. She is innovating many ways to improve work flow, compliance and accuracy of valuations across the firm and in all sectors.
Helena began her career as a secretary after having studied English at university. With a keen interest in the surveying profession and ambition to progress, she rose through the ranks to Associate Partner and is the now the Deputy Head of the Valuation Service Line.
Whilst delivery and career progression is important to Helena, the profession is more important. As she came in through an unconventional route, she is now spreading the message to students in other disciplines that this is a rewarding career they should join.
Helena isn’t just an outstanding professional, she is a mother and a military wife, often spending weeks without her husband to share the parenting. She is an inspiration to many in her firm; real life proof that a career and a family are a compliment and not a conflict.