Realistically Optimistic Resolutions by Joanna Farnsworth

The days are getting longer, lighter and brighter and at this time of year I focus on the excitement of moving forward into a more prosperous and happier new year. Not that it has been an ‘annus horribilis’, this year has been much kinder to me than the last, but not so for many of …

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Grief, loss and loneliness at Christmas – By Natasha Stone

The Festive period is a time for reflection, for joy and gifting and spending time with friends and family. That's what we're all told from an early age, and this is what TV shows us we *should* be doing. Putting on a large spread of delicious food, drinking and eating too much, looking after those …

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Initiatives to get kids into Surveying – By Katie Holt

It has been a busy time for inspiring the next generation of surveyors.... We, at Chartered ICES, have been involved recently in various initiatives to encourage children in to surveying as a career. It is clear from the ongoing needs of the construction industry that there will be a significant shortfall in the number of …

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In a World where you can be anything….. – by Joanna Farnsworth

Be Kind In a week that we celebrated World Kindness day (Wednesday 13th November) it is fantastic to see Surveyors again featuring on the Kindness and Leadership 50 leading lights awards list including the RICS longest ever serving president Amanda Clack  https://kindness.womenofthefuture.co.uk/our-candidate/2019/ “Kindness costs nothing to give but means the world to receive. You know …

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The impact of ‘career trauma’ and staying in your lane of ‘positive influence’ – By Bola Abisogun OBE

"If you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else." – [late] Toni Morrison Now that Black History Month has passed, and as we prepare for another ‘official’ celebration in October 2020, I’d like to take this opportunity to contextualise why that …

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