Congratulations to Zoe King MRICS from Turner and Townsend for winning this year's Quantity Surveying and Construction award.
A great ambassador to the profession with excellent communication skills, who goes the extra mile to understand the clients’ needs and to addresses challenges before delivery. Zoe have been instrumental in setting up the new regional infrastructure division for her employer which started with 6 people and has now grown to more than 40 employees.
She was also integral in developing the strategy in commencing the framework appointment with the biggest utilities client in the region.
Zoe took an immensely brave choice to change career as a single parent. In becoming a trainee Quantity Surveying; this meant working longer hours, further away from home and for less money than her existing role. All with the vison to become a chartered professional and find a better life for herself and her son. During her training period, she repaid the initial investment back, always producing first class results beyond her experience.
Zoe’s desire for excellence has extended well beyond her own work and she has been instrumental in the development of others, both before and after she passed her APC. Amongst other areas such as CSR, Zoe has arranged industry learning days and is now an APC Supervisor, APC Mentor and STEM ambassador.