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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.
Amanda Clack FRICS, 19 May 2017
"The price of greatness is responsibility," Sir Winston Churchill once said. Sigmund Freud, meanwhile, asserted: "Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility." As surveyors, we are free to operate without statutory regulation because we consistently demonstrate responsible professionalism. We are equipped to deal with the dilemmas that can bring.
Claudia Conway, 12 Jul 2017
This year’s packed RICS Diversity and Inclusion Conference in London had Inclusive leadership as its theme, but it could just as easily have been bringing your whole self to work — a phrase echoed throughout the day.
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.
31 Oct 2016
Trainee Quantity Surveyor with Turner and Townsend Joe Chapman always had an interest in the built environment, but it was a business trip to the Philippines in 2014 that opened his eyes to the variety of roles available within the construction industry. Joe tells us about his experiences so far in his own words.
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.
Daniel Cook, 27 Feb 2015
Pilabs, Europe’s first property technology accelerator programme, launched its first wave of start-ups to be mentored this week.
Hew Edgar, 23 May 2017
Scottish Labour has launched an election manifesto which emphasises unity, and opposition to a second referendum on Scottish independence and a “hard Brexit”.
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.
06 Jun 2017
Kimberley Hepburn's first exposure to the world of construction was during a major, 72-classroom expansion to her secondary school. Since then, she's been on a direct route to QS success and is currently completing an apprenticeship with Transport for London (TfL). She tells us more 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.
10 Jul 2017
At our recent Diversity and Inclusion Conference, Global Director for Diversity and Inclusion at Microsoft Roland White challenged our industry to breakdown systemic bias and asked one big question: what can you do differently?
05 Jul 2017
What does Pride mean to our LGBT professionals? During this year's celebrations, we asked for their comments, and here's what they had to say.
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.
Paul Bagust, 06 Oct 2016
Yesterday, we joined the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) at World Workplace in San Diego. Over a thousand professionals attended the opening session to hear IFMA President & CEO Tony Keane and RICS Chief Executive Officer Sean Tompkins discuss the collaboration.
14 Mar 2017
Professionalism and ethics was the hot topic on day one of MIPIM, as we promoted its importance for the property industry and the market as a whole, getting feedback from investors, occupiers, employers and of course industry leaders. Here’s your snapshot from the first day of MIPIM.
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.
Sean Tompkins, 25 Oct 2016
41% of young women aged 13–22 believe their gender will hold them back in the workplace; however, they claim that the rise of female leaders, such as Theresa May and Hilary Clinton, could help to change sexist attitudes and encourage workplace diversity, according to a new YouGov survey that we commissioned.
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.
27 Jun 2017
Our Edinburgh office has become the first workplace in Scotland to be awarded the prestigious Fairplace Award®.
Gillian Charlesworth, 31 Mar 2017
Congratulations to JLL Associate Director Anisa Hussein MRICS who has been nominated for this year’s Asia Women of Achievement (AWA) Professions Award.
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