Podcast Summary – 060 Valuations With Ray Simmonds

Ray Simmonds is the Technical Manager at Countrywide Surveyors, one of the largest, most trusted property surveying and valuation practices in the UK.  The Relationship Between the Panel Firms and Lenders As a Technical Manager at Countrywide Surveyors, Ray Simmons answers queries and sorts out problems coming from both valuers and lenders. As he says, […]

Podcast Summary – 059 PII – Professional Indemnity Insurance Panel

Recently we held a panel discussion about PII insurance for surveyors with a few experts in the field: Paul Holford MRICS MISVA from Morgan Sloan Chartered Surveyors, Ruth Brown MRICS, Professional Indemnity Specialist Mark Carver, insurance lawyer Alexandra Anderson, and Hugh Garnett, Regulatory Policy Manager at RICS.  What is a PII and How ARP Works […]

Podcast Summary: 058 Building People with Rebecca Lovelace

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Rebecca Lovelace is the Founder and Chief Dot-joiner at Building People CIC, a co-founder of Be Onsite and BuildForce, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. With twenty years’ experience in the industry, Rebecca brings expertise in maximising the social impact of construction projects through enabling collaboration between multiple stakeholders and individuals from […]

Podcast Summary 049: Residential Property Surveyors Association with Alan Milstein 

Phil Parnham, the director of Bluebox Partners, sat down to chat with Alan Milstein, the Chairman of the Residential Property Surveyors Association. RPSA is focused on supporting the interests of independent residential surveyors and making surveys more attractive to homebuyers. Although a practicing surveyor, Alan spends most of his time lobbying with the government and […]

Podcast Summary 047: SME Surveyor Business Stories with Rebecca Wheeler and Sau-Wan Lai

Wheeler & Lai Chartered Surveyors was founded in 2018 by Rebecca Wheeler MRICS and Sau-Wan Lai MRICS, specialising in the commercial property sector. Rebecca Wheeler BSc (Hons) MRICS, qualified as a chartered surveyor in 2003 and has over 18 years experience in the property market, especially in landlord and tenant work, lettings and sales. She […]

Podcast Summary 046: Dr Samantha Organ – Young Building Surveyor of the Year 2020

Dr Samantha Organ is a Chartered Surveyor and experienced Senior Lecturer with a history of working in higher education. She holds a PhD in energy efficiency, with particular research interests in energy efficiency and conservation, and skills in sustainable development and environmental awareness.

 Samantha is a member of the RICS Matrics UK Board, and the […]

Podcast Summary: 045 Professionalism in Surveying with Peter Bolton King

Peter Bolton King (FRICS FNAEA FIRMP) is a freelance trainer and consultant. Until September 2020, he was the Global Director of Professionalism and Ethics at the RICS. Peter started work in 1973 with Locke & England. After qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor, he became the firm’s youngest ever partner. He served as the CEO of […]

The Surveyor Hub Podcast: 042 Surveying, Resilience and Rugby with John Hambly

John Hambly is a Chartered Building Surveyor and former keen rugby player, who retired in 2007 after being diagnosed with MS. Using his surveyor mindset and skillset, he established the Samson Centre for MS in Guildford in 2005 and helped develop the facility through to completion in 2018. In 2020 he published his memoir book […]