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  • My aims and objectives as RICS Matrics Chairman
    Matrics

    My aims and objectives as RICS Matrics Chairman

    As RICS turns 150 next year, RICS Matrics will continue to represent and support the next generation of surveyors in our profession. RICS Matrics has been doing this for over 128 years now. In my 10th year of being part of RICS Matrics, I am excited and honoured to be leading UK as Chair for the year 2017/18.

  • Building property businesses and winning awards
    Residential property

    Building property businesses and winning awards

    By the age of 32, Sophie Bullock MRICS had founded two successful surveying firms and also became the residential category winner in the 2016 RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year awards. Sophie tells us how she made her dreams a reality in her own words.

  • Be a game changer: Two technologies your firm should adopt
    Matrics

    Be a game changer: Two technologies your firm should adopt

    Our industry is on a digital journey; as technologies emerge then new surveying disciplines will need to evolve. Charlton Bland, Geomatics Consultant at Atkins and current Planning and Development RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year, discusses two ways they are advancing delivery to clients.

  • A fantastic vehicle for rising stars
    Matrics

    A fantastic vehicle for rising stars

    This year, the overall Young Surveyor of the Year 2017 will not only receive this top accolade and industry recognition as the rising star of the profession, but they will also win a Volvo V40 R-design — talk about adding some "va-va-voom".

  • Going through your APC? Explore our top five tips
    APC

    Going through your APC? Explore our top five tips

    Victoria Mann MRICS, APC Mentor and Assessor as well as Asset Manager at Chancerygate shares her top tips in tackling some common stumbling blocks for candidates during their APC.

  • Delivering homes for military heroes
    Matrics

    Delivering homes for military heroes

    The Ministry of Defence’s Future Accommodation Model will enable military personnel to live in the private property market, affecting the lives of more than 160,000 servicemen, servicewomen and their families. Assistant Manager at Deloitte LLP Michael Griffith, and category winner of RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year 2016, describes his part in delivering this ambitious project.

  • Making the surveying grade
    Matrics

    Making the surveying grade

    Whenever exam results are announced, young people inevitably think about their future and options, but how many are looking at a future in surveying?

  • Something from nothing: how I became a surveyor
    Matrics

    Something from nothing: how I became a surveyor

    Former RICS Matrics Board member Henry Skinner MRICS tells us about his journey in to the world of surveying.

  • Young Surveyor of the Year Awards: A judge's verdict
    Matrics

    Young Surveyor of the Year Awards: A judge's verdict

    Are you looking to gain an edge on other entrants to this year's RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year 2017 Awards? Then what could be better than hearing the views of panel judge and Chairman of the UK and Ireland World Regional Board, Fiona Grant?

  • Meet the apprentices bringing the tube to Battersea
    Quantity surveying & construction

    Meet the apprentices bringing the tube to Battersea

    Imagine landing your first dream job, earning money while still studying for a degree. Not just that, you've been provided with an opportunity to work on one of the most iconic developments in the UK. We talk to five apprentices, who don’t need to imagine.

  • Take on the Chairman for a worthy cause
    Matrics

    Take on the Chairman for a worthy cause

    2016 is another Olympic Games year and, while we won’t be able to get to Rio, we will be celebrating with a special sports-themed RICS Matrics Chairman’s Challenge.

  • Calling female A-level talent – our industry needs you
    Quantity surveying & construction

    Calling female A-level talent – our industry needs you

    We've issued a fresh call to female A-level talent to consider a career in the land, property and construction sectors, and help meet increasing demand for a more diverse workforce and profession, whilst bridging the skills gap.

  • Building a career and bucking traditions
    Quantity surveying & construction

    Building a career and bucking traditions

    Lucy Williams’ journey to date has been far from normal. Having attended five different schools, she couldn’t wait to exchange her uniform and pencil case for a hard hat and saw, and enrolled on to a multi-skills qualification in bricklaying, plastering and carpentry. Lucy now works for Arcadis as the UK Regional Sector Manager for Infrastructure and sits on the RICS Matrics UK Board — here’s her story.

