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01 Mar 2015
"When I was asked to be a part of regenerating Sheffield, they simply said: Do for Sheffield what you did for Manchester but without the bomb."
31 Jul 2017
We recently caught up with last year’s Real Estate, Infrastructure and Construction Women of the Future award winner, Arcadis Associate Bryony Day MRICS, to discuss the awards, her career and inspirational role models.
16 Oct 2017
We recently caught up with Haidee Gonsalves MRICS, an inspirational shortlistee for the Women of the Future, Real Estate, Infrastructure & Construction Award. She tells us more about advocates for women in the profession and phenomenal role models she's met so far.
20 Jul 2017
Last year's 'Building Inclusivity' report showed that 85% of respondents think their leadership team take diversity & inclusion in to account when making business decisions. Furthermore, 75% of respondents feel that leaders who have been trained in D&I were more likely to have plans to increase diversity in leadership.
09 Oct 2017
In the run up to this year’s Women of the Future awards, we caught up with inspiring RICS professionals who have been shortlisted. The first of these is Abigail Heyworth MRICS, who tells to us about role models and her work to attract the next generation of women into the profession.
13 Mar 2015
Colin Brown, Associate Director in tax services at Baker Tilly, looks at some issues to consider and the impact of recent changes in legislation.
Lucile Kamar , 25 Oct 2017
We welcomed more than 100 surveyors and built environment professionals from BAME (Black Asian Minority Ethnic) backgrounds for the launch of the DiverseCity Surveyors network which celebrates ethnic diversity in the industry.
06 Feb 2017
Jessica Austen discovered the world of surveying while at sixth form summer school. She has since completed a week's work experience at CBRE and secured a position with them as an apprentice surveyor. Jessica tells us more about the importance of outreach in schools in her own words.
Tamara Hooper, 13 Jul 2015
Members in the East of England have been debating the future of the commercial sector, but the next generation of surveyors have also been plans for their local area.
Les Pickford, 09 Dec 2014
Stephen Shallcroft FRICS, Head of Group Property and Facilities for EC Harris and a Member of the RICS Facilities Management Board, says that facilities management needs to understand not only the needs of a business but also its workforce if it is to provide the most effective workplace.
Sean Tompkins, 26 Jun 2017
As we continue to promote diversity within the profession and seek to inspire future generations, I'm pleased to announced that, for the fourth year, we are supporting the Women of the Future Awards and sponsoring the Real Estate, Infrastructure and Construction category. This award recognises female professionals, aged 35 or under, who shape the world we live in.
13 Jul 2017
Axiare Patrimonio, the first quoted real estate investor in the Iberian Peninsula, becomes the first real estate company in Spain to be regulated by RICS.
Gail Hunter, 23 Aug 2017
We welcome the publication of the Barclay Review of business rates as “a welcome addition to the debate” surrounding Scotland’s competitiveness in the global marketplace.
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.
03 Oct 2017
Meet Sophia, a 24 year old Commercial Property Manager at ISG, one of the UK’s leading commercial fit out contractors. From Thai and Ethiopian background and raised in South London, she's a co-founding members of CBRE’s Multi-Cultural Network and also sits on the Youth Advisory Board for the British Property Federation. Hear Sophia's story...
27 Jul 2017
Nearly half of construction workers think the sector's pay gap between men and women will be lower than the national average within a year.
19 Jan 2017
With the constantly evolving demands of work, how do workers ensure they are paid on time — or at all? This is where the concept of a payment standard can come into play.
08 Mar 2017
The Spring Budget was always going to be about how the new Chancellor maintained forward momentum on deficit reduction, while highlighting growth and assembling a "war chest" for Brexit uncertainty. If that sounds terribly dull, then Philip Hammond did try to throw off his image as a "grey minister" obsessed with spreadsheets, in his opening remarks.
Peter Bolton King FRICS, 07 Dec 2016
The International Ethics Standard (IES) Coalition has published its final standard. RICS has played a leading role both within the Coalition and the standards setting committee.
27 Mar 2017
Is the world on the brink of a new economic era, prompted by historically high levels of populism and wealth disparity? Is the global economy locked into low growth, while carrying risks from a strong dollar, rising interest rates and currency volatility? And how will we cope as productivity fails to keep pace with a shrinking working age population in the developed economies? These were just some of the globally significant challenges put to 700 participants on the first day of the Annual Summit of the World Built Environment Forum in Shanghai.
07 Mar 2017
A YouGov survey commissioned by RICS has found that gender discrimination seems to culminate when women take a career break to have a family. Half of British adults believe that women receive fewer opportunities, like promotion or pay rises at work, after returning from maternity leave than men in similar job roles.
Conservative female Prime Ministers have not generally been known for their support of women in the workplace, however, today Theresa May and her Chancellor have set a new precedent. When we recently polled young women, 48% revealed a hope that having a new female Prime Minister would help overcome gender inequality in the workplace. That hope is now a step closer to being realised.
19 Aug 2016
One of the most common "returner" mistakes is to launch straight into an unfocused job search; this has the lowest likelihood of success and is more likely to dent fragile self-confidence than get someone back into a satisfying job. Here are some top tips that provide a more productive route back to work.
As we celebrate International Women's Day, we catch up with Amanda Clack FRICS on her experience of being the second female RICS President, the challenges to creating a more diverse and inclusive profession, and the key achievements so far.
© RICS 2017
© RICS 2017