The Surveyor Hub: 036 Sustainability, Wellbeing and Interior Design with Elina Grigoriou

Elina Grigoriou is a London-based Interior Designer, Sustainability and Wellbeing Expert, as well as the Co-Founder of Grigoriou Interiors. With 20 years’ experience in the global commercial interior design sector, Elina’s extensive knowledge of human-centric design is complemented by an eye for aesthetics and in-depth sustainability know-how. She works at the heart of the latest […]

The Surveyor Hub: 030 SME Surveyor Business Stories with Michael Holden

Michael Holden FRICS (MBA, FCABE, FNAEA, FARLA) is the Managing Director of an independent family based chartered surveying practice, with offices in Lancashire, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. Michael was elected to the RICS Governing Council to serve between 2017-2019 on the mandate to promote the independent practitioner. He was the technical author […]

The Surveyor Hub: 027 Valuation and Diversity with Roy Albert

Roy Albert is a Chartered Valuation Surveyor at the Valuation Office Agency, where he has been working for the past 16 years in different roles. He is also an APC Ambassador at LionHeart, as well as The Surveyor Hub admin. He shares with us his journey from a small village in Dominica to building a […]

The Surveyor Hub: 025 Dyslexia and Neurodiversity with Garret Kellet and Chloe Gillie

In our conversations so far, at least five surveyors mentioned that they had dyslexia. The more we tuned in to this topic, we started to hear that more and more surveyors would declare themselves as neurodiverse, having different conditions. This is why Marion invited chartered surveyor Garret Kellett and Chloe Gillie who is the founder […]

Podcast Summary: 022 Business Stories With Emma and Aaron McCluskey

Emma and Aaron McCluskey

Emma and Aaron McCluskey are a husband and wife team of surveyors who have their own practice in South Hams, Devon, called McCluskey Chartered Surveyors. They offer a range of services, from building surveys and inspections, to architectural services and project management. Marion talked to them about their different backgrounds, and their journey to becoming […]

Podcast Summary: 019 Business Stories with Alan McKeown

Alan McKeown

Alan McKeown MA AssocRICS DipRSV is an independent Building Surveyor with a background in Damp and Ventilation surveying. He runs a small family company called Plumb Stone Surveyors, which provides damp surveys, home buyer surveys and building surveys. Alan also actively contributes to the surveyors’ discussions on LinkedIn, which helps to raise the profile of […]

Podcast Summary: 014 Returning to work after lockdown

In June 2020 Marion gathered a panel to discuss experiences of being away from work, and the challenges of returning to surveying and valuation post lockdown. We invited mindfulness and meditation expert Laura Coleman, who is running webinars a lot of surveyors have been participating in as a way to find support with their anxieties about […]

Podcast Summary: 011 Inspecting Residential Properties during Covid-19

Marion Ellis gathered four surveying experts on a panel to discuss inspecting residential properties during Covid-19, and how to approach it from a SME’s point of view. About Participants Phil Parnham is a Chartered Building Surveyor with an expertise in the diagnosis of defects and dampness in residential properties. He has many years of experience […]

Podcast Summary: 004 Juliet Smithson of Lionheart: Support for Surveyors

Juliet Smithson is Head of Operations at Lionheart, the RICS benevolent fund which supports RICS surveyors and their families. Juliet introduces us to what Lionheart does, and how they can help and support surveyors in the time of crisis. What Is Lionheart And What They Do Juliet gives an overview of when and why Lionheart […]