  • Drones - Just a game, or a game changer?
    Building surveying

    Drones - Just a game, or a game changer?

    Drone Technology has been hovering on the horizon for some years now and is finding its way into the day-to-day operations of many modern businesses.

  • My surveying story: Shyam Visavadia
    Matrics

    My surveying story: Shyam Visavadia

    Shyam Visavadia has made a career out of being a champion for young surveying professionals. Shyam was a finalist in the RICS Matrics Surveyor of the Year Awards and has gone on to found the Graduate Surveyors network, helping young surveyors through the early stages of their career. Here, we learn what his experience was like entering the industry and moving to the Middle East.

  • The Young Surveyor Awards: I was called 'the smiley one'
    Matrics

    The Young Surveyor Awards: I was called 'the smiley one'

    The RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards has been open for a month and nominations are rolling in. We meet last year’s Commercial category award winner Alex Boyle and find out what this success has meant to his career.

  • The YSOYA factor: What it takes to take home the title
    Facilities management

    The YSOYA factor: What it takes to take home the title

    Director of Domec Limited Matthew Fedigan won big last year. His success at Domec not only led to him winning the Asset & Facilities Management category, but he also gained the coveted title of 'Young Surveyor of the Year'. Matt tells us about his journey and what it takes to be a winner.

  • Top 5 tips for making the most of your space
    Commercial property

    Top 5 tips for making the most of your space

    From improving productivity to changing behaviours, Dayle Bayliss FRICS looks at how to squeeze extra value from changing your office layout.

  • 5 reasons why businesses need property surveys
    Commercial property

    5 reasons why businesses need property surveys

    Many business owners don’t fully understand property because it’s not their area of expertise. Director of William Martin Property Consultants Paul Magrill explains why a property survey will give you peace of mind when buying or leasing a property at the beginning, during or end of your occupation.

  • Top ten tips: How to be a successful chairman
    Matrics

    Top ten tips: How to be a successful chairman

    Being chairman of any local or national volunteer group is a fine art and one which can present many challenges. Here we invite Rajesh Gohil MRICS, Chairman of RICS Matrics Leicester and Rutland, to share his top ten tips.

  • RICS Matrics - JLL Property Triathlon Report
    Matrics

    RICS Matrics - JLL Property Triathlon Report

    On one of the hottest days of the year, three brave and hearty RICS Matrics board members traveled to the village of Dorney to take on other property professionals in the JLL Property Triathlon.

  • Sleeping rough for a good cause
    Matrics

    Sleeping rough for a good cause

    Earlier this year, we launched our anti-homelessness campaign 'A Home for Cathy'. In support of this, and as part of the annual RICS Matrics Chairman’s Challenge, the RICS Matrics UK Board and staff slept rough on the streets of Westminster on 21 April to raise money for the anti-homeless charity CRASH.

  • Celebrating The Patron's Lunch in London
    Matrics

    Celebrating The Patron's Lunch in London

    On the final day of the fantastic celebrations for the Queen’s 90th birthday we were honoured to be part of The Patron’s Lunch.

  • When APC candidates invaded Castle Drogo
    Matrics

    When APC candidates invaded Castle Drogo

    On the 14 October 2015, 21 current APC candidates from Devon and Cornwall — along with four APC mentors — met at the picturesque Castle Drogo in Devon for an afternoon of APC training hosted by Steve Rea.

  • A new breed of professional: YSOYA 2015
    Matrics

    A new breed of professional: YSOYA 2015

    Our Young Surveyor of the Year Awards returned for the second year with an amazing response, both in terms of nominations and attendance at the awards ceremony. As RICS Matrics Chairman, I was invited to chair the judging panel for these awards, which was a great privilege; it was truly rewarding to see so many great nominations.